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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,454 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,454
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 72
Gots: 317 | FT: 46
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:
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 stephenjmoore
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

A- Very dark brown body, looks black in the glass. Some cola-like bubbles stick to the side of the glass and hang around on top. Not much of a head to speak of, but the tan bubbles stay around briefly.

S- Lots of roasted malts, hints of oak, sweet caramel and vanilla, slight candied sugar aroma, some spiced grains.

T- Big, roasty flavors are dominate up front. Lots of flavors come in towards the middle, vanilla, molasses, pecans, hints of caramel, followed by a booze note and a roasty finish. While there is a lot going on, the flavors a subtle and play nicely with each other.

M- I was hoping the feel would be similar to IRS and it is close. Rich and velvety, slight alcohol burn, lingering finish.

O- This is solid. I do not find it as boozy as some do, and the flavors are interesting. This should age nicely, but is very good now.

stephenjmoore, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of neckbracesub
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

neckbracesub, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

CreightonSM, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Almost black with a 1 finger of brown head with good retention.

Nose
Booze, cherry, licorice and dark fruit.

Taste
Boozy alcohol esters with light notes of rye whiskey. Cherry pits, molasses, overripe plum and raisin. Notes of earthy char and cinnamon. Hints of cocoa nib and burnt pecans. Notes of rye and pine linger.

Mouthfeel
Lush, sticky and full bodied with tons of alcohol warmth.

Overall
Quite boozy as to be expected with the 13% abv. Somewhat devoid of any big stout flavors, which I would attribute to using wheat. I know it was partially aged in bourbon barrels but it's coming off more as a rye whiskey.

justintcoons, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of ooms
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

ooms, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of ComRock12
4/5  rDev -2%

ComRock12, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -2%

mc4z, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

eawolff99, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice rich dark brown chestnut hue with a very nice fat one finger mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and a very, very creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of nice nuttiness (pecans), faint coffee, the booze is faint, no alcohol, nice creamy aromas, chocolate, super faint citrus hops. Very pleasant and inviting.

T - Taste is sweet caramel, very nice chocolate, roasted malts, coffee is faint. There is some bourbon notes, subtle tones here. Light barrel. Don't really get any rye, or wheat for that matter. Do really like this..nice pecan/nut notes, alcohol is hidden very, very well. Creeps up on you though. Really like how the bourbon is on the quiet side, but present throughout.

M - Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth. Alcohol is hidden surprisingly well.

O - Overall I was surprised at how much I liked this stout. I had initially hoped the bourbon would be strong, but as subtle as it is it really lended nicely to the flavour. The pecan is nice, as is the roasted, sweeter malts. Its almost poundable, almost, and then the booze finally sinks in. Wonder how this will handle to aging...

rudzud, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of DonDonLongJohn
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DonDonLongJohn, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

xShoWTeKx, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of UltimateLivewire
5/5  rDev +22.5%

UltimateLivewire, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of flayedandskinned
3.36/5  rDev -17.6%

Bottled on 7/10/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass

Appearance: (4)
Pours an impenetrable pitch black with a light cocoa, finger and half tall head that quickly recedes to a half finger's height, leaving zero lacing, but plenty of alcohol legs behind.

Aroma: (3.75)
Waves of bitter sweet baker's chocolate greet your nostrils with a snappy, herbal hoppiness interwoven. Subtle, but sweet molasses and caramel play a nice supporting role in the chocolate forward, malty aroma. The syrupy molasses has a unique nuttiness about it which makes me think of pecans that were added in the brewing process of this gigantic stout. There is a faint vanilla and coconut character from the bourbon barrel. For being 13%, the alcohol is pretty well hidden. As the beer warms in it's glass, some of the roasted malts which I have been looking for surface.

Taste: (3.25)
Sweet, creamy notes of chocolate coats your tongue right away, with subtle biting notes of espresso and more of that distinctly nutty molasses that was found in the nose. Finishes dry with lingering notes of cocoa powder, baker's chocolate, herbal hops and rye, with a light streak of vanilla and coconut from the bourbon barrel. Unfortunately, a lot of the more lush notes of the malt bill are completely covered up by the huge, spicy alcohol character that almost completely pervades the beer.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy bodied with massive viscosity and moderate to high carbonation. Oily with alcohol.

Overall: (3.25)
I had high hopes for this; rye, wheat, pecans AND barrel aged? This had to be great. For the most part it was pretty damn good, until the spicy, tongue scalding alcohol took over the flavor profile, completely covering up the roasty, chocolate-y goodness that bourbon barrel aged stouts can be. I'm not going to give up hope because I really think this beer will only improve with some age on it. .

flayedandskinned, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Here’s a collaboration I never thought I’d see: Stone Brewing, Wil Wheaton, and Fark’s own Drew Curtis. Three men I’m a fan of, but what does that say about their ability to come up with a tasty beer? Let’s find out:

Bottled on 06/25/13, one months before the date of this tasting.

A: The body’s motor-oil black, a dark, reflective beauty with a one-inch khaki head; the texture of the foam is fizzy yet silky, popping with a sizzle as it falls to a light retention. Lacing strands are thick and sticky, leaving wide lines as the beer progresses down the glass.

S: An absolutely intriguing nose, consisting mainly of a nutty, grounded character you almost never find in a massive stout like this. What really stands out is freshly-baked pecan pie; there it is, in all its glory, with superb aromas of pecans, brown sugar, and toasty, nearly-burnt pie crust. Call it a strange collaboration, but it seems like these guys hit the nail on the head so far. Mellow cocoa and vanilla hints supplement the dessert quality, as a slight smoke character runs through in between. Ends on a mild rye tone, raw and grainy, like the spiciness you experience when you get a whiff of raw rye malt.

T: The palate packs just as much surprise as the nose: instead of being a pecan bomb, this is an acidic, bitter collection of (highly drinkable and engaging) oddities. A lightly acrid fruit and grain combination stems from the wheat, a nearly tongue-scraping concoction of lemon juice, straw, and berry sweetness. Bourbon and hops fan the flames of this assault, adding a fiery cinnamon-whiskey and an herbal, minty tartness, respectively – they too make the lips pucker with uncanny dryness. The only things keeping this beer from going out of control are the Stone stout undertones – a veritable bed of cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, and smoke – and the smoothing, woody effect of barrel-aging. And with all that, there’s still enough room for a pecan twist at the end, lingering with of smokiness for a quick, nutty aftertaste.

M: More surprises in store here. Every sip is quite thin for such a large stout, but the bitters which reconcile that aren’t dry – they’re more cool, refreshing, like peppermint. In the end, they make up for the watery texture, though they also succeed in taking this beer to yet another strange place.

O: What in the hell did I just drink? Is this a beer or a science experiment? Greg Koch has truly lost his mind – but in the best way possible. My senses keeps telling me that a stout shouldn’t taste like this, shouldn’t smell like this…but when all is said and done, all my brain can do is hope that Stone keeps doing what it’s doing. This beer was creative, assertive, and above all else, satisfying; what more could you want?

BarryMFBurton, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

sneaks2210, Jul 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

MaseFace, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of HopsMatt
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

HopsMatt, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of larryi86
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with two finger brown head.

S- Chocolaty, some pecans, touch of bourbon, some dark fruits.

T- Pecans, chocolate, some oak, bourbon, roasted coffee, touch of alcohol, nice balance.

M- Smooth, creamy, full body.

O- A tasty beer and I enjoy the pecan. Aroma is great and powerful. Worth the money, definitely will pick this up again.

larryi86, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of garfscores
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

garfscores, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mhaugo, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Titans77
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

B0ttle of w00tstout enjoyed on 7/25/13

A - Solid looking pitch black with a half finger of tan head. Looks like a stout, I sure hope it drinks like one...

S - Dark chocolate, and coffee with some dark fruit in the background. Pretty standard for an Imp Stout, but it has a sweeter smell than what I am used to which is a good thing in my eyes.

T - A very sweet chocolate flavor with some vanilla and BB characteristics. Very sweet and very solid.

M - At 13% you can feel and taste the alcohol, which is good and bad. I like the presence, but it is a bit much. A sipper for sure.

O - One of the better Stone collaborations. Very solid Imperial Stout, but nothing ground breaking. Wish it used more espresso, but that is a personal preference.

Titans77, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of SlothB77
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%

A: inky black with 1/3 finger of tan foams that linger. Very nice lacing that lasts.

S: Coffee, licorice, toffee, tapioca sweet and dark tropical fruit. Imagine dark coconut, dark pineapple sort of the convergence of stout to wheat. The pecan nuttiness also is on the nose.

T: Starts with licorice/ coffee, then the nutty pecan, chocolate cream and a burnt finish. Packs heat, but, and this may sound contradictory, hides the 13% to some extent with the wheat flavor. Tastes more like a stout with wheat flavor than a wheat ale supposed to taste like a stout.

M: Low-carbonation, heavy-bodied, medium-acidity. Again, packs the bourbon heat. Dank.

O: Very complex flavor, love the strong wheat flavor mixed in with the stout. I am geeked out right now.

SlothB77, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of nrs207
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nrs207, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Bottle from Ball Square.
Pours a solid black color with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates leaving spotty lace in its wake. Smells of burnt and brown sugar with a heavy licorice aroma. A light chocolate and roasted coffee beans and hint of ethanol round out the aroma. The flavor is thick smokey burnt sugars with an herbal licorice anise thing going on. A moderate amount of hot fudge on top of vanilla ice cream with a hint of roast and a touch of earthy herbal hop. Faint bit of sweet whiskey rounds this out. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and an oily tar like thick as molasses mouth coating. There's a whole lot going on here and most of it is good, but it doesn't seem likes it has perfectly meshed itself together yet. This is a big thick sweet stout, and that's just how I like them, but I think it needs a little more time for the flavors to coexist and then I think it could be spectacular. Too bad I could only find one bottle of this!

johnnnniee, Jul 25, 2013
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,454 ratings.