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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
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1,546 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,546
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 314 | FT: 44
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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: 1,546 | Reviews: 239
Photo of Rutager
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

B1 on tap at Belmont Station. Really nice.

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 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 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 Missilegorilla
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

I love the HEAT on this.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

got this one around release time but held onto it for some reason...none-the-less, it called my name tonight so i answered the call...enjoyed from a TB batch 2 oversized snifter.

a - brew pours a watery black. settles in the glass as midnight with nary a head to be found.
s - nose is a medley of bourbon, vanilla, and a soft roast with some light pecan (but the pecan could be by power of suggestion)...light wood.
t/m - this one comes alive when it hits your mouth...immediately i'm greeted with the silky rich body. lush and decadent. taste is deep chocolate and the pecan is also fairly prominent...washed over with bourbon aged chocolatey happiness. tastes like dessert, but big enough to be the whole meal. really good. the pecans add a really complimentary element.

Photo of 4thpalehorsemanale
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Had this a day after it was released and it was smooth chocolaty pecan heaven! About to open one this labor day weekend and I will have a rating on how it aged over the last year and a month :) I searched out 3 bottles and had it 3 times on draft! This beer was worth the search and the cheap Stone Bomber price of $9.99!! Thanks stone. Hope the 2.0 is this generous :)

Photo of TruePerception
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (1.0), ale brewed with pecans, wheat, and rye, and one quarter aged in Bourbon barrels. Roughly 1 year aged. 13% ABV.

A: Medium tan head, less than half a finger. Fades quickly. Utterly black in the glass. Very, very dark brown in the dimple, with just a sliver of darker golden brown. Decent head, but most of it slides right off. Very tiny, bright bubbles. Bubbles slide nicely along inside of glass as glass is tilted.

S: Pecans, rich cocoa truffle, nice solid Bourbon-y caramels. Slight oak notes. Very slight alcohol aroma. Faint grassiness.

T/MF: Very smooth texture. Lots of bittersweet chocolate! Paired well with a really strong Bourbon-y caramel presence. Dark toffee, very faint licorice, slight sweet coffee back note. Slight oak and char. Very slight sweet graphite note. Darker flavors coat the saliva, and last there for quite a long time. Quite complex.

Not quite as good as I remember, but that's to be expected, given a years worth a palate building (for a relatively newer drinker).

Damn I wish I was able to get a 2.0 for vertical. Even better: 3.0, as well! Oh well; perhaps I'll get lucky later, and get a hold of one or both...

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Originally rated a 4.5, without review.

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing from notes after drinking this one on 3/1/2014. Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bottle with the elaborate tribal-looking label (out of the three different labels produced). A faded bottling date of 6/25/13 is stamped near the curve of the neck on the bottle. Poured into a large snifter glass.

Appearance - Pour yields a dense, frothy head of about a finger and a half thick, the color of rich cocoa powder. It sits atop an opaque black body with just some hints of walnut brown where the light manages to penetrate. Retention is good, with the foam never fully receding, leaving a generous film across the glass and sparse, sticky lacing intermittently along the sides of the glass.

Smell - Very rich notes of baker's chocolate, brownie batter, pecan pie topping and complimentary notes of vanilla and oak from the bourbon barrel aging. There is also some spicy grain and roasted barley present to impart a pleasant bitterness to complement the sweet chocolate and pecan notes.

Taste - The smell was good, but the taste is where this beer makes its money. I'm honestly a bit surprised at how distinctly I can taste the rye, pecans and bourbon. It's like a chocolate pecan pie that was soaked in bourbon and flambeed. It's almost too rich, but almost--if you like pecan pie and stouts, this beer is for you. Obviously, there is a fair amount of sweetness, but it's not cloying or overpowering. The bitterness of the roasted malts keeps it in check.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied and viscous, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, lingering finish.

Overall, this is another great collaboration from Stone et al. Collaborations can be hit or miss, but both this one and Suede are really quality beers that I would love to see them produce again. That said, I've heard there will be a W00tstout 2.0, so I'll have to keep a lookout for that one with the hopes that it will be as good as this one.

Photo of kfancher21
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Long time drinker/brewer, first time reviewer...

Stone Farking Wheaton wØØtstout
13% ABV

Ale brewed with pecans, wheat & rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels.

Appearance: Black with a medium/dark brown head. Lacing is nice for a stout. Pour carefully as this one will overflow on you if you don't pay attention.

Aroma: Strong alcohol, chocolate and rye whiskey, rye whiskey

TASTE: The alcohol is less prominent in the taste compared to the smell. Rye, whiskey, cherry, chocolate with a slight burnt nutty flavor at the end.

MOUTHFEEL: Creamy and lingering. A small sip will coat your mouth and remain for as long as you let it.

OVERALL: I've been a lazy mooching BA member for seven years now and this beer prompted me to write my first review. Not the best beer I've ever had but near or at the top for stouts and is easily an outstanding beer that I would recommend to anyone.

Serving type: bottle, last bottle in my fridge for the first time in a long time.

Photo of draheim
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz (bottled 6/25/2013) into a snifter. Pours a deep onyx black w/ a deep reddish brown head.

Aroma is caramel and vanilla, roasty dark malt, and a kiss of bourbon.

Taste is sweet and malty, roasty, with notes of caramel and vanilla, brown sugar.

Mouthfeel is chewy and thick, full-bodied.

Overall a big warming sipper of a stout.

Photo of pants678
3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Half a finger of head foam, black body. It's a stout.

Smells of whiskey and rye. Is that a song lyric?

Fairly boozy even after nearly a year past the bottle date. Nuts are hardly used in stouts and these are to the beer's benefit. The whiskey barrel, the pecans, booze and rye make for a rough profile. Bitter chocolate/tobacco whips the back of the tongue. If anything I could do without the rye. I do not like rye beers.

Weight may be a tad heavy even for the style.

Photo of scottfrie
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 7/16/13.

A: Pours near black with a rather thin dark brown head that faded into a faint collar.
S: Smooth and decadent smelling with notes of rich chocolate, mild bourbon barrel, and spicy rye. Not boozy or overbearing in the least.
T: Mellow notes of bourbon barrel, toasted and creamy marshmallow, and a slight nuttiness which, me knowing its pecans, does kinda remind me of sweet pecan pie. Caramel, butterscotch, and molasses are sweet up front, and the finish is full of brown sugar, spicy rye, toast, chocolate syrup, and oak. Rich chocolate and spice linger long after the swallow.
M: Definitely the best part of this beer. I'm starting to notice that Stone's stouts are extremely soft, thick, fluffy, smooth, full and drinkable. Carbonation is soft and velvety; body is thick and fluffy and the mouthfeel is chewy, light and airy. Drinks very well, no trace of booze.
O: Drinks very well, could maybe even be smoother with age. Great flavor, exceptional mouthfeel. Well done.

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wØØtstout
Imperial Stout
13% ABV

APPEARANCE: Pours a romantic dark chocolate. Very opaque but not quite a jet black, still some nice brown hues in there. Very nice caramel colored head that had very nice retention.

AROMA: Smells like pecan pie that has been soaked in bourbon. Which equals deliciousness. Getting some sweetness maybe molasses and raisins. Little faint vanilla and for sure pick up the booziness from the bourbon barrel.

TASTE: Very flamboyant, layers upon layers. Right off the bat getting that nice barrel flavor. Slight spiciness that balances well with the sweetness of the chocolate and pecan. As it warmed a bit I pull out tobacco and the alcohol began to show its head.

MOUTHFEEL: medium bodied and medium carbonation. Slightly oily perhaps from the pecans. Not a super thick beer but surprisingly creamy.

OVERALL: Super solid stout from Stone. Was impressed all around. I am curious to see how this ages. Very easily drinking high ABV stout.

RATING: 4.3/5 Zombie Heads!

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

Pours jet black with a tannish head and some lacing

Aromas of toffee, dark fruits, bourbon, some hops

Tastes of vanilla, raisins, dark toffee, a bitter finish from the rye, perhaps with some hops. Don't really pick up on the pecans. I do detect the 13% abv

Smooth mouthfeel, creamy, very light carbonation...definitely a sipper.

Overall, a different imperial stout, very smooth and creamy, I don't know of the pecans really added much for me. Don't know if this will show up again, but I would give it a try.

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint at 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC).

Pours black and opaque, with a very good tan head. Red-brown edges.

Lightly sweet; flavor builds and builds to a strong finish and aftertaste; Light boozy; low (a bit too low) carbonation; warming.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Absolutely beautiful pour! Shows a thick creamy milk chocolate brown head. Body is traditional ink blackness. Very dark and romantic in tone.

Nose is quite soft but yields hints of earth, chocolate and molasses. It is full and rich overall but not a dominant factor that really stands out.

I am immediately taken by how dry this stout was. I was expecting a much sweeter feel. The rye is the real playing ingredient here. Very dry and sharply bitter is the body of flavor of this brew. A hint of sweetness does develop on the end of the mouthfeel as you drink and the beer warms. The alcohol really plays in this brew also.

Overall very solid brew. This beer shows great signs of one that would age very nicely.

Photo of spicelab
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle thanks to Pat. Shared at tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Chocloate brown with a modest cappucino head that retreats stealthily to a raised collar and film.

Plenty of dark fruits with big stewed plums and rum 'n' raisin leavened by the slightly green pecan character.

Taste throws some harsh ashy tar in to the mix, while less of the pecan comes through. Full bodied, becoming a tad trying and sickly over the course, not helped by a pretty hot finish.

Pecan is an intelligent addition and the best element of this beer. Otherwise it's not a terrific base RIS, and drinkability isn't great. Splitting a bomber three ways was more than enough.

Photo of artoolemomo
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a tremendous amount of head that has okay retention. The head is medium and very creamy beige (it suggest pecans even before the aroma does) while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate. Lacing seems restricted to the slight sheeting that extends from the surface.

Nose- If the nose is representatives, then this is going to be a pretty good beer. It's pretty delicious. Starts off with caramel that quickly moves into nuttiness (I don't know if it's necessarily pecan as it is a fairly generic nuttiness) that has hints of coconut. Some toasted notes, roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Some fruitiness that has some vinosity, a bit of raisins. There was a slight note of popcorn with the caramel and nuttiness.

Taste- Starts off with huge notes of burnt caramel that suggest a citrus that isn't really there. It's more currants or sour raisins but it seems, at the moment, to be blocking out a lot of the good things this beer might be doing. Some bitterness from the chocolate which quickly turns to woodiness when it interacts with the roasted malts. Too many burnt and sour notes on the front for me to really enjoy. Also not enough of a malt base on the end to really counteract any of that. Some lush notes from some cherry and chocolate aspects on the end. Almost a straw quality that results from the burnt caramel that continues to the finish and sits on the linger. Even some formic acid from the sharp chocolate, cherry, and raisin mix. Pecans seem to punctuate the flavor profile but they don't ever integrate well- they worked much better on the nose. A very confusing beer in sum. I like some parts of it but the balance and integration are problematic. Above average to good beer.

Mouthfeel- Between medium and heavy bodied but pretty close to heavy bodied with light carbonation. Some syrup to the texture from the fruit aspects.

Drinkability- Despite its complicated flavor profile, it still drinks pretty smoothly. It doesn't show any heat which is a plus for a 13% beer and somewhat makes up for the messiness. Five dollars seems reasonable for a 250 mL pour- I think the bottle pretty much retails for this.

Overall- Looks great, smells great, but the greatness falls off after that. By no means a bad beer but it would be hard for me to rate it as a solid, good beer. It's almost there and might get there but I can't judge beers on that. Worth a try and I wouldn't even dissuade one from buying a bottle. It seems more that this beer doesn't mesh with palate than that is just above average. I did want to like it. It didn't happen.

Photo of Tilley4
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared my bottle with the wife last night....

Very thick and rich... lots of heaviness on the palate, this one is a sipper...

Pecans and rye play a nice part, the pecans almost too much at times... rather sweet and a touch boozy...

This was a good nightcap but not an everyday beer...

Photo of brurevu
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I held on to this one for about 6 months trying to find the right time to drink this curious creation that clocks in at a whopping 13% abv. It poured a pitch black with a minimal tan head which was to be expected. Sweet caramel malts with dominant molasses notes and a light hint of sweet dark fruits emanated from the pitch black abyss. The taste was an excellent melange of flavors with chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, dark fruits, subdued molasses, oak, a subtle boozines with a tinge of the rye bitterness on the finish. I kept getting different flavors accentuated with each sip. There was definitely a lot crammed into this WOOtstout that was dutifully riding the full and creamy mouthfeel. I expected nothing less from the brewing prowess of Stone and the WOOtstout was another wonderful drinking experience.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a beer i was bummed to miss the first go around, so i am pumped it resurfaced at big beers. this baby has a glorious rich velvety black color to it and an inch or so of long lasting tan head, light as a cloud. the nose is quite nutty, the pecans make their presence known early. not super bitter or roasty as i expected it to be, although it does have a nice dense dark malt base. unsweetened chocolate chips and roasted pecans come through first in the taste. i get some vanilla from the bourbon portion, and a peculiar orange citrusy flavor that cannot be explained. the pecans put a nice protein richness layer in here, and wow is it good. really forward nut profile, more than any other beer i can really remember. goes well with the chocolate and orange. also too the alcohol is amazingly well hidden. you would never even know how strong this was, even when its warm. one of the more layered and unique stouts ive had, put together extremely well, and pushing up against the upper echelon of stouts like abyss and bourbon county in terms of overall quality.

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer pours a inky jet black body with an oily sheet that boils to a thin ring of big bubbles and a few random bubbles gliding up the sides.

S- The sniff of banana bread with out much banana in it gives way to an earthy black malt and barrel hint in the finish.

T- The mellow thick dark wheat malt notes lead to a brassy barrel flavor in the finish. There is some rye spice and dark fruit notes that come through as it warms and an alcohol bite that lingers into a black roasted malt bitter note aftertaste.

M- The full oily mouthfeel has a gentle fizz but is cut nicely with a warming alcohol heat.

O- The thick dense mouthfeel and alcohol work well together but the malt character just can't hold its own, so it is a little much to finish a full 22 oz.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Will Wheaton! Awesome! In any case, not sure what the beer connection there is. That said, I really enjoyed this beer- very different, and very deeply flavored. There is a deep roastiness here accented by the roasted pecans and the chocolate and spice notes of the rye, and a bit of sweetness for balance. A bit on the thick side, but not obnoxiously so. The pecan note coupled with brown sugar and some nice bitterness works. I keep coming back for another sip even though it's such a big beer. Nice.

Photo of Brob245
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours black with a slight carmel color head.

Smell - slight malty smell but nothing overwhelming. Could be a result of cellaring for around 6 months.

Taste - malt and chocolate start with a slight bourbon, maybe licorice finish.

Mouthfeel - lightly carbonated and a light mouthfeel for a stout.

Overall - a very drinkable stout. An interesting complexity of flavors from start to finish. I'm a big fan of bourbon and didn't get the intensity noted by some of the other reviewers but overall I really enjoyed it.

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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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