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:
2,026
Reviews:
359
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
469
For Trade:
49
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,026 |  Reviews: 359
Photo of Fatehunter
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. A half finger of head on a pitch black body.
The aroma is vanilla, pecan pie, woody and boozy.
The taste is smooth and creamy. A little vanilla, burnt wood and alcohol heat. It's put together nicely.
The texture is soft with low carbonation.
A very drinkable beer at the 13% level, but it still retained the boozy notes.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of irs
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Whetstone Station Brewpub in Brattleboro Vt. Served a bit.too cold to get a complete sense of the nose. Mouthfeel is super chewy, right on the money. Flavor is really nice but a bit too sweet and too much vanilla. Overall a fantastic beer if I hadn't fallen for the hype but I'd like get ahold od as many bottles as possible to age because this will be out of this world when mellowed and balanced with age.

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Photo of JPlo
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of tectactoe
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Thanks, Mike! All kind of light absorption happening here, this beer is pretty much black as can be with a deep and contoured, mocha-colored head that sits at a half inch for a few moments then slowly sizzles to a thick collar and thin ring. Only a few spots of splotchy lacing on the glass; probably the least impressive lacing of any Stone beer I've had to date... Oh, no!

Good chocolate malt on the nose with some hints of roast, a light sweetness, a touch of cream, and a bit of nuttiness that peaks near the finish. I don't smell much wheat or rye, probably because of the intensity of the chocolate/roasted malts. The barrel is light on the nose, as is the bourbon, but then again, the beer is only 25% barrel-aged; sure, it's muzzled, but it's actually integrated really well into the rest of the aromas.

I love the smooth and creamy mouth feel that w00tstout exhibits; it fits perfectly with the light, sweet cream and mildly roasty, chocolate malts that attack the palate first. There's a good bit of nuttiness, even stronger than on the nose, and a solid pounding of oak and light vanilla from that barrel, baby. It may only be 25% BA, but don't call it a comeback, it feels like it has been here for years, brah.

There's some alcoholic heat present, but it's not too hot or abrasive, and it doesn't have much of a "bourbon" flavor, rather it's just boozy warmth. At 13% ABV, though, that's to be expected. It actually tastes a little lighter than that. Dry and roasty finish with a hint of dying cocoa sweetness and boozy wood. A final prickle in the back of the throat that hurts so good. Halfway through the bomber you can start to feel your toes tingle.

Very solid "partially barrel aged" beer, here. Stone makes some good stouts, as evidenced by their IRS and especially by the newer Espresso IRS. w00tstout is another solid stout offering from the guys in California, though maybe not quite as refined as the previously mentioned beers. Being able to find something like this just sitting on the shelves is certainly a nice treat, though.

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Photo of ianmatth
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - Sweet and malty

T - Sweet, malty, and raisiny, reminds me of Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre. Definitely not dry, but what can you expect from a 13% beer. Doesn't have that high ABV taste though.

M - Plenty of malt, but not as heavy as it looks. Pretty smooth.

O - I'm an IPA guy, but this is a great stout, very interesting, but too sweet for my tastes, I wish it could be a dry as a Guinness, but at 13% what can you expect.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber, with the bottling date on the neck, 6-2013.

This one must go in a snifter, preferably with a piece of decedant chocolate cake or ooey-gooey something or another...

Pours black and thick, with a quickly departing dark tan head, that leaves a decent collar, minor tiny bubble film and some minor bits of lace.

On the tongue, dark chocolate motor oil comes to mind, notes of vanilla, sugar glazed nuts, rum, cafe au lait and more dark chocolate come to mind.

Rich, dense,smooth, robust, complex, highly enjoyable Imperial stout.

Tastes/drinks great right now. Quality candidate for aging.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Port City Belgian style snifter. Bottled on date reads 6/25/13.

Appearance: An aggressive pour produced a tan head less than 1/2'', that diminished quite quickly. To be expected given the style. The color of the beer is ... jet black. Also to be expected. It looked super syrupy when pouring into the glass. Nice.

Smell: Smell is of general nutty malts, roasted malts, and bourbon. Bourbon predominates, but I am enjoying picking out some of the other smells lingering in the background!

Taste: Taste is much less one-dimensional than the smell. A good dose of bourbon, but not overbearing, likely thanks to this one being blended instead of 100% barrel aged. There is also a very slight rye-like tartness as the beer slips down the middle part of my tongue. It counteracts the sweet bourbon nicely. Additionally, there is a bit of chocolate thrown in VERY slightly. The real treat happens when the beer warms, only then do the pecans come out. They are distinctively "Pecan", cool! A slight smokeyness was also found as the beer warmed. Flavor duration is long.

Mouthfeel: Body is thick and syrupy, but also quite creamy and oily. Carbonation is soft, and the finish is both sweet and warming. To be expected, but I don't even like my 13% ABV stouts to be quite this syrupy.

Overall: Good, but not great. I like the bourbon presence without being overdone, and the pecans are certainly noticeable in a nice roasty flavor as the beer warms. Glad I tried it.

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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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz. bottle chilled and poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Bought for $9 from a local store.

Appearance: Dark brown to black in color with a light lacing. Not much of a head at all.

Aroma: Toasted pecans, bourbon and caramel all stand out in the aroma. Definitely sweet but the pecans really do add an interesting dimension and are present. Light milk chocolate and vanilla are there as well. Definitely on the sweet side with only a touch of burnt sugar at the end.

Taste: Still on the sweet side with pecans, vanilla, bourbon and toffee, but the burnt and char flavor comes on a bit stronger as a counterpoint to the sweetness. Really surprised at the amount of pecan flavor that comes through. The barrel isn't overpowering but adds a nice sweetness. Really tasty, but not really balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied.

Overall, a really successful beer from Stone and one of my favorite of their one time releases from the last couple years. Really does a great job of doing what it sets out to with strong pecans and nice barrel tones to complement the base beer.

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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,026 ratings.
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