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:
2,092
Reviews:
385
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
490
For Trade:
50
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2.1/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

A: looks beautiful; appears to be a siren in the nude calling me to her. Dark rich coloring with a caramel two-finger head. Great lacing with legs (she knows how to use them)

S: holy shit, it smells like vomit and date rape in a glass. Nuts? A few...but in the mouth of a helpless freshman ADPi. Booze and vomit. Praying its a bad bottle.

T: Rubbing alcohol (possibly chloroform to keep with consistency). Plenty of heat not masked by the beers less than full body. Some rye spice can be picked up, but only if searching for it. Anything else has to be picked up through a field of shit flowers.

M: porter mouth on a stout...that's about it

Overall: this is a misadventure into a frat party with no sense of self control. An udder mess, sloppy, hits some notes right; but, too much of this and you will surely end up waking up on a pinball table, ass gaping and mouth filled with an all too familiar wretched taste. Garbage! (Bad bottle?)

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2.23/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

BOTTLED CA 07/02/16.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with an inch or two of swiftly collapsing, yellowed-beige foam.

Smell: Pecans, charry roasted malt and sugary chocolate sauce. Blatantly solventy, boozy explosion in the aroma pretty much kills it, leaving little hope it won't carry over into the flavor.

Taste: Sure enough, sugar-laced heat on the initial sip, the solventy nature runs through chocolate, roast and a lil' spicy, piquant rye, soy sauce and pecan. Heavily sweet bourbon glaze. Charry, overly sugary, downright hot finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: A bungled collaboration.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

The description sure makes this one sound good, but then it's Stone...

13% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with printed-on label art and branded pry-off cap acquired at a local bottle shop for $8.49 USD and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given Stone's involvement. But it's a collaboration, so maybe it'll be good.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to come to room temperature over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a quarter finger wide head of dark tan colour. Reduces to a floater ring within a few seconds; retention is horrid. Floater ring has light creaminess and okay thickness. Okay lacing, I guess.

Body colour is an opaque grey-black. Quite dull. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Pretty standard fare for the style, with a below average head. Not much to look at, but there are no overt or obvious flaws. Lots of room for improvement.

Sm: The pecan is lovely, but too restrained. I really want more of that and it seems well integrated here; it suits stouts well methinks. Definite wheat mixed in with some dark and chocolate malts. I do get some spicy rye, but no bourbon notes come through. No oak, vanilla, etc. The hop profile is low-key, to style. No yeast character is detectable. Some alcohol, sure, but it's not hot, boozy, or gushed. The pecan is definitely a highlight; I'm starting to get excited. Unfortunately, no roasted barley comes through in the aroma.

T/Mf: Love the pecan nut, but hot damn does it get boozy and gushed by the climax, continuing through the finish. Diesel alcohol presence is off the charts. All the flavour is up front; boy is this rough on the back end. Notes of off flavours buried in the second act. True to Stone tradition, this is a boozy mess. No sense of balance or subtlety at all. Comes off thrown together haphazardly. Zero cohesion or focus. No yeast character or hop profile is noticeable. Dark malts, chocolate malt. Maybe caramel. Some overly sweet artificial vanillicin. No bourbon notes or oak; what, did they age it for a couple days so they could put "Aged in Bourbon Barrels" on the label? Maybe some spicy rye. Molasses. The wheat is strangely handled here and feels out of place, thinning the body.

Smooth, wet, gushed, harsh, boozy. Overcarbonated. Poor presence on the palate. Overbearing. Too thick. Syrupy. Ugh. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well at all. Poorly executed.

Dr: Not a fan of this one. Definitely wouldn't get it again. Overpriced. The caramelized pecan is a highlight, but it's far from enough to save it. Doesn't hide its ABV well at all. Difficult to drink. I'll finish the bottle with effort, but I'm not excited to do so. Another dud from Stone.

High D+

Age would definitely mellow this one out.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.57/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Abundantly sweet notes which mask everything else. 2.0 was much much better.
Unpleasantly thin on the palate as well.

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2.79/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.86/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

I get enough "w00t-ing" from taiyed. Regardless, this stuff pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises coffee, toast, light roasted malts, light bourbon, charred wood, nuts, and a vein of burnt toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with all of the elements languidly ping-ponging off of each other, resulting in a muddled, unpleasant mess of malts, coffees, burns/toasts/roasts, and bad nuts. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, I feel this beer was too ambitious for its own good. I like the idea and how it sounded, but it just turned out confused and kinda crappy.

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2.89/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Draft at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a very dark chocolate brown color that's completely opaque with a two finger mocha head that very slowly fades into a thick, lasting ring.  Nice retention for the style and ABV with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Boozy, slightly acrid aroma with subtle oak, burnt sugars and deeply roasted dark malt notes.  Takes a while to open up but once it does there's a slight toothpick/dry oak character along with hints of burnt toast, bitter dark chocolate, espresso bean and a faint hint of bourbon sweetness.  Somewhat bland and one dimensional being mostly boozy(not much bourbon character though) with burnt malt.  

Medium body but lighter than expected with slight viscosity and a strong acrid/burnt malt flavor that lingers over the cocoa and oak barrel into a dry finish.  Very bitter and toasty with strong ash, burnt coffee bean and extremely bitter dark chocolate.  Not picking up any wheat flavor at all but there is some dry tooth pick/oak and a prominent spicy bourbon.  More heat than flavor from the bourbon but that's somewhat expected given the small percentage of the blend.  Some resinous bitter hops underneath but this beer is just too dry, acrid and burnt for many of the other flavors to stand out .  Bourbon flavor isn't complex or interesting.  Lacking in spicy bourbon sweetness and just tastes like strong ethanol.  In addition, this beer is in desperate need of some balance to cancel out the char, burnt malt and stinging alcohol.  Not very good at this stage.  Will possibly improve with time as it mellows out.

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