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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstoutStone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout

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1,293 Ratings
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Ratings: 1293
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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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a tremendous amount of head that has okay retention. The head is medium and very creamy beige (it suggest pecans even before the aroma does) while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate. Lacing seems restricted to the slight sheeting that extends from the surface.

Nose- If the nose is representatives, then this is going to be a pretty good beer. It's pretty delicious. Starts off with caramel that quickly moves into nuttiness (I don't know if it's necessarily pecan as it is a fairly generic nuttiness) that has hints of coconut. Some toasted notes, roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Some fruitiness that has some vinosity, a bit of raisins. There was a slight note of popcorn with the caramel and nuttiness.

Taste- Starts off with huge notes of burnt caramel that suggest a citrus that isn't really there. It's more currants or sour raisins but it seems, at the moment, to be blocking out a lot of the good things this beer might be doing. Some bitterness from the chocolate which quickly turns to woodiness when it interacts with the roasted malts. Too many burnt and sour notes on the front for me to really enjoy. Also not enough of a malt base on the end to really counteract any of that. Some lush notes from some cherry and chocolate aspects on the end. Almost a straw quality that results from the burnt caramel that continues to the finish and sits on the linger. Even some formic acid from the sharp chocolate, cherry, and raisin mix. Pecans seem to punctuate the flavor profile but they don't ever integrate well- they worked much better on the nose. A very confusing beer in sum. I like some parts of it but the balance and integration are problematic. Above average to good beer.

Mouthfeel- Between medium and heavy bodied but pretty close to heavy bodied with light carbonation. Some syrup to the texture from the fruit aspects.

Drinkability- Despite its complicated flavor profile, it still drinks pretty smoothly. It doesn't show any heat which is a plus for a 13% beer and somewhat makes up for the messiness. Five dollars seems reasonable for a 250 mL pour- I think the bottle pretty much retails for this.

Overall- Looks great, smells great, but the greatness falls off after that. By no means a bad beer but it would be hard for me to rate it as a solid, good beer. It's almost there and might get there but I can't judge beers on that. Worth a try and I wouldn't even dissuade one from buying a bottle. It seems more that this beer doesn't mesh with palate than that is just above average. I did want to like it. It didn't happen.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2014 04:52:54 | More by artoolemomo
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elNopalero

Texas

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
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2013 03:20:41 | More by corby112
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a pitch black color with an inch of frothy dark brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is boozey, earthy and nutty. The taste is more of the same. Bourbon up front with some earthy/nuttiness as well as oak and vanilla. Dark chocolate. Roasty. Really drinkable considering the high ABV and the bourbon. I can't believe the ABV is 13%. The bourbon flavor isn't overpowering and mixes well with the chocolate and nutty flavors. Mouthfeel is a tad on the lighter side. I missed this when it came around in bottles so I was pumped to see it on tap. Overall, fantastic beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2013 17:22:37 | More by PicoPapa
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes from this afternoon
I had been lamenting the fact that I had apparently missed out on this release. Stone is obviously a great brewery, Wesley Crusher managed to be the rare combo of sometimes-comic-relief, child prodigy who was not insufferable, and I should say something about fark, but I honestly don't know as much about them. womp womp.

The pour was silky midnight: onyx appearance like SLAM! with a nice little creamy brown head. Easy dissipation leaving a little initial lacing (grandma's embroidery), but giving up the ghost (grandma's embalming) shortly thereafter.

Nose picks up relatively smoothe, rich and enticing. There's certainly that bourbon character making its presence known, though it is by no means a one trick pony. I picked up some dark fruits, but this is not a fruit heavy stout. I imagine the pecans helped smoothe it all over, like a good mediator.

Once you start drinking the damn thing, your enjoyment level increases. That smootheness keeps its presence, and blends with the bourbon to create a dangeRussly drinkable experience. Initially, I got more of the classic creamy vanilla, with a hint of spice that I can only assume was the rye balanced with chocolate and rich roasty malts. As it warmed the booziness came forward, though I still feel the 13% could easily catch you off guard: the bourbon presents as flavour, not alcohol heat.

I must admit I'm a little disappointed that the pecan's weren't a little more prominent in the flavour, although I assume that they contributed to the creamy smoothe drinkability (no trademark here).
Overall, though this is another extremely enjoyable beverage from those bottom left brewmasters. Wish I had a bottle or two in my cellar, but glad I finally got to try it at all.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2013 23:50:34 | More by kemoarps
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh from the tap at the Alcove in Tuscaloosa, AL

A-Pours a pitch black color with a thin, beige colored head that retains fairly well. The head is silky smooth and leaves barely any lacing on the sides of the glass.

S-A lot of nuance here. Bourbon, dark cherries, very boozy, some vanilla, and bitter coffee as well

T-Follows the nose. The booziness hits you at first as it fades into a pleasant bourbon-vanilla flavor that is rounded out well and finishes with a spicy boozy bite mingled with sweet, dark cherries. Beautiful.

MF-Silky as hell. Smooth and rich. Full-bodied with a wet finish.

O-A damn good stout. Alcohol may be a little too present, but this was one of my favorite stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2013 16:20:59 | More by Jacurdy60
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tan head. Color is black. Lace left.

Flavors of roasted malts as chocolate. Too roasted for me. Vanilla, oak, and a minimal amount of bourbon. A bit of heat shows in the end with a touch of rye. Can't find the pecans.

Mouthfeel: roasted and dry. Fuller bodied.

Overall, solid, but it would have been cool to have more barrel aging.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2013 03:16:37 | More by mothman
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oberon

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet jet black with a foamy beige head atop.Vanilla/bourbon and nuttiness stood out on the palate along with raisin and sweet alcohol.A big chewy feel is fitting for this beer.Bourbon and raisin flavors upfront with a roasted element always there,an earthy nuttiness brings good balance.The alcohol is big but it's a nice last one of the night sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 02:11:19 | More by oberon
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pakman08

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- dark earthen color, black as night. Tan/ coffee head with some honest retention. At the edge some light gives it a cola appearance.

N- coffee and booze upfront and dominating, but dig a little deeper....
Vanilla, pecan, caramel, fudge, raisins, cigar box.

T- a lot of the nose comes through on the taste. Additional flavors of chocolate, earth, oak, wheat bread, fine tobacco, and leather.

F- lighter than other 13% yet still rich body feel. The body really is an impressive achievement given the other qualities of this complex beer. Im banking the wheat helpped the chemistry on that.

This WILL get better with age. Already better than fresh off release. Hope you saved a bottle, can't wait to open mine in a couple years

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2013 23:49:09 | More by pakman08
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alucardswordlol

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky enough to get this on tap at the common market yesterday. Served in a Southern Tier goblet.

Appearance - The beer retained a good inch of head in the goblet. The body was about typical for an imperial stout. Very dark but you could pick up some brownish hues towards the light. The head had a really nice vibrant colour to it for the style.

Smell - Great smell, lots going on in the beer but you are able to pick up on the pecans which added a sort of caramel nuttiness.

Taste - This beer has some booziness to it but it would be hard to knock a 13% beer, especially when other flavours come out. Immediate roasted malts and other standard flavours for an imperial stout and as they are settling in you get a great caramel finish from the pecans which pleasantly lingers on the tongue. Very well executed.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel on the beer was fantastic and I think the rich flavours of the pecans work very well with the heavy body prevalent in this imperial stout. Extremely smooth mouthfeel which adds some drinkability to such a heavy high alcohol beer.

Overall - I would certainly have another w00tstout in the right circumstance. A great imperial stout with good chocolate/coffee flavours that are enhanced by the addition of pecans, which bring caramel/toffee notes to compliment. If I found myself with another glass in my lifetime, I'd consider myself fortunate.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 20:01:30 | More by alucardswordlol
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nsheehan

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout at Pinthouse Pizza
Stone
20130826
Draught, 10oz into a nearly 10oz goblet
13% ABV

A – Dark brown-black, opaque. No head, some immobile but attractive lacing curvily hanging.

S – Bourbony alcohol smell, a woodiness too. Not a sharp alcohol smell, but a smooth one. A dark sweet licorice. As it warms, I can make out a more full smell, but the components are still buried under alcohol.

T – Sweet yet not too much due to alcohol. Can’t really taste the alcohol. A tiny pinch of woodiness. Some leather comes through. It seems like the alcohol is covering tastes but not inserting itself that much. Not getting any wheat, which is a letdown. As it warms, I can taste alcohol and a tiny bit of raisin. The sweetness is pretty unchanged, just more alcohol.

M – Thick, smooth, and syrupy. Heavy bodied and a tad chewy, with a quite wet finish. Despite the alcohol abound, it mostly comes through here as a warmth on the swallow. Goopy is a good word. As it warms, the finish gets a bit less soft and drier as the alcohol comes out more.

O – This beer needs time, the alcohol is quite overbearing. Hopefully it will cellar well. Not sure if the wheat will ever show. It’s a sipper for sure and not for people new to big beers. After letting it warm, it is for sure a booze bomb that needs at least a year. I will wait 2-4 years on my bottle.
3.25, 3, 3.25, 2.75, 2.75; 3.02.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2013 02:12:00 | More by nsheehan
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap at sams in Durham. shaker

pours a pitch black, opaque, with a nice creamy beige head. smell is of dark chocolate and roasted malts. typical RIS smell though it isn't as big. not getting any wheat though. the taste starts out big and chocolatey, lots of malt character. super smooth and creamy. full bodied but alcohol is very well hidden.

overall a very well done imperial stout that is super high on drinkability. going to be feeling the 13% soon.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2013 17:46:14 | More by Axnjxn
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irs

New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Whetstone Station Brewpub in Brattleboro Vt. Served a bit.too cold to get a complete sense of the nose. Mouthfeel is super chewy, right on the money. Flavor is really nice but a bit too sweet and too much vanilla. Overall a fantastic beer if I hadn't fallen for the hype but I'd like get ahold od as many bottles as possible to age because this will be out of this world when mellowed and balanced with age.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 19:58:18 | More by irs
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ianmatth

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - Sweet and malty

T - Sweet, malty, and raisiny, reminds me of Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre. Definitely not dry, but what can you expect from a 13% beer. Doesn't have that high ABV taste though.

M - Plenty of malt, but not as heavy as it looks. Pretty smooth.

O - I'm an IPA guy, but this is a great stout, very interesting, but too sweet for my tastes, I wish it could be a dry as a Guinness, but at 13% what can you expect.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 07:57:40 | More by ianmatth
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nickfl

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with an orange tan head of foam on a black body. Good retention, decent lace. An aroma of brown sugar, cola, boozy whiskey, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor begins with sweet, thick malt and builds up notes of dark sugar, cola, bourbon soaked cherries and charred oak. A thick, syrupy body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish. This is a big, strong and relatively complex beer, but it is actually pretty drinkable for what it is. The sweet, sugary malt profile manages to avoid becoming the cloying mess it threatens to be and works quite nicely with the barrel aged notes.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 18:59:50 | More by nickfl
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was stoked to find this on-tap @ Gernika's Boise ID. Served in a chalice.

A: Fairly opaque black with red edges; looks like lower carbonation, fairly still, with minimal head.

S: Big roasted malt character backed up by some sweetness. Lots of roast, some dark bittersweet chocolate and espresso, and I do get some barrel in the nose with notes of vanilla, oak and bourbon. Doesn't smell particularly 'hot', either.

T: Has a definite Stone stout character to it...there is a touch of burn as this beer shows it greenness here. Roast and chocolate, lots of dark barley character. Notes of espresso and dark fruit with a faint hint of red wine. Warmth brings that vanilla and oak forward too, maybe a ghostly bit of caramel as well.

MF: Thinner but fuller mouthfeel with very low carbonation; smooth, but with a bit of a burn.

O: Really reminded me of IRS in a couple of ways; this beer was good but not great. Alcohol character is just distracting enough, and the adjuncts (pecans? where?) don't really shine through either. Glad I'm sitting on a bottle; we'll see if age unifies this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 18:02:03 | More by Scotchboy
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CloudStrife

New York

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

8.5 oz pour into a goblet.

A: Pours black with a minimal tan head that sticks around for a while. Leaves some lacing on the sides.

S: Roasted malt and dark fruits hit you upon first whiff. Bourbon notes on the tail end. Bit of sweetness to it, as it warms a more pronounced carmel and molasses comes out.

T: Molasses and sweet carmel are the first thing I notice. Dark fruits add sweetness. Pecans do come through providing some nuttiness. Bourbon is noticeable at the end adding some booziness.

M: Medium to thick body with a sticky characteristic. Low carbonation. Not one your going to slam down.

Overall a fairly sweet and boozy stout with a complex flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 20:29:33 | More by CloudStrife
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Aces & Ales in Las Vegas...

A - Pours almost black, with a nice creamy finger of light brown head. Not too much lacing left behind at all.

S - The smell is a little muddled, but still good. Notes of oak, bourbon, some spicy rye and alcohol are intermingled together.

T/M - The taste has just as much going on as the smell does. The taste is bittersweet chocolate forward, with hints of wheat & rye malts, with a nutty/bready finish. The pecan really comes thru in the aftertaste. Medium/heavy mouthfeel.

O - This brew is very unique to say the least. The flavors really transform as this one warms, letting the oak and pecan become more prevelant. Really good brew, glad I bought some bombers to age.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 03:41:17 | More by Rizalini
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black onyx like brilliance the head sat quietly on top with a light brown color and frothy thickness.

Strong pecan scent covers a coconut and vanilla finish. There is a Graham cracker and chocolate malt scent deep near the back.

The flavor starts with STRONG bourbon and Oakey barrel flavor. The chocolatey flavor comes out with a malty, cracker taste. Hints of vanilla with a mix of light coconut are found near the end. I found no pecans at all despite the strong aroma.

This has all the characteristics of a fine barrel aged stout but loses the top notch seat with a little too much bourbon on the tongue. If you run across a bottle, or on tap, be sure to try it though.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2013 00:53:14 | More by KYGunner
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken 2 days ago at the DIve Bar in Worcester.

A- Pitch black oily thick pour from the tap into a goblet. A small light mocha cap builds on the beer but doesn't stick around for long. It leaves a fine-bubbled, small ring that deposits some good sheets of lace.

S- Honestly for a 13% Stout fairly tame, just don't get a ton of distinct things. Roasty malts are obvious and slight oaked whiskey. Dark cherry-raisin fruit hints from the high gravity yeast ferment, slight soy sauce. No alcohol at all which is nice but I'm missing out on a big base stout. Nutty hint must be brown malts or the pecans.

T- I have a hard time describing how I truly feel but the base beer just doesn't seem to fill my desire for what I look for in big stouts. It is balanced but at the same time no decadent or just striking features are present. The pecan flavor is well done and the whiskey and oak is smooth and balanced in. Big cherry-raisin fruit, thin roast grains, root beer and some fairly big alcohol beyond that.

MF- Thick bodied with a moderate carbonation. Creamy overall texture to this beer. Alcohol is quite hot on the palate with a slight roasty bitterness in the finish as well.

Some nice individual elements but the beer as a whole just left me underwhelmed. I really didn't have any hype going into this one but was happy to be able to try it on-tap. So many amazing stouts out there and this is just sort of decent. I do like the level of barrel use and the pecan element, both were well done.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2013 22:05:43 | More by cbutova
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: black with brown, ample head with good retention. Significant lacing
S: coffe, alcohol, and cherry
T: chocolaty and the strength definitely comes through. The bitterness hits after with cherry notes. Unfortunately, the alcohol taste lasts longest, making it slightly metallic at end.
O: little too much taste if alcohol for me, especially at end, but the flavors that are present are enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 23:19:45 | More by cjgiant
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap-TapHouse Westmont. Pitch black pour with minimal mocha head.

Smells of wheat malt, bourbon, chocolate and roasted pecans.

Taste of vanilla, roast and chocolate. Malt sweetness. Alcohol heat in the guise of bourbon lays heavy with a nice bite of hop.

Mouthfeel is complex and heavy. A lot of depth to contemplate on. The rye really dries this up.

Can someone say Goose Island Bourbon County cousin. You gotta love bourbon to appreciate this. Some may say too much heat or it has to age to mellow. Like BCS, I like to drink hot and this is right up my alley. Lacks that silky quality that keeps it from being topnotch. Nonetheless a quality beer every bourbon fan to try should it come your way.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 04:29:20 | More by joeseppy
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at The Fridge in Lancaster - served in large snifter

Inky, opaque dark pour with a thin layer of tanned head resting on top. Retains pretty well with some spotty lacing left behind on the glass. Heavy handed aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted warmth, booze and nuttiness. Sweet and nutty right up front with cocoa powder, roasted dark malts and molasses. Hints of anise and pecan with rye spice lurking underneath the behemoth of a backbone with some oak and bourbon. Pretty hot finish with sweetness and alcohol. Creamy and sticky on the tongue.

I was hoping for a bit more rye and pecan (since I really enjoy both flavors), but it felt a bit muddled among the booze. I also picked up a bottle so I'll revisit this a little ways down the road.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 18:38:58 | More by xnicknj
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mdfb79

New York

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 07/28/13 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice.

s - Smells of roasted malts, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cherries, sweet dark fruits, light bourbon, oak, toasted malts, and burnt malts. Lots of roasted notes and chocolate, and a lot more dark fruits than the taste has. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, caramel malts, toffee, bourbon, oak, sweet dark fruits, bitter chocolate, vanilla, and toasted malts. Very nice caramel in the taste and a little more bourbon, with less fruit. Very nice, a step up from the nose.

m - Thick, full body and low to moderate carbonation. Not much heat at all, and a great mouthfeel and body for a big stout.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. Nose is nice and the taste is great with bourbon and caramel mixing with the chocolate and roasted malts. Easy to drink for 13% ABV, would definitely have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2013 17:08:55 | More by mdfb79
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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,293 ratings.