Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout | Stone Brewing

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4.12/5
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2,170 Ratings
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:
#1,843
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
2,170
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
518
Trade:
53
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Ratings: 2,170 |  Reviews: 404
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was more than pleasantly surprised to see this on the shelf. Don't seem to be too many special brews and rarities making it to Pittsburgh.

Nice thick impy stout. The pecans give a nice touch with a hint of influence that comes as an accent. The rye gives a nice spiced edge that stays constant throughout. All the character that does show stays consistent. Thick and rich feel. Carbonation at first seems quite voracious. Calms down a bit as things move forward; thankfully.

This is a good beer. Great collaboration of a variety of ingredients. Extremely happy to be able to try this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour with a burnt toffee colored lacing ring.

S - Cocoa, bourbon, roasted toffee, oak, and some spiciness.

T - Some delicate smokey char, vanilla, oak, bourbon, roasted toffee, light smoke, and some spiciness.

M - Thick and full bodied, silky with some light burn on the tongue.

O - Really enjoying this beer.

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Photo of Rasmon
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of cestlavie
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of socon67
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Thick black pour with a decent mocha foam head that retains well. Carbonation only shows in the foam. Leaves a syrupy thick coating on the glass.

S - Scents of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, and coffee. Slightly bummed that none of the nutty notes came through but overall this was a nice aroma with plenty of subtle notes.

T - Rich flavors of cocoa powder, and toasted malt. Some notes of rye do come out in this stout which is interesting but somewhat distracted from the other flavors. Finish has flavors of black licorice and a warming burn of alcohol.

M - Thick beer that leaves a slick feel on the tongue. Finish reminds you that this is a big stout. This ended up being a bottle shred sipper; take your time and enjoy.

O - Actually one of the better collaborations Stone has done. I've had a bunch and this was a joy to try.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes from this afternoon
I had been lamenting the fact that I had apparently missed out on this release. Stone is obviously a great brewery, Wesley Crusher managed to be the rare combo of sometimes-comic-relief, child prodigy who was not insufferable, and I should say something about fark, but I honestly don't know as much about them. womp womp.

The pour was silky midnight: onyx appearance like SLAM! with a nice little creamy brown head. Easy dissipation leaving a little initial lacing (grandma's embroidery), but giving up the ghost (grandma's embalming) shortly thereafter.

Nose picks up relatively smoothe, rich and enticing. There's certainly that bourbon character making its presence known, though it is by no means a one trick pony. I picked up some dark fruits, but this is not a fruit heavy stout. I imagine the pecans helped smoothe it all over, like a good mediator.

Once you start drinking the damn thing, your enjoyment level increases. That smootheness keeps its presence, and blends with the bourbon to create a dangeRussly drinkable experience. Initially, I got more of the classic creamy vanilla, with a hint of spice that I can only assume was the rye balanced with chocolate and rich roasty malts. As it warmed the booziness came forward, though I still feel the 13% could easily catch you off guard: the bourbon presents as flavour, not alcohol heat.

I must admit I'm a little disappointed that the pecan's weren't a little more prominent in the flavour, although I assume that they contributed to the creamy smoothe drinkability (no trademark here).
Overall, though this is another extremely enjoyable beverage from those bottom left brewmasters. Wish I had a bottle or two in my cellar, but glad I finally got to try it at all.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

a very thick midnight black pour with a finger of dark brown head which died down to a creamy ring. smells dark/roasty, with hints of molasses/brown sugar, plum/raisin, vanilla, licorice. the flavor is straight up bold and dark at first. heavy on the booze up front, with a raosty bitterness melded with sweet sweet nutty sugary flavors. not getting much of the dark fruit profile in the taste, and not really getting the bourbon barrel flavor - just a boozy heat/chest warmth.
a full body beer with very little carbonation.. thick, creamy, syrupy nectar of the gods! this one's bound to put some hair on your chest.. the alcohol is strong and very present in the flavor/mouthfeel.. a very tasty treat, but be careful.. it'll put you on your ass!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jondeelee
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout opens to a thick, mealy head, yeasty rising whole wheat dough, thick black breads, heavy molasses, pecans, vanilla, charred bourbon barrels, pepper, chocolate, tobacco, ash, and toffee blending with a mélange of fig, black cherry, prune, plum, raisin, blood orange, and date fruit esters, as well as a nice lacing of pine resin and grapefruit from the hops, the aromas rising so thickly out of the bottle that they almost take on a viscous quality and coat the nasal passages like oil. The flavors are potent, yet extremely delicately balanced, the notes playing off each other like a classical symphony into which a bit of bourbon-soaked heavy metal guitar has been infused. The result is a near-perfect Imperial Stout nose, certainly offering everything this reviewer could possibly want, and it’s hard to imagine anything else shoved in here without the bottle shattering under the pressure.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a stunningly beautiful alcoholic whang of cherry, fig, prune, plum, raisin, blood orange, and black cherry fruit esters, mixed with a plug of bourbon, and set atop a bed of brown breads, whole wheat dough, peppery rye, tobacco, ash, pecans, molasses, and heavy cream. Touches of bitter pine resin and faint hints of dandelion stem and grapefruit rind add more bitterness, mixing well with the pepper and ash. The flavors barely fade over the course of subsequent sips, though the raisin and bourbon notes do increase a little, but for the most part the beer maintains its strength throughout the bottle. The 13% ABV is present, but blends well with the bourbon, and is certainly less potent than in many of its peers. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, with even more whole wheat dough, ash, and yeast, and lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this officially ranks as one of the five best beers—much less Imperial Stouts—I’ve ever had, and if Stone made this year-round, I don’t know that I would need to buy anything else. If you love Imperial Stouts, you must try this one: it’s stunningly balanced, immensely flavorful, and obviously the product of people who not only really, really love beer, but really, really know what they’re doing.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Brass Tap Gainesville. Pours pitch black and thick with little brown head. Nutty, roasty chocolate aroma with some toffee. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Sweet barleywine-ish flavor with some chocolate and dry nuts in the background. A little astringent with the alcohol. Some rye flavor. Interesting take on a stout but not really what I was hoping for. Seems to be growing on me as I go.

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2/5  rDev -51.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,170 ratings
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