Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.24/5 rDev +4.2%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of tan-colored, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Pretty good lacing.
S: A nice aroma of malt, dark fruit, and chocolate.
T: Tasted of dark fruit (lots of it), some chocolate, malt, and a tiny but of coffee. A big, complex flavor (like a stout should be). Very tasty.
M: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly finish. Full-bodied.
O: Another well made beer from Stone. Strong and easy to like. Drinkable.
08-07-2013 21:36:43 | More by avalon07
5/5 rDev +22.9%
I had been anxiously awaiting this beer since I heard about it a few weeks ago. You see, Wil Wheaton and I are twins separated at birth--well we were separated while our real mom gestated Wil a couple of years longer than me. But I digress.
The beer is outstanding; I'm relatively new to these ultra high alcohol brews like Goose Island's BCBS, Burton Baton, Ten Fidy, etc. Wheaton and Farking have made a beer comparable to the big boys. Really I think it's just as good. Of course, as expected, it's a sipping beer.
Poured a 22oz bottle into a Color is black like a guiness and completely opaque. Very finely carbonated head that sticks around forever. Nice and sweet tasting, syrupy consistency too. There's the obvious and expected alcohol warming, and wood, leather flavors. I am not sure I taste the nuts; though it's certainly nutty--but so is Burton Baton, brewed without them.
I like how it tasted at each of the temperatures it went through during my 20-30 minute 12oz affair with this beer. All in all it deserves more than the current rating of 90. I'm sure as more reviews are added the score will better reflect its true characteristics.
08-07-2013 01:50:21 | More by glenviewjeff
4.06/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
08-07-2013 00:53:14 | More by KYGunner
4.03/5 rDev -1%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Bottled on date of 07/16/13. I was able to grab 2 bottles of this to sit one down for some aging. Cooled in the fridge for about 2 hours.
A- Pours black with a small amount of light brown head that quickly fades. Lots of sticky lacing along the sides of the glass.
S- Smells slightly sweet, with notes of chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. The bourbon is also very apparent in the smell.
T- Coffee and chocolate notes along with a rye spiciness. Then comes the bourbon, and lots of it. This one drinks hot.
M- Heavy, medium carbonation, hot with a nice warming after each sip from the alcohol.
Nice beer, drinks a lot hotter than I anticipated. Some cellaring may help it tame a bit.
08-06-2013 00:07:53 | More by vic21234
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
a: thin quickly dissipating brown head, black with a thick looking oily body.
s: smells boozy with slight barrel characteristics. smell faintly nutty with a tinge of sweetness. no hops apparent or rye...
t: very different, very complex. has an odd initial taste that I cant peg. followed by balanced sweetness. booziness is definitely there but somewhat masked, guess this to be around 10% not 13. the pecan flavors are not too apparent. some vanilla and molasses but also faint. Wheat is also there but in the background where it belongs... not getting much of the rye unfortunately, I was looking forward to that part maybe as it warms. malts are balance and hops are very modest for a stone offering. booziness does come more to the fore front as you drink more
m: the most disappointing thing about this beer, could be more full and silky or creamy, I think the carbonation is too much, has a medium-high to a high-low carbonation for a stout in my opinion. but the finish is smooth almost silky which makes up for the higher carbonation.
o.a.:worth trying if you like a) stone b) complex imperial stout c) unique beers d) all of the above. I'm going to buy a 2nd bottle maybe a third for aging
08-05-2013 22:58:17 | More by Beerlover
3.38/5 rDev -17%
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.
08-05-2013 22:05:43 | More by cbutova
4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
A-pours a thick, almost black with a thin layer of tan head that quickly disappears to leave a bit of lacing around the top
S-Melted chocolate, dark malt, pecan nuttiness, slight spicy rye, and a nice amount of bourbon sweetness. While it is a very sweet smelling beer, it is has a bit of roasted notes to even it out
T-taste is very similar to the smell, but the coffee is more pronounced. Roasted malt with a nutty quality, dark chocolate, roasted dark coffee, gives way to more of a sweet milk chocolate and spicy rye, finishes with a nice bourbon warming
M-medium to full body, medium carbonation, mix of sweetness and roastedness on the tongue
Overall this is a really interesting, delicious beer. Great flavor combinations.
08-05-2013 21:35:06 | More by ksimons
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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