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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,514
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 74
Gots: 311 | FT: 45
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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Photo of xnicknj
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at The Fridge in Lancaster - served in large snifter

Inky, opaque dark pour with a thin layer of tanned head resting on top. Retains pretty well with some spotty lacing left behind on the glass. Heavy handed aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted warmth, booze and nuttiness. Sweet and nutty right up front with cocoa powder, roasted dark malts and molasses. Hints of anise and pecan with rye spice lurking underneath the behemoth of a backbone with some oak and bourbon. Pretty hot finish with sweetness and alcohol. Creamy and sticky on the tongue.

I was hoping for a bit more rye and pecan (since I really enjoy both flavors), but it felt a bit muddled among the booze. I also picked up a bottle so I'll revisit this a little ways down the road.

Photo of AApparel
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Boilerfood
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of C2H5
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of IPAIsaac
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jds8411
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of beersvh23
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with two fingers of dense tan foam. Great retention and lacing.

S: Milk chocolate, roast, nuts, and malted milk balls. Smells a bit boozy, but not over the top. Maybe a hint of bourbon, but it's probably confirmation bias.

T: Dry bourbon and spicy oak are quite strong, particularly the tannic, spicy oak. A bit overwhelming. Dark chocolate and nuts come out after that, but not enough to balance. The beer is really overwhelmed by a bitter, tannic element. It's really hard to find anything else.

M: Medium to thick mouthfeel with low, creamy carbonation.

O: The tannic, bitter, spicy oak flavor is overwhelming. Somehow this beer remains very drinkable despite being very palate-fatiguing. I finished the 22oz bottle in probably 15 minutes. Certainly tongue-bruising, but it at least has a nutty, chocolatey backbone to help balance a bit. I'm conflicted in my review and thoughts on the beer.

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of acevenom
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours black with a milk chocolate colored head. There are some bubbles visible rising along the side of the glass. The head retains very well for a 13% ABV beer. Some creamy lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma is of chocolate and nuts with vanilla. I also get some hints of bourbon and the rye along with some
toffee. I can also detect the alcohol. This is very unique in flavor as far as American imperial stouts go. I get plenty of that sweetness that I would expect from an English style imperial stout like Samuel Smith's. I get the chocolate, pecan, and vanilla from the nose. In many ways, the sweetness reminds me of Steen's cane syrup. I also get the rye and some back end roasty bitterness. I get some of the alcohol, but it's not strong in the flavor. The flavor is ultimately very rich. The body is full with moderate carbonation. This is a thick beer that warms the body with all the alcohol. This is an excellent beer.

Photo of freemanj
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of davey101
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

"Ale brewed with pecans, wheat & rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels" so the inspiration behind this beer is the Kentucky Derby pie, something I have never had the pleasure of trying before. My loss! 22 oz bomber into a teku glass and allowed to warm up a bit. Bottled on 06/27/13.

A - Pours a pitch black body with 2-3 fingers worth of thick kahki foam with some rising carbonation that ends quickly. Settling down this leaves behind an entire fingers worth of dense foam that lasts for an impressively long time. A swirl generates some wispy fingers with excellent lacing and long lasting retention. This beer does look fantastic.

S - Starts off with some pecans, brown sugar, light spice and toffee. At first this gets bombarded by a wall of oak but allowing it to breath calms that down a bit. The bourbon is not noticeable at all, instead its just an oaky wood element with some fusel heat. A bit of a mess here to be honest.

T - Starts off with nutty pecans, sweet brown sugar and caramel. The flavors are seemingly all over the place with spice, oak, and vanilla strewn about. Almost no chocolate or roast presence which is odd given the fact that its a stout, this seems very American strong ale like. The finish is overly bitter which clashes uncomfortably against the high abv. Why is this 13%!!? The mouth feel is very pleasant though, dense and creamy and just about perfect.

O - I was really excited by this beer when I fist heard about it but unfortunately it did not do much for me. It seems like a bit of a mess with ingredients just thrown at it. Its overly sweet and far too boozy with little redeeming qualities.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 7.25.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a dark brown head that fades slowly.

S - Rye, pecands, wheat, and roasted malts.

T - Sweet rye, peacans, and almost vanilla-like pressence, followed by roasted malts.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Sweet pecans and vanilla followed by rye and roasted malts.

Photo of KFBR392
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with a very rich thick texture. Light head on the pour, dissipated and was only present on the edges of the glass with a very dark brown hue. Low to no carbonation.

Smell: A very airy crisp wheat aroma greets the nose right away. Notes of roasted malt, burnt toast, and pecan sweetness. Potent bright tones include black licorice, molasses, and plenty of hops. I wish the bourbon character was stronger, but thats not really realistic with only a quarter being barrel aged. Interesting, and certainly delicious.

Taste: My wishes of bourbon character come alive. The front has plenty of bourbon sting and carries through the entire beer. Gummy malt character mixes well with the wheat and rye accents. The body is heavy heavy malt with refuses to lighten up on the palate. 13% is well hidden but no doubt this beer hits hard.

Mouthfeel: Heavy malt pins the palate down. Sweeter tones dance around for a long time.

Overall: Stone continues to knock it out of the park. Due justice is due to their collaborators here as well. Deep and complex, this stout is unrelenting and simply outstanding. I would love to age a few of these babies and see how they age.

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,514 ratings.