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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

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bombwer into pint glass. Nearly black with a thick tan head. Initial impression is booze, bourbon, dark fruits, and chocolate - which admittedly sounds like an odd combo, but it grows on you. Thick, viscous mouthfeel with carbonation in the light side of medium. Taste improves as it warms. Quite a smooth finish for the ABV. In fact, it's quite drinkable despite the octane level. I'd revisit in a heartbeat.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber (4.0!) into a tulip glass:

Appearance: pours nearly black in color, with a visibly syrupy consistency. Head is thick and sticks around a while. Mocha-colored on the head.

Aroma: loads of depth and complexity here. Nutty, boozy, chocolatey........yum. Smells inviting and decadent. Really opened up once the beer warmed too.

Taste: on first sip, I wasn't a huge fan. Pecans and rye, I thought gave it an odd taste for a stout. HOWEVER, after letting it warm up a bit, this beer was really damn good. Starts with some deep, dark chocolate flavor, then melds with the pecans to create a really awesome dessert-y flavor profile. Not too hot, but the booze is there, which I love.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nearly jet black color but with a hint of mahogany or ruby red. Nice tan foam and creamy head which recedes into a collar that retains well. Some semi sticky lacing.
The aroma is quite inviting; nutty, cocoa, espresso, wood, bourbon and dark fruit.
Smooth, silky and creamy in the tongue. Sweet and with an alcohol warming. Roasted malts, milk chocolate, espresso, nutty and even a taste of cherries. There is even a slight hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Full bodied, robust, yet easy to drink.
This is ever so flavorful and delicious. Be careful with the %13 ABV, because with its smoothness, it creeps up on you and hits you hard.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 2016 vintage.

Nice oily black beer. No head to speak of. Nose is roast, malty, coconut, nutty, chocolate and oaky. Taste is same but with a pronounced nut flavor. Very nice beer and wonderful Barrel Aged character

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the half filled squealer (32 oz growler), it poured super dark and rich with a moderate light tan head Aroma contains alcohol (no smoking!) and malt - bourbon. Taste is similar, with lots of roasty malty yumminess. Wow!

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Photo of Wasatch
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber
2016 Vintage
Bottled CA: 07/02/16

Poured into a Stone Arrogant Bastard glass (22 oz.) a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice small thick/creamy light tan head, which leaves a medium size oil slick, and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with lots of chocolate/toffee notes, some vanilla, slight licorice, slight bourbon, very slight oak, pretty nice touch of dark fruits. The taste is very nice malty, sweet, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, vanilla, slight licorice, nice touch of bourbon/oak, nice touch of dark fruits (plums, raisins, cherries, figs, grapes). Full body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little bitter finish, definitely a sipper. Overall, this is another very tasty brew from Stone, Keep'um Coming! Recommended!

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Photo of h0wdy
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - All that needs to be said about this is that the body is black as night and around the edges there is a shade of deep brown with the head.
Smell - I didn't smell very much other then the hint of bourbon to it.
Taste - Cherries summarizes this category nicely,
Feeling - BOOM! I knocked this smooth tasting drink down quickly and I felt thrilled with my purchase.
Overall - A very impressive drink that I whole heartily enjoyed and will drink it again on any occasion that I run into this again!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is pecan, vanilla and bourbon.

T - The taste is candied pecans, figs, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts and bourbon. The finish has light alcohol burn.

M - Medium/heavy body with medium carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a sticky dry finish.

O - This is a dangerously drinkable stout. The 13% is very well hidden. A nice sipper.

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Photo of Stolenface1
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served @ 55F into Veil Teku. Pours like hot. melted black motor oil with zero head.. aggressive pour. Aroma is great, but surrounded by hot booze. There's chocolate, caramel, coffee, pecan, vanilla, bourbon, figs, burnt brown sugar, toasted oak, sweet dark fruits, cherry, plum, pomegranate? .. The flavor, once again surrounded by booze.. basically the same descriptors above with a touch of rye (would have liked more to balance things out) and a sweet toffee/candy finish. I wish the hot booze was not there.. The feel is med-full w/ next to no carbonation. A little thin and vinous. Still trying to figure out if that's good or bad. Once again I wish I could experience the beer through the booze. I think this beer will be great with some age on it. The pecan may fade , but the base beer is screaming "cellar me." Good things would happen to this beer with time, but right now, its bottled too early or just needed more time (1 year+) in the bottles before being sold to the public. Potential here, maybe, but ..

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Woot 4.0
A- deep blackish with brown, fizzy head
S- Sweet malts, pecan syrup, booze
T- Boozy pecan soda. Sweet and sugary. Alcohol is prominant
F- Sticky and slightly fizzy
O- I remember enjoying Woot 3.0, but I'm not sure what is going on with 4.0... bad bottle, maybe. I'll give it another try, but whatever I drank (and drain poured) was not good.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a light brownish tan head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a nice dark black color that has a slick and slightly oily texture with a nice sheen to it. It has a pretty good look with a nice sheen that probably comes from the barrel aging.

The smell is pretty good. It has a particular sweet smell from the pecan and the wheat as well. The chocolate comes out but it isn't the strongest note and gets a little buried underneath the other smells. The bourbon is a bit light but it adds a nice little bit of spice that contrasts well with the sweeter notes.

The taste is fantastic. It has the same notes as an imperial stout but with the added slightly roasted sweetness pf pecans and the creaminess of the wheat. The chocolate are as subdued in the smell but not buried; rather, the chocolate adds to the sweetness with a slight bitterness. There is also a nice alcohol sweetness to this in addition to the bourbon notes.

The feel is pretty good. It has a nice slick creaminess to it that you never find in other beers of the same style. It's a heavy bodied beer but it feels a bit lighter than you would expect it to.

Overall, a very good barrel aged imperial stout and glad that it comes out every year. The notes make this one particularly delicious and would probably get better with age. Regardless, it's a still a good one worth drinking fresh. Go for it.

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Photo of flaskman
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a fresh bottle into a tulip glass on a hot evening while sitting on my porch. First of all I am a big bourbon barrel stout fan. It poured a very dark amber with a thick mocha head (aggressive pour). It was very enjoyable. I wasn't sure what to expect as it was described as some of it was bourbon barrel aged. I thought that it was delicious. You could taste the pecans, wheat and some great spice notes but they were competing with the obvious booziness. At 13.0% ABV it could be expected. I purchased 3 bottles and have 2 cellared. My guess is that in a year it may be much better and in 2 it could be great. Reviews to follow.

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Photo of jhartley
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 07/06/16.

Poured into my Snorkel glass and the body is a deep dark brown, hinging on black. Some reddish mahogany along the edges of the glass. A 1/2 finger of head, that dissipated to a then cap that lives along the edges of the glass.

Of course there's bourbon on the nose, but also getting some vanilla and coconut and some spiciness. Roasted malts. Espresso.

Bourbon up front, vanilla, roasted malts. Getting some bittersweet chocolate, some nuttiness, tons of sweetness. Wasn't expecting this to be as easy to drink as it is. 13% abv? Sure doesn't drink like it...to easy.

Mouth feel is light and thinner than expected for an Imperial stout. Has kind of a syrupy-tacky kind of after taste/feel. Again, 13% abv is not really there to me; dangerous as this is easy to drink.

Overall, I think this is a fairly decent Imperial stout; great aromas and taste, however it is a little thin and I was expecting something a little bit...bigger. Something to punch you in the palate with big roast and spiciness from the rye. I do get some of that pecan taste to it like a smooth addition right in the middle. There's just enough bourbon barrel presence as well. It is really easy to drink, no doubt, but...I wanted more. This is not to say I think this is a loser, by no means is that the case, but I was hopeful for a lot more. Not upset that I bought 2 bottles either, it's still a top notch brew!

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark black, coca-cola looking mocha head.

Aroma: wheat is the first thing i notice, nutty, boozy,

Taste: dark fruits, bourbon is there but not overpowering since its only 1/4th aged blend. nutty.

Feel: milky, im surprised this doesnt have lactose. medium to thick with light carbonation.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, let me preface that I'm a huge stout and Star Wars fan. So naturally this beer is right up my alley. It delivered in every level. This review is based in the 4.0. It has a really smooth finish and all the characteristics you would expect from a great stout.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured almost black with very little medium brown head that disappeared instantly. Smell is sweet, syrupy like molasses. You also get a bit of dark fruits and pecan. The taste follows suit as you get molasses, raisins, and nuts. The feel is full, thick just before chewy. Overall this is an outstanding stout. The flavors go well together and the feel and nose just add to the overall experience.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep and dark tap pour, with a beige head.

Aroma is faint but mostly of alcohol and nuts, some banana.

Flavor is alcohol forward with a touch of chocolate, lingering vanilla and cherry notes. Some saltiness and Belgian chocolate influence, but the alcohol mostly washes this all out.

Very thick, very syrupy, dry sticky finish.

Last year's was better.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasty brew- pours a deep dark black, minimal head. Smells of cacao, coffe, roasted malts and strong alcohol. Tastes sweet malts forward, nutty, molasses and caramel - some coffee notes . Mouthfeel is medium to full, pleSant astringency and clean mouthfeel. Clean finish despite the sweetness .
Great stout- I'll stock
Up on this and I look forward to future collaborations.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color, almost black, thin tan head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a strong dark fruit, raisin-like aroma, tons of sweetness on the nose with the malt, some whiff of alcohol hit the nostrils, no hops that I can find.

Taste starts out sweet and finishes sweet, a very flavorful dark fruit presence throughout with a raisin flavor along with some dark cherries, lots of heat coming from this beer with a strong alcohol burn on the tongue and throat, hop presence is essentially nonexistent, good stickiness throughout without being syrupy.

I think a bit of age will tone down the alcohol presence quite a bit and give the dark fruit aspects a chance to develop even further.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks great. Black pour with a pinky of cocoa head. Smell is of cherry, smarties, vanilla, dark malt. Taste is a little bit dark chocolatey bit dark fruity, very boozey in the taste. Mouthfeel is creamy and tingling. Overall, quality stout.

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Photo of Buck89
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A viscous, inky black color with a thin tan head that receded quickly. Like the 2015 version, there were definite pecans on the nose followed by dark chocolate and whiskey. Taste was complex, with raisins, dark chocolate, pecans, whiskey and caramel, followed by a thick chocolatey finish and gentle warming from the alcohol. Really enjoyable.

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Photo of Jaypeajus
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super glad I found this today, probably be super bummed I only got one. Look is a thick black hole with a small ring of a head. Really looked good as it glugged out of bottle. Smell is licorice fudge roasted nuts charred toffee. A little boozy nose, for only 1/4 of it being BA it seems like more. Taste is fantastic. Not much coffee or nuts, quite sweet but not overly. Not getting any soy like other reviews..feel is super fantastic..sweet at front, heavy booze in middle and sweet heat on back. Overall..yes, I am bummed I only picked one up. Hope there is more where this came from. Best Stone brew Ive had and I LOVED Ruination2.0

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Photo of jaketaz
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Completely black with coffee color head that lasts maybe 30 seconds. Smells like eel sauce aged in a scotch barrel, and dried dill weed. Taste is ultra smooth for the ABV, roasted malt and espresso beans, alcohol tingles the sinuses after swallowing. Body is slight with little carbonation. From the hype I was expecting more body and tons of flavor. It tastes fine but I can't justify spending $10 per bomber on this every time. I'd rather just buy a $6 bomber of their smoked Porter which is excellent and twice the flavor.

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Photo of Wiffler27
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours jet black with a thin to nearly no head.

smell is sweet, slight deep malt to it, maybe some cold soy sauce in there.

taste is bold, hits hard with slight bourbon and slight soy sauce. thin body, was expecting a bigger feel to this. taste is weird, very sweet and thin for a double stout.

would not have this again, too many good beers out there to waste money on a bomber like this. first Stone beer i don't like.

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Photo of smb
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2016 vintage. Not at all on the level of previous years. A lot of umami-esque and soy sauce flavors, taste like an overly boozy and sugary homebrew. Maybe it needs more time to age and mellow? I doubt it though. Still decent for what it is, just really falls short of the namesake.

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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,953 ratings.
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