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
Ranking:
#1,849
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
2,170
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
518
Trade:
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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StartedwithSAM
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle
Bottled on date is shown as 06/23/2017
Poured into a snifter glass

This beer appears black in-color with a thin, tan in-color head that dissipated quickly.

The nose is a whiff of roasted malt, alcohol, and sweetness.

Medium-bodied, slick mouthfeel.

A roasted malt, sweetness (maybe brown sugar), oak, with a slight spicy bite in the finish. The spiciness from the rye is there but subtle. I wasn't able to note any pecans or nuts of any type.

Overall this beer was drinkable. I was hoping the flavors would bloom with layers as the beer warmed but this was not the case.

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Near pitch black and opaque with minimal hints of dark brown around the edges with a medium tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind.
S - tons of dark chocolate, roasted/toasted oats, and a hint of bourbon and alcohol on the nose.
T - Follows the nose: Tons of bitter/rich chocolate up front intermixed with the roasted/toasted oats throughout. Notes of bourbon and alcohol on the back end. The notes of alcohol are not off-putting, but rather warming. Notes of rye throughout as well.
F - medium to full bodied with light to moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth.
O - This is a pretty great imperial stout, perfect for a cold winter night. Great notes of chocolate, roasted/toasted oats, bourbon, and warming alcohol. I honestly prefer Stone's Russian Stout, but this is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Bourbon, ample notes, bakers chocolate, and light vanilla.

A: Black color, opaque, super thin off-white head that has decent retention in the glass.

T: Bakers chocolate/light coffee from the malts, prominent nuts, followed by bourbon and light vanilla through the finish.

M: Medium-full bodied with medium-light carbonation.

O: Excellent; the beer has a great chocolate/light coffee character that's well supported by the nuts and whiskey.

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Photo of Strix
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black, small head that eventually vanishes entirely

Smells of bourbon, vanilla

Rich sweet malts, caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Alcohol imparts some sugar sweetness but is relatively hidden. Long vanilla/bourbon finish. Nice complex blend of flavors.

Super smooth mouthfeel.

This was simply delicious.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brianito
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dblipajunkie
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrianScott
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHDoyle
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of zotzot
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGoeltz
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajdog
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of msaucedo
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csmrx7
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours black with a tan colored head, no lacing, no retention or head development, looks thin for an imperial stout.

A: Subtle aroma of toasted coconut, burnt brown sugar and bourbon, oak, soy sauce, sweet sugar note as well, not as aromatic as I expected, alcohol comes through pretty strong as well.

T: Flavors are subtle, bourbon barrel notes, oak, soy sauce, alcohol comes through really strong especially in the finish, deep bourbon/alcohol burn after taking a drink, way too much heat. There is a touch of rye spiciness there but not as present as I like rye to be.

M: Low carbonation, slick oil-like mouthfeel, lots of alcohol burn on the palate, full bodied.

O: Stone needs to kick up the bourbon barrel notes and rye, that would make this a much better tasting beer. Aromas and flavors are subtle, alcohol comes through pretty strong. While I enjoyed it, it did not live up to what it's advertised as.

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Photo of chris826
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gifted from arizcards. Bottled on 7/12/16.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Here's a beer I didn't really know what to expect. Stone, a sentimental favorite, much like the aging fighter you dug back in the day, but the game has evolved beyond their time quite often with so many young bucks imitating and evolving beyond those old timers they idolized growing up. Stone hasn't brought it in the stout game beyond their powerhouse RIS and a few limited barrel offerings (Mikhail's Odd for instance).

Now they team up with some K list celebrity for a stout with pecans, slightly barrel (25%?) aged? Ok. Pours black, creamy brown head on top. Looks great. Aroma hits some roast, and roasted nuts notes, but doesn't drop a heavy amount of barrel or otherwise.

Taste, similar, doesn't drop a ton of barrel, but its there in a very minor way. Impressed by the pecans here, smooth and flavorful. Hides the alcohol quite well, aged batch 1 a few years, drank nicely, wasn't overly thick or heavy.

This one exceeded expectations, flew beneath the radar and is at a nice price. Would be interested to check out a 50% or 100% barrel aged version next.

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Photo of mattgennuso
4.41/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lahey
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty enjoyable imperial stout. Ive had ones with more chocolate and coffee flavor. I've had them smoother, less hot and with a heavier body. But this one is complex, interesting and enjoyable. The pecans and rye show up with contrasting nutty flavor and fruity notes. The chocolate and coffee are somewhere in there, but there's so much flavor it's hard to pick out everything. Best part is i get it for 4-10 bucks less than competing barrel aged RIS beers. Wish I picked up more, i probably will if I see more and can afford it.

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