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

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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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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Photo of Tucquan
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-02-12 in Columbia, PA from a 22oz 2015 bottle.

A - Murky dark brown with a 1-finger light brown head that fades quickly leaving light lace and some alcohol legs.

S - Caramel, Nutella, light-medium roasted grain, vanilla, green pepper.

T - Rich, dark roasted grain, chili pepper flavor without the heat, semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, earthy spice. Fairly acerbic finish; both roasted and from the hops. Some alcohol sweetness and heat.

M - Medium-heavy body and light-medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth at first, then reasonably dry.

O - A decent Imperial Stout but not top of the line for me. The pepper flavor, alcohol heat and a bit too much bitterness diminished the good malt flavors beyond what is needed for balance.

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

Bottled on 7.5.2016

Appearance - dark brown body with tan head

Smell - whiskey, booze, dark chocolate, toasted nuts

Taste - dark chocolate, toasted pecans, whiskey, fudge, toffee

Mouthfeel - medium plus body, medium carbonation, chocolate and fudge upfront, whiskey and fudge on the back end, boozy on the finish as well

Overall - good stout here with good flavors. Worth a try.

Price Point - $8.99/22 oz bottle

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: opaque; dark brown in color; 1 finger medium brown head that receded to a splotchy cap; very little lacing;

S: alcohol, vanilla, cocoa;

T: follows the nose; alcohol is noticeable, but not hot; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: full bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: for as big a beer as this is, it's really smooth;

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 Star Wars label release.

Poured from a bomber bottle dated 7/05/16 (Almost 6 months old), into a Funky Buddha snifter.

1 finger,creamy,dark khaki head,with very good retention,and a beautiful cascade on the pour.Dark / jet black in color,with zero light coming through the glass.Very light carbonation.

On the nose I get mostly sweet dark fruits and pecans,with notes of toffee,caramel,and sweet chocolate.The scent is very sweet and sugary.Slight notes of sweet licorice.The most dominant dark fruit aroma is cherry.

The palate follows the nose.Lots of sweet dark fruits,with toffee,and caramel up front.And some sweet chocolate and coffee on the back end.More cherries as well.

The body is heavy,thick,chewy,and extremely viscous.Nice warming alcohol feel as well.Dry and chalky finish.

The first time I tried this one it was a little too much for me ( 12:30 PM,paired with McDonald's hot cakes.lol).But it was very good,and very complex after almost 6 months aging....This is a damn good imperial stout.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Vanilla, sweet pecans, roasty, milk chocolate, banana, dark fruits, figs, caramel, ashy, warm booze, a little booze.

Taste: Nice milk chocolate flavor, vanilla, roasted, vabilla, slight bourbon, warm alcohol, ashy bitterness, dark dark fruits, bananas, sweet pecans, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, a little booze, nice flavor, and delicious.

Overall: Nice beer enjoyed on this Christmas day. I could enjoy this beer every year. Might have to save some bottles.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into a sniffer. This one is 2016 release.

Very deep brown to almost opaque black in color, it tops with one finger of foamy tan head that stays for a while before collapsing to some bubble film atop and leaving only some patch and spot of sticky lace. Not surprise showcase for the brew with such big ABV.

The aroma is intense which is nicely packed up with fruity ester in kind of currant, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, roasted but not that astringent, charred wood, creamy, licorice, nut, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, oaky, vanilla, and spice, quite complex overall. The aroma is more open when the beer starts to warm with more prominent fruity ester and bourbon.

The taste kicks off with sweetness and fruitiness upfront, after that, it is counterbalanced by roasted, charred wood, cocoa, chocolate, and creamy coffee. Bourbon character reveals in the middle with notes of vanilla, oak, and spicy alcohol that thereafter turns to some heat behind the palate and flows to the throat. Suggestions of nut, almond, licorice, molasses, and brown sugar are also there to add more flavor dimensions. Finish is quite lasting with bourbon and bitter hop.

Full body with smooth mouthfeel and some crisp carbonation through the palate to carry along well its body, finish is dry.

Complex, hefty, and solid with big alcohol lurking, this one is not that easy to drink and only for ones who don’t have faint of heart. Good for sipping since it is big and bold.

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

Black color with mocha head. Aroma has sticky malt and caramel with some raspberry syrup on top. Taste has also nice chocolate cake flavors, some bourbon, bitter dark chocolate on the finish. Heavy body, lower carbonation, just right for the style. Overall it's a really well balanced and easy to drink imperial stout with a very well hidden ABV.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a solid black, no lacing and not much head. Smells like coffee, coffee taste is wonderfully blended in the other ingredients. Now the taste, the freekin' taste is what any beer is all about when all is said and done. THIS beer is would buy a case of because it's that good.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 release, poured into a pint glass. Rich, dark color, and thick body on the beer. It still had good carbonation. I remember the 2015 release being a touch sweeter and nutty from the pecans, maybe I sat on this one too long. Still an outstanding beer, a touch of booziness, but the dark roasted maltiness really comes through.

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Photo of pugdragon
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely thick and rich beer; not for the faint of heart. It's like a strong imperial stout on steroids. Hints of bitter caramel and bitter chocolate. Also, coffee. Please don't drink too much of other beers while drinking this; it would probably get you drunk.

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


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.

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Photo of DovGibor
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured form bottle dated 7/5/16 into a snifter glass. Color is dark brown to black and opaque. An inch of chocolate brown head forms, but quickly dissipates to a few floating strands and ring around the edge. The aroma was noticeable as soon as I popped the cap. Once poured and swirled slightly it opens up with lots of sweet caramel and dried fruit. A touch of roast and malt round out the nose.

The taste is rich malts and treacle. There are hints of roast, chocolate, and caramel. There is a sweetness and depth that I believe comes from the bourbon barrels, though there isn't the assertive wood and/or flavors I sometimes find in similarly aged beers. It's a good balance of contribution without overpowering. The mouthfeel is a bit off for me. It's more carbonated than I expect, and a bit thinner. Perhaps age would dissipate the carbonation, and it's not a thin beer; just thinner than I would expect from a 13% ABV stout.

Overall, it's a good beer that I enjoy. When I see it once a year, I pickup a bottle. I wouldn't chase it down; nor do I miss having it available the other 9-10 months of the year.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. A little bourbon, oak, vanilla, lots of nuts, and some odd sweet note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes very rich; lots of sweet candied nuts linger on the palate.

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Photo of PhillyB
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of argock
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into a clear glass tulip. 070516 on shoulder of bottle.

A: Very dark brown to black with short cap of beige head with no lacing.

S: Light nutty aroma with light bourbon accent, sweetish alcohol, and light caramel with minimal roast

T: Flavor is okay but a bit flat with the bourbon underbelly carrying this beer. The stout base is bland with burnt caramel and coffee with mild dark chocolate note with booze and light herbal hopping and more booze in the finish. Aftertaste is the really flat and cardboardy.

M: Full-bodied but pretty easy finish with light-medium carbonation.

O: Nothing really wrong with this beer but it doesn't really stand out in any area other than the deft touch of the bourbon barrel character.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

roasty malts, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate, nuttyness, a sort of fake sweetness that I actually enjoy, bit of booze apparent as well. flavors follow on the palate, booze is more apparent. unfortunately the boozyness is not a smooth bourbon flavor but instead its a more astringent type note.

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Photo of bigdaddymick
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Having spent the last month killing off a case of Bourbon County Barrel Stout, it's safe to say that I am no stranger to high ABV stouts. While the beer is certainly interesting and worthy of trying at least once, the overall taste/smell/feel felt very separated from the booze note. The sensation is like someone added a shot of vodka at the last second and it's kind of offputting.

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

The 2016 with Amanda Conner artwork.

Thick, black, with a good head for a stout. Chocolate and nut on the nose. Malt, chocolate, wheat, nut, bourbon, and maybe fig. As always, this is an excellent treat.

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Photo of jooler
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is w00tstout 4.0
look it good but not much head.
smell is of figs with a slight nuttiness. lots of cocoa come through with lots of bourbon
initial taste is tart which is weird. a lot of alcoholic bossiness comes through. not as good as last years wootstout. it is little harsh
overall, not worth it this years.

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Photo of Gavage
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black in color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: chocolate and some nuttiness are detectable.

Taste: roasted malts, dark chocolate, nuts, some wheat flavors, and a bit of a bourbon flavor arrives late. Nice bitterness here.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Bourbon flavors and chocolate linger into aftertaste.

Overall: a wonderful stout that has plenty of flavor and can satisfy as a meal. Everyone should try this great beer.

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