Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
Enjoyed this on-tap at The Chimes in Covington, LA. Was a bit distracted by the fact that this was served in a 20 ounce imperial pint glass, but couldn't really complain.
Appearance: Jet black with a thin dark brown head that fades very slowly. Nice chunky lacing along the sides of the pint glass.
Smell: Dark roasted malts at the forefront with some coffee and chocolate, but a touch of citrus as well. Nutty aromas are present also.
Taste: Some smokiness up front and some sweet chocolate and coffee, some alcohol, nice nutty hints too from the pecan. Interestiing and complex, but good.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with little carbonation and a touch of burn from the alcohol. This actually drinks too easily at 13% ABV and I drank a 20 ounce pour too quickly. Still a creamy texture but could actually use a bit more body for the style.
Overall: Complex and interesting and a great beer overall. I enjoyed this thoroughly although not quite as much as the Espresso Imperial Russian Stout.
07-25-2013 15:50:34 | More by Mikecap
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
Poured from the artisan 1 pt, 6 fl. oz. bottle.
First off - excited just to have the 2013 collabo-brew. Suggested cellar temp for aging on the bottle. Tempting, but I wanted to try right away. I believe aging this stout would make this brew better than it already is.
Appearance: Oil. Pours on the thick side, almost pure black with a bit of brown mixed in (similar to the color of oil coming out of your oil pan.
Aroma: Nutty for sure. Dare I say you can actually smell the pecans. Followed by a bit of chocolate/mocha-coffee scent.
Taste: Right away, briefly taste the wheat malts (very sweet) and then the pecans, which are carried throughout the taste. Next, the Rye comes through and overtakes the wheat, giving a smoked, oaky flavor along with the mocha-coffee taste and the pecans. Boozey flavor underlying all of it, which can distract. However, at 13% and having a quarter of it aged in oak barrel stouts, the flavor is appreciated.
Mouthfeel: When I have a stout, I'm expecting a thick, almost creamy, mouthfeel. Surprisingly, the mouthfeel is not as thick as expected and is a bit dry. I THINK I like it?
Overall: Get this beer. In fact, get two of them - try one now, and try the other in at least a year. WIth some aging and letting those malts settle in, I think the beer would become smoother and even more delicious. Taste was very good and pecans added a new "nuttiness" that is a bit sweeter than usual. Coffee and mocha flavor come through well and the more I think about it, the more I appreciate the dry finish.
07-25-2013 02:54:07 | More by Snebbu
3.33/5 rDev -18.2%
w00t. w00t. or something
Pour to Portsmouth glass. Body is just about black with just a bit of brown highlights, dark tan head.
Scent brings sweet malts of caramel, chocolate, molasses, definite pecans, just a bit oak and some alcohol. Dessert-like.
Taste brings dark caramel, roast, nuts, some chocolate, some brown sugar, bready (wheat) tones. Bourbon and oak come through with warmth along with quite alot of hot alcohol. Quite rich, a sipper.
For the style and ABV, pretty thin and high carbonation. Not much of a bother but quite boozy to boot.
The pecans are a nice touch, not bad otherwise but feels kinda messy, and especially boozy as it warms, splitting this was still quite a trek. I would've liked to see more overall stoutiness to it.
07-25-2013 00:03:34 | More by Chico1985
1/5 rDev -75.4%
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07-24-2013 23:20:35 | More by Beerontwowheels
4.56/5 rDev +12%
This is a wonderful stout. So good, it's farking swheat. Had to throw that in there.
The pecan, wheat and rye are balanced well. Bourbon kicks in at the end. The 13% alcohol is hidden well. I've stashed two bottles away for the cellar; can't wait until this beer gets older.
07-24-2013 04:38:55 | More by nabit
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.