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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,458 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,458
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 73
Gots: 316 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

midnitesun11, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of George1799
5/5  rDev +22.5%

George1799, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -2%

Auror, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Very dark, as any respectable imp stout should be. Some ruby highlights around the edges when held to the light but mostly opaque. The mocha head and lacing is impressive given the 13%. A real looker.
smell: Smooth, fudge like, a bit of burnt roasty and hint of smoke. Smells quite good but not to knock your socks off.
taste: Quite smooth up front and much like the nose. A bit of a burn in the finish along with a touch of bitter, but pleasant imo, no complaints about alcohol presence. The alcohol is overall well hidden. This makes the taste more complex and enjoyable.
overall: very nice. Alcohol well hidden. Got another to put back and thinking this will get better.

cindyjeffsmith, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of gyberic
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

gyberic, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of djaeon
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

djaeon, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Erice78
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Erice78, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of C20Percent
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks good. A nice vanilla bourbon smell -- although a touch mild. The taste is good, but it's a little spicy to me -- probably from the Rye. My palette is adjusting to all the ingredients except that one. The wheaty finish is definitely unique for a Stout. Not a preferred finish, but kudos nonetheless. Very creamy. Overall, really nice stout, that's very drinkable, with a well-managed abv. Would buy another bottle to age.

C20Percent, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of ScaryEd
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ScaryEd, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A : Poured a very deep brown, nearly black with great carbonation leaving a big cocoa colored head atop. The lacing was pretty decent after a few sips. A lot of bubbles remained.

S: Little rye, big roast, little pecan, little barrel, chocolate

T : A nice little booziness upfront along with some roast and little bit of char. Some chocolate comes in as does another rush of stinging booze. I detect a little bit of rye. Light barrel influence is noticed but really looking for those pecans. The finish has a lingering char and light bitterness, more heat, more chocolate and a bit of coffee

M: Full bodied, thick and hearty. Pretty filling for sure. The carbonation was just right. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

O: There seemed to be a lot going on in this beer(according to the description) but I detected little of it on this go. I thought the pecans and rye were minimized by the heat and traditional stout notes. Maybe my palate was off, who knows. not a bad beer at all, decent candidate for a cellar and great price for such a big beer.

barleywinefiend, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

zeff80, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

beergorrilla, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bookerandy, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of chippo33
2/5  rDev -51%

chippo33, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.49/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

The description sure makes this one sound good, but then it's Stone...

13% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with printed-on label art and branded pry-off cap acquired at a local bottle shop for $8.49 USD and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given Stone's involvement. But it's a collaboration, so maybe it'll be good.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to come to room temperature over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a quarter finger wide head of dark tan colour. Reduces to a floater ring within a few seconds; retention is horrid. Floater ring has light creaminess and okay thickness. Okay lacing, I guess.

Body colour is an opaque grey-black. Quite dull. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Pretty standard fare for the style, with a below average head. Not much to look at, but there are no overt or obvious flaws. Lots of room for improvement.

Sm: The pecan is lovely, but too restrained. I really want more of that and it seems well integrated here; it suits stouts well methinks. Definite wheat mixed in with some dark and chocolate malts. I do get some spicy rye, but no bourbon notes come through. No oak, vanilla, etc. The hop profile is low-key, to style. No yeast character is detectable. Some alcohol, sure, but it's not hot, boozy, or gushed. The pecan is definitely a highlight; I'm starting to get excited. Unfortunately, no roasted barley comes through in the aroma.

T/Mf: Love the pecan nut, but hot damn does it get boozy and gushed by the climax, continuing through the finish. Diesel alcohol presence is off the charts. All the flavour is up front; boy is this rough on the back end. Notes of off flavours buried in the second act. True to Stone tradition, this is a boozy mess. No sense of balance or subtlety at all. Comes off thrown together haphazardly. Zero cohesion or focus. No yeast character or hop profile is noticeable. Dark malts, chocolate malt. Maybe caramel. Some overly sweet artificial vanillicin. No bourbon notes or oak; what, did they age it for a couple days so they could put "Aged in Bourbon Barrels" on the label? Maybe some spicy rye. Molasses. The wheat is strangely handled here and feels out of place, thinning the body.

Smooth, wet, gushed, harsh, boozy. Overcarbonated. Poor presence on the palate. Overbearing. Too thick. Syrupy. Ugh. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well at all. Poorly executed.

Dr: Not a fan of this one. Definitely wouldn't get it again. Overpriced. The caramelized pecan is a highlight, but it's far from enough to save it. Doesn't hide its ABV well at all. Difficult to drink. I'll finish the bottle with effort, but I'm not excited to do so. Another dud from Stone.

High D+

Age would definitely mellow this one out.

kojevergas, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
4/5  rDev -2%

JSchock7, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of bifrost17
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Teku

Awesome presentation as far as the bottle goes. I picked up 2, one with Greg, Will, and Drew on it dressed as Superheroes and the other with some crazy filigree looking stuff.

A: Looks just like it should. Opaque. No light coming through. There's about a fingers worth of head from a vigorous pour. Nice mocha colored head, dissipates pretty quick, but that's no shocker from a 13% beer, although the head does stick around a bit in the form of a nice light brown ring around the glass. Spotty lacing. Really gorgeous looking beer.

S: Chocolate, vanilla, booze, roasted malts, and maybe a little hint of wood. The nose is a little strange, kind of hard to explain. There's a lot going on, but it all seems to be a bit muted, nothing really stands out. Don't get me wrong, it smells good, there's just nothing there that jumps out at me.

T: Awesome. Pretty sweet up front, almost a cola like sweetness, followed by bitterness in the middle of the tongue, finishes really smooth with a slight spiciness (from the rye I'm assuming). Warms your belly on the way down. My only complaint as far as taste goes is that I wish the pecans were a little more prevalent. I'm a HUGE fan of pecan pie, and I was kind of hoping this beer would taste a little bit like bourbon pecan pie. No hints of that 13% abv, other than the warming sensation you feel in your belly. Really nice.

M: Velvety smooth. The mouthfeel is where this beer really shines. Thick without being too hard to drink. Chewy. Maybe just a tiny bit over carbonated for the style, but I feel like at this point I'm just nitpicking. I'm not sure how much Wheat malt was used, but I think it really helps make the beer extra creamy and smooth. Thick, rich, smooth, and insanely drinkable for the abv.

O: I'm really enjoying this beer, especially as it warms up, I'd definitely recommend that you drink this around the suggested 55 degrees. Really starts to shine as it warms up a bit. I guess if I had to pick one thing to complain about it would be the lack of pecan character, but other than that this beer is pretty awesome. Whether you're a Star Trek nerd or not, I highly recommend checking this beer out (plus I'm sure you're at least a Beer Nerd if you're taking the time to read this). I can't wait to see what some age does with the other bottle I have. I'm hoping everything will kind of come together and mellow out a bit, and turn into a real treat. My last thoughts....be careful, this beer is HIGHLY drinkable for the 13% abv. Sip, savor, and enjoy.

bifrost17, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of N3rdM3t4l
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown silkscreened bomber into shaker pint.

A: pours thick and oily with a rich roasted brown color. Not really a head on it but I expected nine from a beer that is 13% abv. Rich chocolate colored bubbles formed and left with a thin light Brown ring around the glass. Beautiful in its darkness this beer allows no light through.

S: sweet ricbitterh coffee and alcohol notes up front. No chocolate in this one's nose but I do detect a hint of hop. Nothing like the pale ales and ipa that litter the northwest this hop smell is merely here to balance the beer.

T: tastes like the dark! Opens with an assault of roasted malt darkness. Followed by the alcohol sweetness. A slightly odd astringent note that makes me think of Belgian strong dark ale. This note really balances the beer, else it would be cloying. The wheat is hard to find among the strong dark flavors and the alcohol bite. Leaves a burnt bitter taste on the finish that helps it finish dry. Not able to discern the pecan but I am sure we it absent this beer would be quite different, like bay lead in soup you don't realize that it is important until it is not there.

M: smooth as creamy peanut butter and almost as thick. Goes down to easy for something so dangerously high alcohol. Excellent!

N3rdM3t4l, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of PaulMc
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

PaulMc, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of RyanTheLion13
4/5  rDev -2%

RyanTheLion13, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Curloftheburl
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Curloftheburl, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep deep brown with a hint of mahogany. Near finger of light chocolate colored head with ok retention and decent lacing.

S - Some sweet chocolates, roasty/light hop bitterness and wheatyness with a decent sweet alcohol presence. A little minerally too. mild vanilla sweet bourbon aromas

T - Dark fruits and a mild alcohol burn up front. Chocolate sweet malts . Big flavor, bourbon is pretty tame but also obviously pretty noticeable. Alcohol is a bit much, would recommend aging this one I think..

M - Surprisingly thick and smooth. Medium-full bodied. Really awesome mouthfeel imo. As much of a sipper as I've had in a looong time

O - Pretty big flavorful beer. Don't love it but relative to the style and for what it is its pretty tasty, I sipped this from the beginning until the end of Django Unchained

MacQ32, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Zorro
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown colored beer with a medium sized brown colored head.

Smells sweet and boozy with a strong chocolate aroma. Coffee and vanilla with a slight burnt sugar aroma. Pepper and smoke ride on the ethanol fumes to the senses. Slight hop aroma of grapefruit.

Starts out sweet and chocolate with a little orange and a bit of smoky bacon after taste. Vanilla and coffee flavors, the Bourbon taste very well tamed. Slight metallic and burned licorice flavors. Definitely a sipper this is Heavy Heavy Fuel.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a strong bourbon barrel beer that is well rounded. Pick up a bottle if you can find it, my store sold out in about 3 hours.

Zorro, Jul 21, 2013
Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,458 ratings.