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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: 43
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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RWNay

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-05-2013 01:02:27 | More by RWNay
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-05-2013 00:48:48 | More by cistercian12
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's best to taste this beer at colder, then warmer temps.

Poured in a balloon glass. Dark opaque chocolate color with no head. Serving temp:48F.

Dominant pecan aroma, with hints of chocolate.

Mouth feel: moderately carbonated.

Taste: strong pecan taste with some chocolate. Smooth for a Stone beer. Hoppiness is mild.
Beer is balanced for a Stone brew.

As the the beer warms up, the profile changes. 51F

Pecan taste is lost, the rye whiskey aroma and taste begins to become apparent. Light Bourbon. Chocolate lingers.
The beer becomes very hoppy and has the Stone brewing signature.

Overall an excellent beer. It is worth tasting at different temps.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 00:44:11 | More by brureview
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riktronics

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 23:57:38 | More by riktronics
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pkalix

California

4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

darkest brown possible, cant see through it. short lasting chocolate milk layer topping, but then just a lingering residual cloud of micro bubbles.
sniffer isn't working too well today but chocolate and bourbon for sure.
taste is the same - bourbon with chocolate and dark fruit layers. alcohol presence at the beginning but fades with silky bitter syrup.
overall, I like it. even, consistent taste. a bit lighter than I expected. it's on tap at a couple locations around here and I think it would be worth trying it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 23:36:31 | More by pkalix
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.36/5  rDev -17.4%
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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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 21:44:49 | More by MattSweatshirt
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sgoro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-04-2013 21:15:22 | More by sgoro
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DavidRose

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 20:08:21 | More by DavidRose
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-04-2013 17:21:45 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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frothy_80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 14:56:33 | More by frothy_80
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 14:02:25 | More by lostandwandering
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-04-2013 13:53:09 | More by thebouch01
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Moofmac25

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-04-2013 11:32:22 | More by Moofmac25
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jdhowe

California

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque black with a half finger of mocha-colored bubbly head that dissipates rather quickly. Not that I expect much head retention from a beer this heavy. Looks just fine -- it's what I expect an imperial stout to look like.

S: Aroma is interesting... the rye definitely makes it a little more astringent, but then there's the chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla there to really mellow it out. Alcohol shows, but isn't dominant.

T/M: This is where this beer got a little weird for me. The mouthfeel is fine, but maybe just a little thin for an imperial stout, probably partly due to the wheat/rye used -- it's just not quite as oily and thick as I'd like. Still very fine and reasonably carbonated. Taste is creamy and smooth chocolate with astringent rye and hop characteristics all trying to mask alcohol that just won't hide. For me the pecans hid well behind the rye, but I could definitely feel their presence. Everything that went into this beer otherwise shows itself, though, but the slightly clashing nature makes me realize why we don't see more wheat/rye/barrel-aged imperial stouts.

O: I'm hoping a bit of age will help pull this one together a bit. Right now it's a fine beer, and the price point is great, but it's not something I'm excited to drink more of if it doesn't change for the better.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 09:46:24 | More by jdhowe
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CrazyJT

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-04-2013 07:42:34 | More by CrazyJT
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JxExM

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-04-2013 05:54:47 | More by JxExM
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ReddMoneyBrown

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-04-2013 05:32:51 | More by ReddMoneyBrown
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-04-2013 04:26:31 | More by BigOldOaf
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emaciated

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

08-04-2013 04:00:36 | More by emaciated
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nyrblue2

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 03:54:30 | More by nyrblue2
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.75/5  rDev -57%

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-04-2013 01:54:42 | More by Pando
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-04-2013 00:06:41 | More by Schlafly33
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber, actively sold to me by a great sales person at BevMo. I had no idea who Wil Wheaton was until I looked him up when I got home and realized it was Gordie from Star Trek: TNG. Haven't watched Star Trek since 4th grade but it's cool to know Stone Brewing invited someone with a genuine interest in their beer to brew one with them!

So here it goes...

A: super dark brown-black like most Imperial Stouts. The head starts at two fingers and fades down to a thick film on top. Very fine bubbles and a nice dark tan color. Lacing is very nice too.

S - Definitely strong bourbon, chocolate and nutty notes. A little like an alcoholic chocolate peanut butter cup. Dark malts. Not too much alcohol smell at 13% ABV, nicely covered. A nice wheat smell comes out as it warms up too.

T - Strong chocolate, almond, pecans, peanut butter, coffee, espresso, a nice bourbon flavor that makes the alcohol bite very appropriate and expected. You can definitely tell this guy is 2.4% ABV higher than Stone Imperial Russian Stout, and it's great! As it warms up there's some dark fruit flavors in there too. I can't taste much of the wheat/rye malt in there, but at 13% alcohol there's so much else going on.

M - Heavy mouthfeel, leaves a nice coffee aftertaste, even a little bit of smooth alcohol flavors lingering in your mouth.

O - I'm glad I tried this beer. It's different, and it's awesome that Stone invited homebrewers outside the brewing industry to brew one with them. Definitely increases my respect for them as a craft brewery. The only Imperial Stout I've had that was stronger than this was Mikkeller Black which was 17.5% and it was flat and had a bad taste to it. I'm happy to see that the carbonation is still there and the tastes are all good even at 13%. As far as special release beers goes, this is probably a one time for me, ranking below Stone's Espresso Imperial Russian Stout, which I'd have again and again. The Espresso IRS just has a smoother taste to it, but still the same complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 23:58:48 | More by ISmith87
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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