2018 Advent Beer Review
Date: Dec 21, 2018
Beer: Stone - Xocoveza
Style: Imperial Stout
Source: Escondido, California
"Imperial stout inspired by Mexican hot chocolate. Brewed with
chocolate, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg" Xocoveza
Four beers left until Christmas and I'm hoping that they're all
premium from here on out. This stout from Stone Brewing certainly
is! I love the concept of a mexican hot chocolate flavored beer.
It's dark and thick with a smooth, creamy texture. The cinnamon
is noticeable and pleasant, and the peppers add an exciting element
of spiciness. Stone is the king of heavy IPAs but I think they
nailed this one. I would love a bourbon barrel aged version.
- Would I buy it again? Yes
- How much could I drink in one night? Two or three pints