Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstoutDrew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,292
Ranked #4,866
4.13 | pDev: 9.69%
Apr 14, 2022
Jul 13, 2013
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstoutDrew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
Notes: 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.

ABV varies by batch.
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Photo of NevadaBill
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by NevadaBill

This w00tstout creation is Farking great! I grab it whenever I see it. Sometimes at the 'Stone Brewing' in Escondido location, as I make it out often during my annual West Coast beer pilgrimages. It is sweet as hell (not cloying) so I don't even know how this one works for me. But it does. Pecans and Wheat are involved, but I guess that I just love a dark, burnt, toasted and roasted RIS. I cellar the stuff and don't drink it much after purchase. I keep many bottles going back five or more years now. I like drinking it warm. They are great! My wife is a red wine drinker and just loves this beer too. It must be the sweetness.

Apr 14, 2022
Photo of BillRoth
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BillRoth from Maryland

Grabbed bottle at Thirsty Pug.
Typical dense black appearance with hints of ruby red and dark mahogany to light.
Rich fruity malty nose; winey dark fruit hints of nuts.
Taste mirrors but has an unpleasant bitter aftertaste.
Feel is a nice modest smoothness, but alcohol intrudes and adds a burn.
Overall, ok but not anything I’d try again.

Mar 02, 2022
4.05 by bottmfeedr from Texas on Jan 30, 2022
Photo of trevormajor
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by trevormajor from Ohio

12 oz bottle, born on 6/9/21, poured into a snifter at 55 degrees F:
L - dark and silky with no head
S - bourbon, pecans
T - interesting flavor, lots going on with the wheat, rye, pecans and bourbon; it blends pretty well
F - silky, medium mouthfeel and light carbonation
O - nice stout, lots of different flavors that blend well together

Jan 16, 2022
4.11 by Argail from Louisiana on Nov 18, 2021
4.14 by infuturity from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2021
4.49 by BCole281 from Texas on Nov 12, 2021
4.25 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina on Nov 02, 2021
Photo of MattDecker
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by MattDecker from Texas

Look: dark dark brown/black
Smell: sweet, malty, toasty, black licorice
Taste: dark stonefruit, toasted malt, brown bread , sweetness of the bourbon barrel come through, finishes with a hint of pecan that morphs into a richer nuttiness
Feel: fill bodied but not crazy heavy
Overall: I really like this! The pecan is nice and subtle as opposed to some beers making it gimmicky so I really enjoy how they implemented it here. A really nice stout

Oct 24, 2021
Photo of Rug
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Bottled 6/9/21

This is a weird concept for a beer, which makes me surprised that it's from Stone. A blended imperial stout with pecans, wheat, and rye. It's something that sounds like it doesn't make sense, yet something I'm eager to try. I love pecans in any capacity, so I'm wondering how well they'll come through in an imperial stout. Let's find out

Pours mostly pitch black with 2 fingers of tan head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The pecan is definitely there in the nose, but it's very soft, almost like a raw pecan as opposed to the toasted character I expected. I'm picking up on aromas of milk chocolate, raw pecan, raisin, earthy bourbon, rye spice, and dark caramel malt

Yeah, the toasted pecan vibe I was expecting comes across much more in the taste, offering an interesting bitterness on the finish. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting spicy rye, milk chocolate, acidic coffee, burnt oak, and light bourbon. The swallow brings notes of spicy rye, astringent toasted pecan, cocoa powder, earthy bourbon, roasty coffee, and burnt oak

A medium full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a surprisingly thin beer. Finishes roasty and a bit bitter

This one is an oddball, but it's pretty good for what it is. Not exactly what I hoped for with a pecan beer, but a fun drink

Oct 23, 2021
4.31 by Fubudu187 from Illinois on Oct 10, 2021
Photo of 1BrewBacca
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

Look: Poured looking like strong black coffee wi a nice tan head that melted to a 3/16" ring around the glass. Nice lace not the sides with cuffs of foam that side slowly downward to join with the ring.
Smell and Taste: Bourbon and Pecans with note of coffee thrown in.
Feel: A very refreshing dryness to this semisweet Stout.
Overall: This Stout rocks. All boxes have been checked. Time to find some more.

Oct 01, 2021
4.17 by Fallen232 from Pennsylvania on Sep 29, 2021
4.09 by Resistance88 from California on Sep 27, 2021
3.34 by Chipwells from Georgia on Sep 26, 2021
3.83 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Sep 20, 2021
4.18 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Sep 10, 2021
Photo of Captain69
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

nice malty stout refreshing - their other beers are better

Sep 06, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by garymuchow from Minnesota

I like this beer. The pecan brings a really pleasing nut flavor to a bit heavy stout that holds rich dark roast. Dark fruit it light. Some coffee and chocolate. This is still quite fresh and sharp, but not too much to reduce the pleasure. Alcohol flavor apparent and kinda' hard to avoid at 11+%.
Black as night with dark head which dissipates fairly quickly to a ring and some bubbles.
Mouth feel is rich and soft and mostly smooth and not quite a big as some (could be the alcohol).

Sep 05, 2021
4.35 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Sep 04, 2021
4.27 by Danzifer from Ohio on Aug 31, 2021
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

w00tstout has a medium, beige head, and a very dark brown appearance, with no lacing. The aroma is of dark-roasted malts (brown bread crust) and bourbon barrels. The flavor is the same, with lots of sweetness, but no bitterness. w00tstout has a medium body, and a semi-sweet finish.


Aug 29, 2021
Photo of robwired
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by robwired from Kansas

It poured a thin beige head that was slow to dissipate from a 12 oz. bottle dated 06/09/21. After that, there was no lacing or ring to speak of. Brewed with pecans, wheat and rye, there was a nut taste with an equal part 11.5% booze. The nose was the same.
The mouthfeel was medium-thin, finishing with pecan notes and a warming trend.
An aside: The label artwork is by Tom Raney, who has worked at Marvel on X-Men and DC on Batman.

Aug 17, 2021
3.94 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Aug 14, 2021
4.26 by HopHead_ from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2021
Photo of rudiecantfail
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Impenetrable darkest brown color. Mild tan head faded quickly to a rim and left very nice lacing.

S---Chocolate, pecan nuttiness. Nice.

T---Chocolate & the nuttiness follow complemented by a nice bourbon flavor.

F---Oh yeah, this is full bodied. Mild carbonation.

Aug 13, 2021
4 by animal69 from Louisiana on Aug 11, 2021
Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a very dark color with a nice tan head and lacing
Aroma has chocolate, pecan and bourbon hints
The taste follows the nose with a chocolate, pecan and bourbon flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Imperial Stout

Aug 10, 2021
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KT3418 from Colorado

I made a separate listing cuz im not sure if the other was a special release but it sounds like this is released once a year. Nothing super stood out and im bias to the style but it was definitely good!

Aug 06, 2021
4.1 by Taenim from New Jersey on Jul 31, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by RadMan18 from Illinois

Bought this one on a whim at a local liquor store that stocks some better brews. I’m not a huge fan on imperial stouts because they are usually a little too boozy for me. However this one is one of the better imperials I’ve had. It masks its high alcohol content well but not entirely.

It pours a deep brown, but not quite pure black. When tipped in a glass the edges are warm and lean reddish orange through the thin margins. The swirl is thicker and normal for an imperial.

The smell leans woody and nutty like pecans but not overwhelming. It definitely lets you know that it has high alcohol content on the nose.

A quick sip on the front would never reveal its high alcohol content and tastes mild of tannins and slightly spicey. Not sure I get the chocolate, bourbon, or other favors that other reviewers gave. It is pleasant and not overwhelming

On the back it tastes much more of the alcohol it contains but also takes on more of the coffee, wood, and spice flavor.

Overall, you’d never know it contains such high alcohol content but it still does justice to the imperial class of beer. The flavors could be slightly more present, however it is MUCH more drinkable than most so the trade off is well received by me.

Jul 30, 2021
Photo of RyanK252
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by RyanK252 from California

2021 Edition Bottle poured into a Stone W00tstout snifter

A: Pours basically pitch black with a frothy ginger root tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little nice lacing.

S: Roasty, chocolate and a touch of coffee, peppery spice, bourbon, dark sugar, vanilla, earthy, subtle toasty nutty side, faintly herbal, and a hint of oak.

T: Roasted malt, milk chocolate, peppery spice, bourbon, maple, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, earthy, underlying toasty nuttiness from the pecans, subtle herbal notes, faint oak, and a hint dark fruit that comes off as what I can only describe as cherry Coke.

M: Full body, moderately lively carbonation, alcohol warmth is noticeable but not harsh or unpleasant.

O: Somehow, despite drinking some basically every year since its debut, I haven't logged this one. Time to fix that!
It's easy to see why this became a fan favorite. Bold flavors, decadent, yet well balanced, never becoming too overly rich. This one also ages beautifully when given a little cellar time. Definitely gonna add some notes the next time I crack a vintage bottle.

Jul 27, 2021
4.08 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota on Jul 24, 2021
3.65 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2021
4.24 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania on Jul 19, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by BeerBobber from Nevada

This is a 2018 variant put up for review.

Black as motor oil. Thin beige tan head. Legs of lacing.

Smell is stone fruits and dark roasted malts. Figs and maybe some dark coffee.

Taste is figs and raisins. Some dark coffee. A touch of sweetness. Roasted malts.

Mouth is thick and chewy. Lots of things going across the tongue. Finish is long and lets you know it is there.

An excellent stout that really lets you know to split a bomber! The wife really enjoyed this as well. I really found this to be an easy sipper. If I took a larger bite of the beer I picked up on the alcohol. And almost sharply so. Seems like a fantastic sipping stout. Really Stone? You Folks did this one so well!!

May 14, 2021
4.4 by DOCRW from Washington on Jan 13, 2021
Photo of Pegasus
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Pegasus from Texas

Appearance: Dark amber head, verging on obsidian, with a moderate, dense, dark tan head, which develops slowly after the pour, but retains exceedingly well. A strong light reveals ruby highlights at the edge of the glass. The lacing is superb, leaving circlets about the glass wall.

Aroma: Deep notes of bourbon and wood open the aroma. Soon after, there is bitter chocolate, cold coffee, vanilla and vinous alcohol. Molasses and dark bread follow on. The roasted pecans add a pleasant, nutty counterpoint to the aroma. There is a mild, understated citric hop note, that, while restrained, offers interest.

Taste: A small, slow sip produces a wave of molasses, bitter chocolate, cold coffee, dark bread, bourbon, and wood. The spicy alcohol is pleasantly warming from midway through the taste until well past its end. Later in the taste, some earthy and herbal hops present, complimenting the complex notes of the early part of the taste. Finishes with bourbon, wood, bitter chocolate and herbal hops, for the stunning finale of the taste.

Mouth feel: Full, rich and very pleasant, with a body recalling whole milk, and gentle carbonation.

Drinkabilty/notes: A superb example of the style, in an age when there is an embarrassment of riches in well-brewed craft beer. The example reviewed was from the 2016 bottling, cellared since purchase.

Presentation: Packaged in an enameled 22 ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in an Ommegang chalice.

Jan 09, 2021
4.06 by Satsuma from Florida on Jan 01, 2021
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout from Stone Brewing
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