Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout

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RATINGS: 982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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 worlds 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 years 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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kamanova_boy (185) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2017
On tap at Saln piva 2017. Colour​: clear black Aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, sweet, currant Taste: mocha, dark chocolate, raisins, hops, a lot of everything, unusually full body, long sweet and bitter finish. Magnificent stout. Sweet, bitter, slightly chilli, a lot of tastes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rickybobby (4) - Spring, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2017 does not count
Beautiful aromas of coco, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Chocolate is very present in first taste. The 8.1% ABV is very well integrated. Nice Job!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9910) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2017
Can, Stone Berlin. Brune fonce, col caf au lait. Arme est de suite bien pic, avec de belles notes de cannelle, rtro fin chocolat, muscade, petite douceur rtro de vanille et caf. Palais est malt, bien grill , ple avec un effet pic des plus plaisant, retrouve de belles notes de cannelle et une petite touche de chaleur venant des piments avec encore de par ces pices un effet festif. Le chocolat est bien et apporte une bonne complexit tjs en accompagnement dpice sur la fin. Bonne rondeur.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Can. Black with a marvelous spicy smooth flavour.Warming but not overpowering. A perfect Winter beer but nearly perfect at ant any time. A stunningly drinkable beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Brune trs fonce, cette bire aux allures de stout classique met des notes de chocolat et de piment sducteurs en nez. Mi-paisse, et arbore une belle mousse couleur cacao. La bouche est la fois exquise et complexe : des relents de gteau au chocolat noir, des pices (muscade bien entendu, mais aussi du clou de girofle et de la cannelle), un peu de piquant provenant des piments, de la cerise noire et bien dautres choses. La qualit et loriginalit extraordinaires auxquels Stone nous as dj habitus. Une saisonnire magistrale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puren (979) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - APR 20, 2017
PREZENTACJA: czarne ze skąpą pianką opadającą do trwałej obrączki, ktra nie zdobi szkła;
AROMAT: bardzo delikatny - cynamon, imbir;
ODCZUCIE: ciało średnie, wysoko nasycone, rozgrzewanie chilli;
SMAK: imbir, laktoza, muśnięcie, chilli, gorzka czekolada, czekoladowa goryczka, posmak ;
OGLNIE: piwo średnio mi podeszło, po części dlatego, że nie przepadam za chilli w trunkach, a po części bo aromat jest bardzo zwiewny i prosty, a smak raptem przyzwoity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kubus5150 (6) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 19, 2017 does not count
Can, 330ml version. Beautiful aroma of cocoa, vanilla, truffles, milk chocolate. Pours brown, the head is solid, a bit brown. In the taste the truffles strike straight away, vanilla, milk chocolate. The is a slight note of alcohol but it turns out to be a good thing in this beer, it is heating your throat in a pleasant way. Great experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - APR 19, 2017
Canned, 330 ml courtesy of Max. Shared with him and JFK10000. Berlin version. Pours brown with small off-white head. Malty, roasted, milk chocolate, cocoa, spicy, cinnamon. Light to moderate sweetness. Medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
moldovan9807 (146) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 18, 2017
Aroma and taste is really good mix with cinnamon, chili, cacao, vanilla, dark cherries and just a hint of coffee. Medium body and carbonation. Overall its an excelent spiced stout, one of the best .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1427) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2017
Lot of intense flavored melded into one. Spicy chili peper on the the nose but mocha, chochlate booze flavors hide the spicyness.


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