Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Pahn:
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle into Captain Lawrence tulip.
Appearance: Careful pour yields a two inch tan head. No lacing, just legs. Solid black.
Smell: What a boozy beer ought to smell like; complex, inviting aromas revved up by lively alcohol heat. Vanilla oak, bourbon, toffee, marzipan, some herbal hops lurking underneath. Big.
Taste: Up front, same toffee smoothness with a nice hit of bourbon and oak. Wheat comes out in the middle as mouthfeel and some witbier-reminiscent yeastiness. Roasted malt is an accent on the end of all the other flavors. Finishes with a blast of chest heat like taking a shot of bourbon. Aftertaste is more nutty roasted malt than sweet pastry.
I was looking forward to this beer, and it tastes how I wanted it to. Lots of liqueur/pastry notes from well-attenuated outrageous-volume-of-malt and noticeable oak, with enough Stone caliber bitterness and balance. Well rounded beer that shows off some deep BA stout goodness while still delivering interesting highlights from, e.g. the wheat.
(By the way, if the there were nuts used in the brewing of this beer, they've been swallowed by the layers of Big Stout, Booze, and oak. One might call that a balance flaw, but I call it who gives a shit)
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a smoothness from the wheat. Very nice, and well carbonated. Hot finish works great with these flavors. Definitely both bitter and attenuated/dry enough--no bullshit "is this ice cream?" here.
Overall: This is a well thought out, well executed beer. It's not surprising that homebrewers had a big hand in it: it tastes like the wild fantasy of homebrewers filtered through the unmatched "balance bold flavors" skill of Stone Brewing.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2013 02:16:25 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev -2%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2014 16:20:56 | More by chinchill
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 02:49:33 | More by SPLITGRIN
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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