Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
3.36/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottled on 7/10/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass
Pours an impenetrable pitch black with a light cocoa, finger and half tall head that quickly recedes to a half finger's height, leaving zero lacing, but plenty of alcohol legs behind.
Waves of bitter sweet baker's chocolate greet your nostrils with a snappy, herbal hoppiness interwoven. Subtle, but sweet molasses and caramel play a nice supporting role in the chocolate forward, malty aroma. The syrupy molasses has a unique nuttiness about it which makes me think of pecans that were added in the brewing process of this gigantic stout. There is a faint vanilla and coconut character from the bourbon barrel. For being 13%, the alcohol is pretty well hidden. As the beer warms in it's glass, some of the roasted malts which I have been looking for surface.
Sweet, creamy notes of chocolate coats your tongue right away, with subtle biting notes of espresso and more of that distinctly nutty molasses that was found in the nose. Finishes dry with lingering notes of cocoa powder, baker's chocolate, herbal hops and rye, with a light streak of vanilla and coconut from the bourbon barrel. Unfortunately, a lot of the more lush notes of the malt bill are completely covered up by the huge, spicy alcohol character that almost completely pervades the beer.
Heavy bodied with massive viscosity and moderate to high carbonation. Oily with alcohol.
I had high hopes for this; rye, wheat, pecans AND barrel aged? This had to be great. For the most part it was pretty damn good, until the spicy, tongue scalding alcohol took over the flavor profile, completely covering up the roasty, chocolate-y goodness that bourbon barrel aged stouts can be. I'm not going to give up hope because I really think this beer will only improve with some age on it. .
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2013 02:01:26 | More by flayedandskinned
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4.24/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours jet black with a tannish head and some lacing
Aromas of toffee, dark fruits, bourbon, some hops
Tastes of vanilla, raisins, dark toffee, a bitter finish from the rye, perhaps with some hops. Don't really pick up on the pecans. I do detect the 13% abv
Smooth mouthfeel, creamy, very light carbonation...definitely a sipper.
Overall, a different imperial stout, very smooth and creamy, I don't know of the pecans really added much for me. Don't know if this will show up again, but I would give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 01:11:16 | More by BradC
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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