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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,398 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 68
Gots: 309 | FT: 42
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-29-2013 02:00:46 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 7/16/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streakss of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, and slight bourbon and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet cocoa and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice variety of aromas but the taste is pretty alcohol forward at this time.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 04:47:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-31-2013 23:44:05 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-29-2013 14:04:44 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The "have mercy" test comes home as the flavors of Kentucky Derby Pie resonates in zymurgy form when the head of Stone's Greg Kock, actor Wil Wheaton and Drew Curtis of Fark.com clang together. I love the theory, but how does the actuality measure up?

As the stout pours, its creamy sweetness portrays a visual texture of velvet and silk. The slow release of foam from beer results in a body of very dark "bark" brown coloration that boarders black. The head that caps the beer is thick, frothy and dense as if being capped by a mocha-stained whipped topping. As each sip is taken from the glass, the beer trails with well defined rings of lace. Its a very classy appearance for any stout.

Its incredible aromas are awash with succulence as soft espresso notes, chocolate, caramel, walnut and subtle bourbon notes. All those dessert-like scents are grounded with a foundation of roasted grain, marshmallowy malts and dark wood characeter.

But as the first sip reaches the tongue, its flavors erupt! Molasses, brown sugar, toffee and caramel all align on the early palate, but does so with a quick follow up of coffee, bittersweet chocolate and roasted walnut character (I know the description says pecan, but I taste walnut). Nevertheless, the taste culminates in a nutty, chocolate, sweet malange that really does capture the taste of Derby Pie and Imperial Stout in equal parts and in high quality at the same rates.

But there's something about the beer's body that really wins me over- The creamy sweetenss that starts the show is velvety, silky and smooth. Rich on the palate, its seductive carbonation lulls the palate into a slumber of confectionery delight which is only lifted by the Kahlua-tyle warmth and milkshake-like fluffiness. Its finish of chocolate and overlooked bitterness concludes with extended cocoa and toffee.

The hype about this ale simply drives me crazy and I have the tendency to reject anything "celebrity" about the promotion of the beers that command attention beyond the taste of the beer. But in this instance, I have to step back and say that this is simply a world class beer despite the personalities involved in its marketing.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 06:00:35 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-17-2013 17:39:33 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-31-2013 04:57:34 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-31-2013 04:06:58 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-20-2013 01:26:39 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-21-2013 23:34:03 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-05-2013 23:42:53 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-03-2013 02:59:51 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.81/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 22:49:02 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2013 12:56:59 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-25-2013 21:38:57 | More by emerge077
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.75/5  rDev -57%

08-04-2013 03:33:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, thoughtfully procured for me by the good doktorzee from sunny SoCal. I can profess to know of at least 2 of the 3 collaborators here - is that good enough in this instance, Stone? And it is indeed cool to see BA quoted on the very cap that I am currently popping.

This beer pours a very solid, and rather highlight-free black abyss, with two fat fingers of dense, thickly creamy chocolate milk head, which leaves a solid swooping array of rain shower cloud lace around the glass as it quite lazily abates.

It smells of bittersweet (leaning towards the former) chocolate pudding, roasted caramel malt, my dad's annual birthday pecan pie, a further edgy, spicy rye whisky graininess, soft cafe au lait, and a subtle vanillan-heavy oaken woodiness. The taste is big and over the top malty - woody caramel/vanilla, chocolate-coated toffee, reduced demarara sugar, boozy, spicy bourbon, more understated sweetened coffee, with an indistinct, but still readily pleasant southern nuttiness (somehow I'm reminded of Fox Mulder staring at a slice of pie in a diner), and weak earthy, leafy hops. Little to no alcohol warming manifests, astoundingly.

The carbonation is rather laid back, the body a hefty medium-full weight, and generically smooth, what with everything else apparently not going on. It finishes still quite sweet, but in a verily moderated sense - whiskey, multifaceted sugar, cocoa, and overburdened hops all jockeying for position. I'm sure it's clear who wins out overall.

For such an adjunct-heavy endeavour (in the most appreciable manner), things just turn out a-ok, don't they? Big and malty, chocolaty, and Kentucky whiskey friendly, without any real astringency from the booze. So, a generally over the top offering from a few rock stars in the brewing and brewing-adjacent space. Glad to have had the opportunity to try it.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 03:59:05 | More by biboergosum
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largadeer

California

3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Leggy, viscous pitch black. High sugar content is apparent, though the head retains fairly well.

Smell: Plenty sweet. Pecan is blatant, and there's a decent bourbon undertone along with a touch of oaky vanilla. Lots of molasses and burnt sugars, without much roastiness. Black licorice comes out more as the beer warms, reminding me of Stone's IRS. Pecan is an odd addition that doesn't quite work; it lends a bit of staleness as the beer warms.

Palate: Chewy, sugary, a bit astringent. Has a tannic and bitter pecan skin bite to it. Alcohol isn't tasted so much as it's felt. This does hide the booze well, behind layers of sweetness. Caramel, molasses and a slightly stale pecan note are the dominant flavors. There isn't much in the way of roasted malt, though it does finish decently bitter, in more of an astringent, tannic way.

Overall: I find myself liking this beer quite a bit until the finish, when the pecans take on a lingering rancid note and the astringency of the alcohol and grains begin to wear down the palate. At the same time, I really can't see this beer improving with age.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 07:26:40 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-02-2013 18:26:35 | More by JAHMUR
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone Farking Wheaton wØØtstout
22 oz. bottle, no apparent freshess dating

Interesting beer. I wouldn't have any idea of how to categorize it just from looking at the bottle, which reads "ALE BREWED WITH PECANS, WHEAT & RYE, WITH ONE QUARTER AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS". Nowhere does it mention that it's actually a dark beer, although it does give the alcohol at 13% ABV.

The Bourbon is obvious in both the aroma and the flavor, and I understand why only one quarter of it went into barrels - it would have been out of balance if there were any more. Rye? Yes, I think so. It lends a dryness and a spiciness, as well as a "character" (I'm not sure you can really call it a "flavor"). Of course maybe I was imagining it because, lets face it, both the dryness and the spiciness could have been coming from the alcohol, and perhaps even the hops, particularly the spiciness. The wheat? I'm not sure you can really discern any specific "wheat" flavor through the dark malts, Bourbon flavor, and alcohol. It obviously adds a bit to the head retention though, and that's most likely needed because the oils from the pecans will kill a head quite readily. So, pecans? I think yes. I didn't find them at first, but after the beer warmed a bit and it opened up I thought I found some pecan flavor.

So, finally, it's clearly a well-made beer. Points there. It looks good, it smells good, it tastes good, and it's fairly unusual and complex. Additionally, I was impressed with how well-balanced it was, especially given a solid 13% ABV. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 18:12:49 | More by NeroFiddled
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nickfl

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was more than pleasantly surprised to see this on the shelf. Don't seem to be too many special brews and rarities making it to Pittsburgh.

Nice thick impy stout. The pecans give a nice touch with a hint of influence that comes as an accent. The rye gives a nice spiced edge that stays constant throughout. All the character that does show stays consistent. Thick and rich feel. Carbonation at first seems quite voracious. Calms down a bit as things move forward; thankfully.

This is a good beer. Great collaboration of a variety of ingredients. Extremely happy to be able to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 12:02:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle with a bottled on date.

LOOK: Deep darkness that draws your soul in, tan sea foam lacing on top

SMELL: Creamy, nutty, cordial, sweetened coffee, faint vanilla, burnt sugar, spicy alcohol

TASTE: Smooth, thick creamy body, slick, roasted grain, faint wood, hint of vanilla, nutty, very warming alcohol, brown sugar, black currants, boozy, dates, semi-sweet roasty finish

Great job guys, Stone and their collaborators built a bit of a masterpiece here.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 02:17:56 | More by Jason
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent ebony with a pinky of caramel colored head. A modicum of head retention & lacing

S: Vanilla, dark fruit, pralines & raw booze once warm

T: Caramel, candied pecans, nougat, figs, pears & dryness up front. Subtle bourbon notes as this warms, slight pepper notes from the rye, raisins & figs & oaky dryness also there. Finishes with dark fruit, dryness, a touch of booze & caramel, & a whisper of smokeyness

MF: Fairly chewy, slight carbonation, warming, sticky

I really enjoyed this one, delivers a ton of great flavor & the ABV is fairly well hidden. Love what Stone does & they show you can deliver great beer with crazy prices, so thrilled to get to try this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 04:56:25 | More by russpowell
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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.