Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,158
Ranked #2,673
4.15 | pDev: 9.64%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
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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RadMan18 from Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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RyanK252 from California

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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BeerBobber from Nevada

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
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Pegasus from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can summarize this beer in one word - boozy...

...but knowing that BeerAdvocate expects at least 150 characters, I'll write down a little more. This was beautifully black out of the pint bottle and had a sweet, boozy smell at the nose. Mouthfeel was light- to medium-bodied, had that boozy bite to it and the taste was full cocoa, cinnamon, some malt, and a hint of spice. Overall, this was a great experience, and it is a perfect beer to get me to 1,000 reviews...

Nov 27, 2020
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QuintusHorace from California

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2020 1 pint 6 oz bottle poured into a glass. Dark black with a dark tan head. Notes of chocolate and nuts on the nose. Taste is smooth and not overly sweet. More notes of chocolate and malt. Bold but not too bitter. Overall very solid beer

Oct 30, 2020
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BillAfromSoCal from California

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 5/24/19, cellared at 58-61 deg F for about a year then refrigerated for a few weeks. Poured into a pint glass. No joy on the looks; very black but virtually no head other than the barest wisp, and essentially no lacing. Just nothing in the looks that say "I need this beer", other than being midnight black. Some very light aromas consistent with the can description: pecan, grains, bourbon barrels. Ditto on the taste, plus maybe picking up some minor chocolate. Mouth feel is typical bourbon barrel aged stout, even though only part of this was aged in barrels, but it has unexpectedly vigorous carbonation feel. Overall score ....well I was conflicted between 3.75 and 4 because I like it enough to drink again, but found the looks somewhat off-putting compared to the many nice stouts out there that have a much more enticing appearance. Update: a second can several months later and I was much happier with it. I picked up much more flavor this time. I upgraded the taste and overall rating.

Sep 23, 2020
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2018 vintage split three ways. Purchased in San Diego February 2019.
Pours solid black with finger plus of dark tan to head; some reddish highlights at edges.
Aroma of chocolate malt, cocoa, hit of licorice, bourbon, vanilla.
Tastes of dark chocolate, bourbon, caramel, dark fruit - bit of smooth boozy heat - sweet with just a touch of bitterness at finish.
Smooth sweet medium full mouthfeel - rich but not thick - mildly boozy with moderate carbonation - delightfully drinkable.

Jun 28, 2020
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L-Ruby red/brown...nice chocolate head..

S-Sweet malt, chocolate cake, touch of vanilla, touch of nuts...

T-Dark cocoa, milk chocolate, black licorice, bourbon notes are light but there is a boozy flavor to it.

F-Full bodied...rich and creamy.

O-This is fine but I'm not blown away by the flavor. Aroma is ok but not great either. It's solid.

Apr 03, 2020
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Wolvmar from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 2020 Review
2018 vintage from 12oz bottle. Poured into tulip glass.

Pour: huge 2-3 finger dark tan head. Dark brown; no light gets through. Lots of lacing. 4.75

Nose: surprisingly little nose. Maybe my sniffer is dead tonight. 3.5

Taste: pretty much the same as review of 2019 vintage. I think you really get some pecan or maybe it’s just some hop bitterness but it makes this beer unique. Super complex and balanced. 4.25

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation. Some oiliness. Really nice. 4.25

Overall: really like this. 2018 seems a bit better than 2019 but can’t go wrong with either. 4.25

Aug 2019. 2019 vintage. 12oz can dated July 2019. Poured into a tulip glass.

Pour: jet black with a hint of brown. One finger tan head that leaves a thick ring, some lacing and clouds. 4.25

Nose: sweet malt, rye, maybe pecan or wheat. Don’t get a lot of bourbon or booze but sweet malt could be booze as well. 4.25

Taste: dark roast malt, candied pecan, dark chocolate. Less bourbon than last year but still there. Burnt caramel/molasses, rye spice with slight bitterness and alcohol burn on back end. Well balanced and lots going on. 4.25

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, not oily, maybe even a bit dry. Pretty clean and easy to drink. Maybe less thick than last year. 4.0

Overall: I don’t know if I like it as much as I liked last years. But, still absolutely worth trying/buying. Will look for another can ASAP. Want to drink another and age one as well. 4.25


Aug 2018. 2018 vintage into a hotel tumbler at Crystal Mountain.

Pour: 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 different 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.

Feb 23, 2020
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jwp777 from Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap 8oz serving:

Dark black color. Initially the head is about two fingers thick, and though it recedes fast, it sticks around the outside. Leaves some lacing.

Aroma is chocolate, licorice, a bit of bourbon, and some sweetness.

Taste follows the smell but I also get strong notes of vanilla and wheat along with the chocolate and booze. The pecans, wheat, and rye present themselves later on. My one complaint is maybe the rye was a bit strong in the batch I had.

Feel: smooth texture, a bit syrupy on the finish. Body is bold, carbonation is light.

Overall, a good stout. I don’t know if I would go out of my way for it, but I would not pass it up any time it is available.

Feb 01, 2020
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black with 4 fingers of greyish brown head.

Smells of grape jelly, chocolate, salty liquorice, and mousse.

Tastes of chocolate, coke, and black liquorice.

Thick, syrupy body with little carbonation.

I got this in Redding, Nov 17th where I am drinking it at home.

Nov 18, 2019
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 2015 vintage bottle and the label says 13% not the 11.5 listed here. Pouring a cellar temp bottle into my snifter, the bottle is part of a trade with my friend Craig. Thanks man!
The beer pours a clear mocha brown color with just the faintest of light passing through my glass. A dense creamy tan head foams up 1.5 cm even with my gentle pour. This foam fades slowly, but sticks around on the edges of my glass, creating very dense lattice during each sip from the beer.
Aroma is malty with molasses and brown sugar dominant from the start. I get a little bourbon and some bakers chocolate with a dose of roasted malt too. Not really too boozy on the nose and no hop presence that I can detect.
First sip reveals an average body with fine yet tingly carbonation that rolls across my palate with a prickliness.
Texture is smooth and a little sticky on the swallow. Oh and there is the booze with some warmth after each mouthful hits my belly.
FLavor is roasted malt up front and then some sweetness. I get bakers chocolate first followed by bourbon, molasses and brown sugar. and a little vanilla. The booze is present and warming, but doesnt add any bite or pepperiness which I sometimes get from bigger beers. No hops anywhere here either.
A decent Imperial Stout, but Ive had better ones.

Nov 03, 2019
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a snifter glass, resulting in a 3+ fingers of brownish head that took a while to fade. Deep brown color, almost opaque. Smell is like mildly sweet burbon, not too strong. Tastes first of bourbon (thankfully not too strong) with a nutty vanilla flavor coming in later. Mouthfeel is moderate with only a bit of carbonation. Very very good bourbon-barrel aged stout.

Oct 14, 2019
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nitoy from District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Customary Stone assertiveness (aggressiveness??). Thin foam layer in a fluted 10 oz. glass. Poured from tap at Revolution Bar in Morristown, NJ, there listed as a Russian Imperial Stout though at close to 25 proof should be more properly classified as an American Imperial Stout. Take care mates, maybe tonight *isn't* yet the night to propose to her...

Oct 10, 2019
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Revolution in Morristown. Pours a deep, dark, espresso hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with notes of mocha and chocolate. Similar overall flavor profile. Not bad.

Oct 06, 2019
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smells of spicy rye bourbon with a nutty maltiness. Definite vanilla extract tones as well. Some chocolate and hints of coffee too, as tends to occur with big imperial stouts. You get bourbon overtones on the tongue; vanilla, caramel and such. Spiciness from the rye. Lots of (perhaps too much?) vanilla. Brilliant, lingering chocolate brownie aftertaste. Going to let it warm a bit and see what else is revealed. Mouth is creamy without being chewy. How in the world is this ranked in the 2200s overall? It's just outstanding. Best beer I've had in awhile.

Oct 05, 2019
ALHOPLOVER from Alabama

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fresh September 2019 can. Pours like a champ! Nice head expectant of a big boy stout such as this.
Looks great, oily and dark.
Smells like a bourbon oak charred caramel stout! Vanilla is present! Come on!
Very tasty, so strong and flavorful but not offensive. Bourbon vanilla caramel malt beer!!!
Feel is perfect! Perfect bite yet so thick and smooth and rich.
Overall you will love it if it’s fresh! After a good IPA or DIPA, this hits the spot!

Oct 03, 2019
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried a current (2019) can and an aged (2016) bottle. Conclusion is if you have a bottle age it, if it is a can drink it now. The bottle aged VERY well. Nice profile on the aged. Canned was good as well.

Sep 30, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz, canned 05/24/2019. Pitch black body it topped with a tall foamy light brown head. Rich aroma of nutty grain, spicy rye, cocoa, roast, oak, and boozy bourbon. Great array of flavors: roasted barley, dark cocoa, nutty pecan, grain, charred caramel, spicy & earthy rye, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and bitter earthy hops. Full body, ample carbonation, quite boozy, and the finish is bitter with both hops and char lingering. I love the uniqueness of this one - great complex flavors!

Sep 21, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Is this (2019) the first year that they have CANned this beer? I am unsure, but you CAN bet that when I spied it on the shelf at the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) the other day, I snapped one up for The CANQuest (tm)! This has turned into a night of Stouts for me, but this will be my last for the day.

From the CAN: "Stout brewed w/Pecans, Wheat, & Rye one quarter aged in Bourbon barrels"; "A Kick-Ass Amalgamation of Flavors"; "2019 Edition"; Over the years, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout has become one of our most anticipated annual releases - and not just because it's an astoundingly flavorful Stout concocted as a collaboration between FARK's Drew Curtis, nerd royalty Wil Wheaton and Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch. It's the incredible label art adorning this Stout over the years that has elevated it to the pinnacle of beer, geekery and beer geekery. This year's gloriously awesome artwork comes from the talented hands of comic artist Alan Davis, who has worked on some of the most iconic comic series of all time, including Uncanny X-Men and justice League of America. His depiction of a hero who channels our iconic gargoyle's guardian powers to battle against the evils o the world of beer is a fitting representation for this year's label, and for the relentlessly intense flavor of this intergalactic Imperial Stout inside."; 45 IBU.

There was too much verbiage to CANscribe at this hour [now CANplete], but I did not want to delay adding it to The CANQuest (tm) so I CANtinued with a Crack! of the vent & a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. I watched in rapt fascination as it performed a pseudo-cascade, ending up with two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with excellent retention, leaving loads of sticky lacing in its wake as it fell. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with garnet highlights visible. Nose was an interesting mélange of bourbon booziness, a nuttiness that I could not define, chocolate, anise, treacle, coffee & light smoke. Phew! My nose hairs tingled in response. Mouthfeel was thick, full & dense, like a dollop had been scooped into my mouth & onto my tongue. Phew! I was in NO hurry to swallow it so I allowed it to roll around & warm before proceeding. The nuttiness was the first to become aggressive & now, it was definitely peCANs. Next, the chocolate/treacle/anise CANbination took their turn in the barrel. Finally, despite the bourbon booziness, the spiciness of the rye beCAN to give it a peppery bite. Phew! Finish was dry, boozy & quite the beer. I may buy another CAN to cellar, as suggested. In the meantime, this was one to be careful with. It drank MUCH easier than its ABV should have allowed. This CAN be dangerous. YMMV.

Sep 19, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark and rich looking. Not much head. Smells of light molasses and salty air. Tastes of light molasses mainly and a hint of the Bourbon barrel. I notice a touch of heat which is always pleasant in a stout. Very smooth and the alcohol is well hidden. Overall an excellent stout from Stone Brewing. Beer geekery notwithstanding.

Sep 15, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

5 oz pour on tap. Looks like an imperial stout, not particularly black or viscous or otherwise remarkable. Aroma and taste are surprisingly weak and thin. Sure, there are hints of rye and bourbon and nuttiness, but it's nothing incredible. Underwhelming although I will say that the beer grew on me a little bit as I drank it.

Sep 09, 2019
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branham1989 from Texas

4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone Brewing’s Woot Stout 11.5% ABV 45 IBU. This stout pours a pitch black motor oil color with a half finger width dark mocha colored head that dissipates rather quickly due to the barrel aging and additions of pecans. The aroma is of roasted dark malts big hits of bourbon with rye spice with hints of pecan nuttiness. The flavor hits big with the bourbon and rye spice followed by the slightest hint of nuttiness from the pecan also the usual flavors of raisins plums prunes dates along with dark chocolate that you would expect from a stout with plenty of sweetness from the malts and wheat but is balanced by a nice hop bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is very smooth and thick with a spicy finish perfect amount of carbonation. 9.5/10

Sep 08, 2019
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nick_perry from North Carolina

4.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Has that motor oil look when pouring into the glass. Thick red-brown head that quickly dissipates. Sweet aromas. Flavors of pecan, Bourbon, and oak are there, but not too strong, and they all blend together well. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Astringent finish, leaves me with a warming feeling. Take it out of the fridge and wait about 15 minutes - needs to warm up to a good red wine temperature, I think - just slightly below room temp.

Sep 05, 2019
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 2415 ratings