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W00Tstout 2.0 - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 55
Gots: 114 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-02-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jaydoc, Jul 29, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with that distinctive comic book label art and a bottling date of 6/28/14 marked on the neck in smeared yellow ink. Poured into an oversized 30 oz snifter.

Appearance - Pours an inky dark walnut brown hue that prevents any kind of light from passing through. The body is crowned by a finger of dense cocoa powder colored head with a smattering of larger bubbles that burst to leave isolated pocking across the surface. Retention is low-to-moderate, and dissipates to a healthy film across the surface with a thicker ring of foam build-up along the sides of the glass after a couple minutes. A few minutes more and the film has become a swirling across the surface of a inky black lake.

Smell - Rich aromas of chocolate and dark malt dominate the nose, with hints of baking chocolate and even some notes of fudge. The pecans are also present, lending a nutty sweetness to the aromatic profile. However, I'm disappointed to note that the addition of the chocolate seems to have pushed aside some of that amazingly rustic rye characteristic that I remember from my bottle of version 1.0. I can't help but wonder if some additional time will allow the chocolate to blend together more seamlessly as the chocolate fades back and the grain comes to the forefront. The bourbon barrel is pretty far in the background and only comes through as a subtle oaky characteristic with some subtle vanilla undertones. Honestly, if I didn't know this was partially barrel-aged, I probably wouldn't have been able to pick that smell out.

Taste - I don't notice the absence (or really, overpowering) of the rye as much in the taste as I did the aroma, mostly because the chocolate really comes through and complements the pecan sweetness so well--it's like a chocolate-pecan pie. The bourbon is a little more present here, but is still far in the background. However, I can't really complain--I don't get any of that astringent liquor heat that you get from 100% BA beers, but it really allows the other ingredients to shine. Instead, the barrel-aging contributes just a bit of tannin to prevent the sweetness from becoming cloying and a hint of vanilla to really play well off the chocolate and pecan. The rye contributes a tiny bit of spiciness that isn't particularly noticeable until it warms a bit.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied and viscous, with moderate carbonation that seems to work better as a counterpoint to the body than as a stand-alone element. It's just enough to prevent the beer from feeling flat on the tongue. Bittersweet finish rounds out the drinking experience.

Overall, just a really good beer, and while I think I prefer the original, without the chocolate, this one is good enough that people's preferences are going to largely determine which they like better, rather than it being determined by the fact that one or the other is a genuinely better/worse beer. I'll be interested to see how this beer changes, since I have another bottle that I may sit on for a few months.

LambicPentameter, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Ben7773, Yesterday at 01:24 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

sabitu, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

freshflesh, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

77apm, Aug 10, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +15%

mctizzz, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Ddilo, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

HoppySeb, Sep 17, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark, deep, chestnut wood stain.

S: Nuts, bourbon, oak.

T: BItter espresso roast, bitter chocolate, prominent but not overpowering booze with a touch of sweetness, bourbon, and wood.

M: Sold body. Neither syrupy nor creamy; just thick.

O: Legitimately good. Good flavors, great smell. I hope Stone keeps releasing this yearly (along with the Espresso IRS).

01001111, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jworkman, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Ebrill, Sep 22, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great bourbon barrel and chocolate smell and flavor, very smooth for the abv. Absolutly the best stout I've had in this price range and for only 25% barrel aged I prefer it to many 100% BA atleast double the price of this stuff. I will be buying as much as I can get my hands on!

Mshea805, Jul 17, 2014
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tclipse, Sep 20, 2014
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studad, Jul 23, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -12.7%

dvmin98, Aug 23, 2014
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W00Tstout 2.0 from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.