Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.16/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Pours thick, rich, and black. There is no light escaping this one. A small, creamy brown head forms and retains well, leaving a good amount of lacing down the side of the glass during drink enjoyment.
S- Huge, dark malts and a hint of booziness hits the nose first. You can get just a little bit of barrel character from the 25% barrel aging. More bitter in nature, but not really a large chocolate or coffee presence. This one has the faintest nutty flavor from the pecans.
T- Starts off with the mostly bitter dark malts. More prominent hints of nuttiness in the taste profile than was in the scent and provides just a touch of sweetness. The wheat and rye are definitely present, but I'm not sure how to describe their flavor contributions. I guess maybe a little drying on the tongue, and giving the beer a hint of a flavor that reminds me of cola. The barrel flavors are the lingering taste at the end that sticks with you after the drink is finished.
M- This beer is thick and creamy, yet the 13% ABV doesn't really make its presence known. The only real alcohol appearance is in the scent of the beer. This one isn't quite a sipper without the big alcohol component in the flavor, but still a slow drinking beer for sure.
Overall, an interesting direction for a stout. The different grains in this stout make it fairly unique. I also enjoy the 25% barrel aging because it mellows out the haarsh, boozy flavor you would otherwise get.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2013 00:55:41 | More by boilermakerbrew
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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.