Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout

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Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
StoutBeerReviews (131) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2017
definitely lives up to its description, lots of tasty cinnamon, cocoa and nutmeg notes all blending together. its a very complex beer but things sort of feel like they are all separate and not quite in unison. towards the end of the beer i got some grainy sandy stuff which was a big turn off, but as far as flavors go, this was super rich and tasty.

3.7
MartyW (267) - DENMARK - JUN 16, 2017
Draft. Hazy brown with a beige head. Burnt cinnamon, tastes like candy. roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Weird because it is not sweet even though it tastes sweet. Slight bitter. Good

4.1
Embrouille (2852) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2017
Canned. Purchased in drinks of the world in Bern. A huge gusher! Apart from that- a fantastic, smooth, deeply delicious full bodied beer with a huge amount of character. Excellent!

4.5
ZodiacM (1140) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Heerlijke vette imp stout, met smaken van geroosterde mout, koffie, chocola en cocos. Zo heb ik ze graag!

3.8
kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2017
Black colored, medium tan creamy head, not too lasting. Aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, strong spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet malt, dark chocolate, coffee, some lactose, strong spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, medium bitterness, light alcohol and warmth. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Chili comes out when warmer. Real Christmas spice feel. (can, from Stone Berlin brewery)

4
Salian (18) - Sale, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Beautiful chocolate flavours, from a smooth, dark brown, coffee coloured stout, with a finish that adds light chilliest and nutmeg.

3
arnaultp (30) - FRANCE - JUN 10, 2017
Douce et lisse on retrouve des saveurs de moka, de caramel, de chocolat, de malt torréfié, d’alcool et d’épices.

4
Piw (1108) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2017
330ml Flasche. Klar und rabenschwarz mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Feines Kaffeearoma mit Zimt ubd Wintergewürzen. Lebkuchen. Voller Körper. Milder Abgang. Erfrischend leicht im Antrunk.

4.1
samzim (424) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2017
Coffee aroma with spicy notes. Opaque rich brown colour. Sweet-ish front with notes of espresso, coco, and chocolate. Heavy body with mild carbonation. Really unique and interesting beer - tastes like chocolate cake.

3.9
BeerdedDave (1662) - Beckley, USA - JUN 4, 2017
on tap at the Richmond brewery; black color; aroma is mostly cinnamon; flavor is roasted malt and cinnamon with some coffee notes; smooth, medium bodied; flavors are dominated by cinnamon,though they still blend together extremely wel


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