Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch - Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #981
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,455
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 9.64%
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
2,402
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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.
Reviews: 485 | Ratings: 2,402 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ThaneMcC:
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ThaneMcC from Germany

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

Tasty brew- pours a deep dark black, minimal head. Smells of cacao, coffe, roasted malts and strong alcohol. Tastes sweet malts forward, nutty, molasses and caramel - some coffee notes . Mouthfeel is medium to full, pleSant astringency and clean mouthfeel. Clean finish despite the sweetness .
Great stout- I'll stock
Up on this and I look forward to future collaborations.
Update- 2019 edition- sweet malty goodness- nutty, sweet and well balanced

Aug 06, 2016
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BWood from California

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Exceeded my expectations .For only $10 this is a fabulous beer. Smooth and creamy with some dark roast taste at the end. Dangerously easy to drink for 13% .

Jul 27, 2015
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mig100 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2016 vintage. Not at all on the level of previous years. A lot of umami-esque and soy sauce flavors, taste like an overly boozy and sugary homebrew. Maybe it needs more time to age and mellow? I doubt it though. Still decent for what it is, just really falls short of the namesake.

2017 is a return to form. 4.2 for the 2017 batch.

2018 is sort of back to 2016, in terms of flavor profile.

Jul 30, 2016
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Flagwanderbrew86 from Arizona

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

My expectations have been blown away! I always have high hopes for stone, which are usually met. But damn, they killed it.
The appearance is on point; rich sticky brown head. Aroma is amazing - bourbon & vanilla with balanced hops and chocolate.
Taste is a perfect blend of cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and toasted rich deliciousness. Thick mouthfeel sweet and full, without sticky sugary sappiness...
Overall, this stout is AWESOME

Jul 17, 2015
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TBoneJones from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled this month. Not sure why it's indicated as retired.
This black beauty pours rich with a nicely laced tan head.
Smells like hints of dark fruit and bourbon. Nice, although not pronounced.
Taste is bourbon, oak, wheat/ barley/ malts, choco-char. As it warms I even pick up the pecans.
Flavorful.
It feels terrific. Thick and chewy. Nice linger of hops, dark fruit/ plum hints and burnt cocoa.
Cool collaboration, because this is a big, great imperial stout.
Treat yourself. This one is superb fresh, could age very well, and IMO was priced surprisingly low compared to others of similar style and strength.

Jul 24, 2015
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SHDoyle from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Description: Appearance is dark black with a little khaki head - very stout-like. Smell is complex and has notes of cherry, vanilla and dark fruit. The bourbon is also apparent although not overwhelmingly so. I wasn't able to pick up any pecan, which was a little disappointing. Taste is similar to the smell but with some added bitterness and hints of dark chocolate. Feel is excellent: thick, creamy, smooth and heavy.

Overall: 4.25 (This is a good beer and I would likely drink it again) A stout that's definitely on the sweeter side without the heavy chocolate or coffee notes that often accompany this style. It's nice that it had hints of bourbon without being a bourbon bomb. Not that I have anything against bourbon, but if that's what you're looking for then, you know, just drink bourbon. If you get a chance, this is one you should grab.

Dec 16, 2017
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mattgennuso from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got the bomber on sale for $8 - you're not gonna get a better bang for your buck. Not your traditional BA stout- the pecan & rye adds a different element - smooth & delicious. Buy it if you see it, you won't be disappointed I promise.

Nov 12, 2017
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Suds from Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Utterly black, thick, and dense. No light penetrates the beer. The head is creamy chocolate-lik colored and thick as well. The aroma is amazingly intense...boozey, nutty, malty, roasted, coffee and chocolate scents mix together. The taste is sweet, biter, sugary, warming, and more. Incredible flavor from an intense stout.

Sep 09, 2018
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AlarmClock314 from Wisconsin

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

22oz bomber, dated 6/25/13, opened on 11/27/15. Pours black with a small sized brown head; some lacing left on the glass. Smells of sweet cocoa, roasted malt, and bourbon. Taste follows very closely with mostly bourbon and roasted malt. Complex midpalate. Fairly sweet, but it balances well with the alcohol. Some rye bitterness in the finish, similar to Founders Breakfast Stout. Above average body and below average carbonation. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer which stays true to the style.

22oz bottle, dated 6/23/17, opened on 8/1/17. Pours black with a small sized brown head. Smells of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, wheat, rye, bourbon, nuts, and fruity esters; good intensity and complex middle. The taste follows exactly with some more barrel, rye, and wheat. Moderate sweetness, bitterness, and dryness. The alcohol is fairly well hidden at 13%. Above average body and below average carbonation. Overall, a complex and enjoyable beer. Some cellaring would help blend the flavors.

Oct 27, 2015
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Meyers1023 from New York

4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured almost black with very little medium brown head that disappeared instantly. Smell is sweet, syrupy like molasses. You also get a bit of dark fruits and pecan. The taste follows suit as you get molasses, raisins, and nuts. The feel is full, thick just before chewy. Overall this is an outstanding stout. The flavors go well together and the feel and nose just add to the overall experience.

Aug 08, 2016
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Buck89 from Tennessee

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

Poured into a snifter. A viscous, inky black color with a thin tan head that receded quickly. Like the 2015 version, there were definite pecans on the nose followed by dark chocolate and whiskey. Taste was complex, with raisins, dark chocolate, pecans, whiskey and caramel, followed by a thick chocolatey finish and gentle warming from the alcohol. Really enjoyable.

Aug 04, 2016
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CHickman from New York

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very well aged 2013 bottle. Pours pitch black color with creamy 1-2 finger brown head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving decent foamy lacing that slid down fast and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of molasses and pecans up front, mixing with charred wood, cocoa powder, bourbon, maple syrup, smoke, espresso, coffee grinds and rich, sweet malty notes that are complex and confusing. The alcohol comes through but gets lifted up and spun around like a tornado of sweetness swirling around with coffee, caramel, charred wood, toffee and chocolate notes that trail off with oaky notes and light vanilla sweetness. The nuttiness upfront fades and leaves the bourbon at the end for an incredibly sweet and complex nose. So much going on that it’s sensory overload and the best way to sum it up is it smells like black coffee and pecan pie on the table – really great to inhale.

Taste is more boozy than the nose with the bourbon present up front but not hot, settling down with the caramel, toffee, molasses and syrupy sweetness followed by pecans, nutty notes, charred wood, rye and hoppy spices like pepper, cinnamon, cumin and brown sugar; then there's some cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, vanilla, coffee grinds, espresso or milky coffee with heavy sugar added, raisin, dark fruit like dates and sour red grapes, merlot or oak barrels, woody or peat moss accents, and a whole bunch of malty notes blended with nuts and bourbon that somehow manages to come out very sweet and hide the 13% ABV while tying it all together with graham cracker and malty crust flavors that bring the sweetness, booze and hops together in harmony. That run-on sentence must be fueled by the ABV.

This beer goes from confusing to smooth to hot to perfectly making sense in about 3 sips, and as a result of this fluctuation I think that I love this beer (LOL). It is all over the place and still extremely flavorful; it’s nutty, it’s boozy, it’s sweet, it’s roasty – tying all those adjectives together is that it’s tasty and very enjoyable. I sipped this bomber for an hour and wished it never ended, but I’m very glad I was able to get this bottle and enjoy it for what it’s worth. This was a great beer and one of those Stone beers that gets a lot of hype and manages to live up to the hype. Had w00Tstout 2.0 so I hope they make a w00tstout 3.0 as that would be worth trying as well.

04/22/18-Opened a bottle from 06/23/17, this one had the "Aliens" artwork on the bomber; the fifth version of this beer is really smooth with this much age and it maintains the flavor and aroma complexities led by the rich dark chocolate, the bourbon which is again not hot, then toffee, molasses, syrup, pecans, rye, charred wood, spices like pepper, cumin and brown sugar, cocoa powder, faint vanilla, coffee grinds, milky coffee, dark fruit like dates and sour red grapes, merlot or oak barrels, woody or peat moss accents. The aftertaste is nutty and brings cocoa and dark chocolate with some bitterness like black coffee or piney hops. Creative again, yet well crafted with tons of malty sweetness that's balanced by the chocolate, nutty and bourbon undertones. Another great version of this beer.

Mar 15, 2015
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JohnGalt1 from Idaho

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 bottle WootStout.. Picked up at the Boise COOP... Pours standard black with a very thin dark brown head... absolutely no lacing or cap.

Boozy mash-up of bourbon, light roast malts for a RIS, interesting nutty and dry toffee component.. toasted marshmallow.. bittersweet chocolate with warmth and something that I associate with cinnamon.

There are soooo many different flavors/adjuncts that are in this fresh.. It actually works even given the heavy ABV... Will it work better with age? I have no idea... but I am amazed how well it drinks fresh.

3.75/4/4.25/4/4

Jul 10, 2015
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MoGuitarNthemonitor from Alabama

4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dear lord! What is in this? Im in love with the most brutal beer I've ever had.
Look; Black as night.
Smell; Fire and brimstone
Taste; Chocolate from hell!
Feel; I can't say it in front of the children.
If you like Woot stout be prepared. The first first sip is so ugly, but like medusa you will turn you to Stone.

Jul 30, 2016
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PhillyB from New York

4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very dark, slight reddish hues near the bottom, and a deep tan head.

Smell: Quite pungent. Dark chocolate, figs, pecan, and a bourbon on the tail end.

Taste: Figs take forefront, followed by dark and roasted chocolate malt, and even pecan/bourbon end.

Feel: Rich but not quite cloying, quite strong boozy effervescence.

Overall: Lovely. Definitely could stand some aging, but still a very enjoyable brew.

Oct 15, 2016
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in honor of the late Carrie Fisher, may the Force be with you, always. 750ml bomber into standard pint glass. Bottled on July 5th 2016.

L: The Dark side emanates from the black color of this particular brew. Tan layer lays atop this like Princess Leia on Jabba the Hutt.

S: Nutty, dried fruits, coffee, vanilla and a flare of alcohol similar to Leia's easily flaring witful temper.

T: Quite smooth like Han Solo, toasted wheat bread, hint of wood smoke, vanilla, pecans, brown sugar, dried dates. Aftertaste is semi-sweet chocolate chips.

F: Medium bodied, very smooth on the tongue.

O: Really excellent beer here. Alcohol is hidden very well and such a vast complex flavor profile.

Dec 29, 2016
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doktorhops from Australia

4.4/5  rDev +6%
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.

Mar 13, 2017
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teromous from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle: Bottled on 06/20/15

Appearance: Black body with a light khaki head that fades quickly. Minor spotted lacing.

Aroma: Not much on the nose here. There is this spicy pepper scent and the aroma of alcohol. There is a slight hint of a wood smell.

Taste: It has a strong bourbon flavor with heavy notes of alcohol and wood. There are some notes of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is incredibly smooth. It is a nice full bodied beer that coats the palate.

Overall: This beer is available for purchase in 2015 so ignore the retired notification on this page. It's a pretty good Imperial Stout. It didn't blow my socks off, especially for a bourbon barrel aged beer, but it is still worth picking up if you are looking for a good stout. You will get the standard fare of bourbon and oak flavors with the aroma of mostly alcohol but if you probably aren't bothered too much by boozy beers if you are looking at this 13% monster.

Jul 15, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a nice tan head that leaves a few shards hanging around

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, coffee and moderate roast

Taste: Chocolate and caramel, up front, with vanilla and pecan tones developing; some bitterness builds, in the middle, with coffee and hop tones; the high ABV builds, after the swallow, when subtle Bourbon tones appear; chocolate and Bourbon tones, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A very nice barrel-aged stout; not a mind blower but nicely blended

Jul 25, 2015
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Jonada from New Jersey

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

w00tstout 3.0

22oz bottle poured into a 22oz snifter

Appearance: Pours black with 2+ fingers of a dark tan head that settles to a thick collar. Body is opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, molasses. More barrel character than I was expecting.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Roasted malt, caramel and toffee, butterscotch, some spicy rye, booze, dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Some boozy heat in the finish, but masked reasonably well for 13%.

Overall: Pretty good stuff. Not up there with the best barrel aged stouts but definitely worth picking up. Good value for the price too.

Jul 27, 2015
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EMV from Pennsylvania

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

Poured on-tap into a goble at Champs in State College

L: Inkly black pour with 2.5 fingers of thick creamy tan head

S: Rich... decadent... bourbon, coffee, cocoa, and roasted magic.

T/F: Delicious... big charred malt flavors... roasted sugars, vanilla and oak from the bourbon barrels. Loads of complexity underneath from the wheat and pecans. Might not have successfully identified them without the descriptor but the flavor is there. Cocoa and espressso. Rich and thick... super warming. Surprisingly non-boozy for the hefty 13% this is packing. Finish is sweet bourbon with bitter roast.

O: A fantastic big barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Just an awesome beer... and for the pricepoint virtually unbeatable. A yearly event for a reason.

Nov 03, 2017
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SerialTicker from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid.

I notice a lot of people going ape-shit over this beer, and maybe that's just because Stone is just about EVERYWHERE now, but it is indeed a nice beer. The wheat added to this actually seems to create a unique flavor for the style -- it's, well, wheaty, but also seems to impart some sort of smokiness. Of course, that could be a combination of the other flavors, like the roasted malt and the barrels, but whatever. I don't taste any pecans, but the barrel character is surprisingly present for only being a quarter aged.

Not a game-changer, but it's a pretty easy-to-find, delicious beer worthy of a few buys.

Oct 23, 2016
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GarrettB from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

September 1st, 2013 - Version 1 of the w00tstout is sweet, powerful and dripping with chocolate and other heady flavors. I know there's an epic story somewhere behind the filigree and list of celebrity names, but I don't know what it is. Frustrated, and thirsty, I dive in, pushing my nose into the glass of dark beer, and immediately catching notes of cocoa and vanilla beans. The style of chocolate here in the aroma is like a dessert - a sundae with hot fudge - but also a drizzle of bourbon and a blob of chocolate mousse. This scent is rich and begs for a sip. I first register the palate, which is medium to medium light, and gets a little lighter closer to the aftertaste. But the alcohol burn also becomes more aggressive, dominating the aftertaste with the bourbon fire, and a milder touch of roasted or baked pecans. This sweet nut element is in the front, too, but less caricatured. There's a lot of strength here, and unbridled it tastes good, but I think a little aging could make this a compelling, sweet, and toothsome brew.

Jun 13, 2015
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ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 7/02/16
Pours a very dark brown with a puny light brown head that vanishes quickly. No lacing at all.
Aroma of cocoa, burnt sugar, ash and some booze.
Flavor follows, very smoky and boozy finish.
Texture is about right for a big stout but it has a "bite" to it.
I like big boozy stouts so this falls into place nicely. Not sure if I'd buy it again so I'll sit on the second on for another six months.

Jan 16, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottled 07/05/16

Pours pitch black with a dense creamy dark tan foam head with great retention. Smells like pecans, chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, caramel, brown sugar, some dried fig, raisin-like dark fruits, coffee, rye, wheat, with mild earthy grassy pine. Tastes like luscious dark chocolate, dried fig, dark fruits, coconut, bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, brown sugar, pecans, dark coffee, rye, dark wheat, with earthy grassy pine. Feels medium-full bodied, soft, creamy and smooth with moderate low silky carbonation. Overall a really great and unique imperial stout.

Nov 21, 2016
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