Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by smakawhat:
3.71/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.
Dark walnut brown body, with a fleeting head off the pour, that falls fairly quickly. Head is a nice chestnut brown but has a slight reddish tinge to it which is hard to examine since it doesn't stick around much. Fairly straightforward in looks and appearance. Has some clarity from below.
Nose has hints of cherry cordial warmth, and cheap booze. Some light brown sugar and maraschino artificial cherry seems to be just jumping out of this. Very unique I'll say but not my most favorite aroma.
Palate comes with a strangely neutral tone. What's most evident though is the mouthfeel which is the best part of the beer. Extremely creamy and rich but with a controlled thickness that really coats, nearly feels like clotted cream. Palate brings though strangely only mild classic stout flavors of roasted malts, and mild sensing dark chocolate. Warmth brings much of the creamy character but sweetness isn't predominant which doesn't bring up anything such as vanilla or chocolate. Controlled boozy character is well hidden though. Really wish those cherry tones would come through in the taste somehow.
Overall it's an interesting take, but I am not really drawn to this, probably cause when it comes to Stone I am not a big on their stouts to begin with. There's some neat character to this but it just doesn't wow me. That's not a bad thing though, it's still enjoyable to drink and I definitely prefer it to their regular Russian Imperial.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2013 23:04:44 | More by smakawhat
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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.
91 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.