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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: 316 | 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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4.19/5  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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4.42/5  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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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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