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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstoutStone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout

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1,526 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,526
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 72
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:
Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013

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.
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received in a trade from the homie Joe in Cali. Bottled 7/16/13.

A - Pours jet black into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip with an initial 2 finger mocha colored head that recedes quickly and leaves no lace, as expected.

S - At first, when it was still a bit cold, I got an odd, chalky kind of smell in the nose, but as it warmed it went away. Bold roasted malts, dark chocolate, and bittersweet espresso are the dominant notes in the nose. Some faint nuttiness and bourbon are detectable, but you have to look for it. A little tame in the smell for such a big stout.

T - The flavors pop much more in the mouth. bittersweet bakers chocolate and roasted coffee beans hit the palette first, segueing into some toffee notes, slight bourbon, and just a hint of nuts. Maybe just a hint of dark fruit. The abv is hidden extremely well. I don't know if I'm really tasting any wheat here, I think it gets out-shined by the other flavors. Delicious stuff either way.

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied, actually a bit thinner than I thought it would be given the high abv, but by no means thin; actually quite drinkable. Pretty smooth, possibly in part due to the wheat? Slightly slick. Warming alcohol in the throat and chest, but you don't actually taste much booze, which is pretty amazing. Finishes on the sweet side with some accompanying roastiness.

O - The rye and wheat kind of get lost in the mix on this one, but a really great and interesting take on an imperial stout. Stone continues to impress me with their limited release beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - poured into a snifter from 22 oz. bottle. dark, slight head, moderate lacing.
S - roasted malty notes, boozy, slight bourbon & vanilla.
T - hot, bready, spicy rye notes on front end. Not a lot of oak or bourbon coming through. Some nuttiness. Boozy taste smooths out and has a decent finish w/ some cream & chocolate.
M - some carbonation, thin mouthfeel.
O - expected more from this beer considering the description. Wishing the barrel notes would have been more prevalent. Nothing special but would recommend trying it. Will cellar one to see how it ages. :)

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: black with 2 fingers of mocha head,moderate retention, good lacing

S: sweet, nutty, roasted malt, a bit of bourbon with oak and vanilla, astringent, booze

T: roasted malt, bourbon notes, oak, medicinal phenols, some chocolate

M/D: bit boozey, somewhat thin

O: good but not great, worth a try though

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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