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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 265
Hads: 1,712
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 26.91%
Wants: 82
Gots: 363 | FT: 43
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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 BeerDawgs
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 version with a bottled on date of 6.27.15

L - Pitch black with 1/4 finger of tan head which dissipates quickly. Looks like motor oil.

S - Cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, and booze

T - Sweet up front, chocolate, moderately boozy, bourbon, wheat, and mild spices from the Rye

F - medium carbonation, smooth

O - This one gets better on every sip, especially as it warms. Damn good brew, and it will be in my annual rotation.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours black with brown head that fades away quickly. Aroma is of dark chocolate, raisins, dark fruits, black coffee, nuts and alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, prunes, cocoa, roasted coffee, chocolate.

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Photo of karengarys
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

I slow pour. Not much fizz. Looking at it, I can't tell if it is old pop or new beer. It isn't icky looking, though, so in the spirit of doing things different I'll go with 'hey, looks ok, let's try it'.

Smells like rasin and molassis. Kinda sweet.

Mouthfeel is thick, oily, not really fizzy nor creamy, but just enough to get by. With an oddity like this, it's hard to say what to expect. I'll go with "different but acceptable in a fun way".

Really heavy in prune juice or rasins or something. It's sweet. Almost like simple syrup sweet. (gotta give the yeast something to eat!) Not really hoppy, almost like "is this beer?"... But, it isn't offensive.

Overall? ...it depends... It is interesting. Both bad and good things can be interesting. If you like experimenting, and like strange heavy thick dark beers, give this a whirl. If you are an "IPA or the road" person, skip this. If you like miller lite, and think you want to try what craft beer is all about, this is not a good choice. But fior the "what if..." crowd, this is definitely worth looking for!

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super dark with a dark tannish head that sticks around. Smells boozy and bitter. Dark strong boxy taste. Very creamy with a great medium body. Fantastic beer!

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, bottled on 6/25/13, 13% ABV. Pours black with a small sized brown head. Some lacing left on the glass. Smells of sweet cocoa, roasted malt, and bourbon. Taste follows very closely with mostly bourbon and roasted malt. Complex midpalate. Fairly sweet, but it balances well with the alcohol. Some rye bitterness in the finish, similar to Founders Breakfast Stout. Above average body and below average carbonation. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer that stays true to the style.

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Photo of scotorum
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

STONE WOOT STOUT 10/7/15 The 2015 "3.0" version

Poured from the 22 oz,. bomber into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with a two inch thick tan head which receded slowly to

s: Mainly chocolate.

t: Follows the nose with tasty milk/dark sweet chocolate, followed by a hefty hop bite that lingers at the sides of the tongue. Throat burn turns to esophagal burn. Not getting any bourbon flavor however.

m: Medium plus, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A flavorful and powerful stout, although the very high ABV is evident throughout, at least until it kicks in and you go numb.

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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
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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 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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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.