Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout

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RATINGS: 1006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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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MrHangover (4610) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2017
Canned. Pours a nice pitch black beer with a decently sized, beige tanned head on top. Aroma has chocolate and vanilla in there, some mocha and roasty tones, light peppery notes. Flavor is sweet, rich, roasty and has lots of dark chocolate with a faint hint of peppers and mocha in the finish. Very full bodied, very rich and long in bittersweet aftertaste. A bit herbal, in a very good way! Nice one!!

4.6
cyrenaica (1143) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2017
12oz bottle
8.1% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
April 4, 2017
Bottled On: October 19, 2016
Best Before: July 19, 2017
The beer pours a solid dark brown, almost black with a very generous brown bubbly head. The aroma is dominated by roasted coffee and dark chocolate but there are hints of nutmeg present. The mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, with average carbonation. The bottle says the beer is brewed with cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and while the peppers, vanilla, and cinnamon are lost in the aroma, they can all be detected in the flavour. The peppers provide a perfect amount of heat, for me anyway, to make this the best beer I’ve tried in a long time.

4
Franckg (1695) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2017
Bouteille datée du 19/10/2016, bue après 10 mois. Robe brune très foncée pratiquement noire et surmontée d’un léger col de mousse beige et un peu rocailleux. Arômes de cannelle, muscade, chocolat noir, crème fraîche, gâteau aux fruits et noisettes, jus de piment fort. Bel équilibre entre les différents arômes. Très doux au nez. En bouche, cannelle et muscade sur fond de brownies au chocolat, léger goût de piment et de lactose. S’en suit une longue salve de chocolat noir auquel se joint tranquillement du café amer et où le piment revient en laissant une petite trace épicée. Les saveurs se complètent très bien. Les épices et le piment sont bien dosés, le chocolat et café bien doux. Texture un peu légère et corps moyen. Belle concoction.

3.9
siisong (4) - - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2017 Vanila, cinamon, pepper, roasted coffee, dark chocolate and so on... various rich aroma and flavor.

4
Christos (5855) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2017
(Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout) Can 330l at home, served into a shaker, ABV 8.1% Black coloured body, two fingers of a thick, brown head on top. Aroma of mocha, chocolate, hazelnut, lactose. Taste has coffee, mocha, chocolate, lactose, liquorice, light chile peppers on the finish with the faintest of burns, hazelnut, spices. Medium thick body, good carbonation. Great and so easy to drink.

3.8
Metalchopz (3417) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2017
Pours an almost black colour with very little cola highlights. Big creamy mocha-coloured head, very long retention and some nice creamy lacing. Plum aromas with the roasted malts. After breathing a bit, some beautiful notes from the spices come out: cinnamon, vanilla, chilies. Not too heavy in the mouth with a decent dry hoppy finish. Alcohol well-hidden. Chocolate flavours, coffee, roasted malts and the peppers in the finish just to give it a nice warmth. All nicely blended, so not too rich with a good balance between everything going on. Goes down quite beautifully.

3.9
Frothmeister (809) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours black with a one finger, creamy tan head. On the nose, coffee up front, cocoa, and you can feel the pepper in your nose, light ash, and a faint hint of caramel. Taste wise, Lyle’s golden syrup, with coffee and roasty malt notes, delicious undertones of toffee/burnt sugar, with a very faint hit of heat from the pepper that leads into more tannic notes, dark coffee, cocoa, sponge toffee, and bitterness in the finish that seems half hops/half coffee. The 8.2% is WELL hidden, and overall, this is a delicious brew. Well done!

4.2
caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle from Beer Republic, bottled on 11/17/16, 33 cl sample. Dark color, short fruity head. Aroma of vanilla and cinnamon, bit cocoa. Spicy sweetness in taste, slight roasty bitterness, milk chocolate. Slight spicy bite in the finish. Might be a bit artificial with all the spices and additions, but I love this kind of puddingbeers.

3.9
Maarten1993 (1309) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Drank 22-07-17 while writing. Quite rich. Very spicy, a bit like Pannpot, but dark instead of brown/sweet. Good.

4
vinivini (2541) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Can brewed at Stone Berlin. Pours opaque brown to black. Modest beige head. Aroma: cinnamon, dried fruit, dark malts, sweet cake. Medium body. The taste is moderately sweet. Tasteful roast. Coffee. Cinnamon. All that nicely blended together. Light balancing hoping. Tasty stuff.


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