Release Stone Espresso IRS

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

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  1. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan


    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.
  2. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (703) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    Really looking forward to this one.
  3. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,309) Oct 24, 2010 California
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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.
  4. Stevicus

    Stevicus Initiate (126) Jul 1, 2009 California
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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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  5. jman005

    jman005 Aspirant (256) Jan 21, 2013 Kentucky

    Definitely want to try this.
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  6. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (259) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    I think this is the first time I've ever felt truly giddy at work : )
  7. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    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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  8. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    So glad it's not another anus beer.
  9. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    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.
  10. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Devotee (412) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Oh shit. I want 100 of these.

    Ok, maybe like 5-6. But still. Yes!
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  11. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    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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  12. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,409) Sep 24, 2008 California

    Still looking for the Stone Collabo Mint Chocolate Stout, to no avail.
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  13. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

  14. ChugLife

    ChugLife Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Colorado
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  15. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (606) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Nice.This is gonna be a treat.


  16. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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  17. benbking

    benbking Disciple (308) Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
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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.
  18. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,658) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah, this sounds delicious!
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  19. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    Oh damn, hell yes!
  20. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    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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  21. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    ISO! ISO! ISO!

    God I hope my local shops get this.
  22. ChugLife

    ChugLife Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Colorado
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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
  23. shep8821

    shep8821 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

    wow that sounds really good!
  24. ncaudle

    ncaudle Defender (602) May 28, 2010 Virginia
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    Stone says the regular IRS has notes of anise.
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  25. ChugLife

    ChugLife Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Colorado
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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]
  26. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

  27. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    Oh shit! I'll be hitting up my beer guy every day for this!!
  28. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,286) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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  29. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    In like woah on that.
  30. ChugLife

    ChugLife Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Colorado
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    I'll grab one for you.
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  31. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    Pleated pants were soooo 1987.

  32. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,400) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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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.
  33. auto_exec

    auto_exec Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Can't wait for this, either - there are worse ways to spend your tax refund. :slight_smile:
  34. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    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?

    PKPUNCH Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 California

    thank you...
  36. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

  37. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    There are no such thing as an ESPRESSO BEAN.

    ...this kills me.

    Stone failed right there.
  38. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    Burn em at the stake!
  39. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Espresso IRS :grinning: > Anise IRS (dat shit was GROSS!!!!) :grimacing:
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