A brand new barrel-aged variant of AleSmith Brewing Co.’s most popular stout is “evocative of a warm cup of Mexican hot chocolate.”
According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB), the San Diego-based brewery is working on releasing Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout Mexican Cocoa Edition, a 13 percent ABV Russian imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on cayenne, cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla beans, Mexican cocoa and sea salt.
In addition, the stout includes “artisanally roasted” coffee sourced from Mostra Coffee.
The stout would be the newest addition to AleSmith’s Anvil & Stave Barrel Series—which is named after the Anvil & Stave blending bar located inside of the brewery that opened its doors in 2016—and would be one of more than 60 different variants that use AleSmith’s Speedway Stout as its base.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.