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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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91
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1,536 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 1,536
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 314 | 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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Photo of McStagger
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Jet black. One finger espresso head. Moderate retention (for the abv). Above average lacing.

S: Ethanol, malt, mashtun. Lots of toffee notes. Nutty amaretto notes as it warms.

T: Boozy sweetness up front cut w/ the rye spiciness. Fruity, peppery mid palate. Artificial cherry and orange zest. Blast of praline sweetness follows on the finish. Aftertaste is spicy and medicinal. The alcohol warmth rears its head in the finish.

M: Fairly carbonated upfront. However, this can't save the malt monstrosity. Finishes slick and syrupy.

O: Great dessert beer. Love the concept. Would like to see pecans used a bit more often with stouts.

Photo of Hanserelli
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Dark walnut brown body, with a fleeting head off the pour, that falls fairly quickly. Head is a nice chestnut brown but has a slight reddish tinge to it which is hard to examine since it doesn't stick around much. Fairly straightforward in looks and appearance. Has some clarity from below.

Nose has hints of cherry cordial warmth, and cheap booze. Some light brown sugar and maraschino artificial cherry seems to be just jumping out of this. Very unique I'll say but not my most favorite aroma.

Palate comes with a strangely neutral tone. What's most evident though is the mouthfeel which is the best part of the beer. Extremely creamy and rich but with a controlled thickness that really coats, nearly feels like clotted cream. Palate brings though strangely only mild classic stout flavors of roasted malts, and mild sensing dark chocolate. Warmth brings much of the creamy character but sweetness isn't predominant which doesn't bring up anything such as vanilla or chocolate. Controlled boozy character is well hidden though. Really wish those cherry tones would come through in the taste somehow.

Overall it's an interesting take, but I am not really drawn to this, probably cause when it comes to Stone I am not a big on their stouts to begin with. There's some neat character to this but it just doesn't wow me. That's not a bad thing though, it's still enjoyable to drink and I definitely prefer it to their regular Russian Imperial.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HalfFull
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a large wine glass Pours jet black with a thin deep mocha cap of foam which sticks around like the polar ice cap did 50 years ago. Drops artsy lace, solid.

Aroma is pleasantly boozy in a sense with earthy hops and some light chocolate though not overwhelmingly complex/obtrusive. A touch of barrel is there, perhaps, yet slowly revealing itself in the background as the beer warms.

Light black cherry and a bit of nut on the flavor, yet mostly a notable dose of ethanol in a well integated sense. Finishes with a bit of dark chocolate spice.

Nice feel and finish. Clean for what it is though surely packs a punch.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Roman5150
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle into tulip

appearance: pitch black with 1 finger off mocha head

smell: earthy hops, oak, roasted malt, smokiness, alcohol presence, subtle hazelnut and pecan on the tail end

taste: Getting lots of roasted espresso malt and dark chocolate malts, with an herbal hoppy presence. Has elements of the Stone RIS, but with a lot more flavors as well. Beautifully complex, the tail end really lets the rye and pecan flavors come out, and it lingers for quite a while. Not really getting much bourbon, but then again only 1/4 is aged in bourbon barrels. There's a nice smokiness in the middle, and there is definitely a huge warming alcohol presence, which blends in nicely.

mouthfeel: medium carbonation, huge thick bodied feel

overall: A great collab from Stone, they never disappoint. You can definitely tastes Stone's influence on this beer, I was getting some similar flavor notes from the RIS, but there's so much more to this beer, such as pecan, rye and a lot more alcohol presence is felt. It's very nicely balanced and highly drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,536 ratings.