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Stone / Abnormal / Paul Bischeri / Patrick Martinez - Neapolitan DynamiteStone / Abnormal / Paul Bischeri / Patrick Martinez - Neapolitan Dynamite
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
San Diego may be best known for its hop-forward IPAs, but this county has a long and proud history of stouts, porters and the dark arts. Case in point, the winners of this year’s American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned Stone Homebrew Competition: Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez and their champion creation, Neapolitan Dynamite. For our additional collaborator, we enlisted noted Stout Master Derek Gallanosa from Abnormal Beer Company to bring this ice cream sundae of a beer to life in full scale. The result is a rich, decadent beer, with the sweetness of the strawberry and vanilla balanced out by dark chocolate and coffee. Available in bottle and on draft, but not on a waffle cone, unfortunately.

Added by mig100 on 09-14-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,422
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
160
pDev:
8.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Released in Sweden in May 18, 2018.

very dark brown to black beer with a brown, creamy head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: Coffee, vanilla, red berries, dark chocolate and whipped cream.
Taste: Espresso, bitter coffee beans, I get some berries on the back of my tongue but I'm not sure what type of berries. Almost a tart and still sweet taste.
Mouth: Full body. Creamy. Bitter, sour ending.

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Photo of Heeenrik
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone knows how to hit a bullseye anytime. They can create a stout that even I can enjoy, something for the laymen.
This one is a special collaboration and is something special indeed: was brewed with chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and coffee and is an imperial stout. It pours pitch brown? red? with a pinkish orange-ish head. The taste smells like dark chocolate with choco sweetness but the taste is what tells it all: all the ingredients mentioned above, well balanced. The bitterness of dark chocolate balances well with the fruity saviouriness of the strawberries inside - coffee and vanilla are perhaps complementary.
I agree with the notes on the bottle, could be a sweet delicacy indeed but isn't too sweet, just enough and just good for an Imperial Stout. Hats off again and again for Stone - for knowing also how to collaborate perfectly with other brewing masters. A perfect combo!

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Photo of stortore
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 8/25/17, had 11/13/17.

Pours dark, thick looking, opaque, with a one inch head of darker foam and some foamy lacing. Aromas of malt, chocolate, vanilla, light strawberries and molasses, light smoke- more as it warms. The taste is malt, vanilla, chocolate, berry- like, some molasses and caramel, light lactose. A little bitter for the goal of being Neapolitan, but it does ease as it warms. Smooth, a good medium body, but it finishes a tad thin, well carbonated.

Pretty good, but a little too bitter and smoky to really pull off the Neapolitan thing. I didn’t get any coffee out of this, so maybe I missed the boat here.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with medium-sized khaki head that slowly dies and has an aroma of chocolate with hints of vanilla. Medium-bodied with a sweet chocolate taste and slight vanilla twang with a slow drinking stickiness as well. Not a bad beer but I basically get a touch of lactic smoothness but mostly a thick chocolate stout that isn't too sweet (dry finish).

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Photo of WormGod
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black as night and impenetrable to light. There's a quarter inch of brown foam on top. The aroma is of artificial strawberry, vanilla, and bitter, dark roasted coffee. I'm tasting very artificial strawberry, dark bakers chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. The mouth is oily and viscous. The flavor profile is a bit too busy to truly enjoy this, but this was overly ambitious.

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Photo of ackeeper
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtnwesdew
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 22 fl. oz. bomber with a bottled on date of 25th August 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a nice one finger brown head that had decent retention and left some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Coffee with light melted and mixed Neapolitan ice cream.

Taste: Lightly sweet beginning as coffee dominates followed closely by vanilla and roasty malts. The strawberry and chocolate are lurking around in the background before a finish that is lightly bitter from the coffee.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: This was quite nice but not quite Neapolitan enough for me as only the coffee and vanilla dominates the aroma and flavours while the strawberry and chocolate were not strong enough. I’m a big fan of mixing melted Neapolitan ice cream, so that was what I was hoping for. Body was also thinner than I hoped for, but not too much of a problem. I may seem a bit overly critical here, but it really is quite good and enjoyable.

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Photo of Maudrey
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klub98
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ice Cream never tasted so good

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Photo of Celtics76
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beernoobie
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainHate
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 160 ratings