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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.

Added by Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -1.7%
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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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
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 +12.8%
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 -6.6%
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%
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 -12.3%
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 +10.6%
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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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +11.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry roasted malt notes with some vanilla and bourbon notes clearly identifiable. Taste is a mix of vanilla and bourbon notes with some roasted malt with black chocolate notes with some well-balanced residual sugar notes. Body is full with nice creamy body and good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Well brewed with good complexity and some good drinkability considering the ABV. I can’t say that pecan really stand out thought

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Photo of ricke49
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pecans to the forefront. Sweet and distinctive. Followed by rich chocolate maltiness. Very smooth... almost no alcohol burn. Drinks more like a 6-7 abv stout...but far richer. Head is voluminous at first but subsides pretty rapidly. A very enjoyable supper.

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Photo of frozyn
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with an effervescent tan head that quickly recedes to a rim around the edges; lacing is minimal, but present. Smell is mostly sweet roasted malt, much molasses, and a slight bourbon burn. Taste starts with a strong alcohol note, followed up with roasted malt and very nice, subtle, buttery pecan note. The bourbon note is nicely woven in -- enough to know that it's there, but not overwhelming. Feel is thick, but not excessively, which is good. Overall a very tasty beer, something easily enjoyable.

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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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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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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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