Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout - Extra Añejo

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%

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 in French Oak Extra Añejo Tequila Barrels that previously held Bordeaux Wine

CELLAR NOTES: We were so smitten with the initial batch aged in extra añejo tequila barrels that we brought in more barrels and brewed more beer specifically to fill them. The barrels smelled amazing, with aromas of vanilla crème brulée, dulce de leche and tequila. The result is both satisfyingly expected and surprising at the same time: Sweet caramel-like flavors, black pepper, vanilla and tequila notes meld seamlessly with the spice, roasted coffee and chocolate flavors of the base beer for a richly intense experience.

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oobawa (1972) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2018
Probably my least favorite iteration of Xocoveza, although I'm thinking three years in the basement might've been a bit too long for the bottle. Pepper and red wine notes have disappeared completely, leaving a pipe-tobacco-and-oak-heavy pint long on vanilla and wood with a distinct anejo flourish on the finish. Enjoyable, but probably peaked around eighteen months ago. Pours a lovely black-brown with an omnipresent beige head. Texture's creamy and medium-full bodied. Good, but far removed from the insane wonders of Locoveza.

NeuroPliny (250) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2018
Nose is boozy vanilla and dark chocolate, with subtle spice notes of clove, chili, and cinnamon. Flavour is chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg, raisin, barrel char, and dark malt. Pleasing barrel-aged imperial stout.

martin00sr (4649) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2018
Bottle @Beershoppen, Kolding. Black, small beige head. Coffee and bourbon aroma. Cocoa too. Sweet bourbon flavour, rather boozy. Some vinous notes, some berries. Weird.

Nische (2802) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2018
Bottle at home. Almost pitch black with a brief, beige head. Dry and woody with cinnamon, chocolate and earthy chili feel. Not much heat or sweetness.

zoucrew102 (2360) - - JAN 1, 2018
500ml corked bottle, 2015 vintage. Cinnamon aroma with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, tequila, coffee and pepper. Pours black with a thin mocha brown head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and chocolate flavors with a rich full body and roasty mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and dry with vanilla, tequila and pepper with a large amount of roasted coffee that lingers on the palate after each sip. A little too much coffee, but still pretty good.

kraddel (9566) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2017
Thnx to Geert de Ben ! 2015 edition. pours black, decent white head. Smell is chocolatty, spiced (cinnamon ) . Taste is full, chocolaty, mild spices, no anis, nice body , creamy. low carbo. Nice !

90 (1011) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2017
@ Beerlovers Bar, thanks to Geert DB. Nice boozy, vanilla and chocolate aroma. Taste is nice soft roast with more vanilla and dark chocolate. Mild tasting. Palate is a tad too thin though. Aftertaste mild chocolate and booze.

Boutip (6692) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2017
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, black chocolates, with some light coffee notes with some light barrel notes. Taste is super complex with nice black chocolate notes with lactose, peppers, coffee with some oak and light barrel-aged notes rounding off any rough edges. Body is full with good carbonation and no overly apparent alcohol notes. Great balance of different flavours which end up working quite well together.

edgallow (4762) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa, peppers and coffee. Taste is vanilla, cinnamon, peppers and cocoa

thehinge (309) - Nederland, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 This brew is amazing. Poured black as night with a lingering brown head. Had a bitter hot chocolate taste. Hoping that Stone brews this for many Fallsto come.

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