Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch-Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2015
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.2 | pDev: 7.38%
Jul 23, 2022
Jun 28, 2015
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch-Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2015Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch-Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2015
Notes: First Release: July 2015

This righteously flavorful imperial stout has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. In celebration of its third brewing, we’ve upped the barrel-aging quotient for 2015, adding to the mix a version of last year’s vintage that we aged in bourbon barrels for a year. This whopping, complex stout will cellar beautifully—if you can wait that long.

Eisner Award-winning comic-book cover artist Dave “The Reverend” Johnson created the fine art for the bottle in exchange for our donation to The Hero Initiative (heroinitiative.org), a charity organization that provides retirement funds for golden-age comic book artists.
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Rated: 3.72 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

Pours black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that has decent retention. Smells of dark chocolate, roasted barley, char and oaky bourbon. Tastes of dark chocolate and roasted malt up front, followed by a soft nuttiness before finishing with plenty of barrel notes of oak, bourbon and vanilla. Medium body with moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and slightly warming finish
Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by cd34 from Illinois

Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by baklo from North Carolina

Jan 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cracking this bad boy after 4 years, doing cellar clean-out duty.

A - Pour dark brown-black body, slight red highlights, tan head, minimal, with no sign of lacing.

S - Pungent dark fruit and chocolate hits. As you might expect, huge alcohol and barrel notes over this core.

T - Follows the nose. Raisins and chocolate, cherry and vanilla, barrel wood and slightly dry ash in finish. Age has softened this, but everything is soaked with a boozy note.

M - Low carbonation but moderate weight for something this big, strong alcohol warmth, lingering through the close.

O - A well-built heavy beer, with lots of flavor notes that still meld nicely into a cohesive whole.
Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 2.95 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
July 18th, 2015 - There's a back story here that I never bothered to look up, but I am delighted at the idea that Greg Koch and Will Wheaton have met at some point. Is the beer as delightful? It is a healthy deep brown-red that lets just a shred of light peek through, and gives off that classic Stone smell, rich with malt and bubble gum and the extra sharpness of charred barrels. And that last element comes out hard in the flavor, which is rough and boozy, and reminds of the bourbel barrel aged Arrogant Bastard. It is only slightly sweet, grape at that, which I enjoy, but the ethanol might be just a bit much.
Dec 19, 2018
Rated: 4 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by sd123 from Georgia

Sep 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Wolvmar from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pour: 2018 vintage into a hotel tumbler at Crystal Mountain. Jet black with a two finger tan head. Head only slowly dissipates leaving plenty of clouds and decent lacing. Very attractive.

Nose: bourbon, caramel/molasses. Some sweet malt. Maybe some pecan but hard to tell. Somewhat typical BBA stout aroma. A little surprising given the adjuncts.

Taste: unlike the nose, taste is more unique. Definite bourbon upfront but also notes of bitter chocolate, burnt caramel, dark malts. I get some pecan notes but lost a bit with the more pronounced flavors. Some rye spiciness comes through as well. Pretty well balanced. Nice sweetness on the backend.

Mouthfeel: really stands out here. Thick, rich, milkshake texture. Yet a relatively clean finish. Fairly high carbonation but suitable.

Overall: this is just diffeeent enough to make it interesting. Complex but not overdone. Not sure the pecans make a big difference but the rye does seem to add some spice and the wheat mellows out the strong bourbon and enhances the mouthfeel. Will probably look for another bottle to drink fresh and an extra to age with the one in my cellar. I would imagine this gets better with age.
Aug 17, 2018
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Rated by MrFitgers from South Dakota

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
All ingredients are well balanced...with nothing overpowering. Nicely done!
Jul 28, 2018
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Reviewed by BenHoppy from Michigan

4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is a great stout for your buck. $16.99 6 pk, sign me up and drink it cellar into a snifter:

This is 2018 version so month old:

Look is chocolatey, dark coffee body, mocha beer with beautiful creamy head

Aroma is bourbon, pecan pie, molasses, chocolate

Taste is very similar to aroma as I can taste pecans and chocolate with some bourbon, oak flavors on the back end. very drinkable and besides bourbon flavor there is no other harsh alcohol bite.

Has a thick creamy mouthful and is a great value. I will be drinking 1 or 2 more fresh before putting some away as I heard it ages well but is delicious fresh.
Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

May 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by Skellbop from New York

Apr 02, 2018
Rated: 4.74 by rarigney from Washington

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by fx20736 from New York

Jan 29, 2018
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Reviewed by MileHighBeerMike from Colorado

4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Holy dark beer Batman, this beer is effing fantastic! The taste that lingers on the back of your tongue is ridiculous! Kinda sad I opened it finally but like all good beers, they must be opened and they must be drank. I will take one for the team and enjoy it. Cheers.
Jan 26, 2018
Rated by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Draught: 4.5
2015 Bottle: Dense, creamy chocolate-bourbon nutty deliciousness.
Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jan 04, 2018
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Reviewed by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle, 2015 bottle (2.5 years of age), had on 12-31-2017 with a friend in a tasting of other imperial stouts (including a 2017 Willettized Coffee Stout).

Beautiful pour, nearly pitch black, with lots of brown, creamy head.

This was one of the richest and most amazing aromas in a beer I have ever encountered (I remember saying, "This is the shit!"): bread, coffee, chocolate, and roasted notes, that balanced incredibly well with a slight aroma of alcohol.

Nice thick, creamy, rich mouthfeel.

The flavor wasn't as pronounced as the aroma, yet still it was very well balanced: chocolate, roasted dark malts, vanilla, caramel (?) sweetness, molasses, perhaps a bit of dark fruit, with some very nice barrel characteristics.

I remember I loved it when I tried it fresh; I'm not certain cellaring it helped. My guess it is did help in the aroma/mouthful department.

The slightest of criticisms (when compared to my perfect beer) is that I wish it tasted as amazing as it smelled. Still, this was one of the best beers I have ever had.
Jan 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 6/20/15. Black pour with almost no head. Lots of bourbon in the nose. Taste is chocolate, molasses, little vanilla and some bourbon. Smooth, medium mouthfeel. Glad I waited a couple years to open it
Nov 02, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by pkalix from California

Oct 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with a finger of foamy, caramel-colored head on top. Good head retention with a layer of foam lingering around the edge of the glass for a while after the pour. Lacing is splattered about fairly well, but sinks into the beer after each sip. Aroma is roasted, toasted, and nutted malts with milk and dark chocolate, and caramel behind. Flavor profile is dark and milk chocolate, caramel, toast, with a nice balance of roasted, and toasted malts. While the flavor profile is dark, and flavorful, it's incredibly easy to sip and gulp. Nicely constructed. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a velvety, creamy texture that is shear pleasure to sip even on a warm day. Overall, a well constructed stout that brings about a great display of notes and characteristics without being overly bitter, or tough to sip.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.
Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by Chackman151 from Arizona

Sep 07, 2017
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Reviewed by SargeMcCluck from Texas

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours black with reddish rimming. The short head laces brilliantly.

The smell is quite subdued, but swathes of complexity reveal themselves on the tongue - dark, toasty, bitter, sweet. The barrels/booze are aggressive, but generally reigned in by sweetness.
Sep 01, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2017
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This pours a ruby black with thin cocoa foaming. Roasty and smooth. Espresso nibs and cocoa, with a warming kick of booze. Delicious. A real sipper to share.
Aug 10, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Jlabs from New York

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.81 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 14, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Beersnake1 from California

Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Kurmaraja from California

Jun 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a good minute before leaving some nice looking foamy lacing trying to stick to the sides of the glass. The smell had a wheaty/grainy like aroma over top of a light vanilla/chocolate coating some nuts here and there. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined to enrich a nice subtle sweet nutty flavoring encapsulating my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed to be fairly smooth and velvety as just seemed to round out all of the flavors. Overall, wow, what a nice mesmerizing beer well worth my time and money.
Jun 10, 2017
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Reviewed by LarryMyers from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got this 22 oz bottle a few years ago from a friend. The beer pours a very thick black oil with no head. The first sip don't reveal the alcohol content or how strong this beer really is, but after a several sips the alcholol and barrel aging really started to come through. The cocoa is very subdued and the bourbon barrel aging dominates the flavor for me, which is what I like. If there really is any pecan in it, I can't tell. Overall, I like this beer a lot.
Jun 02, 2017
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Picked this up almost 2 years ago now when I first visited the brewery. Finally cracking this one open now. Poured out of the 22 oz. bomber bottle into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours an extremely dark brown, almost black, color that has absolutely no interest in letting in any light whatsoever. Has a tan brown head that's about an inch thick when first poured that settles to a very thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some pretty good lacing. Aromas of roasted caramel malt sweetness along with come definite coffee, a bit of nuttiness, and some chocolate that's followed by oaked bourbon goodness. The taste is the same, and it is superb, with roasted caramel and chocolate malt sweetness that gives way to some coffee and roasted nuts along with a very apparent oaked bourbon flavor. Although the 13% AVB is masked fairly well here, it still is a bit boozy. Very good balance of flavors overall here. Has a fairly crisp, somewhat oily and chewy, smooth and frothy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. To quote my very good friend Passow says "This is a beer that is so good that you can drink it in bed and it will lull you to sleep." No disagreement here at all. Another very exquisite beer from Stone and friends.

May 20, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by FBarber from Illinois

May 05, 2017
Rated: 4.57 by themegamancave from Illinois

May 05, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by South2NW from Oregon

May 02, 2017
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Reviewed by akolb from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: oil-thick deep black with a dark tan head, 1 cm high and fading. Aroma: sweet bourbon, mild roast and chocolate, slight nuttiness. Taste has caramel, toffee, rich bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, ginger, bourbon, moderate alcohol burn. Taste initial seems one-note, but slowly reveals a deep malty complexity. A big hot, spicy aftertaste. Rich-bodied. A great BA stout.
Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Apr 02, 2017
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch-Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2015 from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 908 ratings