Locoveza Charred by Stone Brewing Co
Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout Aged & Soured in Bourbon Barrels
Brewery: Stone Brewing, Escondido, CA
Beer Style: Barrel Aged Milk Stout
Beer God’s Notes
I had this sexy beast last night. Wow. What a weird and unique beer. So much going on, but I got a lot of fruit flavor from this.
More to come later.
2015 SERIES BATCH NO. 05
BREWED NOVEMBER 12, 2014
The base beer is the recipe of 2014 Stone Homebrew Competition winner Chris Banker, an intensely flavorful milk stout brewed with cocoa, coffee and spices to mimic the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate.
IN THE MASH
U.S. Pale, Maris Otter Pale, Crystal, Black Patent, Coffee Malt & Chocolate Malt
IN THE BOIL
Challenger & East Kent Golding Hops
Lactose, Flaked Oats, Coffee, Vanilla, Pasilla Peppers, Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Cocoa
11 Months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
At first we were super bummed when a bunch of barrels of barrel-aged Xocoveza inexplicably soured. Then we tasted it. Turns out that the souring microflora transported our bourbon barrel-aged mocha stout to crazy new depths. The sourness marries magnificently with the toffee-like richness and oak vanillin character from the barrels and the chocolate, coffee and spice flavors of the base beer. We invite you to explore the irrationally delicious result of a barrel-aged beer gone loco.