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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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1,540 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,540
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 71
Gots: 315 | FT: 44
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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Ratings: 1,540 | Reviews: 238
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - This stout is deep and dark to the core. There is very little head retention with carbonation streaming to the top that is only visible around the edges. While resting in the glass it is reminiscent of cola. The lacing falls almost immediately as it is swirled around the glass.

S - The initial aromas remind me of a combination if Ten Fidy and Samuel Smiths Imperial stout. You get a nose full of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits and coffee right of the bat. Hints of bourbon and nuts linger in the background.

T - The bourbon that was in the background on the nose is ever present, upfront, on the palate. The aromas listed before are mirrored here with added flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, and mint from the alcohol.

M - Evenly carbonated from entry to finish. Slight spiciness from the bourbon, but not overly done. It is a very pleasant feeling alongside the creaminess that coats the mouth.

O - Well, Stone and its collaborating partners do it again! The wØØtstout is well worth drinking fresh and cellaring to watch its progression. This makes me want winter to hurry up. Now, let me get back to drinking this beauty!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 07/28/13 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice.

s - Smells of roasted malts, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cherries, sweet dark fruits, light bourbon, oak, toasted malts, and burnt malts. Lots of roasted notes and chocolate, and a lot more dark fruits than the taste has. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, caramel malts, toffee, bourbon, oak, sweet dark fruits, bitter chocolate, vanilla, and toasted malts. Very nice caramel in the taste and a little more bourbon, with less fruit. Very nice, a step up from the nose.

m - Thick, full body and low to moderate carbonation. Not much heat at all, and a great mouthfeel and body for a big stout.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. Nose is nice and the taste is great with bourbon and caramel mixing with the chocolate and roasted malts. Easy to drink for 13% ABV, would definitely have it again.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz : Teku
bottled 6/25/13

Black, with a thick light brown head of dense foam.

Toasty, nutty malts, oaky vanilla, faint bourbon and hints of cocoa. Wonderful, really inviting. The taste follows the nose quite well and is a unique, delicious take on an Imp. Stout.

Generally, I expect a bit more viscosity in this style, but the smooth, medium body and foamy, bubbly carbonation keep it from overwhelming the palate and become easily drinkable.

A very well done beer. The flavors imparted from the pecan and barrel aging work together quite well with the wheat helping to smooth the mouthfeel without excessive viscosity. I didn't pick up much, if anything from the rye malts.
Stone, their collaborations as well as their individual offerings, continue to impress.

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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The "have mercy" test comes home as the flavors of Kentucky Derby Pie resonates in zymurgy form when the head of Stone's Greg Kock, actor Wil Wheaton and Drew Curtis of Fark.com clang together. I love the theory, but how does the actuality measure up?

As the stout pours, its creamy sweetness portrays a visual texture of velvet and silk. The slow release of foam from beer results in a body of very dark "bark" brown coloration that boarders black. The head that caps the beer is thick, frothy and dense as if being capped by a mocha-stained whipped topping. As each sip is taken from the glass, the beer trails with well defined rings of lace. Its a very classy appearance for any stout.

Its incredible aromas are awash with succulence as soft espresso notes, chocolate, caramel, walnut and subtle bourbon notes. All those dessert-like scents are grounded with a foundation of roasted grain, marshmallowy malts and dark wood characeter.

But as the first sip reaches the tongue, its flavors erupt! Molasses, brown sugar, toffee and caramel all align on the early palate, but does so with a quick follow up of coffee, bittersweet chocolate and roasted walnut character (I know the description says pecan, but I taste walnut). Nevertheless, the taste culminates in a nutty, chocolate, sweet malange that really does capture the taste of Derby Pie and Imperial Stout in equal parts and in high quality at the same rates.

But there's something about the beer's body that really wins me over- The creamy sweetenss that starts the show is velvety, silky and smooth. Rich on the palate, its seductive carbonation lulls the palate into a slumber of confectionery delight which is only lifted by the Kahlua-tyle warmth and milkshake-like fluffiness. Its finish of chocolate and overlooked bitterness concludes with extended cocoa and toffee.

The hype about this ale simply drives me crazy and I have the tendency to reject anything "celebrity" about the promotion of the beers that command attention beyond the taste of the beer. But in this instance, I have to step back and say that this is simply a world class beer despite the personalities involved in its marketing.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Blacker than Miles Davis, with a small tan head. Yep, looks like a big Stout.

Aroma: Graham crackers, buttered bread, caramel, chocolate, rye barrel. It almost has a Sambucha like sweetness, crazy. Unique.

Taste: Masterfully hides the abv; this shit is dangerous. Front end of buttery bread, caramel deliciousness, that gives way to subtle Rye spiciness. End of the drink entails more Rye spiciness and malt with some caramel. It fades out pleasantly, good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for a big Stout with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is really good in that it's decently complex and great tasting. Would definitely seek this out again. "Suck my fat one you cheap dime store hood."

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4/5  rDev -2%

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