Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cjoc83:
4.03/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle received in a trade from the homie Joe in Cali. Bottled 7/16/13.
A - Pours jet black into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip with an initial 2 finger mocha colored head that recedes quickly and leaves no lace, as expected.
S - At first, when it was still a bit cold, I got an odd, chalky kind of smell in the nose, but as it warmed it went away. Bold roasted malts, dark chocolate, and bittersweet espresso are the dominant notes in the nose. Some faint nuttiness and bourbon are detectable, but you have to look for it. A little tame in the smell for such a big stout.
T - The flavors pop much more in the mouth. bittersweet bakers chocolate and roasted coffee beans hit the palette first, segueing into some toffee notes, slight bourbon, and just a hint of nuts. Maybe just a hint of dark fruit. The abv is hidden extremely well. I don't know if I'm really tasting any wheat here, I think it gets out-shined by the other flavors. Delicious stuff either way.
M - On the fuller side of medium bodied, actually a bit thinner than I thought it would be given the high abv, but by no means thin; actually quite drinkable. Pretty smooth, possibly in part due to the wheat? Slightly slick. Warming alcohol in the throat and chest, but you don't actually taste much booze, which is pretty amazing. Finishes on the sweet side with some accompanying roastiness.
O - The rye and wheat kind of get lost in the mix on this one, but a really great and interesting take on an imperial stout. Stone continues to impress me with their limited release beers.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2013 02:17:21 | More by cjoc83
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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.