Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout - Charred

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
BREWED NOVEMBER 12, 2014 The base beer is the recipe of 2014 Stone Homebrew Competition winner Chris Banker, an intensely flavorful milk stout brewed with coffee and spices to mimic the rich flavors of Mexican hot chocolate.

IN THE MASH: U.S. Pale, Maris Otter Pale, Crystal, Black Patent, Coffee Malt & Chocolate Malt IN THE BOIL Challenger & East Kent Golding Hops

SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Lactose, Flaked Oats, Coffee, Vanilla, Pasilla Peppers, Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Cocoa

AGED 3 Months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

CELLAR NOTES: Time spent in bourbon barrels gave an already complex beer even more complexity and flavor intensity, layering additional caramel-like and vanilla flavors on top of those already present. Aromas of rich coffee and dark chocolate are followed by nutmeg and cinnamon a lush, heavy mouthfeel laden with charred oak and toffee engulfs the palate on the first sip. Lingering pasilla pepper and soft oak flavors persist through an exceptionally long finish in this intensely rich and satisfying beer.

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3.9
martin00sr (4518) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2018
Bottle @Beershoppen, Kolding. Nearly black, no head. Burnt cocoa aroma. Chocolate and coffee. Chocolate and cocoa flavour. Coffee and vanilla. Light bourbon boozyness. Nice.

3.7
thewolf (12946) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2018
Bottle, 5cl sample @Beershoppen, Kolding. Pours deep opaque black with a small, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has lots of fresh ground coffee, chocolate, light vinious, hazelnuts, vanilla, soft oak. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sticky sweetness, chocolate, firm coffee bitterness. Quite a bit of vanilla and oak. A bit too sweet actually.

2.6
mmiv (5) - poz, POLAND - JAN 11, 2018 does not count
Piwo bazowe mocno średnie, beczka niestety słabo wyczuwalna tak samo jak dodatki.

4
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 500ml bottle. Poured a nearly pitch black, very dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was really nice chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Nice woody vanilla bourbon notes. Some roasted notes, light spices. Pretty tasty actually.

4.3
thomashall (1249) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Bomber shared. Dark pour.  Aroma, vanilla,  chili peppers. Taste is amazing, chilies up front, vanilla, chocolate.  This is amazing!

4
kryon (3930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Pours black with one finger high latte brown head. Aromas of chilies, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, spices, dark fruits . Taste has subtle notes of anjou chilies, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon

4
Ktwse (5675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Pours black with fairly tall tan head. Aroma of peats, cedar wood, burnt malt, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is roasty, burnt, vanilla and chocolate, sweet and somewhat sticky finish. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation. Edit: five minutes later the cinnamon is coming through loud and clear!

4.1
ansalon (4223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Pours black with a medium foamy mocha head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, muscovado sugar, cedar wood, spices. Taste is chocolatey and roasted with vanilla and caramel notes and some chili notes towards the end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

4.5
the_beergery (179) - - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017 2016 vintage batch 3 in a 500 ml bottle. Appearance is viscous dark black with a thin layer of tan froth which dissipates quickly and cannot be revive despite all the swirling in the world. Aromas are complex, dark rich chocolates surface first, followed by dried dark fruit, and the the roasted malts and coffee. Tastewise, ageing this in barrels seems to have taken the edge off the spices in the original, and replaced them with the bourbon booziness, and sweet dark dried fruit like prunes and cherries. The rich sweet chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavours are still distinct in the mix. Very smooth, oily and slick mouthfeel and very full bodied.

4
Scrumpy369 (986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2017
Bottle shared at hopa. Black colour small lacing. Nose is bourbon. Taste is low borurbon some spices. Easy drinking but wish it woulbe me more bourbon-y.


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