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Stone Espresso IRS

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by awdturboiv, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. awdturboiv

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    I-mf'ing-SO.

    My hope is the the espresso flavor tones down the anise/licorice from the original IRS, which (IMO) is one of the only things holding it back.
     
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    Really looking forward to this one.
     
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    Ooh . . . that'd be good. I've never had Stone's IRS, but I can't stand anise flavors. Unless it's really muted and herbal, as opposed to licorice and candy-like. Goddamn I hate that flavor.
     
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    Odd flavors for odd years. Stone IRS does not usually have that anise flavor, in 2011, they had the anise, and belgo-anise editions. Could not picture an anise espresso flavor. Isn't that chicory?
     
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    Definitely want to try this.
     
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    I think this is the first time I've ever felt truly giddy at work : )
     
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    Yeah... Stone actually makes an "Anise" IRS. It was.... bleh. Literally nothing but anise. I actually mistakenly grabbed this when looking for a regular IRS... Then when I finally tried the regular IRS, I still thought it was a little too sweet and had too much anise. Definitely leagues better, but the anise was still a nuisance. So hopefully this espresso will be amazing.
     
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    So glad it's not another anus beer.
     
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    Just pleated my pants. espresso and beer..that has to be, like, cutting edge!

    Honestly tho I can't wait for this, solid brewery and solid style, ought to be great.
     
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    Oh shit. I want 100 of these.

    Ok, maybe like 5-6. But still. Yes!
     
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    Those flavors aren't present in the original IRS, only the horrid special edition one. This new one should have zero anise or licorice flavors.
     
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    Still looking for the Stone Collabo Mint Chocolate Stout, to no avail.
     
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    This.
     
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    Nice.This is gonna be a treat.

    (Espresso=:D!)

    Cheers
     
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    Schwing!
     
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    yeah i ended up with about two cases(purchased off shelves) of the regular stuff last year. I'm going to need 3 cases of this, preferably at once.
     
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    Yeah, this sounds delicious!
     
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    Oh damn, hell yes!
     
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    Yes, my favorite style beer by a damn good brewery. I really can't get enough of coffee/capp stouts this year, I may have a problem. That said, I tried a Long Trail Coffee stout the other night and it was HIGHLY disappointing. Maybe its because I was too (insert word I wrote in caps and minus the LY). I bought two bc they were so cheap so I'll see if that had anything to do with it when I open the next one.
     
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    ISO! ISO! ISO!

    God I hope my local shops get this.
     
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    The growler fill they just did sold out in 20 minutes. It's going to be tough to get your hands on some
     
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    wow that sounds really good!
     
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    Stone says the regular IRS has notes of anise. http://www.stonebrewing.com/irs/
     
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    Thats funny because I've never tasted anise and I absolutely hate that stuff. The notes do say those are the [aromas]
     
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    Oh shit! I'll be hitting up my beer guy every day for this!!
     
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    YESSS!!!, PLEASE
     
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    In like woah on that.
     
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    I'll grab one for you.
     
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    Pleated pants were soooo 1987.

    ;)
     
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    I picked up a bottle of the 2011 version on a whim and it is still sitting in the cellar. Not a fan of anise either, but figured I could give it a try at some point in time.
    This year's odd year release sounds soooooo much better, gonna have to pick up a couple of bottles this time.
     
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    Can't wait for this, either - there are worse ways to spend your tax refund. :)
     
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    Ugh, this makes me wet in my pants. I will be stocking up for sure. Anyone have an idea of what coffee beans they will be using?
     
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    thank you...
     
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    There are no such thing as an ESPRESSO BEAN.


    ...this kills me.

    Stone failed right there.
     
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    Burn em at the stake!
     
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    Espresso IRS :D > Anise IRS (dat shit was GROSS!!!!) :eek:
     
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