Stone Brewing Co "Xocoveza" Mocha Stout, California (12oz)
A distinct and beloved seasonal selection, Xocoveza—a milk stout brewed with cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and milk sugar—is Stone’s nod to Mexican hot chocolate, and boy does it deliver on that concept. It’s definitely a spicy selection, boasting forward aromas and flavors of the beer’s special ingredients alongside additional hints of sweet smoke, charred oak and roasted malt. The sip is evolving and layered, starting with rich, fudgy brownie flavors that then transition to espresso and baking spice before landing firmly on a lingering chili-like, peppery heat.
Stone Brewery's chocolatey, winter-spiced mocha stout is their take on Mexican hot chocolate, crafted with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. They first brewed this in 2014 with San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker after his recipe won their annual homebrew competition. It quickly became a hit and has been part of their holiday lineup ever since.