Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,398 | Reviews: 230 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kendo:
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottled on 6/25/13; consumed on 11/15/13.
A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black with a 1-finger chocolatey (think Yoo-Hoo) colored head that settles quickly. Good splotches of lace left behind on the glass.
S: The bourbon is the first scent noted. However, I'm also getting some chocolate, molasses and dark fruits.
T: Again, the bourbon and high alcohol provide the first impression. But there's a lot going on here. Chocolatey malt foundation, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, tannic wood and a good bitterness at the finish. I don't get the pecans at all, however. Finishes with heat from the ABV on the back end of the palate and felt as warmth in the belly.
M: There is a silkiness to the feel that is quite nice. In fact, I'm bumping up the score on the mouthfeel even higher than where I started it. The body is heavy in weight, but feels so smooth that it almost seems lighter.
O: Too hot to get a higher overall score. I believe the bottle says one-quarter of this beer was bourbon barrel aged. If that's correct, for my tastebuds I suspect I'd rather see about one-eighth (maybe one-sixth). That 13% ABV is obvious, in the nose and the taste. But all in all, I'm impressed with this collaboration.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 02:01:02 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
4.39/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 06:04:36 | More by TruePerception
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.