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:
2,028
Reviews:
360
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
468
For Trade:
49
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Ratings: 2,028 |  Reviews: 360
Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The ultimate geek and beer geek's beer, a collab with Stone Koch and Wil Wheaton, and called W00t! Great name, although i don't know a lot about Drew, sorry. Bottled 6/25/13.

Pours into my Portsmouth tulip with a darker colored mocha like small fizzy slight creamy head fades at a med to quicker rate, not bad for a 13% beer though, nice ring of lacing though and nice long legs, all that over a pitch black super thick dark beer.

Nose is pretty strong for a super big stout. Tons of dark malts of course, a bit of a roasty aroma and some charred malt and a little coffee from the roast, then into the waves of super dark chocolate, lots of baker's chocolate and a bit of a creamy dark melted chocolate, a bit of caramel and a fluffy nougat, a bit of a toasted pecan like nutty aroma, a little brown sugar encrusted pecan. Then the booze kicks in, a definite boozy aroma with big malts to back it up, but a clean booze and not too dominant. Faint hints of a vanilla barrel round it off.

Comes on sweet at first, loads and loads of big dark malts wash over the tongue and kinda sit there with a big weight, my tongue feels suspended in the middle of the thick viscosity beer. Dark malts are the key item here, a bit of a black malt, with some roasted malt, a light char but not much as the dark malts were done pretty well to not be too tannic and burnt. Then super dark chocolate, bitter chocolate and lots of baker's chocolate, a little creamy choc too but not a ton, a little cookie like with some creamy oatmeal, hint of caramel, fluffy nougat, and a nice toasty brown sugar encrusted pecan like, very big cookie like flavor. There is also a mild earthy slight spicy hop character, with fair bitterness and blends with the bitter charred malts to bring a fair bitterness. Booze is pretty decent, some warming clean booze flavor, little tingle, but not a 13% feel, although it does get a little hot the more it warms. Eventually, after warming, I get a hint of vanilla like barrel character and the faintest hint of a sweet like bourbon. Finish is drier but super mouth coating sticky like, little syrupy, lots of lingering dark chocolate, baker's choc, little caramel and nougat like lingering, little more booze, fair spicy hop bitterness, and some slight tannic charred malt very late.

Mouth is thick, heavy as fuuu.... yes, and fair booze warmth and tingle, a bit over carbonated surprisingly.

Overall pretty interesting, nice dark malt character without getting too charred or acrid, booze is there but not too crazy for a 13% beer, nice chocolate, just a hint of vanilla barrel and nice nutty character. Pretty tasty as expected.

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Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet jet black with a foamy beige head atop.Vanilla/bourbon and nuttiness stood out on the palate along with raisin and sweet alcohol.A big chewy feel is fitting for this beer.Bourbon and raisin flavors upfront with a roasted element always there,an earthy nuttiness brings good balance.The alcohol is big but it's a nice last one of the night sipper.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of pakman08
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- dark earthen color, black as night. Tan/ coffee head with some honest retention. At the edge some light gives it a cola appearance.

N- coffee and booze upfront and dominating, but dig a little deeper....
Vanilla, pecan, caramel, fudge, raisins, cigar box.

T- a lot of the nose comes through on the taste. Additional flavors of chocolate, earth, oak, wheat bread, fine tobacco, and leather.

F- lighter than other 13% yet still rich body feel. The body really is an impressive achievement given the other qualities of this complex beer. Im banking the wheat helpped the chemistry on that.

This WILL get better with age. Already better than fresh off release. Hope you saved a bottle, can't wait to open mine in a couple years

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of dowen17
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black with a tan head. Not much lacing or retention.

On the nose is bourbon. Lots of wheat which is different for a stout. Nutty aromas come through as well.

Tastes is very buttery and nutty. Alcohol presence is huge here. Some bourbon come in on the end to round out the taste.

Thin mouthfeel for a stout but some of it was barrel aged so it makes sense.

Would drink again but personally wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of argyle324
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of dar482
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours in a dark black with a tan head.

The aroma is quite interesting. There’s some pecan nuttiness, a bit of the oak, and some spicy rye. Some roasty malt, alcohol, chocolate.

The flavor follows with a bit of a confusing mix of flavors. There’s mostly roasted malt and chocolate. Then it follows with some pecan nuttiness, the oak and bourbon notes, and then a big hit of alcohol.

It’s an interesting brew, but not quite there for me. The mix of everything does not work perfectly together. It’s an in your face Stone beer, but could be some refinement.

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Photo of thecheapies
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Holy black. Poured like chocolate syrup, yet still summoned the 'head' gods with a big two-incher of mocha foam. Black tar liquid underneath.

Amazingly, I can pick up the wheat in the nose. Mildly nutty, or maybe a placebo effect, but I think I can pick up the pecan meat. Light bourbon barrel presence. Big malty roast with wisps of char and smoke kiss. Otherwise, hints of licorice and sweet cream round out the complexity.

A little sweet, but delicious. Bourbon took the back seat, but the subtlety of it is nice and elevates notes of spicy rye and tangy wheat. This beer is boozy, but 13% is a little hard to believe. Notes of dark chocolate liquor and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is luscious. Super creamy and thick with a light spicy kick and spatter of carb and alcohol fortification.

Very good, but the pecans didn't really show through. Still an excellent beer.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Kuaff
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

W00tstout... from the cellar to the snifter.

A one-finger tan head fizzles away fast. It's your basic black color that most stouts have, but it really isn't as black and thick-looking as I would expect such a huge imperial stout to look.

It smells like vanilla, bourbon, maple syrup, molasses, milk chocolate, and raisins. Yummy. I think there's some caramel and earthy coffee in the aroma, too.

And the taste... "W00" is right. Vanilla, boozy bourbon, molasses, licorice, roasted earth, and a kind of nuttiness in the aftertaste... must be those pecans. The alcohol is pretty obvious... pretty conspicuous... but I don't mind its bold prominence. The sweetness here is tempered by the nutty, earthy, roasty dimension, making it all meld together quite nicely. Also... it took a while of sipping it, but a spicy rye element DID emerge long into the finish. Impressively true to the ingredients advertised.

The feel is fabulous... it's ridiculously thick and creamy, just how I like it in these kinds of stouts.

An imaginative ale which blends together a nice combination of complimentary flavors. Sip slowly though, or face the hung-over consequences.

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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,028 ratings.
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