Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout

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RATINGS: 1166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, wheat malt, rye, yeast, lactose, cocoa, coffee, hops, chilli, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg.
The impact of homebrewers on the American craft beer industry has been immense. The comfort level and lack of inhibitors provided by a domestic brewing environment fosters a near limitless brand of experimentation, allowing homebrewers to push te beer envelope to its breaking point. Many of the professional brewing world’s best recipes--from West Coast IPAs to imperial stouts and even sours--began as homespun standouts so spectacular they had to be unleashed on the world in order to improve it.

With this in mind, each year we hold an American Homebrewers Association sanctioned homebrewing competition, the champion of which gets their recipe brewed and distributed nationwide by Stone. This year’s winner, Chris Banker, helped keep us grounded to our homebrewing roots by introducing flavors consistent with our regional apalate. His chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, chile pepper, and coffee-infused milk stout was built to mimic the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate, a beloved specialty from our neighbors to the sout, as our collaborators from Baja California, Cervezeria Insurgente, will attest. Layered with tiers of earthiness, spice, and roast, this creamy, semisweet blue ribbon beer confirms that the spirit of the American homebrewer is not only alive and kicking but thriving at an all-time high.

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ischas (1059) - - OCT 16, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2018 0,33 l Dose. Schwarzes Bier, cremefarbener Schaum. Riecht und schmeckt nach Kakao, wie flüssige Zartbitterschokolda mit weihnachtlichen Gewürzen und einem Hauch Chili.

Bitterbill (2336) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 14, 2018
Canned October 1st. A great looking beer, black with a good head of foam and lacing is impressive. Coffee, hot chocolate slash cocoa smell. Little bit of pepper heat pumping through my nose buds. Hot chocolate taste, light coffee bitterness, roasty, smidgeon of the pepper..could use a little more of that though it does linger after the swallow. Not really bitter or sweet; balanced well. Good mouthfeel with proper balance between carbonation and body. The more I sip the more I like. Well crafted.

midovark (1632) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 13, 2018
Can at Csaka. Pours black with beige head. Nose is lactosey-vanilla sweetness, malts and some chocolate notes. In taste it’s coffee, earthy notes, chocolate, a faint spicy touch and a warming, boozy hint. Closes with long sweetish finish, has medium body and average carbo. Pleasant, and if it was heavier and more creamy on body it would be even better.

Beese (4245) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2018 Keg at Indy Man Beer Convention, Victoria Baths Manchester. Black with a tan head. Lovely cocoa aroma. Spicy and rich, and really not sweet. Fantastic!

TEJA (3746) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2018
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2018 Can sampled at SBWF 2018. Marvelous aroma with chocolate, cinnemon and coconut. Sweet chocolate with a touch of chill.

Bontus (840) - Flanders, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2018
33cl can from Geers. Pours black with a brownish beige head. Very soft carbonation and pearling. Nose aroma of coffee roast, caramel, asfalt, chocolate. Onset is roast bitter followed by candy sweetness, toffee, licorice. Soft palate, Not too viscous or heavy but still a sipper. Nice one Chris Banker!

borowik (440) - Bytom, POLAND - JUL 30, 2018
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2018 Wspaniały bukiet cynamonowy, gałka muszkatołowa, jakby goździki. Do tego mocna, palona kawa. Goryczka zaznaczona. Oleista faktura, alkohol zakryty.

mishi_d (182) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 29, 2018
Black color with a small tan head, very complex aroma with chocolate, cinnamon, chili and coffee, medium sweetness, medium bitter finish, full body, excellent.

DJ_ZX (4) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2018 Top level strong stout. Great coffee and milk aroma, soft milk, roasted coffee, a bit bitter taste. Delicious without any compromises.

Jingis (1145) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2018
Vycap craftbeer. Vona cokolada preraza kavu. Farba cierno cierna. Chut cokoladovo kavova.

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