Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez / Abnormal Beer Company / Stone Neapolitan Dynamite

Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez / Abnormal Beer Company / Stone Neapolitan Dynamite

An Imperial stout brewed with chocolate, vanilla, strawberries and coffee

Imperial Stout
Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez
Abnormal Beer Company
Stone Brewing

San Diego may be best known for its hop-forward IPAs, but this county has a long and proud history of stouts, porters and the dark arts. Case in point, the winners of this year’s American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned Stone Homebrew Competition: Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez and their champion creation, Neapolitan Dynamite. For our additional collaborator, we enlisted noted Stout Master Derek Gallanosa from Abnormal Beer Company to bring this ice cream sundae of a beer to life in full scale. The result is a rich, decadent beer, with the sweetness of the strawberry and vanilla balanced out by dark chocolate and coffee. Available in bottle and on draft, but not on a waffle cone, unfortunately.

An Imperial Stout Scooped from the Freezer into your Glass

About This Beer

Release Date
September 11, 2017
Package Types
22oz bottles
When to Enjoy
Drink fresh or age at cellar temperature
Special Ingredients
Vanilla & Fresh Strawberries

Tasting Notes

Deep, dark, black and opaque. Rocky brown head with fine bubbles that dissipate quickly.
Fresh-brewed coffee up-front. Milk Chocolate and strawberry with a hint of nuttiness.
Strong coffee flavors up-front and an intense mid-palate of fresh strawberries. On the finish there is a lot of strawberry with chocolate, vanilla, and milk sugar. As it warms, these flavors integrate and become even more pronounced.
Thick, creamy, and syrupy. Some sweetness and a faint tart hint. Full and heavy and ultra-smooth. There is lower carbonation resembling a nitro beer.
The American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned Stone Homebrew Competition is something we have been proud to be a part of for several years. These are wonderful beers created by passionate brewers who, like us at Stone Brewing, are innovative and always pushing the boundaries of flavor and beer. This year’s winners, Paul Bischeri and Patrick Martinez, created an awesome stout with an equally awesome name. We all agreed right away that Abnormal Beer Company would be the perfect third collaborator because of its wide range of beer experimentation and the several killer stouts that the team has brewed. It’s been a pleasure to bring this beer to a bigger scale so that our fans can share this unique experience.

Pairing Notes

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Smoked Salmon, BBQ’d Burnt Ends, Baked Brie Bowl, Swiss Fondue
Soups and Salads
Beef Bourguignon, Texas-Style Chili, Fresh Strawberry Salad with Vinaigrette, Icy Cold Summer Fruit Soup
Main Courses
Filet Mignon, Coffee-Rubbed BBQ’d Beef Rib, Rack of Lamb, Monk Fish Liver Sushi and/or Uni Sushi, Carne or Carne Asada Tacos with Lime
Neapolitan Ice Cream (of course!), Wild Strawberries with Crème, Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry Shortcake with Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Crepes, or make a beer milkshake with this astonishing beer!