Stone Xocoveza

Stone Xocoveza

A Winter-Spiced Mocha Stout

Mocha Stout

For the time of year when the joyous spirit of giving is in the air comes our first seasonal beer. This winter-spiced mocha stout is our gift to you. Generously layered with cocoa, coffee, vanilla, pasilla peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg and milk sugar, it’s our way of sharing a beloved Mexican specialty all around the world.

Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate

October 2017
0,33 l cans
English Challenger & English East Kent Golding
Pure cocoa, coffee, vanilla, pasilla peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg & milk sugar (lactose)

Tasting Notes

Pours black with a thick brown head.
Intense cinnamon, cocoa and coffee are followed by nutmeg and peppers. As the beer warms up, the flavor combinations evolve and the cocoa and vanilla notes really start to open up.
Cocoa and cinnamon are at the forefront. The coffee, nutmeg and vanilla follow, and the fruitiness and heat of the pasilla peppers come through nicely on the finish.
Full bodied and very smooth with a light bitterness. The sweetness adds a lot to this beer without being too syrupy.
When we first brewed this beer in 2014, I think everyone on the brewing team was blown away by its multiple layers of flavor. The inspiration came from Mexican hot chocolate combined with coffee. We loved how wonderfully this beer showcases the spices, cocoa and subtle coffee roast flavors, so much that we were excited to bring it back as an annual Stone special release.

Pairing Notes

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