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 Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

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.

Added by Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,030
Reviews:
361
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
469
For Trade:
49
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Photo of cmukid87
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 Edition

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass leaving minimal lacing
S: Smells of nuts, vanilla, caramel, slight oak and some chocolate with a little coffee
T: Taste is nuts and bourbon barrel up front with the caramel, vanilla and oak with some boozy alcohol. Chocolate and coffee come in as well in a nice combo with some nice roasty notes as well as some spicy flavors from the rye addition. Surprising amount of barrel character with hints of molasses as well. Swallow is vanilla, caramel, nuts and oak with some alcohol and lingering chocolate syrup on the finish
M: Surprisingly thin for the style and the ABV. Smooth with soft carbonation. As it sits on the palate it begins to thicken as some carbonation is lost. The beer has a drying finish as well from the ABV.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some killer flavors and complexity. They definitely made this one right and it has aged well. The amount of barrel flavor on this one is surprising since only a quarter of it spent time in barrels. I'd say this is one to try if you can find it.

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Photo of rypkr
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks creamy and chewy. Dark and robust with a intensely frothy khaki head.

Smells sweet and sugary. Molasses and brown sugar. Oaky. Carmel and dark fruits. Mild bourbon. Touch of vanilla.

Tastes sweet and charred at the same time. Burnt sugar. Heavy alcohol. Raisens and prunes. Then more straight ethanol. Carmelized sugar. Toffee. Charred oak. Everclear.

Feels thick, chewy, and creamy as fuk. It's stupid filling.

Overall... Why are beers like this packaged in a bomber? I enjoy this, but I don't want 22oz of it. Heavy sigh.

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Photo of charrel
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerJ
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Black with a light tan, soft frothy blanket.

Smell is wet wood, almond paste, sweet bourbon that almost gives off hints of strawberry, with hints of pecan chocolate bar, rye spice that is light peppery and herbal, and maple.

Taste is sharp and spicy yet sweet bourbon, oak, mixed nuts, milk chocolate and black pepper. This one is not playing around--it's quite hot. There is a hint of green pine, wet wood and almond paste again. The bourbon increases as it warms, both in aroma and flavor, with some raisin as well.

Medium body with a soft fizz, finishing semi-wet.

Clearly, this beer is expertly crafted, and it does give me a nostalgic feeling--for what, I don't know. However, even though it's blended, it's a bit much for me.

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Photo of bshefftz
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. For some reason the booze is not noticeable in aroma despite the high ABV yet I get a roasted, buttery, sweet aroma that I can't ascribe anything to. Smooth beer yet retains a fuller, stoutish body with chocolate and vanilla sweetness along with boozy dark fruit/plum notes and then a good finish that is not hot but lets you know you're drinking a heavy stout.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice black color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, chocolate/toffee, roasty, vanilla, bourbon/oak, licorice. The taste is very nice, malty, roasty, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, bourbon/oak, vanilla, licorice. Full Body, ABV hidden very well, a pretty complex brew. Overall, a very tasty brew. Recommended!

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Photo of BGCoon
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spacecake9
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black with a nice 1/4" tan head.
S - The aroma is not strong, smoky, some plum and maybe molasses.
T - There's a lot going on here. Definitely some dark fruit sweetness, chocolate, vanilla, smoky and a touch of coffee.
M - Thick and creamy, low carbonation.
O - Man I like this! Glad I bought 2.

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Photo of Gemini6
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doktorhops
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review #800: Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout. Yet another BIG beer to celebrate (or as my doctor would say “commiserate”) the fact that I’ve been reviewing beers for over 6 years now. Yes, I am slow like the tortoise when it comes to reviewing beers, but much like the tortoise I will get there in the end. Where the end is, I cannot say, probably 1,000 beers then I’ll hang up my hat and give my poor liver a break. In any case I felt it appropriate that Stone have again produced a milestone beer for me (#650 was Arrogant Bastard and #750 was Citracado) to review - they have a habit of making awesome beers. A habit I hope continues on towards review #1,000 [man that is going to have to be one special brew!].

Poured from a 650ml “bomber” bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Obsidian “black like your heart coffee” that Mr. Burns requests for his high priced lawyers [yes that is too a colour] body. The head, when it existed, was a formidable tan, however much like the Wall Street Stock Market in 1929 it came crashing down, leaving a thin lace ring. 9/10.

S: Smoky notes mingle with dark fruit (plum and prune) and a caramel character from the pecans (pecans always smell and taste like caramel to me). Touch of vegemite and booziness in there as well. If this beer was embodied by a historical personality it would be a boozy Mark Twain, all proper and full of molasses... like some sort of Molasses Twain. My teeth are having nightmares already. 9/10.

T: My teeth weren’t wrong in dreading this brew: it is farking sweet! Beginning with caramel/pecan/molasses then hitting mid-palate dark fruits and towards the finish enters a single-malt whiskey character providing a nice warming effect. Aftertaste brings in mild strained coffee bitterness. It’s not as boozy as expected - yet for the uninitiated it will come as a big boozy French kiss - wet and sloppy. Rather hard to fault this American Imperial Stout. 9/10.

M: Mouthfeel is gloriously luxuriant with a full body, tongue coating viscosity, and a thin, densely miniscule carbonation. 9/10.

D: It’s hard to fault this beer: it is exactly what one would expect from a 13% ABV American Imperial Stout - it is BIG [Bearing Immense Gusto], it is heavy, it is sweet, it will knock you for six (cricket terminology, sorry Americans) - it encapsulates everything one would expect in this style... Why oh why did they sell this as a bomber? My head feels light now... 8/10.

Food match: Anything roasted and gamey... beware of postprandial somnolence.

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Photo of Muss42
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.0 with 13.0% abv tasted in a 10 snifter from draught at Firkin on February 24, 2017. Look is dark brown with a thick tan head and sticky lacing. Smell is dark dried fruit and barrel notes with dark roasted malts. Taste is plum, oak, burnt caramel and dark roasted malt. Feel is full in body with a boozy and somewhat dry finish.

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Photo of jcubz
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allenson21
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerscientist
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Snifter glass
Appearance - Off Obsidian, red hue, light carbonation, thin tan head that dissipates to a ring against the glass edge, head retention is good, nice carbonation, nice legs.
Smell - Bourdon, Oak, Sweet, plum and slight molasses. There is also an ever so slight nut smell masked by alcohol smell.
Taste - (Beer flavor changed greatly as it decanted) oak flavor nose, booziness (faded as decanted over session), pecan, nutty, plum.
Mouth feel - Smooth, slippery, light feel, airy.
Overall - Interesting interpretation of an imperial stout. There is alot going on with this beer. The barrel ageing, pecan shells, etc. I will say in some respects it is slightly off balance. It's an interesting beer and worth the try.

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Photo of Gatch
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 07.05.2016 and shared with friends on Feb. 12th, 2017 up at a house in Waterville Valley for a serious powder day on Feb. 13th! 900th rating & 700th review. Wow. So much beer.

This mellowed out more than I expected. Quite boozy and sweet but a delicious night cap. Had more of a barleywine flavor and feel and even appearance. Sweet roasted malt and dark fruits with a woody character. Seemed to be the perfect beer to drink with friends after a long slog through a snow storm.

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