Stone Xocoveza Charred (500ml)Stone Brewing Co
Style: Sweet Stout
The base beer is the recipe of 2014 Stone Homebrew Competition winner Chris Banker, an intensely flavourful milk stout brewed with cocoa, coffee and spices to mimic the rich flavours of Mexican hot chocolate.
Time spent in bourbon barrels gave an already complex beer even more complexity and flavour intensity, layering additional caramel-like and vanilla flavours 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 flavours persist through an exceptionally long finish in this intensely rich and satisfying beer.