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
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
1,922
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
25.06%
 
 
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For Trade:
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Reviews: 324 | Ratings: 1,922
Photo of Tone
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, yeast, and slight hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable thickness. Tastes of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, yeast, and slight hops. Overall, surprisingly weak appearance, strong body and aroma, alcohol dominated, and good feel.

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Photo of Riff
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black, solid color with a thick tan head about two fingers thick. Smells of chocolate, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, oh man does this smell really good. Taste is complex and wonderful with a smooth, not carbonated feeling and a quick, clean finish. Tastes of light roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice, and bourbon at the end. Complex but delicious and well worth trying for any fan of stouts.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7/2/2016. Served at about 55-60 degrees. Poured into snifter glass. It pours nearly jet black with some mahogany hues when held to the light, and a pretty, mocha-colored head and lacing that unfortunately dissipated fairly quickly. It smells of roasted malt, caramel, molasses, and a hint of anise. Wow (or should I say, Woot)!, this is one tasty stout: dark roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, caramel, nuts, licorice, and bourbon blend perfectly. It finishes with a burnt, bitter taste. There is a significant alcohol burn. It is creamy and chewy, with light carbonation. While you can taste the burn, it doesn't drink like a 13% ABV. Overall, this Imperial Stout is a real treat: well crafted, very tasty, and easy to drink for its high ABV. The only thing on my wish list would be some dark fruit. Stone does nearly everything well!

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is perhaps one of the best and cheapest big beers I can find that is consistently a winner. This year's version (2016) was bang on with a great barrel presence up front, full flavors of chocolate, coffee and treacle. It was a real sipper that went down too fast because it tasted too damn good. I am hoping my local store has more for me to hoard.

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Photo of kgst
2.93/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I love Stone, but for me this is a rare miss. The best word I can think of to describe this beer is "Schizophrenic". It makes me think of someone pouring a few different styles of beer together and adding a shot of vodka. They tried too much and it did not turn out well.

For a good Stone with that delicious bourbon flavor, try Arrogant Bastard instead.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1,000th review! 22 oz bottle served cool into a tulip. Pulled from the fridge for about 30 minutes prior to enjoying. Was looking for a big momentous beer to have the 1,000th review, this was as close as I could find. Bottled July 5, 2016.

Appearance - very close in color to black. Eradicates all light. Initially a finger of tan head was poured, which dissipated to nothing in a New York Minute. No lacing or film left on top either.

Smell - holy Fark this is malty. Molasses galore with some black liquorice and vanilla. Loads of bourbon on the nose, but not overdone, just more than enough to let you know it's there. Not picking up nuts, but there's a butter tart sequence quality to the beer. Certainly a big imposing stout from the nose.

Taste - sweet and smooth. Nice blend of molasses and caramel initially with the bourbon being a star as well. Bitterness is restrained and finishes with a pecan and butter tart like character to close. Some black liquorice in the middle. A complex and very tasty beer. Tastes like it hits at a marginally lower ABV than it actually is, but there's no doubting this is above 10%. A big imposing stout in terms of flavor too.

Mouthfeel - smooth, slick and oily, high alcohol content is noticeable and burns at the back of the throat for a couple of moments once you are beyond the first couple of sips. Carbonation is really subdued, although I think this would be strange if it had a high level of carbonation.

Overall - this farking beer is a classic of Stone's with big bold flavours coming through in a major way. Very complex and a nice sipper, the bourbon is just a bit too much for it to be a super easy beer to drink given that I'm not the biggest bourbon fan. Still this Wheaton Rendition of w00tstout is a fine beer and a nice accomplishment and worthy momentous beer for this particular review as it identifies with the journey from a fledgling reviewer to someone who has learned a few things along the way in terms of how good beer should be constructed and how it should taste.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Medium to heavy thickness on the body. Dark colored, like motor oil with medium bubbles on the body. Head is a somewhat dark tan head rising to maybe half a finger's length with a vigorous pour.

Smell: Descent espresso scent with light touch of mocha.

Taste: Sweet chocolate and bitter chocolate all at the same time. Heavy coffee notes mixed with spoonfuls of brown sugar. Super addicting taste.

Mouth: Stickiness is on another level here. Almost perfect. Body is medium carbonation, and the after taste is far from subtle.

Overall: I'm going to cross my finger's I see this on the shelf next time I visit the Beverage Barn (East Meadow) I think I might have to grab at the very minimum two more bottles. Liquid cocaine and very addicting. Drink with lust. Salud!

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Photo of kculrich
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 22oz bottle, dated 07/06/16. Served in a tulip.

Pours a damn-near-opaque chestnut-black with just shy of a finger of loose, dark tan head. Retention is about a minute, leaving some fine, fizzy bubbles behind.

The nose is plums and cherries, vanilla and toasted wood.

The initial taste impression is a slurry of fruitcake and cherry cola. Vanilla caramel and orange peel ending with sharp, bitter, roasted rye on the palate and a luscious boozy flame in the gullet.

Mouthfeel is a creamy, coating medium-heavy body with fine light carbonation and a mellow, boozy warmth.

This is a big-boy beer and, if you don't like the taste of alcohol, you should stay the hell away from it. Would pair well with codeine.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle dated 7/5/16, poured into Ocelot stout glass. Allow me to begin with a "shut up, Wesley." Repeat 400 times or so, as you want this to warm up a bit, I think.

L: 2F head with not much retention due to ABV. A little bit of a rim/cap job. Perfectly dark, highest SRM you could want.

S: Dark roasted malts and grains, oak, vanilla, dark fruits.

T: Dark roasted malts, running a bit bitter from the rye. Oaky bourbon barrel. Dark chocolate and fruits. An amount of alcohol. Possibly needs aging, quite harsh and raw.

F: Medium to full bodied, pretty much no carbonation to speak of as ABV does the drying job. Construction and balance are fair to middling, but alcohol pretty strong.

O: Not a great stout, compared with what's out there.

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Photo of jason3125
3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Where do I begin, the beer smells of dark fruit and rubbing alcohol. The smell of alcohol lingers in your nostrils long after you put it down. The taste is a muddy mess, of sweetness, a bit of chocolate, and gives away to alcohol burn. The feel starts off coating your tongue and then quickly thins out. Over all the most lasting part of this beer is the alcohol numbness on the tongue and in the nostrils. Big Disappointment!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage. Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer pours a thick jet black coloring with a dense, low profile, bubbly, dark tan head. The head quickly settles out into a thick halo. The aromas are richly sweet forward, with notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee & cream, rich sweet crème, and an underlying booze kick. Smells big. Flavors are richly sweet and heavily roasted forward, with a solid blast of bittersweet chocolate, followed by rich pecan sweetness, wood char, vanilla and bourbon crème notes, roasted and robust coffee characteristics, and a spicy bitterness from the grain bill. Big, layered, smooth, creamy body, with a solid aftertaste of char and coffee, rich cocoa, vanilla, and a building warmth from the increased ABV. The finish is oily slick, smooth, and layered, with a rich and bittersweet linger. I look forward to this release every year.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle served in a tulip. Bottled on 07/05/16. Pours one shade shy of black with a tight, half inch, mocha-colored head that disperses into a tight band around the edges. Once semi-concentric band of lacing is revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses vanilla notes, cocoa and figs/prunes. Taste consistent with nose; however, cocoa is more present and finishes a bit chalky. Not much of the barrel here except for perhaps a hint of ethanol heat. I also get a hint of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to medium) with an easy, even carbonation and a slight oiliness to the texture. Overall, solid but not mind-blowing. I actually prefer Stone's standard IRS to this.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bombwer into pint glass. Nearly black with a thick tan head. Initial impression is booze, bourbon, dark fruits, and chocolate - which admittedly sounds like an odd combo, but it grows on you. Thick, viscous mouthfeel with carbonation in the light side of medium. Taste improves as it warms. Quite a smooth finish for the ABV. In fact, it's quite drinkable despite the octane level. I'd revisit in a heartbeat.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber (4.0!) into a tulip glass:

Appearance: pours nearly black in color, with a visibly syrupy consistency. Head is thick and sticks around a while. Mocha-colored on the head.

Aroma: loads of depth and complexity here. Nutty, boozy, chocolatey........yum. Smells inviting and decadent. Really opened up once the beer warmed too.

Taste: on first sip, I wasn't a huge fan. Pecans and rye, I thought gave it an odd taste for a stout. HOWEVER, after letting it warm up a bit, this beer was really damn good. Starts with some deep, dark chocolate flavor, then melds with the pecans to create a really awesome dessert-y flavor profile. Not too hot, but the booze is there, which I love.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nearly jet black color but with a hint of mahogany or ruby red. Nice tan foam and creamy head which recedes into a collar that retains well. Some semi sticky lacing.
The aroma is quite inviting; nutty, cocoa, espresso, wood, bourbon and dark fruit.
Smooth, silky and creamy in the tongue. Sweet and with an alcohol warming. Roasted malts, milk chocolate, espresso, nutty and even a taste of cherries. There is even a slight hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Full bodied, robust, yet easy to drink.
This is ever so flavorful and delicious. Be careful with the %13 ABV, because with its smoothness, it creeps up on you and hits you hard.

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

Fresh 2016 vintage.

Nice oily black beer. No head to speak of. Nose is roast, malty, coconut, nutty, chocolate and oaky. Taste is same but with a pronounced nut flavor. Very nice beer and wonderful Barrel Aged character

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the half filled squealer (32 oz growler), it poured super dark and rich with a moderate light tan head Aroma contains alcohol (no smoking!) and malt - bourbon. Taste is similar, with lots of roasty malty yumminess. Wow!

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Photo of Wasatch
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber
2016 Vintage
Bottled CA: 07/02/16

Poured into a Stone Arrogant Bastard glass (22 oz.) a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice small thick/creamy light tan head, which leaves a medium size oil slick, and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with lots of chocolate/toffee notes, some vanilla, slight licorice, slight bourbon, very slight oak, pretty nice touch of dark fruits. The taste is very nice malty, sweet, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, vanilla, slight licorice, nice touch of bourbon/oak, nice touch of dark fruits (plums, raisins, cherries, figs, grapes). Full body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little bitter finish, definitely a sipper. Overall, this is another very tasty brew from Stone, Keep'um Coming! Recommended!

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Photo of h0wdy
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - All that needs to be said about this is that the body is black as night and around the edges there is a shade of deep brown with the head.
Smell - I didn't smell very much other then the hint of bourbon to it.
Taste - Cherries summarizes this category nicely,
Feeling - BOOM! I knocked this smooth tasting drink down quickly and I felt thrilled with my purchase.
Overall - A very impressive drink that I whole heartily enjoyed and will drink it again on any occasion that I run into this again!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is pecan, vanilla and bourbon.

T - The taste is candied pecans, figs, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts and bourbon. The finish has light alcohol burn.

M - Medium/heavy body with medium carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a sticky dry finish.

O - This is a dangerously drinkable stout. The 13% is very well hidden. A nice sipper.

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Photo of Stolenface1
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served @ 55F into Veil Teku. Pours like hot. melted black motor oil with zero head.. aggressive pour. Aroma is great, but surrounded by hot booze. There's chocolate, caramel, coffee, pecan, vanilla, bourbon, figs, burnt brown sugar, toasted oak, sweet dark fruits, cherry, plum, pomegranate? .. The flavor, once again surrounded by booze.. basically the same descriptors above with a touch of rye (would have liked more to balance things out) and a sweet toffee/candy finish. I wish the hot booze was not there.. The feel is med-full w/ next to no carbonation. A little thin and vinous. Still trying to figure out if that's good or bad. Once again I wish I could experience the beer through the booze. I think this beer will be great with some age on it. The pecan may fade , but the base beer is screaming "cellar me." Good things would happen to this beer with time, but right now, its bottled too early or just needed more time (1 year+) in the bottles before being sold to the public. Potential here, maybe, but ..

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Woot 4.0
A- deep blackish with brown, fizzy head
S- Sweet malts, pecan syrup, booze
T- Boozy pecan soda. Sweet and sugary. Alcohol is prominant
F- Sticky and slightly fizzy
O- I remember enjoying Woot 3.0, but I'm not sure what is going on with 4.0... bad bottle, maybe. I'll give it another try, but whatever I drank (and drain poured) was not good.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a light brownish tan head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a nice dark black color that has a slick and slightly oily texture with a nice sheen to it. It has a pretty good look with a nice sheen that probably comes from the barrel aging.

The smell is pretty good. It has a particular sweet smell from the pecan and the wheat as well. The chocolate comes out but it isn't the strongest note and gets a little buried underneath the other smells. The bourbon is a bit light but it adds a nice little bit of spice that contrasts well with the sweeter notes.

The taste is fantastic. It has the same notes as an imperial stout but with the added slightly roasted sweetness pf pecans and the creaminess of the wheat. The chocolate are as subdued in the smell but not buried; rather, the chocolate adds to the sweetness with a slight bitterness. There is also a nice alcohol sweetness to this in addition to the bourbon notes.

The feel is pretty good. It has a nice slick creaminess to it that you never find in other beers of the same style. It's a heavy bodied beer but it feels a bit lighter than you would expect it to.

Overall, a very good barrel aged imperial stout and glad that it comes out every year. The notes make this one particularly delicious and would probably get better with age. Regardless, it's a still a good one worth drinking fresh. Go for it.

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Photo of flaskman
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a fresh bottle into a tulip glass on a hot evening while sitting on my porch. First of all I am a big bourbon barrel stout fan. It poured a very dark amber with a thick mocha head (aggressive pour). It was very enjoyable. I wasn't sure what to expect as it was described as some of it was bourbon barrel aged. I thought that it was delicious. You could taste the pecans, wheat and some great spice notes but they were competing with the obvious booziness. At 13.0% ABV it could be expected. I purchased 3 bottles and have 2 cellared. My guess is that in a year it may be much better and in 2 it could be great. Reviews to follow.

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Photo of jhartley
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 07/06/16.

Poured into my Snorkel glass and the body is a deep dark brown, hinging on black. Some reddish mahogany along the edges of the glass. A 1/2 finger of head, that dissipated to a then cap that lives along the edges of the glass.

Of course there's bourbon on the nose, but also getting some vanilla and coconut and some spiciness. Roasted malts. Espresso.

Bourbon up front, vanilla, roasted malts. Getting some bittersweet chocolate, some nuttiness, tons of sweetness. Wasn't expecting this to be as easy to drink as it is. 13% abv? Sure doesn't drink like it...to easy.

Mouth feel is light and thinner than expected for an Imperial stout. Has kind of a syrupy-tacky kind of after taste/feel. Again, 13% abv is not really there to me; dangerous as this is easy to drink.

Overall, I think this is a fairly decent Imperial stout; great aromas and taste, however it is a little thin and I was expecting something a little bit...bigger. Something to punch you in the palate with big roast and spiciness from the rye. I do get some of that pecan taste to it like a smooth addition right in the middle. There's just enough bourbon barrel presence as well. It is really easy to drink, no doubt, but...I wanted more. This is not to say I think this is a loser, by no means is that the case, but I was hopeful for a lot more. Not upset that I bought 2 bottles either, it's still a top notch brew!

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