Stone Xocoveza Charred

Stone Brewing Company
Escondido, CA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Stout
Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)
ABV: 9.6%
Bitterness: 31 IBU
First released: July 2015

From the brewer

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.

Average Scores

Overall: 75 (logged 2 times)
Bottle: 75 (logged 2 times)

Who's been drinking this

2016 release
A nice find at the unusually well-stocked grocery near the Airbnb. Very nice! I think my recollection of a sweet, creamy stout that was kind of one-note is here balanced really well with quite a roasty and dry finish. Not overly boozy, although you can tell it's there.
Bottle at San Jose, CA
2015 release
Rich coffe with the caramel taste of bourbon ageing. I liked it!