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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,503 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 75
Gots: 314 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

emaciated, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of nyrblue2
4/5  rDev -2%

nyrblue2, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Pando
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Pando, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Schlafly33, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

ISmith87, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of HugeBulge
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

HugeBulge, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Craigory
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Craigory, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of VincentFrey
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours jet black with a healthy but quickly dissipating mocha head. Laces heavily down the bottle. It's alright for the style, but a more vigorous and lasting head would have pushed it up.

Smell: Probably my favorite aspect of this. Just terrific, with hints of bourbon, vanilla, and alcohol heat. Just a great start to the experience.

Taste: It's probably easier to talk about problems here, most noticeably the alcohol heat. Yes, it's 13%, but it's not particularly hidden or contributing to the overall flavor. The amount of ingredients may have something to do with this, as the sum is solid, but it's hard to pick out any particular wheat or rye notes. Thankfully the pecan, something I love using in homebrewing, does stand out a bit.

Mouthfeel: Lingers lightly around the cheeks and gums, with a nice fullness that brings out the immensity of the stout. A less oily finish would move this higher.

Overall: This is a good double stout, but somehow even all the judgment characteristics aren't the sum of their parts. The outstanding aroma raises expectations on the taste, which disappoints a bit (although not for the $9 price point), and the appearance has no intangibles other than being characteristic but not outstanding for the style. It's an interesting beer, and I'm glad I tried it, but probably won't search it out again.

VincentFrey, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of visualmartyr
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

visualmartyr, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ahbithwabm, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of jkane101
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jkane101, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

- Bottled 16-Jul-13
- Poured into stemless wine glass on 2-Aug-13

Bit too syrupy sweet, but the abv is well hidden and could see the potential in age.

- Bottled 16-Jul-13
- Cellared 18-Jul-13
- Poured into tulip glass on 6-Oct-14 (aged a year and 3 months)

Drinking this @ 60-65 degrees.

This mellowed out real nicely in both aspects of cloying sweetness and booziness. It's definitely not 13% hot, but a nice, inviting big beer. I'm surprised a year did that much molding in the beer. The flavors have gelled nicely as well. I don't get the pecans as much, but still get the rye and the level of bourbon is there and not overbearing that it's like other BBA stouts.

Overall, this was quite nice and it gets me excited because I enjoyed the 2.0 version a lot more when comparing freshies so this is promising.

Rollzroyce21, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of mjm47
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mmmmm. Best enjoyed while watching TNG. There is a small taste of the barrel, but its used very well. Not at all overwhelming. The light touch allows the roasty, nutty flavor to come through. The booze is well-hidden. This is a tasty beer. Have one. Wesley would.

mjm47, Aug 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

SusanWaldo, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

No1Smitty, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into DFH Signature glass. Bottled 6/25/13.

A - Pours licorice black with a finger of slow dying khaki head. Patchy, amoeba lacing.

S - Sweet chocolate syrup, vanilla beans, and molasses. Wheat offers a touch of citrus, but it seems a little out of place. Rich, roasty, and nutty character. Smells strongly of alcohol, unsurprising for a partially barrel aged 13% monster of a beer.

T - Very roasty flavors on the forefront. Bitter combination of char, pine, molasses, and spicy rye. The backbone is full of chocolate, molasses, and dark fruits. The alcohol presence, rye, and slight bourbon give this some flavors of rye whiskey. Pretty good.

M - Sufficiently thick the hold up the strong flavors with light carbonation. Smooth with a little bit of a burn on the finish.

O - I was interested to try this beer because I love Stone, big stouts, and Wil Wheaton. The flavors were interesting and powerful, with combinations of chocolate, rye, char, and a modest barrel character. I appreciated the complexity, but I found some of the components to be a bit overwhelming and out of place. I won't get it again ,but I'm glad I tried it.

NoLeafClover44, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

striker2160, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

BColton1, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

LSMroz, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Birdlegs
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Birdlegs, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Knapp85, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of MRsojourner
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

MRsojourner, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Basically black body with glimpses of brown on the surface in the light. Tight and spongy dark brown head.

Aroma is chocolate fudge, espresso, and an oaky vanilla.

Taste has deep roasted malt, root beer, espresso, and light wood. The wood is the quality I think it picks up from the barrel aging. Otherwise, not much else comes from the barrels. It's subtle and I find that refreshing. It lets the rest shine. Semi sweet with a spiced finish.

The mouthfeel is the pinnacle of the beer. Velvety and amazingly smooth for 13%. Slight heat with a sticky coat.

Overall, a really solid stout. I like the subtlety of the bourbon barrels. I didn't pick up noticeable pecans.

Vonerichs, Aug 03, 2013
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.