Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (201 | Stone Brewing

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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout  (201Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout  (201
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jaydoc on 06-28-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
206
Ratings:
901
pDev:
7.36%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
342
Trade:
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Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wolvmar
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of MrFitgers
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fx20736
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MileHighBeerMike
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of jason_nwx
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1%
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

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Photo of pkalix
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SargeMcCluck
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Dave2234
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of Jlabs
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beersnake1
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (201 from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 901 ratings