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  • Xocoveza

    Not bad not bad not bad —by Josh Cauffman

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    Starts w aroma of dark cocoa, vanilla, & bursts of cinnamon & that Mexican peppery spice. Flavor follows suit w even fuller cinnamon & lite peppery spice that adds subtle pop balanced by a velvety smooth body. Very nice dessert beer, a little too heavy on the cinnamon. In the end pretty much as expected, nice effort on a beer that I'm happy to have drunk one of and no more. —by Mike Kinsley

    7.5

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    —by Adam Brothers

    5.0

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    —by Russel Miller

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    I think this is the first Stone beer that I did not like. I applaud the effort, not the beer. Better luck next time. —by Erik Pasnak

    5.0

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    I can't ever pronounce this beer? Sounds like a my Jewish grandmother speaking Yiddish. Even she wouldn't be impressed with this beer—by Alex Silow

    5.5

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    —by Chuck DiValerio

    7.0

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    Can't pronounce it but I like it. —by Nick Del Grande

    8.5

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    Totally suprised that I love this beer.—by Doug Fischer

    8.0

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    Was concerned reading the label - so many flavors...cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. but the smell got me curious and then the taste hooked me. I liked this one and could taste everyone one of those flavors.....—by Kelli Amerine

    8.0

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    Spices are mellow, which I like. It was dry. It was a stout. —by SThomas

    5.5

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    One sip, two sip, three sip, four. Five sip, six sip, still not sure. The Sofia Vargara of beer. Dark, and I'm sure a lot of people like it's fiestiness, but it ain't for me. Also, if if I my life depended on me ordering this at a bar, I would have NO idea how to say its name. —by Brewzooka Joe

    6.5

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    Can't pronounce it but I like it. —by Nick Del Grande

    8.5

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    —by Scott the Elder

    7.0

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    Trying to convince myself...trying...trying...cant do it. —by Doug Fischer

    4.0

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    Chocolate and vanilla in the nose. Mocha and spice hang out well after the finish on the tongue. Tough to finish as it is so sweet—by Mark Gurzenski

    7.5

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    —by Michael Lee

    6.5

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    —by Andrew Blonski

    8.5

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    This beer kept me interested for a while, but I just couldn't get used to it. Will try it again.—by Daniel Clune

    6.0

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    Still not sure I am pronouncing it right, but it is fun to say and I wish I could use 'xocoveza' more often. Lots of cinnamon and chocolate - great beer.—by Seth Niederman

    7.5

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    Thought I was going to like this more. Many faint flavors, but nothing that jumped out. More nutmeg and cinnamon than pepper and chocolate.—by DeJong Mark

    6.5

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    Overwhelming! Either a medicinal taste or,more specifically, mocha. "If I want mocha, I'll order mocha."—by Michael Feinberg

    6.0

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    Touted as spiced mocha but all I could find was the coffee—by Andy Rosen

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    Touted as spiced mocha but all I could find was the coffee—by Andy Rosen

    5.0

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    I'm being repetitive but fuck it.... I like stouts.. I don't love them. This beer could make me a stout lover though. A lot going on but somehow drinkable with all the spice you taste.—by Mike Harris

    7.5

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    Love everything about this beer - especially the uniqueness of the chocolate. Wish it had a bit more body/creamy mouthfeel but otherwise a perfect beer incorporation of chocolate. And I'm not taking Hershey bars. Oh hell no. I'm talking the Oaxaca Saturday market eating a chocolate covered insect while you sample 4 different types of Mole. Just mind your wallet. This beer is in its own category.—by Doyle—by Doyle

    8.0

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    Love everything about this beer - especially the uniqueness of the chocolate. Wish it had a bit more body/creamy mouthfeel but otherwise a perfect beer incorporation of chocolate. And I'm not taking Hershey bars. Oh hell no. I'm talking the Oaxaca Saturday market eating a chocolate covered insect while you sample 4 different types of Mole. Just mind your wallet. This beer is in its own category.—by Doyle

    8.0

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    Damn good—by Mark Franz

    9.0

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    —by Brian Lee

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    My Mom always said if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. So... I really like Stone IPA. —by Scott Firment

    6.0

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    —by Edward Sinkinson

    2.0

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    Tasty, good spice—by Dan Keane

    7.0

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    Solid winter stout, but 100 on BA? 100 what, exactly?—by Christopher Dilkus

    7.0

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    Yuck—by Tom Walton

    2.5

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    I like spice in my stout. —by Bob Rullo

    8.5

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    Alittle too much going on for me. —by Carol Price

    6.0

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    —by Grant Gaillard

    7.0

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    Thanks to Chris Banker who won the amateur brew contest with this beer A few years ago. Sponsored by Stone and it never disappoints. —by Boorujy

    8.5

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    Mexican hot chocolate! Very good and something different from your standard coffee stouts.—by Michael Patterson

    8.0

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    I had this when it first came out. On tap. In Savannah. I was drinking Old Ras on nitro and I switched to this. Because it was better. What was in this bottle was not what I was drinking down there. That was amazing this was disappointing. Once I got over the that disappointment it was an ok beer. Just not what I remember it to be. There is a Reardon joke in there but since he broke it off with my mom I figured best leave sleeping dogs lie. —by Shawn Bell

    7.0

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    I like espresso and black coffee, and I'm not afraid to drink something bitter. This was an amazing beer in it's own right, and the spices and bitter chocolate notes were delightful.—by Neil Yersak

    8.0

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    Look, I am a Stone man. They have never steered me wrong and I am a sucker for the Enjoy By series. But I was worried about this one, and the early reviews seemed to confirm that. My fears were unfounded, this is terrific. While not a fan of sweet beers, the spice backing it up is amazing. I can only hope this beer is accessible next fall and winter.—by Mark McCreary

    9.0

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    Could not finish this one which is a first for an FOB beer. I felt bad for the drain...—by george kodis

    2.0

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    Terrible excuse for a beer—by george kodis

    1.0

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    By far the worst beer that I have ever tasted - down the drain and I pity the drain....—by george kodis

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    This beer was a bit too much for me.—by Gina Nixon

    3.0

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    I like the different style. It had an earthiness to it. I could taste the Mexican chocolate. Not to go all Cliff Claven, but the Aztecs invented chocolate, or xocolotl, over 3,000 years ago - and it was a drink intended to get you effed up in order to commune with the gods. True story. The creators of this brew mixed the Aztec work for chocolate with the Spanish word for beer, and boom - Xocoveza. Pretty clever. Slow clap.—by Tomas Yanez

    6.5

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    Very interesting stout! I really like stone beers, and the complexity of this one got better after letting it warm up a bit. You can definitely get the nutmeg and pepper with vanilla flavors, and I think I liked this one because it kept me guessing with the flavor profile. —by Aria Lessin

    7.5

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    I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the reviews. Loved the mix of flavors. I found it complex, interesting and tasty. Great winter beer for me.—by Jim Rau

    8.0

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    Confusing, like Don Gusic's gender or beer pickup instructions. —by Jim Smith

    7.0

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    Funky and not in a good way.—by Michael Humes

    5.0

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    —by Ray Dunne

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    Story time: Tait Campbell & I grew up in Escondido, CA -- Stone's birthplace. Stone built a giant brewery about decade or so ago right near an area we used to call the "Dust Bowl" during our high school years. All kinds of rad things happened at the Dust Bowl: Off-roading Toyota pickup trucks was activity #1. Drinking vodka in a dirt field with old abandoned couches was activity #2. One night, while engaging in activity #2 my friends Mike & Eric got busted by the police. They'd stolen 8 handles of Popov from a grocery store. (Why they stole Popov instead of something else I'll never know). Anyway, I showed up to join them about 1 minute after the cops found them and I hightailed it the other way. Long story short, I'm kinda pissed about Stone for ruining the Dust Bowl by developing that land. Nice beer though. I liked it. —by Derek Johanson

    8.0

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    —by Brian Joslin

    5.0

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    Delicious and smooth enough said —by Andrew Knasiak

    8.0

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  • Xocoveza

    Really like the complexity of this beer and drinking any Stone beer reminds me of the early days of FOB. One night, probably in year 3 when we expanded to 72 people I was getting desperate to fill up the event since I already bought the beer. I decided I would go to Pinnochios and try and recruit. I told every at Pinnochios that it was only $75 to join and if they got 3 people to join and then those 3 people got 3 people and so on and so forth, then we would have a Beeramid Scheme together and we would all be rich. It made sense at the time but nobody got rich. That night I met Dave Romesburg who today is still in FOB and has become a good friend. You are the man Dave! I love FOB—by Phil Aiken

    8.0

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  • Xocoveza

    exactly how I would have wanted a Mexican hot chocolate beer to taste —by stephen werner

    8.5

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    Aye aye aye! Without question, my favorite beer in Stone's rotation (admittedly not a huge Stone fan). Mexican Flavor City! Excellent addition to this year's case.—by Chris Walsh

    8.5

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    I see that it got some high scores, but I'm not a fan. Apparently it's just not a style my palate enjoys. —by Brian McHugh

    5.0

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    —by Peter Derby

    5.0

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    Really good. Tons of different flavors. Go Stone!—by Jamie Meade

    9.0

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    A complex beer! Speaking of complex, as I reflect on the man, George The Animal Steele, he was complex as well. He was ferocious, maniacal, had a green tongue, a fierce competitor, an extremely hairy back, misunderstood, funny, he was a winner, led by example, grunted to communicate, and he feasted on turnbuckles. Now that I think about it, these descriptions fit 99% of FOB, all except for the feasting on turnbuckles part (I think). So with that, cheers fellow FOB'ers and RIP George The Animal Steele.—by Pat Cook, RM#7

    8.5

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  • Xocoveza

    Not sure I can drink multiple of these, but they never disappoint!—by Laura Walsh

    8.0

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    Somewhat Tasty but couldn't get into the cinnamon/ nutmeg going on. If offered this on Christmas Eve in lieu of eggnog I might get into it, but only one at that. Does make me want to get into more of the dark stuff from Stone though.—by Wayne Heilala

    6.0

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    This shit is amazing. Maybe a bit much for more than one. But holy hell. —by Philly Phoodie

    8.5

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    Somewhat Tasty but couldn't get into the cinnamon/ nutmeg going on. If offered this on Christmas Eve in lieu of eggnog I might get into it, but only one at that. Does make me want to get into more of the dark stuff from Stone though.—by Wayne Heilala

    6.0

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    I don't put a lot into head on a beer but do respect a nice craggy head like XocovezA exhibits. A good start to a well crafted beer. It''s a full frontal roller coaster assault on the taste buds with all the spices involved and enough body and ABV to hold it all together in one piece. The cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla combine to give it a toasted coconut flavor with the cocoa and coffee adding richness to the stout style. Distinction AND harmony in flavors. Not real sure how it could be done better. Well done. 8.5 rating —by Michael Gates

    8.5

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    Tried to do too much.—by Stephen Leitzell

    5.0

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    Combining more than three flavors puts a beer on thin ice, but this pulls it off. —by John B

    8.0

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    One too many macro brewery beers. —by DFresh

    3.0

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    —by Jay Hannon

    4.0

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    spicy and chocolatey… I’d drink it again—by Jason Tremblay

    7.0

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    They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. And they're bringing this godawful beer. Build that wall!—by Alexander Muller

    2.0

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  • Xocoveza

    Ahh... You must be Beatrix. I can see the attraction. I remember when Bill was only five years old, I took him to the movies. It was a movie starring Lana Turner. "The Postman Always Ring Twice" with John Garfields. And whenever she would appear on the screen, Bill would begin to suck his thumb to an obscene amount. And I knew from this very moment, that this boy was a fool for blondes. Mmm... —by Robert Bustard

    8.0

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    I was expecting more complexity from the reviews I've read. Still quite yummy. But perhaps not quite up to the hype!—by Zman

    7.0

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    Okay beer , Sweet on the back end with a Light spiced flavor up front with a roasted coffee flavor throughout.—by Chris OBrien

    7.0

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    No bueno. I already have a grande headache.—by Anthony Ciavarelli

    5.5

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    —by Joseph Plunkett

    7.0

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    Did someone mix some cider in my beer?—by Bill Amerine

    5.0

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    Loads of flavors. Really enjoyed this beer. Stone never disappoints. —by Paul Nolan

    8.0

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    —by Joe Milicia

    9.0

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    Very solid beer. Found a new one to search out at the store—by Goose

    9.5

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    Did anyone else's grandmother used to keep apples studded with cloves on the kitchen counter while also slowly boiling potpourri on the stove?! This beer reminded me of that experience. Just a little too much going on. —by Matt Bruce

    4.0

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    Surprisingly enjoyed this and could definitely put down a bunch of these. Never had Mexican Hot chocolate but am now a fan. —by Drew Baylor

    7.0

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    Reminds me of a Christmas beer, tasty but wouldn't want more than once a year—by Jen Northcott

    8.0

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    I'm so conflicted on this beer and 1 of these was not enough for me to work it all out. I think this is a well crafted beer but it really had so much going on inside that it felt a bit like a gimmick. Eitherway...I don't really see me ever having it again. P.S.- Is this lady the gringo's version of Aunt Jemima?—by Paul the Ripper

    6.0

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    I think there are a lot of haters. This is a well crafted beer. The spices aren't as potent as most are making it out to be —by Casey Sheck

    9.0

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    Very good. I liked the spices and didn't find them overwhelming. I think many of you have been treating the beer very, very unfairly. Spicy is good.—by Dan Aiken

    8.0

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    Glad this was the beer I chose to enjoy after enjoy by. Happy happy joy joy—by Ken Buonocore

    7.5

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  • Xocoveza

    I wanted to love it, I really did! I poured it, watched it cascade in my glass, the aroma was perfect! If this brew was only a scent, I would have never let it go! Reality arrives, I raise my glass, the insane coffee head makes me a bit lightheaded waiting for a religious beer experience, nice that "Sweet" nectar hits my lips, it all comes crashing down. This is the beer equivalent of "good from a far, but far from a good" this was my "butter face, nice body but her face"! Better than a cold shower the sweetness quickly extinguished any love, Wait No, any lust that this originally instilled. —by Patrick Conboy

    3.5

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    Proust had his madeleine and it evoked memories to fill seven novels. Succinct he was not. Xocoveza evokes a memory of 1987, when Jill and I were in heat, eating at Topolobambo in Chicago and savoring their Mexican coffee after an incredible meal.Shared the Xocoveza with her. 30 years later, those flavors are still magic.—by Tom Peacock

    8.0

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    This is a confused concoction that seems like a drunken latenight cooking spice cabinet mistake - like when you accidentally put cinnamon in your chili instead of chili powder. Borderline undrinkable and definitely a struggle to finish it. Best I can say is it sounded bad when I read about it, and it came through ever so slightly better than the pre-game description had me expecting. Great respect for Stone product generally but not this one. —by Chris Stief

    2.0

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    This is a confused concoction that seems like a drunken latenight cooking spice cabinet mistake - like when you accidentally put cinnamon in your chili instead of chili powder. Borderline undrinkable and definitely a struggle to finish it. Best I can say is it sounded bad when I read about it, and it came through ever so slightly better than the pre-game description had me expecting. Great respect for Stone product generally but not this one. —by Chris Stief

    2.0

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  • Xocoveza

    My fourth grade teacher once said, just because you can say it, doesn't mean you understand it. Well, for this beer, I can't pronounce it or understand it. It was a winter warmer trying to be a unique session beer. Like at the end of fourth grade, I'm ready for the next level.—by Shane Hostetter

    5.5

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  • Xocoveza

    It tasted as advertised but not for me. What I imagine potpourri tastes like.—by Chris Laughlin

    4.0

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    Love this guy and happy to see it this year. Great sleeper and super balanced beer. Happy to see this in the case instead of something like Sunday mole. Nice try bros but xocoveza is the standard and is probably stones best beer; I doubt anyone else with agree or believe that. —by Joseph Sipala

    9.0

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    You know, after drinking that nasty Enjoy By, just when I don't think Stone can be any DUMBER, they go and do something like this... And completely redeem themselves! I can get 70 miles to the gallon on this brew.—by Dom Ace

    8.5

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    —by Michael Dresnin

    8.0

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    —by Joe Milicia

    9.0

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    This is a desert beer. All kinds of cinnamon and sweetness going on. Where my buddy Ed Collison hates it (read his review) , I love it. Let me drink this on a Sunday morning. This is one dark drink of Brown Shugga! —by Kurt Pfeiffer

    8.5

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    Me? I'm just sipping a beer...writing about a dozen yelp reviews that subtly imply my notary will accept tickles as payment...—by Jerome Palmieri

    7.0

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    It's from Stone so you knew it was going to be good. Tasted like what I imagine a San Diego Christmas would taste like. —by Michael Calderone

    8.0

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    I think if I took guinness and put in a cinnamon stick it might be better—by PJ Andersen

    2.0

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    All my least favorite things in a beer. Appreciate the effort but not for me—by Tom Walton

    5.0

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    —by Mick Elliott

    9.0

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    Definitely enjoyed it. Thick and spicy. Went well with my chili dinner! (Tells you a lot about my palate!) —by Rich Miscichowski

    7.0

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    Love the Xocoveza's Spices - the beer asserts identity in a world full of beer cliches.—by Jimmy Miks

    7.0

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    Interesting and spicy stout.—by Bill Neurohr

    6.5

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    To many strong ingredients in one beer for me! I'm good with never having this one again! —by Peter Baylor

    5.0

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    —by David Persoleo

    6.0

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    Did not have much hope for this beer. 10 ounces later I am hooked. I want a 6 pack! I would enjoy one of these complicated beauties every couple weeks to remind me why I should always try something different —by David Presloid

    8.0

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    This beer pairs well with my work station—by Dr. Snaz

    7.0

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    This beer pairs well with my work station—by Dr. Snaz

    7.0

    1 Cheers

  • Xocoveza

    Someone slipped a bottle of diet Dr Pepper into my case. —by Brendan Quinn

    4.0

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    I paired this whatever it's called, or however you say it, with sour diesel. It was a tight call, but the weed(sd), left me feeling way stoneder. Yeah "stoneder". You can look it up, it means stoneder. —by George Aiken

    8.0

    2 Cheers

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    As my friend Kenneth says, this beer has the right frequency. Dork?!?—by Dan Etzweiler

    8.0

    4 Cheers

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    See my MADTREE review I was done with Winter/Christmas spices in the 90's after my 1st Anchor Xmas beer. —by Ed Collison

    2.0

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    —by Andrew Polvino

    5.0

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    My interest and fondness for Stouts continues to grow. As a 1st year FOB'er I now realize I should have rated Sunday AM higher...perhaps a 9. I paired this with some beef tacos which felt right. I enjoyed the spice mocha combination...did I just say that out loud?? I wouldn't buy a case of this, but may make a tradition of having one of these during the holidays.—by Daniel C

    8.0

    2 Cheers

  • Xocoveza

    maybe a little to much going on with this one.—by Chuck McCloskey

    6.0

    1 Cheers

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    Little too heavy on the spices and vanilla for me. —by Bill DeJesus

    7.0

    1 Cheers

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    Too muddy for my tastes—by DoubleD

    8.0

    1 Cheers

  • Xocoveza

    I love Stone beers. So many breweries try to replicate the typical Stone "West Coast" profile. But this one is a complete East Coast knock off. C'mon Stone, we've all had this before. It's called Mad Elf and it's made right here in good ol' PA. Trying to out do Troegs Mad Elf is like Dan Quinn trying to out smart Belichick by calling a pass play out of the shotgun in the Super Bowl when all you had to do was freakin run the ball!! —by Jason Marquis

    6.0

    1 Cheers

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    Did not have much hope for this beer. 10 ounces later I am hooked. I want a 6 pack! I would enjoy one of these complicated beauties every couple weeks to remind me why I should always try something different —by David Presloid

    8.0

    1 Cheers

  • Xocoveza

    Cocoa up front, then the cinnamon and vanilla follow up. Not bad—by Ted Jones

    8.0

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    Interesting taste, but spice combination with coffee, not very drinkable—by Jeremy Jarvis

    3.0

    1 Cheers

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    —by Kelly O'Brien

    8.0

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    Not something I would ever have picked out on my own. Not something I could probably drink more than one of. Not something I thought I would like, in the slightest. WRONG. The balance was awesome, as you got all the cocoa, spice, coffee, toasty notes, but also that little hint of pepper that really elevated everything. Excuse me while I go throw on some footie pajamas and grab another one of these.—by Brian Howles

    8.0

    1 Cheers

  • Xocoveza

    Maybe the winter spice idea is worth some experimentation, but this attempt doesn't quite make the cut. The basic chocolate stout is nice, but maybe a little too mild & watery in this competition. The nutmeg adds oddness, and then too much hop bitterness, without the sweetness & flavor to balance it, is another negative.—by David Lamb

    6.0

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    —by Gavin O'Neill

    9.0

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    too much spice...pepper for me—by Sean Joyce

    5.0

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    The best part about FOB is that you get to try so many beers you've seen or heard about and always wanted to try. This was one of those beers I had heard so much about and was pumped when I saw it had made it past the selection committee to join the contest. You could really taste the flavor at the beginning of this beer and it ended with a smooth finish. It didn't disappoint. —by Ryan Ciavarelli

    8.0

    1 Cheers

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    —by Nat Marchetti

    6.5

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    An excellent spicy Tia Maria of a beer. I am rightly impressed by this Stone. I like this bottle layout better than the Enjoy By. Super elegant typolinear artwork and use of negative space. Stone commands the ink on glass technique. 9.0—by Chris Dietrich

    9.0

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    Who put ole pigweed in the mulligan stew? A month ago I ordered a Founders Lizard of Koz, not knowing what it was. I thought when has Founders let me down? Oops. This was more drinkable than the Lizard. I could taste the cinnamon and other stuff. It had flavor, but not good flavor. Another mingle mangle.—by Turner Boone

    6.0

    0 Cheers

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    As a beer experience, this was a good time. Strange, yes. But strangely good. Very festive. Someone else mentioned more pepper/less cinnamon would be better, and I'd agree with that sentiment...something I never thought I'd say about a beer! Drinking this on Christmas Eve with some cookies and chocolate would totally make sense. In fact, even though my kids are in middle school now and no longer believe in Santa Clause, I think I can still convince them that leaving out some Stone Sho-co-vay-za with a little high quality dark chocolate (preferably chili pepper infused) would be a wise move. Santa says...not too fucking bad.—by Spencer

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    Chocolate coffee with cinnamon and a smokey finish. Different but interesting. —by Denise Arganetto

    7.0

    1 Cheers

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    Señor, más de esta cerveza por favor!—by Mike Arganetto

    9.0

    2 Cheers

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    Only thing missing here are the churros! This beer is delicious. Lots of cocoa and spices. Great seasonal beer!—by Colleen Perrin

    9.0

    0 Cheers

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    Okay, it's Sunday night and I am a few Scotch's into the night prepping myself to bear the bullshit about to be showered upon the world at the Grammys. Whatever I said about Troeg's Choco Stout I meant to say about this beer....I'm already mixing up my beers in this FOB series...not good.—by Andrew Garrity

    5.0

    0 Cheers

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    I appreciate the effort and this one certainly got better as it warmed up, but just can't see myself ordering a second. —by Jeremy Chadwick

    6.5

    1 Cheers

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    This punched me in the face with spice and chocolate. It is easily one of the most interesting beers I've had the privilege of trying. Would buy a case and keep it stocked if given then opportunity. I enjoyed it while playing with my DJ rig for the first time in years. I enjoyed the beer more. —by Tyler Ingersoll

    9.5

    3 Cheers

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    Stone is such an awesome brewery that I had hoped this one could be good even though it has pepper mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon etc. But apparently some books are able to be judged by their covers - this one sucked just as I thought it would. —by RD

    3.0

    0 Cheers

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    Leave it to the Stones Awesome blend of winter spice Just the right pepper—by Casey Palowitch

    9.5

    0 Cheers

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    TIP OF THE DAY -- daughter made fresh baked choc chip cookies...enjoyed this with one, it was an AWESOME pairing...cocoa got brought out big time, and toward the end of each taste, the vanilla was pulling thru...not sure what I'd think about this without a warm, fresh choc chip cooking, but don't really want to know—by Brendan Benner

    9.5

    3 Cheers

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    Lots going on here, but comes together nicely. Really like the slight zip bitterness from the pepper and nutmeg.—by Matt Westbrook

    7.5

    0 Cheers

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    I was a little skeptical of this one going in, but it was really drinkable. Great coffee flavor with a little spice from the peppers.—by Craig D'anjolell

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    just OK—by John Fiss

    6.0

    1 Cheers

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    Maybe it was too late in the evening for me to appreciate this beer, maybe i should have been sitting next to a warm fire, but the spices just didn't do it for me.—by Yokim

    5.0

    0 Cheers

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    damn good! Surprisingly good...peppers, coffee, nutmeg..huh?? but it comes together. —by Jim Haley

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    Nah. Too much spicy weirdness. —by Steve D.

    4.0

    1 Cheers

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    No new news here, just another excellent Stone beer. Going into this one I had high expectations. They brewed it like they aimed for, but I'd prefer more heat and less cinnamon. I'm wondering how aging this would do... Job well done Stone! I'm thankful they at least brewed us more for this '16 season. Wish Stone would have chose Bethlehem, PA a few years ago...—by Matt Zehnder

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    Had this about a year ago and thought, holy sh*t, a Mexican Cake clone that you can find on the shelves around here... unfortunately they seem to have changed up the recipe this year, more cinnamon, less heat. Still good but doesn't wow this time around...—by Jim North

    7.5

    2 Cheers

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    Could not place raspberry-- Forgot it was in the mix-- Some points off for "huh?"—by Holly Hoffmann

    8.0

    1 Cheers

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    As much as I like most beers from Stone, this was a little too mocha-y for me. I will admit that the flavor mellowed as I drank it tho.—by Jeff Dische

    5.5

    1 Cheers

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    like biting into a snickerdoodle dipped in dark chocolate. I'm in heaven—by Thomas Tompkins

    9.5

    3 Cheers

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    Ikea on the weekend. You don’t want to be there, but your significant other NEEDS those bookshelves, so yeah, you’re going. But just when you’re about to hang yourself from a Balungen (Ikea for towel rack) your loved one spots some wall sconces over in that 70s hipster staged library, and you see your chance to escape to the café where you can at least drown your sorrows in some Lingonberry punch, except you suddenly find yourself in the bed section, and something catches your eye… what’s that weird punk couple doing on that mattress? Oh sure, they’re telling the bored Ikea employee they’re making sure it isn’t “lumpy” but you know better, and so yeah you feel a little weird staring, but you can’t turn away, so you slip behind one of those pillars and position yourself so that they can’t see you gawking, but so that no one walking past thinks you’re standing there gawking So yeah, Xocoveza. It tastes like that perverted moment you watched for 10 minutes at Ikea.—by CO

    7.0

    5 Cheers

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    Just what I was expecting and wanted. Nice stout. Good beer. Nothing particularly special but good. Week 2 delivering so far—by dave romesburg

    7.5

    0 Cheers

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    The entire time I thought to myself, "Chocolate and raspberry should go in a stout, not in whatever this is"...—by Neil Yersak

    3.0

    0 Cheers

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    No spice no spice. Will struggle through it.—by Shane Dreher

    2.0

    1 Cheers

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    No spice no spice. Will struggle through it.—by Shane Dreher

    2.0

    0 Cheers

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    Beer is a world of Arts and Crafts, and while we all have an appreciation for the latter (95% of FoB beers) this one is a nice reminder of the former. I can honestly say - and I haven't said this in about 20 years - I haven't had a beer quite like this. So for the art of it - A+, beer quality and all that implies... very good.—by Stump

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    —by Thomas Wolfe

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    Leave it to stone. Brew a Mexican cinnamon/poblano/coffee stout with perhaps an ancient aztec name. Brew it in the US, increase US jobs, stiff the 20% tariff, and screw the wall! Are we done stouts yet?—by John Harding

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    —by Tim Hoyle

    6.0

    0 Cheers

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    First thought was WoW what a full flavored amazing Stout. 2nd thought reminded me of the time I tried the cinnamon challenge. If you have not herd of this google it & do your self a favor, Don't try it. I am enjoying this brew greatly & feel it will give Voodoo a run for the money. I'm scoring it one point lower though. Just a tad to much cinnamon. Hey Mike! You scared I might take 1st place from ya? Your really gonna make me wait another year? By the way your a week behind on your votes.—by Russ Jackson

    8.5

    4 Cheers

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    —by richard walsh

    4.0

    1 Cheers

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    Just what I was expecting and wanted. Nice stout. Good beer. Nothing particularly special but good. Week 2 delivering so far—by dave romesburg

    7.5

    0 Cheers

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    Perfect amount of heat to make this enjoyable all the way through. I could (and do) drink this all winter long.—by Ken Heft

    8.5

    3 Cheers

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    —by Dave Sekkes

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    Just what I was expecting and wanted. Nice stout. Good beer. Nothing particularly special but good. Week 2 delivering so far—by dave romesburg

    7.5

    1 Cheers

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    —by Chris Quinn

    5.5

    1 Cheers

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    Interesting mix of flavors. A little too much going on for my taste. —by Mike Zuccato

    5.0

    1 Cheers

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    My least favorite stout so far. I didn't think the spiciness and sweetness (cinnamon I guess) worked. —by Josh Porter

    4.0

    0 Cheers

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    Now this is what it's all about. A stout with this many ingredients has no business being well balanced, but they pulled it off. I wouldn't want to drink more than one of these... not a good beer pong option. You could actually taste most of the silly things they crammed into this, and it really did all go well together. Two months ago would have been the perfect time for this'n—by Andy Holliday

    8.5

    1 Cheers

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    It's crazy how that many flavors go that well together. Not a perfect 10 because I couldn't drink this more than 3x in a row but damn it's good! Would it be wrong to call it beaner stout as they say it's Mexican hot chocolate? —by Michael Bibbo

    9.0

    1 Cheers

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    —by D. Brian Wood

    7.5

    0 Cheers

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    This was a pretty good stout overall. I liked the spicy. It was a little low on carbonation...maybe it got too cold out in the garage!—by Mark Holliday

    6.0

    0 Cheers

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    It's crazy how that many flavors go that well together. Not a perfect 10 because I couldn't drink this more than 3x in a row but damn it's good! Would it be wrong to call it beaner stout as they say it's Mexican hot chocolate? —by Michael Bibbo

    9.0

    2 Cheers

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    —by Matthew Yost

    6.0

    0 Cheers

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    Ugh! I could not finish this. The spice really threw me off. Just not enjoyable.—by WassDawg

    1.0

    2 Cheers

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    What a weirdo. I liked this just for the fact that I haven't had anything like it. That pepper taste really come through, which was totally weird, but I could get down with it. I couldn't taste much else outstanding, as it kind of just went from strong fresh pep pep to mild-stout feel.I liked it though, definitely a wild creation worthy of tasting.—by Scott Campanile The Younger

    7.0

    1 Cheers

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    I was going to make a comment about walls, Trump, and making an exception for Mexican coffee flavored beers, but then I realized that California is still kinda part of America. Kinda. I think they nailed this as an imitation of a Mexican coffee. A little high on the cinnamon, and for that reason I can't really stomach more than one. But, hey, I've been tasked with buying a case of this the next time I see one. —by Big Guy

    7.5

    2 Cheers

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    Gracias, FOB! This is my favorite beer ever! All of my favorite flavors! We used to buy cinnamon hot chocolate packets and put it into coffee...it was good, but it wasn't beer! I am on a mission to find a case of this...if anyone finds one, please notify me ASAP!—by Jen H.

    10.0

    2 Cheers

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    Pleasant nose of cinnamon and roastiness. It could taste more like it smells...—by Corey Boudman

    8.5

    2 Cheers

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    The first one of these I had was on tap at the Friendly Greek in Lancaster for our now annual cookie/beer event, paired with a chocolate mint crinkle cookie. Excellent match! For FoB2017, I paired it up beside last year's version(Xocoveza for the Holidays & New Year), which has mellowed really nicely. I love that you can taste each "spice" through the drinking experience. Sure, Stone is a giant now, but dem bastards still got big balls. —by Dave "SD" Cook

    7.0

    2 Cheers

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    The first one of these I had was on tap at the Friendly Greek in Lancaster for our now annual cookie/beer event, paired with a chocolate mint crinkle cookie. Excellent match! For FoB2017, I paired it up beside last year's version(Xocoveza for the Holidays & New Year), which has mellowed really nicely. I love that you can taste each "spice" through the drinking experience. Sure, Stone is a giant now, but dem bastards still got big balls. —by Dave "SD" Cook

    7.0

    1 Cheers