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W00Tstout 2.0 - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 49
Hads: 469
Avg: 4.21
pDev: 29.22%
Wants: 73
Gots: 180 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 13.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Last year's w00tstout collaborators are back for round two! Thespian and renaissance man Wil Wheaton, online news guru Drew Curtis and their new cohort, multi-talented actress and comedian Aisha Tyler collaborated on Stone w00tstout 2.0, a massive yet seductive imperial stout brewed with wheat, rye, pecans and stone-ground chocolate (a new addition to this year's recipe), then partially aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
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Photo of beerthulhu
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-Bot. 06.13.15. Consumed 12.18.15. Ale brewed with cocoa, pecans, wheat and rye with 25% aged in bourbon barrels.

A: Darkest of oil black pours has a leathery, cowhide colored head of good size and consistency, one inch, that sits for a lazy amount of time. Thick lustrious sheet lace coating smoothers the vessel.

S: Sweet fruitiness of cherries and oaky chocolate first teases the nose along with buttery pecans. Sweet alcohol laced dark fruit of plums with a grapey vinous like aroma.

T: Alcoholic spiciness of cinnamon and nutmeg combine with silty chocolate and bourbon flair for flavor. Sweet dark fruit of plums, buttery pecans, and a milky chocolate touch. Dark roast is rich and beautiful, combining with a bourbon-whiskey coffee finish.

M: Full bodied, creamy and thick, low carbonation.

O: An outstanding flavor with a fantastic finish that remains strong from start to finish. Bourbon, rich chocolate base, and buttery pecans add highlights for a lustrious drinking experience. As it warms the bourbon becomes more pronounced, but still maintains a very drinkable rate for its 13% abv nature. An easy A rating beer.

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Photo of rhett7660
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I first had this at the Stone "Comic-Con 2.0" Brew festival. Had to pick up a few bottles to enjoy.

Thick, delicious, very rich, with a bourbon and vanilla/caramel smell which only intensifies as you keep sipping it. The ABV while high, does not taste like it. I let this one sit for a few minutes to really get all the flavors going. With it a little on the warm side, this beer really shines!

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Photo of CHickman
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours pitch black color with a small tan head that faded and leaves decent spotty lacing.

Smells of roasted malts, cocoa powder, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, coffee grinds, dark chocolate and a general rich malty sweetness. Some oaky, nutty and boozy notes show up at the end, but the nose is really deep and sweet likely from the extra aging.

Tastes is more impressive than the nose with char, espresso, toasted nuts and toffee jumping into the mix along with the dark chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa powder, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, Hershey's chocolate syrup, coffee grinds, light piney hops, leafy herbs and a general rich malty sweetness. Like the aroma the oaky, nutty and boozy notes trail, yet hide the ABV masterfully. It was really smooth, complex and very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is chewy yet smooth and creamy with mild carbonation, a general thick feel and a mildly sweet finish that's got a nice complex mix of malts, chocolate, earthy/oak notes and the syrupy, caramel character which works very well with the charred elements.

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Photo of LouZ
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Rich, bourbon and vanilla/caramel aroma with luscious taste to match. Love the feel on this beer - thick, velvety, chewy. The bourbon and corresponding ABV is not as overt as the number indicates. Dangerously easy to drink. Well done.

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Photo of dd43
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The 2015 bottling was really good. Head forms with ease according to the vigor of your pour. The wheat in the grain bill helps it stand up over the course of your drink. Big chocolate and vanilla notes in the nose, as well as some booziness. Flavors are very roasty, silky chocolate, rather fudgy in that regard. Pecan notes are present in the flavor much more so than the aroma, and they are delightful. Barrel character is expressed in the mid palate and the finish. Mouthfeel is appropriately smooth and creamy, loved drinking this beer. I'm sad my bomber is gone but I had a nice time emptying it.

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Photo of mtomlins
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black and oily with 2-3 fingers of sudsy head with fleeting lacing. The nose is alcohol, chocolate, nutty with hints of bourbon. The taste is roasted malt, soy sauce, cherry cola and milk chocolate.The mouthfeel is thick, silky and a bit cloying.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour, moderate toffee colored lacing ring, no carbonation.

S - Candied chocolate aroma, light molasses, some spiciness.

T - Molasses, bourbon boozy, some spiciness, dark chocolate bitter sweetness, lingering chocolate, oak.

M - Thick, full bodied, silky, smooth.

O - Bring on version 3.0!

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Photo of neurobot01
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into a snifter at cellar temp.

Look: medium-dark brown, a bit thin-looking, with a small light-brown ring of a head.

Smell: alcohol heat, cinnamon, cherry, cocoa.

Taste: harsh bitter chocolate, boozy alcohol, rye spice, mild vanilla/toffee.

Feel: medium-to-full bodied, nice chewiness with some oily slickness. Highlight of the beer.

Overall: having just had w00tstout 2015 yesterday, this version is clearly inferior to its successor. The bitterness and booze in the front of the taste is just too much, and overpowers the other flavors. Still good, but nowhere near the greatness of 2015.

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Photo of Givemebeer
3.27/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Full bodied stout. Way way too sweet. Rye doesn't come through much and the pecans are non existent. If you're into the sweeter beers, this could be right up your alley as the flavor profile isn't bad. But to me, this was just about undrinkable.

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Photo of mabermud
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wootstout 2.0 - 2014

Look: Dark, opaque body, with a fine mocha head. With a twirl of the glass, little islands of melting legs slowly stream down the sides of my favorite 15.5 oz brandy snifter. When held up to the sun, it does not penetrate the body.
Smell: The smell is rich with molasses, sweet malts, chocolate, and a touch of rye. There is a good deal of lactose. For me, bourbon and booze are noticed near the tail end. As the beer warms, the booze and bourbon rear their handsome heads. Balanced sweetness. Nothing overpowers another.
Taste: Of course, the taste follows the smell, plus some dark fruit.
Feel: The feel fits and does not disappoint.

Overall - Balanced and fluid.

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Photo of BigD1975
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love Stone Brewing anyways, this beer is dark, tasty, and obviously if you have enough of them it'll put you on your ass at 13%, very good and would recommend.

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Photo of cdhaines
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of, if not the best stout I have ever had. Very thick mouthfeel, deep, dark look with awesome toastiness...by the way, I had one of the new versions of this - they have just re-released it...

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Photo of hopsputin
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: a thick motor oil black. Thin tan head film head - wasn't expecting much

S: thick molasses, rich caramel, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of cola. Real nice aroma

T: a ton of molasses up front. Tons. Following that is oak and vanilla. Then dark AND milk chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, a hint of dark fig and raisins. At the end is a sharp alcohol tinge, which normally I wouldn't enjoy but this works really well to cut the sweetness. There is a very faint soy and cola flavor at the end as well, but it works.

M: medium, it has a level of carbonation that keeps it from feeling too full. Carbonation similar to a soda

O: you know what. I like this more than I thought I would. I don't really enjoy barrel aged beers normally, but the bourbon flavor isn't that strong in here. It's rich, sweet, full and complex. A real nice sipper - let it get to room temp. My criticism would be that it could lose a little bit of carbonation

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Photo of SteveB24
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance-The beer is highly viscous, color is a rich brown, the beer pours a finger of tan head that retains very well and clings the glass tightly.
Smell-Molasses, dark chocolate, burned toast, faint alcohol.
Taste-The molasses is prominent in the taste, but not to the soy sauce extent. There are lingering notes of espresso, cocoa, brown sugar, and tobacco. The alcohol is there but nowhere near the level you might expect from such a "big" beer.
Feel-Very carbonated for an imperial stout, creamy on the finish, not nearly as rich and/or oily as it appears.
Overall- A very decent stout, and the booze is impressively well hidden, not something i'd run to re purchase if i could but it's very enjoyable.

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Photo of oskinker
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Liquid Cracker Jacks. Really enjoyed this beer. A tiny bit boozey but hey, it is what it is. I don't mind the booziness at all, great toffee flavors with the bourbon and chocolate notes. Looking forward to grabbing 3.0

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Photo of retry4z
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Updating rating to 4.5 from 4.25 on 9/11/2015.

Pours black with a tan head from a growler. Looks black with ruby-brown at the edges. Smell of molasses, chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, plums, peaches, black cherries, strawberry, malty sweetness, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, and some alcoholic tones. Tastes like an alcoholic maple syrup with notes of dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, coffee liquor, chocolate milkshake, bourbon, and significant heat, but it is balanced by the full body and strong and complex flavor. Low carbonation, probably from sitting for over a year, but still gives off a nice tingle compounded with the alcoholic heat. Drinks like a chocolate milkshake but is so much more - bourbon, complex malts, dark fruit aromas, and a soft mouthfeel. This drink is a warm blanket on a cold night. One of the best big stouts, extremely rich and complex. Just the right balance of bourbon, alcohol, and malt. Bravo!

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Photo of CAPorter
2.95/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't understand the high ranking. Not a bad beer, but it has very unhidden booziness when compared to certain beers that are stronger than it. That isn't the mark of "world class" beer as this has been rated. Maybe I drank it too young and it needed to mellow. My least favorite release ever from this brewery.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Dark chocolate and kinda nutty. Light bourbon. A little fruity.

Taste - Really nice. Dark chocolate. Sweet caramel. Nutty malts, especially in the finish. Bourbon in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I'm surprised how tasty this is. I don't remember 1.0 being that good.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.25/5  rDev +1%

A - Black. Can't even shine a strong light through it. No head to speak of, small cocoa lace rim.

S - Soy, molasses, booze, and a little cocoa. There was a briny note there when first opened but thankfully blowing off.

T - Chocolate big time, taste the booze too. Malt tries to keep the balance. Good thing about the booze, it cuts the malt.

M - Heavy body, pretty good balance considering, good carb which is hard to get on a high ABV offering.

D - I didn't realize it was so big. I was planning on drinking the whole bomber myself, now I am not so sure.

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Photo of a0lbudman
4.25/5  rDev +1%

A-black color with a light brown head that leaves a thick lace as the glass goes down
S-bourbon is the main aroma, but you get a mix of hops, malt, and chocolate
T-at first sip the bourbon took over, then came a good hop bitter aftertaste then the bourbon taste comes back
M-creamy full bodied, sticky, highly carbonated
O-great beer that brings out the great flavors that you come to enjoy in a beer like this

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Photo of KYGunner
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

The nose is sweet with cream, toffee, pecans, bourbon and dark fruits like prunes and dates.

The flavor is huge with raisin, prune, dates, chocolate malt, caramel, toffee, molasses and brown sugar. There is no booze in the flavor but it presents a bit of heat.

I liked Woot Stout a lot but I love 2.0!

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Photo of Jeffo
2.64/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Doopie brought this one out after the abomination I’d brought over went down the drain. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 20 May 2014

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a small, thinner looking, beige head with lousy retention. Head quickly fades to a splotchy wisp and ring. Clear bistre brown in color with low levels of carbonation. Slight wisp remains but leaves no lacing down the glass. Very light in color for the style.

SMELL: Definite nuts with vanilla, oak and some alcohol. The booze is rather strong, and the nuts play a leading role in this one.

TASTE: Leather, more nuts, and tobacco up front. Boozy swallow with a big and lingering finish of oak, vanilla, leather, nuts, and some perfume-like alcohol as well. Flavorful, but the booze and hair spray makes it a bit of a chore.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. Lots of heat lingers here.

OVERALL: Okay, but rather hot and the solvent-like alcohols make it more difficult to really get into. The color is also too light for the imperial stout style. Surprised this one gets such high scores on here. Something I was glad to try, but not something I’d have to have again. Thanks heaps for the share Doopie. Luckily beer nights are fun no matter what beers we drink.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Hefty on the alcohol, but really a complex stout. Great raisin notes. Just make sure you have nothing to do for the forseeable future before popping the top.

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Photo of themind
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid effort from Stone Brewing. Good barrel character gives an already good base beer a boost making this beer truly impressive. If you on get your hands on this brew, do it.

Bottom Line: Solid!

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We crack a bomber, with an utterly soundless pour into our oversized tasting snifters. It shows a deep molasses coloring, holding a brief finger tall head of espresso colored bubbles after a heavy handed and rough pour. Wisps of lacing are found peppered indifferently around the glass, but the beer is otherwise silent. Carbonation appears light and sediment is absent. The nose is hot with bourbon and vodka boozy sting right off the top, but this settles nicely under shade of the richest cocoa and milk chocolates, warming and sweet banana esters, phenolic clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon spiciness, red raisin and black cherry, sticky fig pudding, heavy but only lightly roasted chocolate black maltiness, soft metallics of rye, buttercream frosting, buttery oakiness, toffee sugars, and graham cracker crust. The sip reveals a shockingly heavy beer, so prepare. The taste unfolds with salty soy sauce and black pepper spice, branch-bendingly weighty melted dark and milk chocolates, dark black cherries, lime rind bitters, pine bark hoppiness, red currant, buttery and mossy oak barreling, medicinal phenols, authentic bourbon booziness, toasted coconut slivers, black, caramel, and chocolate malts, moderate ethanolic burn, black licorice, and flakey dark chocolate Pirouettes. The body is one of the fullest and chewiest we’ve encountered, and the carbonation is solidly medium. Each sip gives substantial syrupy weight and pull to the slurp, smack, cream, and froth, all of which are present and rich. The mouth is instantly coated with the muddiest beer you could imagine, lasting forever. This thins after a while into a chalky dustiness, but you’d have to wait a while to experience that. The abv is large and in charge, but the beer drinks well below that, even for a big sipper.

Overall, here we go, round two. Wow, so the addition of that chocolate must have added an anvil to this beer because it is strikingly more dense and busy than its predecessor. If you’re not expecting it, it can really take you off your feet, coming from both that body as well as the flavoring. One nice thing about the malt base here, is that although the featured wheat and rye are hard to pull apart from the rest of the grain bill, it is a relief to not get killed with roast and char. This allows for the nose to really blossom, and the taste to remain pure. For a beer with only a quarter of itself oaked, those notes come out full force with warmth, adding a layer of maturity and candor. I’m not sure if we could handle a 100% barrel aged version of this beer, but we can only hope, urge, and pray that they would drop that bomb on us some day in the foreseeable future. This beer outdoes itself, and even many of Stone’s standard dark, stouty-type offerings. If you have access to this beer then drink it. Not tomorrow, not to see how well it does with age on it, but now. Right now.

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W00Tstout 2.0 from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.