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Reviews: 246
Hads: 1,597
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 75
Gots: 344 | FT: 41
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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 Kegatron
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (1,111 characters)

Photo of kaseydad
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
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 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! (1,191 characters)

Photo of PicoPapa
4.23/5  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. (592 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (547 characters)

Photo of Opie1knoche
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
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! (290 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev -1%
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. (547 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (591 characters)

Photo of socon67
4.04/5  rDev 0%
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. (844 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (1,766 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
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! (746 characters)

Photo of jondeelee
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
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. (2,293 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (394 characters)

Photo of stortore
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter, bottled 7/16/13.

Had a bottle a few months after release, but this is first review. Pours dark brown, a little garnet on the edges. Small head with an aggresive pour, fades quickly with little lacing. Smells terrific- boozy, lots of dark chocolate, some rye, a little burnt caramel. Taste mostly follows nose, but it's a lot boozier than I remember or than the label indicates. No complaints though, it's sensational. Picking up the pecans too, or at least some nuttiness. Great body, very smooth for the ABV.

This is a great beer, before and now. So glad I was able to get two bottles. (631 characters)

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (697 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (742 characters)

Photo of babaracas
3.96/5  rDev -2%
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. (484 characters)

Photo of Rfunk
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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! (893 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.84/5  rDev -5%
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. (335 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (2,642 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (367 characters)

Photo of pakman08
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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 (730 characters)

Photo of dowen17
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black with a tan head. Not much lacing or retention.

On the nose is bourbon. Lots of wheat which is different for a stout. Nutty aromas come through as well.

Tastes is very buttery and nutty. Alcohol presence is huge here. Some bourbon come in on the end to round out the taste.

Thin mouthfeel for a stout but some of it was barrel aged so it makes sense.

Would drink again but personally wouldn't seek out. (429 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours in a dark black with a tan head.

The aroma is quite interesting. There’s some pecan nuttiness, a bit of the oak, and some spicy rye. Some roasty malt, alcohol, chocolate.

The flavor follows with a bit of a confusing mix of flavors. There’s mostly roasted malt and chocolate. Then it follows with some pecan nuttiness, the oak and bourbon notes, and then a big hit of alcohol.

It’s an interesting brew, but not quite there for me. The mix of everything does not work perfectly together. It’s an in your face Stone beer, but could be some refinement. (574 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Holy black. Poured like chocolate syrup, yet still summoned the 'head' gods with a big two-incher of mocha foam. Black tar liquid underneath.

Amazingly, I can pick up the wheat in the nose. Mildly nutty, or maybe a placebo effect, but I think I can pick up the pecan meat. Light bourbon barrel presence. Big malty roast with wisps of char and smoke kiss. Otherwise, hints of licorice and sweet cream round out the complexity.

A little sweet, but delicious. Bourbon took the back seat, but the subtlety of it is nice and elevates notes of spicy rye and tangy wheat. This beer is boozy, but 13% is a little hard to believe. Notes of dark chocolate liquor and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is luscious. Super creamy and thick with a light spicy kick and spatter of carb and alcohol fortification.

Very good, but the pecans didn't really show through. Still an excellent beer. (868 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

W00tstout... from the cellar to the snifter.

A one-finger tan head fizzles away fast. It's your basic black color that most stouts have, but it really isn't as black and thick-looking as I would expect such a huge imperial stout to look.

It smells like vanilla, bourbon, maple syrup, molasses, milk chocolate, and raisins. Yummy. I think there's some caramel and earthy coffee in the aroma, too.

And the taste... "W00" is right. Vanilla, boozy bourbon, molasses, licorice, roasted earth, and a kind of nuttiness in the aftertaste... must be those pecans. The alcohol is pretty obvious... pretty conspicuous... but I don't mind its bold prominence. The sweetness here is tempered by the nutty, earthy, roasty dimension, making it all meld together quite nicely. Also... it took a while of sipping it, but a spicy rye element DID emerge long into the finish. Impressively true to the ingredients advertised.

The feel is fabulous... it's ridiculously thick and creamy, just how I like it in these kinds of stouts.

An imaginative ale which blends together a nice combination of complimentary flavors. Sip slowly though, or face the hung-over consequences. (1,156 characters)

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.