Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bomber to my stone snifter, it's been warming up outside of the fridge for ~30 mins
Pours pitch black, brownish red hue at the very bottom the the glass. No transparency what so ever. A half finger of foam has receded pretty quickly with some moderate carbonation in the middle. Lacing isn't the best, and retention could have stuck around for longer. Look isn't the best, but far from the worse
Smells really good. Upfront bourbon, oak, chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla, molasses, alcohol, and roasted rye malts, most the stuff you'd expect in a BA stout. Pecans and wheat don't come in very strong, beside that it's a incredibly rich smell and meets all the expectations
Taste is with the nose. Strong upfront roast rye and coffee, bourbon and alcohol. Subtler notes include toffee, vanilla, oak, chocolate, and a hint of the pecans. Everything doesn't blend too well, which is where aging comes in. This should really iron out with time
Feel is pretty hot, again expected with the abv and how fresh the bottle is. Thick and creamy feel, despite the heat still drinks pretty well
Overall this beer was what I was expecting, delicious yet premature. I really enjoy it fresh, but I'm pretty excited to see where a few years takes my other two, and hopefully a third or fourth. I'll re-review once these guys get older
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2013 00:25:22 | More by lordofstarside
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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 1,399 ratings.