In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Stone Brewery. It is their American Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this California base craft brewery. Let us get into this stout.
It has a jet black color with a tan constant color head on this stout. The aroma has a chocolate to heavy espresso notes. The taste has a chocolate to espresso notes with heavy espresso aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.stonebrewing.com):
Stone Americano Stout | Stone Brewing
The coffee notes in Stone Americano Stout are bold, rich and full of American swagger. For each 120-barrel batch, we incorporated over 250 lbs. of artisanal espresso-roast beans into the mash and added in Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo and Cascade hops to invigorate the coffee taste with a slight citrus and resin hop presence. When it came time to selecting our coffee, we chose the same local roasters who contributed to our sought-after 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout. Their fantastic beans helped us achieve this dark, hoppy and wonderfully aromatic espresso stout.
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Closing, I always love anything that comes from Stone Brewing. I cannot recall if they make a bad beer. This is one of the few craft brewery that is good overall. I love this beer. I love my coffee stouts. This craft brewery is known for their hoppy and malty beers. It is nice to see them trying to do something different. They did a great job on this beer. There is a nice balance between the stout and the coffee. This is a great beer and I highly recommend this beer. I am glad this craft brewery decided to make seasonal beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser