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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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1,526 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,526
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 311 | 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 lic217
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.86/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

I get enough "w00t-ing" from taiyed. Regardless, this stuff pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises coffee, toast, light roasted malts, light bourbon, charred wood, nuts, and a vein of burnt toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with all of the elements languidly ping-ponging off of each other, resulting in a muddled, unpleasant mess of malts, coffees, burns/toasts/roasts, and bad nuts. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, I feel this beer was too ambitious for its own good. I like the idea and how it sounded, but it just turned out confused and kinda crappy.

Photo of JohnnyMc
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours thick and syrupy from the bottle, leaving in the glass a near black brew with cola brown edging. Dark tan finger width head with fair retention, then gives way to spotty blotches of suds before eventually leaving a barren surface.

Smell - Pecan nuttiness is evident, as is the bourbon element. Typical stout aromas (roasted malt and the like) are there, but take a back seat to the aforementioned aromas.

Taste - Follows the nose. Plenty of nutty pecan flavor with strong backing notes of bourbon. Vanilla and some heat. Chocolate hits mid-taste. Not getting much wheat, if any... maybe faintly in the finish; a finish rich in chocolate, roasted malt flavor and touches of anise.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied, thick and syrupy. Very low carbonation. A bit of heat, but otherwise it's smooth all things considered.

Overall - A commendable brew. Not my favorite Imperial, but I'd buy it again if the mood struck me (and if they brewed it again). Might age nicely; precisely why I bought more than just one!

Photo of Dieck
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of fivetime
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ericj63
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of CesarLopes
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jborg
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7.99
Purchased: Aug. 16, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 17, 2013
Misc.: Born date of July 16, 2013 (I think)

Poured a purplish dark brown color, almost black, with less than a finger of tan head. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention.

Smelled caramel, toffee, wood, strong alcohol, bourbon, roasty nuts, dark chocolate and faint roasted coffee beans.

First taste made me grimace, followed by a second one that was a little better. Got walnuts (maple?), pecans, mixed nuts, toffee, caramel, molasses, bourbon, faint vanilla and dark chocolate. I guess the alcohol is pretty well-hidden, considering it’s 13 percent. Still tastes strong, but not 13 percent.

Full-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish.

I thought this was just OK. It never really got better for me. I won’t try it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75


Pours jet black, dark tan head is thin and dissipates slowly to a film, where it retains indefinitely.

Smells of oak, caramel, vanilla, roasted coffee, nuts and cocoa. Rich and on the sweeter side.

Flavor is rich, caramel and bourbon with oak and nutty bitterness. Vanilla, lactose and non-acidic coffee flavors are also present. Maybe a hint of raisin too. Some rye in the aftertaste.

Full, velvety body with a light fizzle of carbonation on the tongue and a boozy warmth going down. Numbs the mouth a tiny bit.

A really strong, potent stout that wins you over with its decadent flavor. Very much in the desert stout category with this flavor profile. The pecans come through in the nose more than in the taste; there are nut flavors in the taste but they aren't specific. The wheat isn't actually noticeable to me, but that's neither here nor there. Great brew if you like something rich and packing a punch.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours thick, rich, and black. There is no light escaping this one. A small, creamy brown head forms and retains well, leaving a good amount of lacing down the side of the glass during drink enjoyment.

S- Huge, dark malts and a hint of booziness hits the nose first. You can get just a little bit of barrel character from the 25% barrel aging. More bitter in nature, but not really a large chocolate or coffee presence. This one has the faintest nutty flavor from the pecans.

T- Starts off with the mostly bitter dark malts. More prominent hints of nuttiness in the taste profile than was in the scent and provides just a touch of sweetness. The wheat and rye are definitely present, but I'm not sure how to describe their flavor contributions. I guess maybe a little drying on the tongue, and giving the beer a hint of a flavor that reminds me of cola. The barrel flavors are the lingering taste at the end that sticks with you after the drink is finished.

M- This beer is thick and creamy, yet the 13% ABV doesn't really make its presence known. The only real alcohol appearance is in the scent of the beer. This one isn't quite a sipper without the big alcohol component in the flavor, but still a slow drinking beer for sure.

Overall, an interesting direction for a stout. The different grains in this stout make it fairly unique. I also enjoy the 25% barrel aging because it mellows out the haarsh, boozy flavor you would otherwise get.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ber12
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gryphon69
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pint poured to a oversized wine glass

A- Black, as in dark molasses

S- Dark malts, alcohol, slight deep sweetness , much more nutty from the bottle than my glass

T- Alcohol right up front, dark malt, dark fruits like fig / prune, some chocolates, bourbon and oak - lots of alcohol, tends to overtake the other stuff that is going on. A heavy drink brings out more of the oak and pecans, but also a lot more booze.

M- Medium to thick , not syrupy though, low carbonation

O- I was expecting a bit more from this. A lot of boozeiness right from the get go till the end, to me the alcohol seems to take over the whole. Its a good beer, but I will probably not pick this one up again, but glad I tried it.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,526 ratings.