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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,514 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,514
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 74
Gots: 311 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013)
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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

fark and the wheaton.. wow, california is indeed a strange place

eyes...
one fingero of tan/cocoa head with a mild snap crackle and pop effect, the head settles down in mere instances, lacing is actually pretty nice considering the ABV looking to dissolve the suds and my spleen, the bubbles are that really nice clean standard foam that looks like a perfect tidal foray, you even get the little bit under the wave (roll your glass up and down to see what I mean), dark brown, really dark, like some space anomaly dark, I think I can see some light through it but it may just be some tachyon hops playing with me or maybe it is just Q...

nose...
booze, a nutty smell in terms of something like a mild peanut oil, barleywine sweetness, dark bitter euro chocolate, some coffee notes, there is a feeling of dryness encompassing the brew. but to be fair the big daddy on this block is the booze, in a good way (which of course is not always the case when beers cruise from the neutral zone into the high abv zone)

taste etc...
my initial thought was the nuts smoothing out the flavor (my friends will not let me live down typing that...sheesh), the nut flavor kind of holds off this massive booze wave reminiscent of barleywine and bordering on bourbon, in fact you almost get a bourbon infused dessert like note in the aftertaste that then melds into a thin layer of melted dark chocolate that sits there for some time as if painted on your tongue, quite a mouthful! this is a liquid velvet elvis painting in a glass... all the smooth, all the moves, and all the excess with peanut butter, graceland here I come. the carbonation is just lovely, it caresses your mouth, superb.

there is a bevy of flavor depth here, you get dark raisins, coffee, chocolate, peanut light (I can't recall pecans specifically in my mind so the closest approximation I can describe the flavor here is a light version of GORP from Carton brewing here in Jersey).

verdict?
see a bottle - get a bottle. get 2 and try one now and stock pile some more. I like it fresh but this should age nicely. Since there is no psycho hops in this the thing might mellow out and become smoother if possible. Delightful. Seriously a kick ass beer. I would love to finish with some cheesy STNG line... but I won't give you that satisfaction (aside from saying that beverly crusher was a milf before it was cool...)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet jet black with a foamy beige head atop.Vanilla/bourbon and nuttiness stood out on the palate along with raisin and sweet alcohol.A big chewy feel is fitting for this beer.Bourbon and raisin flavors upfront with a roasted element always there,an earthy nuttiness brings good balance.The alcohol is big but it's a nice last one of the night sipper.

Photo of braugon
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - black as night, dark cream coffee head,

S - malt forward, nutty, earthy, vanilla, bourbon

T - caramel, pumpernickel, tad too boozy. I get more pecan flavor as it gets warmer, get a nice, bitter hop touch on the finish. I agree that this one gets better by the time you reach the bottom of the bottle, you're content.

M - definitely thick and vicious, but still a tad thin for aged bourbon when I compare to others

O - Looking forward to aging one, I have a theory nutty beers age well, plus dat abv....

Photo of tectactoe
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Thanks, Mike! All kind of light absorption happening here, this beer is pretty much black as can be with a deep and contoured, mocha-colored head that sits at a half inch for a few moments then slowly sizzles to a thick collar and thin ring. Only a few spots of splotchy lacing on the glass; probably the least impressive lacing of any Stone beer I've had to date... Oh, no!

Good chocolate malt on the nose with some hints of roast, a light sweetness, a touch of cream, and a bit of nuttiness that peaks near the finish. I don't smell much wheat or rye, probably because of the intensity of the chocolate/roasted malts. The barrel is light on the nose, as is the bourbon, but then again, the beer is only 25% barrel-aged; sure, it's muzzled, but it's actually integrated really well into the rest of the aromas.

I love the smooth and creamy mouth feel that w00tstout exhibits; it fits perfectly with the light, sweet cream and mildly roasty, chocolate malts that attack the palate first. There's a good bit of nuttiness, even stronger than on the nose, and a solid pounding of oak and light vanilla from that barrel, baby. It may only be 25% BA, but don't call it a comeback, it feels like it has been here for years, brah.

There's some alcoholic heat present, but it's not too hot or abrasive, and it doesn't have much of a "bourbon" flavor, rather it's just boozy warmth. At 13% ABV, though, that's to be expected. It actually tastes a little lighter than that. Dry and roasty finish with a hint of dying cocoa sweetness and boozy wood. A final prickle in the back of the throat that hurts so good. Halfway through the bomber you can start to feel your toes tingle.

Very solid "partially barrel aged" beer, here. Stone makes some good stouts, as evidenced by their IRS and especially by the newer Espresso IRS. w00tstout is another solid stout offering from the guys in California, though maybe not quite as refined as the previously mentioned beers. Being able to find something like this just sitting on the shelves is certainly a nice treat, though.

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of MadScientist
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A jet black beer with a persistent, espresso colored head. Pours with three fingers of foam and leaves ropes of fine lacing on the glass.

S: A blend of aromas with a medium amount of roasted grains, oak barrel, pecan and malt sweetness. The typical chocolate, coffee, roast and a light sweetness blend some dark stone fruit. There is some banana coming in probably from the bourbon mixed with the oak which has a fair amount vanilla along with a bit of cinnamon. There is a non-distinct somewhat nut like aroma in there. There is a moderately-low floral note from the alcohol.

T: A chocolate and nutty flavored stout with support from a moderate vanilla oak and bourbon character. The pecan flavor is fair noticeable at a moderate level. A medium-strong malt sweetness being somewhat wheat and slightly caramel in nature with a medium roast. With only a light hops bitterness the balance is fairly sweet. There are some light vanilla and background cinnamon flavors from the oak along with some light bourbon character. The alcohol brings some heat and a light sweetness. The finish is moderately sweet with an aftertaste of coffee, chocolate along with roast and light hops bitterness.

M: A full bodied beer with a medium level of carbonation and some alcohol warmth.

O: A rich and complex stout layered with oak, bourbon and a nutty character. The wheat isn't obvious at first but it defiantly there if you look for it and adds a lot to the body and character of the beer.

Photo of Tiernan
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of dolivaw
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Redmondi
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with minimal head retention and almost no lacing.

S: I got a little bit of the pecan, mocha chocolate, and not much heat considering the ABV.

T: Definitely taste the wheat, which is integrated well with the nutty, chocolate roasted malts. A little rye on the finish, and not too boozy.

M: Medium to low carbonation, lasting finish, and just a little syrupy.

O: Another winner from Stone. Great combination of flavors and definitely smooth for 13%. I'll be making a trip back to my local beer shop to grab more before they're gone.

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of freshflesh
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of thetommo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dieBlume
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Swongler
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like where this beer is going. It is worth a try now, but I think it will be great and worthy of a 4.25+ rating in 6 months to a year. Consumed from a snifter.

Very interesting beer

A - Pours dark brown. Very little head from this pour. Looks a little watery, but sticks to the side of the glass quite a bit.

S - Slightly metallic. Undeniably stout smell with some unique properties: bitter and nutty. Reminds me of breakfast for some reason when I take a whiff. Not quite enough coffee to call it coffee, but smells like there could be some brewing in the next room or something.

T - Similar to the smell. Bitter, and you definitely taste the alcohol. Bourbon is present and at the forefront along with a mixed bag of nuts. A little bit of metal. Toasted bread comes to mind with a little Nutella. A good, solid stout.

M - This is made for sipping. Slight sting in the nose when it hits the sides and tip of your tongue. Falls to the bottom of my mouth instead of flowing over the top of my tongue. Maybe the taste forced me to do that.

O - I really like where this stout is headed. It isn't quite there yet, but could be with some cellaring. I bought 4 bottles. I will hold on to 2 of them to see how they age. I would love to update this review in another 6 months to 1 year. The flavors are all there. Bourbon, nuts, sugar, whiskey, oats... just needs some time to figure out its identity. I would recommend this to any Stout lover, and recommend they get a bottle to hold on to.

Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle with a bottled on date.

LOOK: Deep darkness that draws your soul in, tan sea foam lacing on top

SMELL: Creamy, nutty, cordial, sweetened coffee, faint vanilla, burnt sugar, spicy alcohol

TASTE: Smooth, thick creamy body, slick, roasted grain, faint wood, hint of vanilla, nutty, very warming alcohol, brown sugar, black currants, boozy, dates, semi-sweet roasty finish

Great job guys, Stone and their collaborators built a bit of a masterpiece here.

Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber, with the bottling date on the neck, 6-2013.

This one must go in a snifter, preferably with a piece of decedant chocolate cake or ooey-gooey something or another...

Pours black and thick, with a quickly departing dark tan head, that leaves a decent collar, minor tiny bubble film and some minor bits of lace.

On the tongue, dark chocolate motor oil comes to mind, notes of vanilla, sugar glazed nuts, rum, cafe au lait and more dark chocolate come to mind.

Rich, dense,smooth, robust, complex, highly enjoyable Imperial stout.

Tastes/drinks great right now. Quality candidate for aging.

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tripelz
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Chris_Panos
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,514 ratings.