Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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1/5 rDev -75.5%
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07-24-2013 23:20:35 | More by Beerontwowheels
2.11/5 rDev -48.3%
A: looks beautiful; appears to be a siren in the nude calling me to her. Dark rich coloring with a caramel two-finger head. Great lacing with legs (she knows how to use them)
S: holy shit, it smells like vomit and date rape in a glass. Nuts? A few...but in the mouth of a helpless freshman ADPi. Booze and vomit. Praying its a bad bottle.
T: Rubbing alcohol (possibly chloroform to keep with consistency). Plenty of heat not masked by the beers less than full body. Some rye spice can be picked up, but only if searching for it. Anything else has to be picked up through a field of shit flowers.
M: porter mouth on a stout...that's about it
Overall: this is a misadventure into a frat party with no sense of self control. An udder mess, sloppy, hits some notes right; but, too much of this and you will surely end up waking up on a pinball table, ass gaping and mouth filled with an all too familiar wretched taste. Garbage! (Bad bottle?)
07-28-2013 06:54:05 | More by Captiveodyssey
2.49/5 rDev -39%
The description sure makes this one sound good, but then it's Stone...
13% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with printed-on label art and branded pry-off cap acquired at a local bottle shop for $8.49 USD and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given Stone's involvement. But it's a collaboration, so maybe it'll be good.
Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to come to room temperature over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a quarter finger wide head of dark tan colour. Reduces to a floater ring within a few seconds; retention is horrid. Floater ring has light creaminess and okay thickness. Okay lacing, I guess.
Body colour is an opaque grey-black. Quite dull. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Pretty standard fare for the style, with a below average head. Not much to look at, but there are no overt or obvious flaws. Lots of room for improvement.
Sm: The pecan is lovely, but too restrained. I really want more of that and it seems well integrated here; it suits stouts well methinks. Definite wheat mixed in with some dark and chocolate malts. I do get some spicy rye, but no bourbon notes come through. No oak, vanilla, etc. The hop profile is low-key, to style. No yeast character is detectable. Some alcohol, sure, but it's not hot, boozy, or gushed. The pecan is definitely a highlight; I'm starting to get excited. Unfortunately, no roasted barley comes through in the aroma.
T/Mf: Love the pecan nut, but hot damn does it get boozy and gushed by the climax, continuing through the finish. Diesel alcohol presence is off the charts. All the flavour is up front; boy is this rough on the back end. Notes of off flavours buried in the second act. True to Stone tradition, this is a boozy mess. No sense of balance or subtlety at all. Comes off thrown together haphazardly. Zero cohesion or focus. No yeast character or hop profile is noticeable. Dark malts, chocolate malt. Maybe caramel. Some overly sweet artificial vanillicin. No bourbon notes or oak; what, did they age it for a couple days so they could put "Aged in Bourbon Barrels" on the label? Maybe some spicy rye. Molasses. The wheat is strangely handled here and feels out of place, thinning the body.
Smooth, wet, gushed, harsh, boozy. Overcarbonated. Poor presence on the palate. Overbearing. Too thick. Syrupy. Ugh. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well at all. Poorly executed.
Dr: Not a fan of this one. Definitely wouldn't get it again. Overpriced. The caramelized pecan is a highlight, but it's far from enough to save it. Doesn't hide its ABV well at all. Difficult to drink. I'll finish the bottle with effort, but I'm not excited to do so. Another dud from Stone.
Age would definitely mellow this one out.
07-21-2013 07:10:29 | More by kojevergas
2.81/5 rDev -31.1%
Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.
I get enough "w00t-ing" from taiyed. Regardless, this stuff pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises coffee, toast, light roasted malts, light bourbon, charred wood, nuts, and a vein of burnt toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with all of the elements languidly ping-ponging off of each other, resulting in a muddled, unpleasant mess of malts, coffees, burns/toasts/roasts, and bad nuts. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, I feel this beer was too ambitious for its own good. I like the idea and how it sounded, but it just turned out confused and kinda crappy.
08-19-2013 22:49:02 | More by TMoney2591
2.85/5 rDev -30.1%
Draft at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a very dark chocolate brown color that's completely opaque with a two finger mocha head that very slowly fades into a thick, lasting ring. Nice retention for the style and ABV with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Boozy, slightly acrid aroma with subtle oak, burnt sugars and deeply roasted dark malt notes. Takes a while to open up but once it does there's a slight toothpick/dry oak character along with hints of burnt toast, bitter dark chocolate, espresso bean and a faint hint of bourbon sweetness. Somewhat bland and one dimensional being mostly boozy(not much bourbon character though) with burnt malt.
Medium body but lighter than expected with slight viscosity and a strong acrid/burnt malt flavor that lingers over the cocoa and oak barrel into a dry finish. Very bitter and toasty with strong ash, burnt coffee bean and extremely bitter dark chocolate. Not picking up any wheat flavor at all but there is some dry tooth pick/oak and a prominent spicy bourbon. More heat than flavor from the bourbon but that's somewhat expected given the small percentage of the blend. Some resinous bitter hops underneath but this beer is just too dry, acrid and burnt for many of the other flavors to stand out . Bourbon flavor isn't complex or interesting. Lacking in spicy bourbon sweetness and just tastes like strong ethanol. In addition, this beer is in desperate need of some balance to cancel out the char, burnt malt and stinging alcohol. Not very good at this stage. Will possibly improve with time as it mellows out.
11-24-2013 03:20:41 | More by corby112
2.93/5 rDev -28.2%
22oz bottle with the cartoon characters, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 9/3/2013, shared with BA member Benish. Review #183.
Looks like an awesome imperial stout- pours an incredibly dark and opaque body with a thick 2cm brown head. Not much lacing. Remains a thick film on the beer with great retention. Stains the glass brown as I swirl it around which produces even more head. Totally great looking imperial stout here.
Smell is eh. Not very pleasant actually, as it warms up I get more straight up rubbing alcohol. I don't even know how to describe the other aspects of the nose- there is some roast malts and a good bit of soy sauce/umami, perhaps a little bit of mellow spiciness which I would imagine is from the rye. But its not really anything I can pin down. No pecans either.
And the taste is truly average. There is a small bit of that roasted malt sweetness, but its subdued in comparison to that massive umami taste. I really do not care for it. It reminds me a lot of Nightstalker in that there is a ton of umami, soy sauce flavour. But I'm really not getting the pecans here. Basically this is Nightstalker, but worse... and there isn't even much bourbon or barrel flavour here either.
Mouthfeel is very good here though. Its a full bodied, and I mean full, full bodied and very creamy and thick. It's smooth on the palate and honestly one of the better mouthfeels I've had on a non-CCB or GI imperial stout. Still, the aftertaste is a lot of that umami flavour, and it runs very hot as it warms up. So, it takes quite a bit away from what would be otherwise a 4.75 or 5 rating on mouthfeel.
Overall, its interesting and I'm glad to have tried it. But its simply not my cup of tea. Its not particularly complex, and its full of umami.. which I find interesting only in 4-6oz quantities. I can't stomach a full pint of this stuff. I'm starting to think I should just start passing over any Stone collaboration from here on... but I liked Dayman, so that makes for a tricky quandary here.
09-04-2013 05:27:26 | More by Stevedore
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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