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

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2,171 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:
#1,849
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
2,171
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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96
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Deep black with highlights of burgundy and brown around the edges of the liquid. A khaki colored head that dissipates into a very thin collar around the beverage. No visible carbonation.

Bold scents of anise, plums, and rye. Hints of vanilla, allspice, and other dark fruits. Dark chocolate and Heath bar are woven in as well. Maybe some port and sherry. However, it is not jumping out at me.

Opens up with anise and rye. Moves onto the sweeter side of the beer; dark fruits, chocolate, and a nutty candy bar flavor. It's much more boozy on the palate but it complements the sweetness.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Sticky, but a bit thin for the style.

Nice bold flavors of rye and anise as well as sweet dark fruits and dark chocolate. A good stout, glad I got to try it. Could use a bit more body.

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

Pours as a soul-capturing black, with minimal toffee head. Some lace sticks around, but carbonation not too forward as expected for the ABV. Aroma showcases the pecan. Freshly shelled and toasted. Some dark caramel sweetness and espresso. Tiny wisps of licorice. Searching for barrel, not really finding it. Flavor is once again pecan forward. The toasty nuttiness really nicely knocks perceived sweetness down at the front end. Cocoa nibs, maybe a bit of an espresso shot with a hit of condensed milk. The rye rounds it out bringing a light spice that helps give another faint attempt at drying out the finish. Last 1/3 of the bottle opens up hints of the barrel. Little bits of vanilla and familiar bourbon character. Mouthfeel as expected for the size and style, but remains relatively drinkable. Minimal carbonation, smooth and sticky without being overly cloying. A really great beer. Wouldn't be mad if they brought it out every couple of years.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rye? Bourbon? Stout? OK, sign me up & hit me hard. 22 oz. bottle picked up who knows where for the aforementioned reasons.

The pour dawns as dark as the soul of whoever invented reality TV. Smells...like nuts. Tons of nuts. Touch of barrel, but this is mostly Planters.

W00tstout is like being pelted with acorns by squirrels. And the acorns landing in your mouth. Liquified. Repeatedly. The pecans advertised on the label are spitting nut into the beer, but the barrel manages to rein them in a bit; nice bourbon kick to it. Mild, spare chocolate. Keine hint of rye, nor wheat; they've been mugged by the pecans. Finsh: nuts.

Well, it hasn't been a good night for drinkability. The nut industry must be pissed at Stone for hogging a perfectly good crop. The warmer it gets, the nuttier it gets. A bit disappointed that the components came down to a single component, but hey, what can one do? Pretty good beer, but could have been so much better without the pecan orchard dropped in.

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22oz bomber, thoughtfully procured for me by the good doktorzee from sunny SoCal. I can profess to know of at least 2 of the 3 collaborators here - is that good enough in this instance, Stone? And it is indeed cool to see BA quoted on the very cap that I am currently popping.

This beer pours a very solid, and rather highlight-free black abyss, with two fat fingers of dense, thickly creamy chocolate milk head, which leaves a solid swooping array of rain shower cloud lace around the glass as it quite lazily abates.

It smells of bittersweet (leaning towards the former) chocolate pudding, roasted caramel malt, my dad's annual birthday pecan pie, a further edgy, spicy rye whisky graininess, soft cafe au lait, and a subtle vanillan-heavy oaken woodiness. The taste is big and over the top malty - woody caramel/vanilla, chocolate-coated toffee, reduced demarara sugar, boozy, spicy bourbon, more understated sweetened coffee, with an indistinct, but still readily pleasant southern nuttiness (somehow I'm reminded of Fox Mulder staring at a slice of pie in a diner), and weak earthy, leafy hops. Little to no alcohol warming manifests, astoundingly.

The carbonation is rather laid back, the body a hefty medium-full weight, and generically smooth, what with everything else apparently not going on. It finishes still quite sweet, but in a verily moderated sense - whiskey, multifaceted sugar, cocoa, and overburdened hops all jockeying for position. I'm sure it's clear who wins out overall.

For such an adjunct-heavy endeavour (in the most appreciable manner), things just turn out a-ok, don't they? Big and malty, chocolaty, and Kentucky whiskey friendly, without any real astringency from the booze. So, a generally over the top offering from a few rock stars in the brewing and brewing-adjacent space. Glad to have had the opportunity to try it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, booze, wood, coffee.
In the taste, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, nuts, bourbon. Complex nutty flavor. There is some hop bitterness on the end. The hops creep in more through the finish. Spiked hazlenut coffee comes to mind. Medium bodied, smooth
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Poured extremely dark like motor oil with a thick tan head.

Aroma is a little weak, but you can pick out the sweetness, the cocoa and a bit of the pecans.

Same with the flavor, but more powerful. Milk sweet with dark chocolate notes and aftertaste. Mouth is nice and thick, making a pleasant albeit not extremely drinkable beer.

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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,171 ratings
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