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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstoutStone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout

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BA SCORE
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1,296 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1296
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%


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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Furlinator

California

3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 07/16/13.

Pours opaque black with 1/2 inch of khaki head that quickly fades to a thin ring on top and leaves faint spotty lace.

Smell is dominated by an astringent, alcohol presence with faint dark chocolate and a hint of molasses. Somewhat disappointing. No noticeable nut aroma in the nose.

Taste is of sweet malt, dark chocolate and a hint of rye. There is noticeable bourbon bite on the back end. I'm not picking up any pecan here either.

Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with high carbonation.

The smell on this one almost killed it for me. A very boozy, almost chemical aroma. The taste wasn't all bad, just a little too bitter from start to finish for my taste. This might appeal more to the bourbon, whiskey and rye drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 01:42:59 | More by Furlinator
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

$9.99 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with rye, wheat malt and pecans with 1/4 aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels. 13% ABV, 65 IBU's.

Pours out to a rich but not oily black, forming a nice sized light cocoa colored head with mousse-like bubbles of foam, superior retention and solid sheets of lacing. Carbonation is moderate, @2.5 carbs or so. The nose is quite nice, more delicate than I was expecting...dark chocolate, carob, some subtle dates and prunes, some herbal hops, a subtle whiff of alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, pillowy soft with a big dense body and slightly syrupy. The taste opens big with prunes and dates, followed by dark chocolate, rum balls, medium roast but quite acidic, mild bitterness all things considered which is very herbal in nature, some warmth and drying pepper in the finish and lingering notes of prunes in the aftertaste. I don't taste pecans or any kind of nut for that matter. I would not get that this is aged in bourbon barrel until 1/2 glass into it, but it's the acidity and booze that gives me that impression, not a bourbon flavor.

I have to say I'm not a fan of this. The very strong acidity of the bourbon and roast malts mixed with the booze and green leafy herbal hops really messes up this beer, creating an smattered mix of unbalanced flavors that don't sit well with each other.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 02:46:02 | More by Mitchster
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LABrewjourneyman

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This collaboration is everything I look for in a stout and more. I read an article on some various site about the story behind how this brew came about and when perusing my local bottle shop noticed that they had it (very easily noticed with the w00t amber print against the black bottle) so the geek in me had to try it out. I've bought it two more times since then. I don't usually go for the imperial stouts, though I've sampled a fair amount. This is one that I hope goes beyond the limited run. If you encounter it - read the plethora of information supplied on the bottle. It prepares you for what it is with humor. A straight black stout that isn't messing around in flavor, stature, or ABV. I was surprised by the back end/aftertaste that left me less with the expected alcohol-hit and more with a hearty and smooth brew of nuts and roasted malt. Less mealy than many other imperial stouts and crisp on the upfront. Pair with nothing for a beer dinner. Or if you must, pair with an acidic green for counterbalance.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 04:02:15 | More by LABrewjourneyman
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beerbully

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. poured into snifter

A-Jet black with thick creamy 1+ inch mocha head that slowly dissipates leaving thick lacing

S-bourbon booze out of the gate followed by chocolate, mild nuttiness and molasses

T-bourbon booze, notes of chocolate, anise, nuts, some warming alcohol. somewhat sweet finish with some lingering nutty, woodiness

M-mild to thick body, some creaminess, alcohol well hidden given the 13%

O-improves as it warms, lots of flavor, some lingering sweetness

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 22:57:06 | More by beerbully
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours jet black in the glass, topped with a fingers worth of rich and creamy mocha head. This retains with some robust bunching around the edges, leaving back a foamy cascade of lacing which slowly drips down the sides of the glass. A warm Bourbon presence jumps out immediately in the nose, which is quickly followed by a rich blend of chocolate, molasses and roasted coffee. A bit of sweet alcohol, dark fruit and some spiciness mix in as well. The taste is a little subdued upon first sip but then explodes as it spreads out in the mouth with a flurry of Bourbon, chocolate, molasses, coffee, some dark fruit and a touch of spicy rye on the finish. A dry burnt tannic feel lingers a bit on the palate. The mouthfeel is full bodied and quite chewy with a touch of sharpness that sits on the tongue. This definitely has a bit of alcohol beef to it but I will say; this is an EXTREMELY smooth sipper for 13%. Color me impressed. This is another most solid effort, in a line of many, from Stone, with rich flavors and a ridiculously smooth drinkability for the size. This is well worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 22:42:46 | More by Kegatron
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kaseydad

California

4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well that bites! I got the silkscreen without the cool faces. Boo! Oh well, it's still beer. I press on...

Bottled on 7/16/13

Pours a motor oil black brew with a succulent beige foamy head that stays, then leaves and reappears easily when agitated. Slight ring around the glass. Almost no lacing.

Getting nice bourbon barrel whiffs right out of the gate in the aroma. Chocolate, marshmallow, molasses, nuts (not sure it's pecans), wood and booze. A great smelling brew. Find myself sniffing more than sipping. I correct myself.

The taste is fantastic. I'm getting the nice chocolate/coffee presence of the stout and a great, just the right amount, barrel characteristic. Wheat is there but blends well. Not getting a bunch of rye but it can be tasted within the aftertaste. All the components are present and gosh darn it....it works.

Very creamy mouthfeel. Oily too. Full bodied brew.

Overall the threesome hit it out the park with this. 13% allowed myself to sip and enjoy this while getting everything I could, and should, get out of this session. It was difficult to find in the Bay Area, but I am overjoyed to experience. Really good stuff.

Sheldon Cooper's got nothing on this!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 22:47:44 | More by kaseydad
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a pitch black color with an inch of frothy dark brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is boozey, earthy and nutty. The taste is more of the same. Bourbon up front with some earthy/nuttiness as well as oak and vanilla. Dark chocolate. Roasty. Really drinkable considering the high ABV and the bourbon. I can't believe the ABV is 13%. The bourbon flavor isn't overpowering and mixes well with the chocolate and nutty flavors. Mouthfeel is a tad on the lighter side. I missed this when it came around in bottles so I was pumped to see it on tap. Overall, fantastic beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2013 17:22:37 | More by PicoPapa
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RaulMondesi

California

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

W00tStout - hmmm... Raul ponders. Beer meets nerds? Nerds meet beer? Beer meets Raul's lips? Yep! And that's all that matters!

Raul first had this sucker served devilishly cold and because of that, it definitely was at neWb status. But once this sucker warmed up...BOOM! Headshot!

Now, sweet it was - a lil too sweet if you take this players opinion - but it still had pretty good balance like Dumbo rolling around on a beach ball.

Silky, creamy, smooth... Did Raul just walk into the building? Nope, it was W00tStout. And Raul is ok with that.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 23:01:55 | More by RaulMondesi
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Opie1knoche

California

4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a dark and intimating appearance. But, once it is on your tongue, it is nutty and delicious! It's not one of the typical dark beers that you have one glass and your done. This beer kept me wanting more! Not to mention, one glass of this beer gets you feeling pretty damn good!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 22:41:41 | More by Opie1knoche
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured in to snifter.

A - Black with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Roast, semi-sweet chocolate, spice and a light bourbon presence. Not getting any pecan.

T - Roast and a big spice presence dominate. Chocolate, bourbon, char and a light vanilla flavour also come through. There is a slight nutty flavour, but I'm not sure I would have found it if I wasn't looking for it. As I continue to drink this the spice really begins to come to the forefront and becomes almost distracting.

M - Full body. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 13:26:57 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/25/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, toffee, rye, raisin, vanilla, light clove, light oak, light coffee, light nuttiness, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes with a fair amount of barrel presence; and good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, raisin, coffee, rye, light clove, light oak, light char, light pecan, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, toast, toffee, vanilla, light clove, light oak, light char, light pecan, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with a fair amount of barrel flavor presence; and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Pecan flavors became noticeable as it reached room temperature, but were still not that strong. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate barrel flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 05:09:08 | More by superspak
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was more than pleasantly surprised to see this on the shelf. Don't seem to be too many special brews and rarities making it to Pittsburgh.

Nice thick impy stout. The pecans give a nice touch with a hint of influence that comes as an accent. The rye gives a nice spiced edge that stays constant throughout. All the character that does show stays consistent. Thick and rich feel. Carbonation at first seems quite voracious. Calms down a bit as things move forward; thankfully.

This is a good beer. Great collaboration of a variety of ingredients. Extremely happy to be able to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 12:02:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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socon67

New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Thick black pour with a decent mocha foam head that retains well. Carbonation only shows in the foam. Leaves a syrupy thick coating on the glass.

S - Scents of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, and coffee. Slightly bummed that none of the nutty notes came through but overall this was a nice aroma with plenty of subtle notes.

T - Rich flavors of cocoa powder, and toasted malt. Some notes of rye do come out in this stout which is interesting but somewhat distracted from the other flavors. Finish has flavors of black licorice and a warming burn of alcohol.

M - Thick beer that leaves a slick feel on the tongue. Finish reminds you that this is a big stout. This ended up being a bottle shred sipper; take your time and enjoy.

O - Actually one of the better collaborations Stone has done. I've had a bunch and this was a joy to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 00:57:56 | More by socon67
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes from this afternoon
I had been lamenting the fact that I had apparently missed out on this release. Stone is obviously a great brewery, Wesley Crusher managed to be the rare combo of sometimes-comic-relief, child prodigy who was not insufferable, and I should say something about fark, but I honestly don't know as much about them. womp womp.

The pour was silky midnight: onyx appearance like SLAM! with a nice little creamy brown head. Easy dissipation leaving a little initial lacing (grandma's embroidery), but giving up the ghost (grandma's embalming) shortly thereafter.

Nose picks up relatively smoothe, rich and enticing. There's certainly that bourbon character making its presence known, though it is by no means a one trick pony. I picked up some dark fruits, but this is not a fruit heavy stout. I imagine the pecans helped smoothe it all over, like a good mediator.

Once you start drinking the damn thing, your enjoyment level increases. That smootheness keeps its presence, and blends with the bourbon to create a dangeRussly drinkable experience. Initially, I got more of the classic creamy vanilla, with a hint of spice that I can only assume was the rye balanced with chocolate and rich roasty malts. As it warmed the booziness came forward, though I still feel the 13% could easily catch you off guard: the bourbon presents as flavour, not alcohol heat.

I must admit I'm a little disappointed that the pecan's weren't a little more prominent in the flavour, although I assume that they contributed to the creamy smoothe drinkability (no trademark here).
Overall, though this is another extremely enjoyable beverage from those bottom left brewmasters. Wish I had a bottle or two in my cellar, but glad I finally got to try it at all.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2013 23:50:34 | More by kemoarps
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

a very thick midnight black pour with a finger of dark brown head which died down to a creamy ring. smells dark/roasty, with hints of molasses/brown sugar, plum/raisin, vanilla, licorice. the flavor is straight up bold and dark at first. heavy on the booze up front, with a raosty bitterness melded with sweet sweet nutty sugary flavors. not getting much of the dark fruit profile in the taste, and not really getting the bourbon barrel flavor - just a boozy heat/chest warmth.
a full body beer with very little carbonation.. thick, creamy, syrupy nectar of the gods! this one's bound to put some hair on your chest.. the alcohol is strong and very present in the flavor/mouthfeel.. a very tasty treat, but be careful.. it'll put you on your ass!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 15:45:14 | More by facundoCNB
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout opens to a thick, mealy head, yeasty rising whole wheat dough, thick black breads, heavy molasses, pecans, vanilla, charred bourbon barrels, pepper, chocolate, tobacco, ash, and toffee blending with a mélange of fig, black cherry, prune, plum, raisin, blood orange, and date fruit esters, as well as a nice lacing of pine resin and grapefruit from the hops, the aromas rising so thickly out of the bottle that they almost take on a viscous quality and coat the nasal passages like oil. The flavors are potent, yet extremely delicately balanced, the notes playing off each other like a classical symphony into which a bit of bourbon-soaked heavy metal guitar has been infused. The result is a near-perfect Imperial Stout nose, certainly offering everything this reviewer could possibly want, and it’s hard to imagine anything else shoved in here without the bottle shattering under the pressure.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a stunningly beautiful alcoholic whang of cherry, fig, prune, plum, raisin, blood orange, and black cherry fruit esters, mixed with a plug of bourbon, and set atop a bed of brown breads, whole wheat dough, peppery rye, tobacco, ash, pecans, molasses, and heavy cream. Touches of bitter pine resin and faint hints of dandelion stem and grapefruit rind add more bitterness, mixing well with the pepper and ash. The flavors barely fade over the course of subsequent sips, though the raisin and bourbon notes do increase a little, but for the most part the beer maintains its strength throughout the bottle. The 13% ABV is present, but blends well with the bourbon, and is certainly less potent than in many of its peers. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, with even more whole wheat dough, ash, and yeast, and lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this officially ranks as one of the five best beers—much less Imperial Stouts—I’ve ever had, and if Stone made this year-round, I don’t know that I would need to buy anything else. If you love Imperial Stouts, you must try this one: it’s stunningly balanced, immensely flavorful, and obviously the product of people who not only really, really love beer, but really, really know what they’re doing.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 01:01:33 | More by jondeelee
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Brass Tap Gainesville. Pours pitch black and thick with little brown head. Nutty, roasty chocolate aroma with some toffee. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Sweet barleywine-ish flavor with some chocolate and dry nuts in the background. A little astringent with the alcohol. Some rye flavor. Interesting take on a stout but not really what I was hoping for. Seems to be growing on me as I go.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 23:11:10 | More by BMMillsy
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh from the tap at the Alcove in Tuscaloosa, AL

A-Pours a pitch black color with a thin, beige colored head that retains fairly well. The head is silky smooth and leaves barely any lacing on the sides of the glass.

S-A lot of nuance here. Bourbon, dark cherries, very boozy, some vanilla, and bitter coffee as well

T-Follows the nose. The booziness hits you at first as it fades into a pleasant bourbon-vanilla flavor that is rounded out well and finishes with a spicy boozy bite mingled with sweet, dark cherries. Beautiful.

MF-Silky as hell. Smooth and rich. Full-bodied with a wet finish.

O-A damn good stout. Alcohol may be a little too present, but this was one of my favorite stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2013 16:20:59 | More by Jacurdy60
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased from Bring on the Beer.

Pitch black pour with a respectable 1 finger head of tannish foam. Lacing? Yep.

Roasted malt, milk chocolate, has some spice in the smell as well as lightish Bourbon. Coffee, fruit?

Roasted and very sweet caramel malt/chocolate, dark fruit, perhaps, toffee, figs, some bitter chocolate, mild Bourbon, and plenty of heat a few ticks after the swallow. Nice.

Full bodied, mild carbonation until near the finish where it gets kind of tingly.

Good stuff but it probably won't allow me to have another brew after I finish the last 1/4 of the bottle. The alcohol IS not that noticeable in the sips until, like I said, a few ticks after the swallow. Yes, I bought this online. No, I have no desire to get more.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 22:24:28 | More by Bitterbill
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babaracas

Florida

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours opaque dark brown, thin light brown head settles quickly leaving a sheet of delicate lace for the first couple of inches. Smell: vinous, dark chocolate, plum. Taste: dark chocolate, boozy plum and raisin, soft grain and mild spiciness, earthy and bourbon notes grow in the finish. Expected it to be syrupy from the pour, but is more towards creamy. Good... as it warms it takes on more of a rich desserty aspect you might expect from the description.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 00:05:51 | More by babaracas
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Rfunk

California

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's been awhile since I reviewed a beer, but here we go!

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

A- Midnight black with mocha head that fades quickly.
Leaves minimal lacing, if any at all.

S- Right off the bat I get chocolate, followed by dark fruit,
slight bourbon, and alcohol.

T- very complex layers of flavor, but I pick up dark chocolate,
Caramel, vanilla, bourbon, tobacco, molasses, a hint of rye and
Alcohol.

M- This beer is thick and heavy thanks to the wheat malt addition.
It feels nice at first as far as carbonation, but then the alcohol burn
kicks in and forces a gulp. As the beer warms, the alcohol presence
Becomes more dominant.

O- This is a great brew, unique within the imperial stout genre.
The aroma is great, the tastes are great and complex, but the mouthfeel
Is hurt due to the alcohol burn. I recommend enjoying this at a serving temp
around 50 degrees. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 08:48:10 | More by Rfunk
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tan head. Color is black. Lace left.

Flavors of roasted malts as chocolate. Too roasted for me. Vanilla, oak, and a minimal amount of bourbon. A bit of heat shows in the end with a touch of rye. Can't find the pecans.

Mouthfeel: roasted and dry. Fuller bodied.

Overall, solid, but it would have been cool to have more barrel aging.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2013 03:16:37 | More by mothman
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The ultimate geek and beer geek's beer, a collab with Stone Koch and Wil Wheaton, and called W00t! Great name, although i don't know a lot about Drew, sorry. Bottled 6/25/13.

Pours into my Portsmouth tulip with a darker colored mocha like small fizzy slight creamy head fades at a med to quicker rate, not bad for a 13% beer though, nice ring of lacing though and nice long legs, all that over a pitch black super thick dark beer.

Nose is pretty strong for a super big stout. Tons of dark malts of course, a bit of a roasty aroma and some charred malt and a little coffee from the roast, then into the waves of super dark chocolate, lots of baker's chocolate and a bit of a creamy dark melted chocolate, a bit of caramel and a fluffy nougat, a bit of a toasted pecan like nutty aroma, a little brown sugar encrusted pecan. Then the booze kicks in, a definite boozy aroma with big malts to back it up, but a clean booze and not too dominant. Faint hints of a vanilla barrel round it off.

Comes on sweet at first, loads and loads of big dark malts wash over the tongue and kinda sit there with a big weight, my tongue feels suspended in the middle of the thick viscosity beer. Dark malts are the key item here, a bit of a black malt, with some roasted malt, a light char but not much as the dark malts were done pretty well to not be too tannic and burnt. Then super dark chocolate, bitter chocolate and lots of baker's chocolate, a little creamy choc too but not a ton, a little cookie like with some creamy oatmeal, hint of caramel, fluffy nougat, and a nice toasty brown sugar encrusted pecan like, very big cookie like flavor. There is also a mild earthy slight spicy hop character, with fair bitterness and blends with the bitter charred malts to bring a fair bitterness. Booze is pretty decent, some warming clean booze flavor, little tingle, but not a 13% feel, although it does get a little hot the more it warms. Eventually, after warming, I get a hint of vanilla like barrel character and the faintest hint of a sweet like bourbon. Finish is drier but super mouth coating sticky like, little syrupy, lots of lingering dark chocolate, baker's choc, little caramel and nougat like lingering, little more booze, fair spicy hop bitterness, and some slight tannic charred malt very late.

Mouth is thick, heavy as fuuu.... yes, and fair booze warmth and tingle, a bit over carbonated surprisingly.

Overall pretty interesting, nice dark malt character without getting too charred or acrid, booze is there but not too crazy for a 13% beer, nice chocolate, just a hint of vanilla barrel and nice nutty character. Pretty tasty as expected.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 02:55:54 | More by jlindros
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oberon

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet jet black with a foamy beige head atop.Vanilla/bourbon and nuttiness stood out on the palate along with raisin and sweet alcohol.A big chewy feel is fitting for this beer.Bourbon and raisin flavors upfront with a roasted element always there,an earthy nuttiness brings good balance.The alcohol is big but it's a nice last one of the night sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 02:11:19 | More by oberon
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pakman08

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- dark earthen color, black as night. Tan/ coffee head with some honest retention. At the edge some light gives it a cola appearance.

N- coffee and booze upfront and dominating, but dig a little deeper....
Vanilla, pecan, caramel, fudge, raisins, cigar box.

T- a lot of the nose comes through on the taste. Additional flavors of chocolate, earth, oak, wheat bread, fine tobacco, and leather.

F- lighter than other 13% yet still rich body feel. The body really is an impressive achievement given the other qualities of this complex beer. Im banking the wheat helpped the chemistry on that.

This WILL get better with age. Already better than fresh off release. Hope you saved a bottle, can't wait to open mine in a couple years

Serving type: on-tap

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