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

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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstoutDrew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,718
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
2,311
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
564
Trade:
54
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Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my opinion, better after aging for at least a year. My ratings varied from 2 - 4.25 between 2015-2018 where 2018 (fresh) is my least favorite. Most recent rating was a 4 (2016). Looking forward to aging my other ones.

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Photo of andyjeigh
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bshaw22
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elohim
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

*insert Wesley Crusher joke here* Not the strongest member of the TNG cast, but apparently he and his friends can brew with the best! I’ve had a few big stouts that tried for a pecan element, but this is the one that really pulls it off perfectly. Classic dark, darker, darkest appearance with a lovely finely textured mocha lacing. Gentle, rich chocolate, caramel and roasted pecans in the nose. The rich flavors develop slowly, building the pecans, coffee notes and a trace of dark dried fruit onto a very mellow chocolate base. Light mouthfeel proves that a really great imperial stout doesn’t have to be a bully. This one does it with finesse, just as expected from a beer much sought after by The Traveller.

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Photo of smutty33
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbarny76
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chillin
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz 2018 bottle poured into a snifter at room temp.

Pours an almost black shade, with just the slightest bit of brown around the rim. Yields a finger of loud, fizzy burnt sienna head that quickly fizzles out to a quarter finger cap, that eventually recedes to nothing but a thin collar an some swirls on top. Micro fine bubbles feeding those swirls.

Nose is out of this world praline pecan. Huge caramelized toasted pecans. That sticks out first and foremost. Dark roasted malt invoking impressions of dark chocolate and roast coffee. Some barrel character, and a little bit of alcohol heat.

Palate is rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate-like malt, with that pecan coming through as a lesser note, although it's still there. Some dark fruity notes as well, and a surprising acidic tang. Getting some vanilla and caramel presence as well. Some charry notes that build up into the finish, and leave an added sense of bitterness. This one finishes big, dark, and a bit bitter. A little too big and bitter for my liking - it's becoming harder to get through this, and I'm finding myself taking little half sips. There is a tiny bit of sweetness, but it's quickly overthrown by everything else. Detectable bite from the booze. I bet some people would kill for this, but it's just not my type of BA stout.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's big, slick, heavy, and a little bit viscous. I've had fudgier stouts with more viscosity, but this one still has some good heft to it. You can see it cling to the glass, and it feels nice in the mouth. Heat is moreso in the swallow/trip down.

Overall, I had high hopes for this one, and the nose on this got me super stoked. Unfortunately, we just didn't get along that well. I'm still working on this snifter, and I can't say I'm having a blast doing so. High rating for the nose and mouthfeel. Maybe I'll revisit this when it has some age on it.

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Photo of dshansen1184
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In Clayton on a Thursday night

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very good Imperial stout. The pecans go undetectable but it meets the bar along with similar BA imperial stouts. Though, nothing to write home about.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maestro0708
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours pitch black with a dark tan head that recedes into a ring around the surface of the beer and has fair retention.

S- Bourbon is front and center of the aroma of this beer. Smells of wood, vanilla, and alcohol are followed by coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

T- Following the aroma, the flavor of this beer is lead by bourbon characters of wood and vanilla. Tastes of coffee, caramel, and roasted malt come next with warming alcohol on the finish.

F- Low carbonation and thick, silky body that lingers on the palate.

O- Overall, this is a great BBA stout that balances the barrel character and base beer brilliantly.

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Photo of StarrLord
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an incredible farking beer!

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid black color . Medium light carbonation with a slightly creamy , above average body .
Aroma is espresso, chocolate, roasted pecan as well as roasted malt .
Taste was very similar to aroma. The roasted pecan was very noticeable and was where oddly I felt a little acidic softness came from . Espresso, dark chocolate, as well as roasted malts all showed up fairly equally .
Overall it was a very decent beer which bordered on being a dessert beer but stayed away from being to sweet.

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Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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