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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 260
Hads: 1,679
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 26.91%
Wants: 84
Gots: 355 | FT: 39
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:
Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Photo of Bfarr
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black and a brown head with great retention. Roasty coffee and sweet cocoa with notes of bourbon oak. Pecan and bourbon up front with light booze, spice, and chocolate flavors. Smooth but biting feel.

Great overall flavor but the scale tips toward the bourbon leaving behind the subtler flavors. Smooth and very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good bourbon stout, im a bit surprised this has a few low ratings, its not bcbs level by any means but still a great beer, potent too. Vanilla, toffee, bourbon and chocolate.....this is a treat.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A: pours a deep dark dark reddish brown, chocolate milk color +1 finger foam head, some carbonation
S: chocolate, roasted pecan, malt
M: thick body
T: roasted malt, rye, oak, boozy, hints of chocolate
O: Rich brew, boozy as it warms, big flavor

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Photo of laketang
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out into a small snifter oily black with no chance of peeping thru

Ginger snaps and licorice

Simply bitter and sweet together in perfect harmony

Full coating of gorgeous black tar

Too bad it isn't an every day brew, and glad itmisnt, seek ou before its too late

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like any good BA stout this features a black body and a cinnamon colored velvet head that unfortunately fades entirely. Smell is good but flawed; the desired chocolate/malt/wood is plagued by a bit of wet dog and alcohol. Taste steps up, chocolate, cinnamon, lots of milk chocolate, barrel-derived vanilla, more chocolate and that's real stuff not artificial, some pleasantly grain-like malt thrown in, only slight alcohol, with a cinnamon chocolate finish, this is realtime Hollywood-level yumyum. Not all the additives (pecans, Elton John's spit, rye, angels' tears, bourbon barrel, Miranda Kerr's eyelashes) are readily detectable, but I am sure they are all doing their part to bring the more obvious flavors into beautiful harmony. Leans on the sweet side. Depending on the temperature, the mouthfeel varies from liquid velvet/silk to heavy milkshake with a bit of carbonation bite, I'm sure the pecan fattiness is doing its fair share here. Damn good.
All in all.... Why the F are people not chasing down these trucks? For that matter, why have I only bought 7 bottles so far? 22 oz 13% stout for $9? Best value I've ever seen. Oh, and it is delicious. It doesn't bring to bear everything it advertises, but I'm not sure I want it to when the result is already so good. The flavor is rich, varied, and well balanced, and the body... oh, that body. I like them thick and this just about flattened me. The aroma could use some work, but that is about all. Best part is, there's 13% alcohol hiding behind all this goodness (you're a fool if you are turned off by alcohol in your beer). Ok, I have embarrassed myself enough. This thing completes my soul. Grizzly out.

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Photo of neurobot01
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a snifter at cellar temp.

Look: medium-dark brown, minimal light brown head. Still looks plenty carbed.

Smell: chocolate, coffee, cherry, mild bourbon.

Taste: a bit of grape/cherry sweetness up front, with chocolate/bourbon in the middle, and a wallop of bitter pecan magic at the end.

Feel: a bit thin, but good otherwise.

Overall: having had 3.0 and 2.0 each of the previous two nights, I'd say this is closer to 3.0 (unsurprisingly), but does have a bit more of the bitter chocolate and bourbon character of 2.0. It also differs from the other two in having really strong (and enjoyable) pecan.

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Photo of delta490
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with just a smear of light tan head in the middle and around the circumference. This sucker smells so good I accidentally dipped my nose in it while inhaling. Think rich dark bread, a little hint of roasted nuts, and just a smidge of booze. The taste follows right along but is just a little bit better. Smooth with a solid alcohol tingle. At 13%, you can't really be surprised, but it's not bad at all and this is an easy drinking massive stout.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really don't like Wil Wheaton, so it's with begrudging acceptance that I say this is amazing. There's definitely an alcohol Brun (what else would you expect with 13%?), but the roasted malts and caramel flavor make up for it.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 7/7/15 and enjoyed 8/20/15. Version 3.0. Beautiful dark brown color with a wisp of mocha colored foam on top. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol; lots of alcohol. Taste is of roasted malts, vanilla bourbon, cocoa, coffee, and nuts. Thick, oily, and coats well. Quite drinkable and hot but the high abv is so well hidden so it is a sipper. Absolutely loved this offering from Stone!

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Photo of VetsPackage
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Version 1.0 batch #1 bottled in 2013, what a treat.
Pours black, not the deepest I've seen at this ABV range but theirs no seeing through this one. Beige head gathers to less than a finger and dissipates quickly,no surprise given it's age.
Smells of rich, fudgey cacao nibs with a soft bourbon presence that grows with increase in temperature to a more nuanced lightly toasted marshmallow, not much vanilla. Pecan is hiding in the back not saying too much.
Taste is pure chocolate, bordering between dark and milk and it's absolutely beautiful. The harsh bite I got from a fresh 3.0 is no where to be found as rye, wheat, and booze have all had plenty of time to mellow. Not a ton of pecan but if you're really digging for it it's there, similar to my experience with 3.0. Bourbon character on the lesser side, time and the fact that only 25% of this one saw a barrel makes total sense. Easiest drinking 13% I've had to date with absolutely no doubt, wouldn't have guessed over 10 going in blind. Can't wait to revisit my 3.0's I wisely stocked up on after seeing what some age can do to this one.
Just wish BA stratified this one by it's release year so reviews like mine don't weight into someone trying 3.0

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Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

W00T Stout 3.0 bottled on 7.03.15 poured from bomber into Founder's snifter:

Appearance: Dark, black no light is visible through this. Black as Satan's hide. Frothy two finger head, mocha colored. Not much lacing left on the glass as I sip.

Smell: Huge chocolate malt, cocoa, little of the pecans, bourbon, can smell the alcohol.

Taste: Following the nose; chocolate, coffee, not huge on pecan flavors but the bourbon alcohol heat is there. Really sophisticated brew.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied thick and sticky. Coffee and chocolate sticking to the palate.

Overall: I missed the first two batches so I picked a couple of these up to age but wanted to try one fresh. Was not disappointed. A beautiful beer all around, flavors are powerful. And easy drinking for 13% dangerous might I add. Go pick yourself up some and set a few back.

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Photo of Stew
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't be too quick to judge this one...have to sip this one a 3rd way through to acclimate the buds and fully appreciate. Might be smart to drink at a temp of 60/65F:

Look - Dark brown, sable in color. Pours a delicious-looking 2 inch 3 Musketeer head that dissipates quickly. Nice legs as expected in any good stout.

Smell - Faint smell of coffee, maple, brown sugar (maybe) fruity dates (no bourbon really).

Taste - All that smells above are faintly present on the taste buds (slight bourbon somewhere in there) with an almost burnt crystal malt bitterness (sure its the chard woodiness), caramel, dates and toffee notes. A bit too bitter for my taste and not hops bitter. I love IPA's and DIPA's, but this stout has a sweetness in the beginning that transitions to a burnt bitterness at the end.

Feel - Thick, sticky coffee beer like a stout should be. Coats the tongue just enough to ensure its sipped, appreciated and not gulped down like a session beer.

Over all its a good summer stout but nothing to write home about. Aging may bring improvement to the bitterness, so if you have it and haven't opened it yet...trust me, let it age for 3-6 months or longer. You're not missing much even though it says drink fresh or age in a cellar at 55F. Regular stout at best. Mine was Bottled on 7/03/15. May be worth buying 2 - one for now and one to compare after aging.

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Photo of dd43
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unmistakeable taste of pecans with the spiciness of rye. Not sure why this didn't come through in the aroma. Looked great after the pour, nice chocolate milk brown head that coalesced into a thin cap. A bigger nose on this beer would push it into elite territory, the most prevalent aroma is alcohol. Barrel characteristics (oak and a woody bourbon quality) make their presence felt in the finish and when exhausting the boozy fumes of this big imperial. Creamy mouthfeel is impressive and lends to the overall richness.

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Photo of Jonada
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

w00tstout 3.0

22oz bottle poured into a 22oz snifter

Appearance: Pours black with 2+ fingers of a dark tan head that settles to a thick collar. Body is opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, molasses. More barrel character than I was expecting.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Roasted malt, caramel and toffee, butterscotch, some spicy rye, booze, dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Some boozy heat in the finish, but masked reasonably well for 13%.

Overall: Pretty good stuff. Not up there with the best barrel aged stouts but definitely worth picking up. Good value for the price too.

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Photo of BWood
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Exceeded my expectations .For only $10 this is a fabulous beer. Smooth and creamy with some dark roast taste at the end. Dangerously easy to drink for 13% .

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a nice tan head that leaves a few shards hanging around

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, coffee and moderate roast

Taste: Chocolate and caramel, up front, with vanilla and pecan tones developing; some bitterness builds, in the middle, with coffee and hop tones; the high ABV builds, after the swallow, when subtle Bourbon tones appear; chocolate and Bourbon tones, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A very nice barrel-aged stout; not a mind blower but nicely blended

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled this month. Not sure why it's indicated as retired.
This black beauty pours rich with a nicely laced tan head.
Smells like hints of dark fruit and bourbon. Nice, although not pronounced.
Taste is bourbon, oak, wheat/ barley/ malts, choco-char. As it warms I even pick up the pecans.
It feels terrific. Thick and chewy. Nice linger of hops, dark fruit/ plum hints and burnt cocoa.
Cool collaboration, because this is a big, great imperial stout.
Treat yourself. This one is superb fresh, could age very well, and IMO was priced surprisingly low compared to others of similar style and strength.

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Photo of Roguer
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black brew topped with a sizable dark tan head. Excellent retention, leaving behind flat fields of lacing.

Sweet, boozy, yet restrained aroma. Brown sugar and bourbon are the dominant notes.

Plenty of roasted barley up front (and throughout), complemented almost immediately by bourbon and brown sugar. Sweet, sugary finish. A touch of spicy rye, especially noticeable on the back half.

Some big beers hide the alcohol; this one does not. I actually coughed a bit on the first sip, not unlike taking a sip of whiskey after a long time away from the drink.

After that initial punch, though, the bourbon is really rather tame, complementing the brew throughout rather than asserting its own presence. The alcohol heat, however, is quite present - albeit not unpleasantly. It's a big assertive beer in traditional Stone fashion.

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Photo of Flagwanderbrew86
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My expectations have been blown away! I always have high hopes for stone, which are usually met. But damn, they killed it.
The appearance is on point; rich sticky brown head. Aroma is amazing - bourbon & vanilla with balanced hops and chocolate.
Taste is a perfect blend of cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and toasted rich deliciousness. Thick mouthfeel sweet and full, without sticky sugary sappiness...
Overall, this stout is AWESOME

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Photo of teromous
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle: Bottled on 06/20/15

Appearance: Black body with a light khaki head that fades quickly. Minor spotted lacing.

Aroma: Not much on the nose here. There is this spicy pepper scent and the aroma of alcohol. There is a slight hint of a wood smell.

Taste: It has a strong bourbon flavor with heavy notes of alcohol and wood. There are some notes of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is incredibly smooth. It is a nice full bodied beer that coats the palate.

Overall: This beer is available for purchase in 2015 so ignore the retired notification on this page. It's a pretty good Imperial Stout. It didn't blow my socks off, especially for a bourbon barrel aged beer, but it is still worth picking up if you are looking for a good stout. You will get the standard fare of bourbon and oak flavors with the aroma of mostly alcohol but if you probably aren't bothered too much by boozy beers if you are looking at this 13% monster.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Faint bourbon smell and taste, disappointed their. It's a weird flavor, nothing overpowering the other, very balanced but not in a good way. No real distinct flavor, lacking identity. It is easy drinking, it's 13%, readily available, and cheap. All good things, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 bottle WootStout.. Picked up at the Boise COOP... Pours standard black with a very thin dark brown head... absolutely no lacing or cap.

Boozy mash-up of bourbon, light roast malts for a RIS, interesting nutty and dry toffee component.. toasted marshmallow.. bittersweet chocolate with warmth and something that I associate with cinnamon.

There are soooo many different flavors/adjuncts that are in this fresh.. It actually works even given the heavy ABV... Will it work better with age? I have no idea... but I am amazed how well it drinks fresh.


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Photo of GarrettB
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

September 1st, 2013 - Version 1 of the w00tstout is sweet, powerful and dripping with chocolate and other heady flavors. I know there's an epic story somewhere behind the filigree and list of celebrity names, but I don't know what it is. Frustrated, and thirsty, I dive in, pushing my nose into the glass of dark beer, and immediately catching notes of cocoa and vanilla beans. The style of chocolate here in the aroma is like a dessert - a sundae with hot fudge - but also a drizzle of bourbon and a blob of chocolate mousse. This scent is rich and begs for a sip. I first register the palate, which is medium to medium light, and gets a little lighter closer to the aftertaste. But the alcohol burn also becomes more aggressive, dominating the aftertaste with the bourbon fire, and a milder touch of roasted or baked pecans. This sweet nut element is in the front, too, but less caricatured. There's a lot of strength here, and unbridled it tastes good, but I think a little aging could make this a compelling, sweet, and toothsome brew.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/25/2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, spicy rye, nuttiness, vanilla, raisin, prune, date, bourbon, oak, light char, and roast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, pecans, and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, spicy rye, nuttiness, vanilla, raisin, prune, date, bourbon, oak, light char, and roast/oaky earthiness. Fair amount of roast/char bitterness and oaky spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, spicy rye, nuttiness, vanilla, dark fruits, bourbon, and roast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, pecans, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, fairly slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, pecan, and bourbon barrel flavors; and smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of CHickman
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very well aged 2013 bottle. Pours pitch black color with creamy 1-2 finger brown head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving decent foamy lacing that slid down fast and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of molasses and pecans up front, mixing with charred wood, cocoa powder, bourbon, maple syrup, smoke, espresso, coffee grinds and rich, sweet malty notes that are complex and confusing. The alcohol comes through but gets lifted up and spun around like a tornado of sweetness swirling around with coffee, caramel, charred wood, toffee and chocolate notes that trail off with oaky notes and light vanilla sweetness. The nuttiness upfront fades and leaves the bourbon at the end for an incredibly sweet and complex nose. So much going on that it’s sensory overload and the best way to sum it up is it smells like black coffee and pecan pie on the table – really great to inhale.

Taste is more boozy than the nose with the bourbon present up front but not hot, settling down with the caramel, toffee, molasses and syrupy sweetness followed by pecans, nutty notes, charred wood, rye and hoppy spices like pepper, cinnamon, cumin and brown sugar; then there's some cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, vanilla, coffee grinds, espresso or milky coffee with heavy sugar added, raisin, dark fruit like dates and sour red grapes, merlot or oak barrels, woody or peat moss accents, and a whole bunch of malty notes blended with nuts and bourbon that somehow manages to come out very sweet and hide the 13% ABV while tying it all together with graham cracker and malty crust flavors that bring the sweetness, booze and hops together in harmony. That run-on sentence must be fueled by the ABV.

This beer goes from confusing to smooth to hot to perfectly making sense in about 3 sips, and as a result of this fluctuation I think that I love this beer (LOL). It is all over the place and still extremely flavorful; it’s nutty, it’s boozy, it’s sweet, it’s roasty – tying all those adjectives together is that it’s tasty and very enjoyable. I sipped this bomber for an hour and wished it never ended, but I’m very glad I was able to get this bottle and enjoy it for what it’s worth. This was a great beer and one of those Stone beers that gets a lot of hype and manages to live up to the hype. I hope they make a w00tstout 3.0 as that would be worth trying as well.

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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.