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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstoutStone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout

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1,541 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,541
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 71
Gots: 315 | FT: 44
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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Ratings: 1,541 | Reviews: 238
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap at sams in Durham. shaker

pours a pitch black, opaque, with a nice creamy beige head. smell is of dark chocolate and roasted malts. typical RIS smell though it isn't as big. not getting any wheat though. the taste starts out big and chocolatey, lots of malt character. super smooth and creamy. full bodied but alcohol is very well hidden.

overall a very well done imperial stout that is super high on drinkability. going to be feeling the 13% soon.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased a 22 oz bomber at the Hopshop Beer Market in State College, PA. Served in a snifter.

A- This thing is dark. Definitely no seeing through it. The brown head is a shallow and creamy, but sticks around a long time.

S- I poured this one when it was pretty cold, but after it warmed up, my nose was filled with wonderful aromas. A lot of dark fruits and quite a bit of alcohol, but hey, it's 13%. Some vanilla and a distinct nuttiness and spice round things up.

T- There's a back and forth between chocolate and booze the whole way down. The rye flavors are certainly there in the background, but noticing the rye is a stretch.

M- Creamy, thick, full-bodied to the max. Not a whole lot to complain about in this department.

O- This baby is certainly a sipper. The alcohol heat is actually quite enjoyable in this brew. I'll revisit this again if given the opportunity.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. A half finger of head on a pitch black body.
The aroma is vanilla, pecan pie, woody and boozy.
The taste is smooth and creamy. A little vanilla, burnt wood and alcohol heat. It's put together nicely.
The texture is soft with low carbonation.
A very drinkable beer at the 13% level, but it still retained the boozy notes.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Whetstone Station Brewpub in Brattleboro Vt. Served a bit.too cold to get a complete sense of the nose. Mouthfeel is super chewy, right on the money. Flavor is really nice but a bit too sweet and too much vanilla. Overall a fantastic beer if I hadn't fallen for the hype but I'd like get ahold od as many bottles as possible to age because this will be out of this world when mellowed and balanced with age.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Thanks, Mike! All kind of light absorption happening here, this beer is pretty much black as can be with a deep and contoured, mocha-colored head that sits at a half inch for a few moments then slowly sizzles to a thick collar and thin ring. Only a few spots of splotchy lacing on the glass; probably the least impressive lacing of any Stone beer I've had to date... Oh, no!

Good chocolate malt on the nose with some hints of roast, a light sweetness, a touch of cream, and a bit of nuttiness that peaks near the finish. I don't smell much wheat or rye, probably because of the intensity of the chocolate/roasted malts. The barrel is light on the nose, as is the bourbon, but then again, the beer is only 25% barrel-aged; sure, it's muzzled, but it's actually integrated really well into the rest of the aromas.

I love the smooth and creamy mouth feel that w00tstout exhibits; it fits perfectly with the light, sweet cream and mildly roasty, chocolate malts that attack the palate first. There's a good bit of nuttiness, even stronger than on the nose, and a solid pounding of oak and light vanilla from that barrel, baby. It may only be 25% BA, but don't call it a comeback, it feels like it has been here for years, brah.

There's some alcoholic heat present, but it's not too hot or abrasive, and it doesn't have much of a "bourbon" flavor, rather it's just boozy warmth. At 13% ABV, though, that's to be expected. It actually tastes a little lighter than that. Dry and roasty finish with a hint of dying cocoa sweetness and boozy wood. A final prickle in the back of the throat that hurts so good. Halfway through the bomber you can start to feel your toes tingle.

Very solid "partially barrel aged" beer, here. Stone makes some good stouts, as evidenced by their IRS and especially by the newer Espresso IRS. w00tstout is another solid stout offering from the guys in California, though maybe not quite as refined as the previously mentioned beers. Being able to find something like this just sitting on the shelves is certainly a nice treat, though.

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3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - Sweet and malty

T - Sweet, malty, and raisiny, reminds me of Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre. Definitely not dry, but what can you expect from a 13% beer. Doesn't have that high ABV taste though.

M - Plenty of malt, but not as heavy as it looks. Pretty smooth.

O - I'm an IPA guy, but this is a great stout, very interesting, but too sweet for my tastes, I wish it could be a dry as a Guinness, but at 13% what can you expect.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber, with the bottling date on the neck, 6-2013.

This one must go in a snifter, preferably with a piece of decedant chocolate cake or ooey-gooey something or another...

Pours black and thick, with a quickly departing dark tan head, that leaves a decent collar, minor tiny bubble film and some minor bits of lace.

On the tongue, dark chocolate motor oil comes to mind, notes of vanilla, sugar glazed nuts, rum, cafe au lait and more dark chocolate come to mind.

Rich, dense,smooth, robust, complex, highly enjoyable Imperial stout.

Tastes/drinks great right now. Quality candidate for aging.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
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