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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,537 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,537
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 313 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of herman77
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, nearly black with a creamy light brown head. Pretty good head retention especially for being so high in abv. Not much if any lacing.

S: Sweet chocolate, bourbon and vanilla right away, then some roasted malts and some nuttiness (pecans?). Some rye coming through as well. A lot going on, smells pretty interesting and good.

T: Just like the nose, a lot going on. You get some sweet at first in the form of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Some rye comes next mixed with a bit of nuttiness from the pecans. Rye comes through the most on the backend with more bourbon and vanilla. A bit on the boozy side on the finish, no more than a bourbon county stout, but not nearly as smooth.

M: Thick and creamy. Soft carbonation almost makes it feel like its on nitro.

O: Pretty good drinkability considering its a big exotic stout. I like it a lot even though the flavors are a bit muddled to me since there is just so much going on. I'm really interested to see what some age does to this, could get a lot better for my flavor profile.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BBrewington
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of I_heart_beer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of n2185
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with two fingers of light brown head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Roasted malts with sweet chocolate, a bit of oak, and some dark fruits. There is also a strong aroma of vanilla.

T: Roasted malts here as well with semi-sweet chocolate, sticky sweet vanilla, oak, and a touch of bourbon. The finish is roasty and lightly bitter with a fairly strong alcohol burn.

M: Thick body with low carbonation, this beer's alcohol burn and sweetness keep it from being creamy.

O: A solid stout overall, though a bit too boozy and sweet for my tastes and without much depth.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of cjoc83
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%

Photo of JDP33
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%

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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