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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstoutStone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,540 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,540
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 71
Gots: 315 | FT: 44
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with pecans, wheat, & rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels. Brewed at Stone Brewing Company with Greg Koch, Drew Curtis (Fark) and Wil Wheaton.
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Ratings: 1,540 | Reviews: 238
Photo of GreenMind
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very well aged 2013 bottle. Pours pitch black color with creamy 1-2 finger brown head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving decent foamy lacing that slid down fast and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of molasses and pecans up front, mixing with charred wood, cocoa powder, bourbon, maple syrup, smoke, espresso, coffee grinds and rich, sweet malty notes that are complex and confusing. The alcohol comes through but gets lifted up and spun around like a tornado of sweetness swirling around with coffee, caramel, charred wood, toffee and chocolate notes that trail off with oaky notes and light vanilla sweetness. The nuttiness upfront fades and leaves the bourbon at the end for an incredibly sweet and complex nose. So much going on that it’s sensory overload and the best way to sum it up is it smells like black coffee and pecan pie on the table – really great to inhale.

Taste is more boozy than the nose with the bourbon present up front but not hot, settling down with the caramel, toffee, molasses and syrupy sweetness followed by pecans, nutty notes, charred wood, rye and hoppy spices like pepper, cinnamon, cumin and brown sugar; then there's some cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, vanilla, coffee grinds, espresso or milky coffee with heavy sugar added, raisin, dark fruit like dates and sour red grapes, merlot or oak barrels, woody or peat moss accents, and a whole bunch of malty notes blended with nuts and bourbon that somehow manages to come out very sweet and hide the 13% ABV while tying it all together with graham cracker and malty crust flavors that bring the sweetness, booze and hops together in harmony. That run-on sentence must be fueled by the ABV.

This beer goes from confusing to smooth to hot to perfectly making sense in about 3 sips, and as a result of this fluctuation I think that I love this beer (LOL). It is all over the place and still extremely flavorful; it’s nutty, it’s boozy, it’s sweet, it’s roasty – tying all those adjectives together is that it’s tasty and very enjoyable. I sipped this bomber for an hour and wished it never ended, but I’m very glad I was able to get this bottle and enjoy it for what it’s worth. This was a great beer and one of those Stone beers that gets a lot of hype and manages to live up to the hype. I hope they make a w00tstout 3.0 as that would be worth trying as well.

Photo of bigred89
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soneast
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WanderingFool
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pliny_the_Gelder
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle of this to share last night, and couldn't even finish it in good conscience, BUT it's aging damn well. Maybe better than 2.0, now.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreeBear
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Over a year old, but the chocolate and vanilla notes are still dominant. There's a hint of tart barrel character. Roast malt seems sweet, and the backbone is nutty.

Flavor is bourbon-laden, with barrel and vanilla leading to caramel sweetness and substantial heat. Dark cocoa notes weave throughout. The finish is lightly bitter and spicy from the rye. Seems almost cinnamony.

Still has plenty of aging potential left.

Photo of dirtyhalos
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenBiscuits
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebigredone
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fordknox
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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