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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1292
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with pecans, wheat, & rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels. Brewed at Stone Brewing Company with Greg Koch, Drew Curtis (Fark) and Wil Wheaton.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013)
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Photo of glenviewjeff


5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had been anxiously awaiting this beer since I heard about it a few weeks ago. You see, Wil Wheaton and I are twins separated at birth--well we were separated while our real mom gestated Wil a couple of years longer than me. But I digress.

The beer is outstanding; I'm relatively new to these ultra high alcohol brews like Goose Island's BCBS, Burton Baton, Ten Fidy, etc. Wheaton and Farking have made a beer comparable to the big boys. Really I think it's just as good. Of course, as expected, it's a sipping beer.

Poured a 22oz bottle into a Color is black like a guiness and completely opaque. Very finely carbonated head that sticks around forever. Nice and sweet tasting, syrupy consistency too. There's the obvious and expected alcohol warming, and wood, leather flavors. I am not sure I taste the nuts; though it's certainly nutty--but so is Burton Baton, brewed without them.

I like how it tasted at each of the temperatures it went through during my 20-30 minute 12oz affair with this beer. All in all it deserves more than the current rating of 90. I'm sure as more reviews are added the score will better reflect its true characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:50:21 | More by glenviewjeff
Photo of jondeelee


4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout opens to a thick, mealy head, yeasty rising whole wheat dough, thick black breads, heavy molasses, pecans, vanilla, charred bourbon barrels, pepper, chocolate, tobacco, ash, and toffee blending with a mélange of fig, black cherry, prune, plum, raisin, blood orange, and date fruit esters, as well as a nice lacing of pine resin and grapefruit from the hops, the aromas rising so thickly out of the bottle that they almost take on a viscous quality and coat the nasal passages like oil. The flavors are potent, yet extremely delicately balanced, the notes playing off each other like a classical symphony into which a bit of bourbon-soaked heavy metal guitar has been infused. The result is a near-perfect Imperial Stout nose, certainly offering everything this reviewer could possibly want, and it’s hard to imagine anything else shoved in here without the bottle shattering under the pressure.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a stunningly beautiful alcoholic whang of cherry, fig, prune, plum, raisin, blood orange, and black cherry fruit esters, mixed with a plug of bourbon, and set atop a bed of brown breads, whole wheat dough, peppery rye, tobacco, ash, pecans, molasses, and heavy cream. Touches of bitter pine resin and faint hints of dandelion stem and grapefruit rind add more bitterness, mixing well with the pepper and ash. The flavors barely fade over the course of subsequent sips, though the raisin and bourbon notes do increase a little, but for the most part the beer maintains its strength throughout the bottle. The 13% ABV is present, but blends well with the bourbon, and is certainly less potent than in many of its peers. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, with even more whole wheat dough, ash, and yeast, and lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this officially ranks as one of the five best beers—much less Imperial Stouts—I’ve ever had, and if Stone made this year-round, I don’t know that I would need to buy anything else. If you love Imperial Stouts, you must try this one: it’s stunningly balanced, immensely flavorful, and obviously the product of people who not only really, really love beer, but really, really know what they’re doing.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 01:01:33 | More by jondeelee
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4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - poured with a viscous thick black crude oil-ish body, took some vigor to get a one finger loose head that quickly dissipated.

S - first is alcohol, followed by a nutty sweetness, can get hints of the pecan, nice vanilla and whiskey notes come through as we'll. smells very intense and delicious.

T - taste is ridiculously intense. Wall of malt, with some subtle notes of chocolate, whiskey, vanilla bean, and nuttiness peaking through. Finishes abruptly with a heavy alcohol presence and wall of hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers with the malt character as well long after, reminiscent of their RIS but kicked up a few notches with the alcohol and hops.

M - feels thick, with light carbonation. Alcohol is very much present in the finish.

O - this is great. I think it's very similar to RIS but more intense, I'm not sure if i can really distinguish the wheat and the pecans are more present in the nose. I love stone's big beers, they have a very unique character to them, they are really just killing it. This is enjoyable, and will be enjoying them while they are available.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 23:58:08 | More by MaineBrewing
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4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Snagged a 22 oz. bomber at Shirley's in Adams Morgan, D.C.

Appearance (4.25/5): Deep black, opaque, and very little head, as you'd expect with a beer of extremely high alcohol content (13%). The khaki, half finger head dissipates quickly. The carbonation is visibly low.

Smell (4.5/5): Some alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits in the nose. Not detecting much bourbon notes.

Taste (5/5): Wow, this one just blew me away. Vanilla from the oak and some bourbon flavors mix seamlessly with the usual, pronounced dark chocolate, and coffee flavors. Amazing depth and complexity. Dark fruits also make an appearance (think plum and raisins), reminding me of Belgian Quadrupels. A tad boozy but you don't get it until the very end. The flavor elements all work in concert together. More oaky vanilla in the beginning and more bourbony in the late stages as it warms.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Thick but not syrupy. Beautifully done body that's heavy but not cloying. Low carbonation due to the high alcohol. This is a sipper.

Overall (4.5/5): Stone has really crafted a winner of a collab beer with the Stone/Farking/Wheaton w00tstout. All of the ingredients and flavors mesh really well. Totally decadent, this is a beer you may want to share. Getting through the entire bottle on your own may land you on your ass, but I'd understand if you guard it jealously and elect to not share.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:35:35 | More by hagbergl
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4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: 22oz. bomber poured into a Porter/Stout glass

A: Thick, dark and viscous. Poured like used motor oil. Medium tan two finger head that dissipated fairly quickly.

S: Roasted malt at the forefront, with some chocolate and coffee notes. Alcohol vapors.

T: Again, roasted malt at the forefront. Coffee and chocolate, and maybe some vanilla. The alcohol was present, but didn't overwhelm the other flavors, blending in nicely.

M: Wow, smooth and silky, not too much carbonation. Great mouth feel.

I have been waiting for this one to hit our local stores (in Florida) since it was first announced. Like all of the other Stone Brewing products I've tried, this one did not disappoint. I have two more w00tstouts aging under my bar, I'll try another one in a few months and see how well it ages.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 17:17:08 | More by HowiPepper
Photo of Cylinsier


4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75


Pours jet black, dark tan head is thin and dissipates slowly to a film, where it retains indefinitely.

Smells of oak, caramel, vanilla, roasted coffee, nuts and cocoa. Rich and on the sweeter side.

Flavor is rich, caramel and bourbon with oak and nutty bitterness. Vanilla, lactose and non-acidic coffee flavors are also present. Maybe a hint of raisin too. Some rye in the aftertaste.

Full, velvety body with a light fizzle of carbonation on the tongue and a boozy warmth going down. Numbs the mouth a tiny bit.

A really strong, potent stout that wins you over with its decadent flavor. Very much in the desert stout category with this flavor profile. The pecans come through in the nose more than in the taste; there are nut flavors in the taste but they aren't specific. The wheat isn't actually noticeable to me, but that's neither here nor there. Great brew if you like something rich and packing a punch.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 01:26:35 | More by Cylinsier
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4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a deep black, with a thin tan head, that turned to a tan ring, leaving little lacing. Quite nice, very much like a barrel-aged stout. Scents of cocoa, coffee, slight soy sauce, slight alcohol, and slight nuttiness. A good scent for an imperial stout, what I look for in the style. Flavor begins with some nice Bourbon flavors, moves along into dark chocolate, and coffee notes, a sweetness is present throughout, there are some slight pecan and nutty hints, especially on the finish and aftertaste, alcohol is present throughout, the beer ends on roast malt, with a roast malt and black coffee aftertaste. As it warms it changes character a bit. Flavors of alcohol become more pronounced, and the typical stout character of roast malt, black coffee and dark chocolate become more pronounced as well. The nuttiness takes a backseat and is masked heavily by the alcohol, but it still slightly shines in the aftertaste, though overshadowed by roast malt. There are also some slight prune and plum notes as it warms. An excellent flavor profile, with a great deal of complexity. The flavors blend magically and the two slightly different flavor profiles on display each have their own charm. Mouthfeel is thick bodied with moderate carbonation and a slight alcohol burn when cold. This burn changes to a more pronounced alcohol burn, quite noticeable in fact, as the beer warms. Both mouthfeels are quite nice, though they make the beer very much a sipper. An excellent imperial stout. It has a high level of complexity in flavor and a nice, boozy character that makes it an excellent beer to sip and savor. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 05:44:49 | More by Auraan
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New Jersey

4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

fark and the wheaton.. wow, california is indeed a strange place

one fingero of tan/cocoa head with a mild snap crackle and pop effect, the head settles down in mere instances, lacing is actually pretty nice considering the ABV looking to dissolve the suds and my spleen, the bubbles are that really nice clean standard foam that looks like a perfect tidal foray, you even get the little bit under the wave (roll your glass up and down to see what I mean), dark brown, really dark, like some space anomaly dark, I think I can see some light through it but it may just be some tachyon hops playing with me or maybe it is just Q...

booze, a nutty smell in terms of something like a mild peanut oil, barleywine sweetness, dark bitter euro chocolate, some coffee notes, there is a feeling of dryness encompassing the brew. but to be fair the big daddy on this block is the booze, in a good way (which of course is not always the case when beers cruise from the neutral zone into the high abv zone)

taste etc...
my initial thought was the nuts smoothing out the flavor (my friends will not let me live down typing that...sheesh), the nut flavor kind of holds off this massive booze wave reminiscent of barleywine and bordering on bourbon, in fact you almost get a bourbon infused dessert like note in the aftertaste that then melds into a thin layer of melted dark chocolate that sits there for some time as if painted on your tongue, quite a mouthful! this is a liquid velvet elvis painting in a glass... all the smooth, all the moves, and all the excess with peanut butter, graceland here I come. the carbonation is just lovely, it caresses your mouth, superb.

there is a bevy of flavor depth here, you get dark raisins, coffee, chocolate, peanut light (I can't recall pecans specifically in my mind so the closest approximation I can describe the flavor here is a light version of GORP from Carton brewing here in Jersey).

see a bottle - get a bottle. get 2 and try one now and stock pile some more. I like it fresh but this should age nicely. Since there is no psycho hops in this the thing might mellow out and become smoother if possible. Delightful. Seriously a kick ass beer. I would love to finish with some cheesy STNG line... but I won't give you that satisfaction (aside from saying that beverly crusher was a milf before it was cool...)

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 04:43:48 | More by Ego
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4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours dark- pretty much black as night. There's, just barely though, some light that picks up a dark brown color on the bottom of the glass, but not see through. The head was about two and a half fingers length and dissipated into a tan thin film covering the rest of the beer.

S: Damn. The smell alone is excellent. Coffee, toffee, caramel, bourbon, char. I can smell it from even a couple feet away.

T: This is a damned good stout. I say 96 or 97 out of 100. I get chocolate and caramel up front. Then comes pecans, rye, bourbon, wood, oak, raisins, nuts, cream, milk. Jesus this is good stuff. Like a dark desert in liquid form.

M: Oh man... I'm always afraid of a thin mouth on any stout I buy, but this does NOT disappoint. The w00tstout is not only thick, but creamy as well. It's got sort of a stickiness to it that lingers, and I like it.

O: Awesome beer. Wasn't disappointed. I'm not a fan of the roasty-type stouts (where the taste is nothing but char and burnt coffee). This beer was not like that and even surpassed my expectations. Too bad this isn't year-round.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 02:49:21 | More by titty_mcbitty
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4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a dark and intimating appearance. But, once it is on your tongue, it is nutty and delicious! It's not one of the typical dark beers that you have one glass and your done. This beer kept me wanting more! Not to mention, one glass of this beer gets you feeling pretty damn good!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 22:41:41 | More by Opie1knoche
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4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well that bites! I got the silkscreen without the cool faces. Boo! Oh well, it's still beer. I press on...

Bottled on 7/16/13

Pours a motor oil black brew with a succulent beige foamy head that stays, then leaves and reappears easily when agitated. Slight ring around the glass. Almost no lacing.

Getting nice bourbon barrel whiffs right out of the gate in the aroma. Chocolate, marshmallow, molasses, nuts (not sure it's pecans), wood and booze. A great smelling brew. Find myself sniffing more than sipping. I correct myself.

The taste is fantastic. I'm getting the nice chocolate/coffee presence of the stout and a great, just the right amount, barrel characteristic. Wheat is there but blends well. Not getting a bunch of rye but it can be tasted within the aftertaste. All the components are present and gosh darn it....it works.

Very creamy mouthfeel. Oily too. Full bodied brew.

Overall the threesome hit it out the park with this. 13% allowed myself to sip and enjoy this while getting everything I could, and should, get out of this session. It was difficult to find in the Bay Area, but I am overjoyed to experience. Really good stuff.

Sheldon Cooper's got nothing on this!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 22:47:44 | More by kaseydad
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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful stout. So good, it's farking swheat. Had to throw that in there.

The pecan, wheat and rye are balanced well. Bourbon kicks in at the end. The 13% alcohol is hidden well. I've stashed two bottles away for the cellar; can't wait until this beer gets older.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 04:38:55 | More by nabit
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4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz : Teku
bottled 6/25/13

Black, with a thick light brown head of dense foam.

Toasty, nutty malts, oaky vanilla, faint bourbon and hints of cocoa. Wonderful, really inviting. The taste follows the nose quite well and is a unique, delicious take on an Imp. Stout.

Generally, I expect a bit more viscosity in this style, but the smooth, medium body and foamy, bubbly carbonation keep it from overwhelming the palate and become easily drinkable.

A very well done beer. The flavors imparted from the pecan and barrel aging work together quite well with the wheat helping to smooth the mouthfeel without excessive viscosity. I didn't pick up much, if anything from the rye malts.
Stone, their collaborations as well as their individual offerings, continue to impress.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 06:31:48 | More by vkv822
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4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Snifter. Bottled on 06/25/13

A: Black with some bourbon coloring on the very edges. You have to really try hard to see any light through this brew. The head is a lighter brown color. Not too much retention on the head. Hard to knock too much on appearance when dealing with IS, unless you don't like the color black.

S: Picking up bananas, chocolate, a hint of barrel, coconut, and a hint of bourbon. This is a fantastic smelling brew.

T: Get more bourbon barrel and chocolate. Nice burn, nothing anywhere close to "boozy" but a very nice burn to complement the bourbon and chocolate.

M: Nice silky/oily feel. Not too heavy that you feel like you are chewing on it, but enough to remind you what you are drinking.

O: I find this to be a very enjoyable Bourbon barreled IS. Kind of fits right in between your heavy hitters BCBS and something like Dragons Milk. Probably one of the most drinkable of its style that I have had. Good stuff from Stone as always

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 22:19:21 | More by JulsFelic
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4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This pours a solid dark black.

There’s a smoothly mellow aroma of chocolate. Specifically dark, bitter, coffee-tinged chocolate.
The flavor has a chocolate-coffee roast in spades that comes together for the most part until, bam!, that boozy kick at the end reminds you this is still a beast of a beer. Great for sipping. Plays well with others. Just watch out for its strength.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2013 08:03:29 | More by elNopalero
Photo of ISmith87


4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber, actively sold to me by a great sales person at BevMo. I had no idea who Wil Wheaton was until I looked him up when I got home and realized it was Gordie from Star Trek: TNG. Haven't watched Star Trek since 4th grade but it's cool to know Stone Brewing invited someone with a genuine interest in their beer to brew one with them!

So here it goes...

A: super dark brown-black like most Imperial Stouts. The head starts at two fingers and fades down to a thick film on top. Very fine bubbles and a nice dark tan color. Lacing is very nice too.

S - Definitely strong bourbon, chocolate and nutty notes. A little like an alcoholic chocolate peanut butter cup. Dark malts. Not too much alcohol smell at 13% ABV, nicely covered. A nice wheat smell comes out as it warms up too.

T - Strong chocolate, almond, pecans, peanut butter, coffee, espresso, a nice bourbon flavor that makes the alcohol bite very appropriate and expected. You can definitely tell this guy is 2.4% ABV higher than Stone Imperial Russian Stout, and it's great! As it warms up there's some dark fruit flavors in there too. I can't taste much of the wheat/rye malt in there, but at 13% alcohol there's so much else going on.

M - Heavy mouthfeel, leaves a nice coffee aftertaste, even a little bit of smooth alcohol flavors lingering in your mouth.

O - I'm glad I tried this beer. It's different, and it's awesome that Stone invited homebrewers outside the brewing industry to brew one with them. Definitely increases my respect for them as a craft brewery. The only Imperial Stout I've had that was stronger than this was Mikkeller Black which was 17.5% and it was flat and had a bad taste to it. I'm happy to see that the carbonation is still there and the tastes are all good even at 13%. As far as special release beers goes, this is probably a one time for me, ranking below Stone's Espresso Imperial Russian Stout, which I'd have again and again. The Espresso IRS just has a smoother taste to it, but still the same complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 23:58:48 | More by ISmith87
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 16 tons cafe the other day.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with very good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is every bit as attractive, as I pick up considerable coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, some light rye and licorice, and a hint of underlying wine and leather. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely in this excellent beer, with the chocolate and port wine flavors seeming to dominate. So the beer is on the sweet side, but there seemed to be enough hoppy bitterness to dry the beer out fairly well on the finish. Mouthfeel was pretty full, and the beer was very soft and smooth on the palate. The finish was also quite long in this well crafted beer, and I thought the alcohol was very well integrated into the flavor profile. You certainly get a sense of the 13% abv., but the beer is not at all heavy or hot on the finish.

I really felt as if there was a lot going on with the flavor profile in this beer, and I really enjoyed it. Have had many Stone impy stouts over the years, but this has to be right up there with the best of them. Very nice...

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 16:03:49 | More by johnmichaelsen
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

W00tstout... from the cellar to the snifter.

A one-finger tan head fizzles away fast. It's your basic black color that most stouts have, but it really isn't as black and thick-looking as I would expect such a huge imperial stout to look.

It smells like vanilla, bourbon, maple syrup, molasses, milk chocolate, and raisins. Yummy. I think there's some caramel and earthy coffee in the aroma, too.

And the taste... "W00" is right. Vanilla, boozy bourbon, molasses, licorice, roasted earth, and a kind of nuttiness in the aftertaste... must be those pecans. The alcohol is pretty obvious... pretty conspicuous... but I don't mind its bold prominence. The sweetness here is tempered by the nutty, earthy, roasty dimension, making it all meld together quite nicely. Also... it took a while of sipping it, but a spicy rye element DID emerge long into the finish. Impressively true to the ingredients advertised.

The feel is fabulous... it's ridiculously thick and creamy, just how I like it in these kinds of stouts.

An imaginative ale which blends together a nice combination of complimentary flavors. Sip slowly though, or face the hung-over consequences.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 23:33:03 | More by Kuaff
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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours black with a milk chocolate colored head. There are some bubbles visible rising along the side of the glass. The head retains very well for a 13% ABV beer. Some creamy lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma is of chocolate and nuts with vanilla. I also get some hints of bourbon and the rye along with some
toffee. I can also detect the alcohol. This is very unique in flavor as far as American imperial stouts go. I get plenty of that sweetness that I would expect from an English style imperial stout like Samuel Smith's. I get the chocolate, pecan, and vanilla from the nose. In many ways, the sweetness reminds me of Steen's cane syrup. I also get the rye and some back end roasty bitterness. I get some of the alcohol, but it's not strong in the flavor. The flavor is ultimately very rich. The body is full with moderate carbonation. This is a thick beer that warms the body with all the alcohol. This is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 00:07:07 | More by acevenom
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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Quick notes.

22oz bomber bottled 6/25/13 poured into tulip glass.

Aroma - Pecan mostly with bourbon and chocolate notes.

Taste - Bourbon comes out a lot more in the taste. Pecan is absolutely present, wheat gets over powered by the other notes, but rye spiciness is definitely present.

Mouthfeel - Moderate, especially for 13%... Dry finish which I assume is from the rye.

Overall - Phenomenal beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 04:17:52 | More by Zach136
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4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Blacker than the black holes of Star Trek. Head had a dark tan tone resembling a roasted marshmallow.
S: Chocolate fudge, vanilla, bourbon, and a little soy sauce.
T: First thing, surprisingly, was the bourbon. The chocolate and vanilla came later on the palate. I also like how there's heat, but not like a burn. It's just really warm and you know it's there.
M: Very full body and it coats your mouth, too. Almost no carbonation. A bit oily, but it leaves quickly. The heat kind of sticks around and leaves your mouth a bit tingly.
O: A great beer. I'm definitely going to get more and can't wait to try it on tap soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 05:04:04 | More by nick_asian
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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first bottle of this was cellared for about 7 months from bottling date.
Lovely jet black color of beer poured into my stout glass.
Predominant smell was of dark fruit, toffee, hint of nuts and bourbon.
Taste and mouthfeel were lovely and warming. An excellent IS that didn't overwhelm with any particular ingredient. Nice combination of warming bourbon, pecan nuttiness and roasted dark coffee/chocolate.
Overall this collaboration lived up to my expectations and I highly recommend it. I have one more bottle that I plan on opening on it's one year anniversary of bottling next May.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:44:49 | More by Donco
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New York

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Blacker than Miles Davis, with a small tan head. Yep, looks like a big Stout.

Aroma: Graham crackers, buttered bread, caramel, chocolate, rye barrel. It almost has a Sambucha like sweetness, crazy. Unique.

Taste: Masterfully hides the abv; this shit is dangerous. Front end of buttery bread, caramel deliciousness, that gives way to subtle Rye spiciness. End of the drink entails more Rye spiciness and malt with some caramel. It fades out pleasantly, good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for a big Stout with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is really good in that it's decently complex and great tasting. Would definitely seek this out again. "Suck my fat one you cheap dime store hood."

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 22:59:19 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich, deep black color. A finger's worth of khaki foam in the head with not much in the way of lace formation. Powerful aroma, a bit high on fusel notes, but also rich and complex. Some nice roasty, charred aromas, dark chocolate, and barrel-provided oak and vanilla. Caramelized, more like burnt sugars. Smells big and strong, but inviting.

The flavor profile is sweeter than, say, Stone Imperial Russian Stout, though it's far short of cloying. Toward the finish, the sweetness subsides a bit. Soft, slightly syrupy texture. As far as the addition of wheat and pecans goes, I can't say either of those is discernible. There's some alcohol heat toward the finish, but it's manageable. Chocolate, oaky vanilla, and sweetness meld harmoniously. This evokes comparisons to BCBS, and that's definitely a good thing even if it doesn't measure up.

Overall, I liked this better than recent releases of Stone IRS. While it's still a bit hot, it's drinking pretty well right now and will only improve with age. Pick up several bottles -- it's worth it.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 23:04:50 | More by gr0g
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New York

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A jet black beer with a persistent, espresso colored head. Pours with three fingers of foam and leaves ropes of fine lacing on the glass.

S: A blend of aromas with a medium amount of roasted grains, oak barrel, pecan and malt sweetness. The typical chocolate, coffee, roast and a light sweetness blend some dark stone fruit. There is some banana coming in probably from the bourbon mixed with the oak which has a fair amount vanilla along with a bit of cinnamon. There is a non-distinct somewhat nut like aroma in there. There is a moderately-low floral note from the alcohol.

T: A chocolate and nutty flavored stout with support from a moderate vanilla oak and bourbon character. The pecan flavor is fair noticeable at a moderate level. A medium-strong malt sweetness being somewhat wheat and slightly caramel in nature with a medium roast. With only a light hops bitterness the balance is fairly sweet. There are some light vanilla and background cinnamon flavors from the oak along with some light bourbon character. The alcohol brings some heat and a light sweetness. The finish is moderately sweet with an aftertaste of coffee, chocolate along with roast and light hops bitterness.

M: A full bodied beer with a medium level of carbonation and some alcohol warmth.

O: A rich and complex stout layered with oak, bourbon and a nutty character. The wheat isn't obvious at first but it defiantly there if you look for it and adds a lot to the body and character of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 02:30:50 | More by MadScientist
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