Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout | Stone Brewing

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4.12/5
Exceptional
2,195 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:
#1,965
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
2,195
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
525
Trade:
53
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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a slightly thick and really dark pitch black liquid that produces a nice tan 1.5 inch head. Quite frothy, dense and thick. There are a couple of medium sized bubbles sprinkled about. The head retention is ridiculous. I think i might be able to set a quarter on that head.

Upon first inspection the aroma starts off with some nice dark toasty malts bready and quite sweet. Notes of chocolate covered raisins with some slight grainy and earthy spicy rye notes. Slight fudgey and milk chocolate notes are also present and the finish has a nice oat-like and dare i say pecan finish.

Flavor starts off with some nice cocoa notes blended well with he dark raisin notes. Very delicious and well balanced. Fudgey notes with some boozy barrel wheat mixed in there. Flavor definitely has some burn to it but its not overwhelming. Notes of slight espresso and roasted malts felt through the middle of the brew with the nice earthy and slightly spicy rye notes. As the brew warms the earthy barrel notes and rye spice mingle with the boozy notes to finish with a lively burn with a hint of chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Quite filling and a sipper for sure.

OVerall, this is a delicious stout. Great notes of dark fruits with cocoa notes. Enough barrel notes to entice and not scare away. Great blend of different flavors in a very oily and smooth body. Well done.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like where this beer is going. It is worth a try now, but I think it will be great and worthy of a 4.25+ rating in 6 months to a year. Consumed from a snifter.

Very interesting beer

A - Pours dark brown. Very little head from this pour. Looks a little watery, but sticks to the side of the glass quite a bit.

S - Slightly metallic. Undeniably stout smell with some unique properties: bitter and nutty. Reminds me of breakfast for some reason when I take a whiff. Not quite enough coffee to call it coffee, but smells like there could be some brewing in the next room or something.

T - Similar to the smell. Bitter, and you definitely taste the alcohol. Bourbon is present and at the forefront along with a mixed bag of nuts. A little bit of metal. Toasted bread comes to mind with a little Nutella. A good, solid stout.

M - This is made for sipping. Slight sting in the nose when it hits the sides and tip of your tongue. Falls to the bottom of my mouth instead of flowing over the top of my tongue. Maybe the taste forced me to do that.

O - I really like where this stout is headed. It isn't quite there yet, but could be with some cellaring. I bought 4 bottles. I will hold on to 2 of them to see how they age. I would love to update this review in another 6 months to 1 year. The flavors are all there. Bourbon, nuts, sugar, whiskey, oats... just needs some time to figure out its identity. I would recommend this to any Stout lover, and recommend they get a bottle to hold on to.

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3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The brew pours black in color with a thin penline of brown clarity around the edges. A rich brown to khaki head composition retains well for how high the alcohol content is. Some patches of lace stick to the glass as the cap slowly fades. Overall a solid looking stout.

The aroma is mostly comprised of burnt grain leaning towards coffee with a heavy hand of hops providing a touch of herbal to pine inclusion. Some dark fruity quality is present that I want to say is partially from hops and mostly the alcohol with a raisiny to molasses sort of character. It is quite boozy as it opens up with a slight accenting bourbon kick. Some anise and tobacco are an afterthought.

The flavor is earthy and roasted to the point of char. Quite bitter with the burnt grain character accented by a modest amount of vegetative hop flavoring similar to what can be found sometimes in black ipas. The alcohol brings forward a bit of fruited quality like raisin, molasses and bourbon towards the back. Some faint chocolate and tobacco notes are left lingering long after each sip.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a pleasant alcohol burn and it is surprisingly slick and chewy in the feel. I was hoping this would be similar to the IRS but with a bit different depth of character. It sure is different but im not sold on wanting more of this. Worth a try? Absolutely.

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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jet black in color with minimal carbonation and what there was had almost an orange amber hue. This looks a bit intimidating. No light will penetrate this. I mainly smell that bourbon, but also the pecans. Just a hint of the wheat.mouthfeel is silky but thick. Bourbon mainly on the front of the palate. I then get that wheat and pecans. I get the warmth of the alcohol in the Back of the palate. The pecan and wheat tend to linger in the aftertaste. This is pretty unique and I would highly recommend it. Probably better shared. 22oz's at 13%!

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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 2,195 ratings