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): 11.50%

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.

ABV varies by batch.

Added by Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,023
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
2,207
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
530
Trade:
53
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,207 |  Reviews: 412
Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PT 6 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with less than an inch of mocha head that leaves no lacing.

I smell bourbon notes, caramel, vanilla.

The taste is smooth. The bourbon characteristics are subdued. The flavors meld very well to make this dangerously drinkable.

Medium mouthfeel

While it's not as good as I remember it from a couple years ago, I is a lethal beer. The warming effects make more than up for it.

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Photo of sunnovgoat
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours black with a dark tan head. The smell is coffee, pecan and alcohol. The flavor follows the smell but has the swallow of bourbon. Not as harsh as some others but it's their and I'm not a huge fan. The feel is nice other than the swallow but overall a really good beer at 13%.

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Photo of HungarianCount
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dan411
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017 version
Look: Dark, dark brown on the pour with some translucency. Light is able to penetrate around the edges of the glass. One finger head with super small, tightly packed bubbles that dissipates into a small island patch. Curtain-like cascading legs and weakly clinging lacing on the swirl.

Smell: Some nutty barrel notes wafting out just on the pour. Some alcohol evident on the nose, with almond, vanilla, marzipan, and candied spiced pecans. A nice sweet nose on this one.

Taste: A balanced symphony of sweet amaretto, bourbon, and rye combine with slightly roasted chocolate drizzled pecan nuttiness. Earthy, nutty roast is present, but doesn't lean toward the typical coffee notes. This imperial has a dry, spicy finish after the initial sweetness up front. The alcohol becomes more apparent as the beer warms.

Feel: Medium, with a creamy mouth feel. The subtle carbonation doesn't get in the way of the stout as you roll it around your mouth.

Overall: An interesting take on your typical barrel aged imperial, with not a huge amount of the usual coffee and chocolate notes. This beer is well made, unique, and worth a try.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew is pitch black with a crown that is thin but looks thick and very creamy while having the color of mocha/caramel.
The bourbon comes through huge in the nose but is tangled with the wheat and rye. The rye has a huge presence. Adds a sting to it that I like.
In the taste the bourbon doesn't come in until it's almost all the way through. With the rye being the front man. Notes of bitter dark chocolate, oak & wheat all dance around in there as well.
The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Full bodied with a dry finish. The bourbon makes it warm but definitely balanced and no whiskey burn.
Overall, this beer is always a treat to me and something I look forward to every year.

2018 bottle
6/28/18. Pouring from a 12 oz. (wishing it was a bomber) bottle into a tulip glass. This beer pours out dark brown with some highlights, but in the glass stays pitch black. Forms a thin caramel colored crown that doesn't stick around long and dissipates to only an outer ring hanging on to the glass. Looks 4.00. The smell is very sweet with vanilla and char coming through. Smell 4.25. The taste is a warning bourbon with a spiciness from the rye. Vanilla and char still remain present with the addition of chocolate. Taste 4.00. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than expected or preferred. Mouthfeel 3.75. Overall, idk if it's the quality or my palate, but each year this is little by little going downhill for me.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StartedwithSAM
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle
Bottled on date is shown as 06/23/2017
Poured into a snifter glass

This beer appears black in-color with a thin, tan in-color head that dissipated quickly.

The nose is a whiff of roasted malt, alcohol, and sweetness.

Medium-bodied, slick mouthfeel.

A roasted malt, sweetness (maybe brown sugar), oak, with a slight spicy bite in the finish. The spiciness from the rye is there but subtle. I wasn't able to note any pecans or nuts of any type.

Overall this beer was drinkable. I was hoping the flavors would bloom with layers as the beer warmed but this was not the case.

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Near pitch black and opaque with minimal hints of dark brown around the edges with a medium tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind.
S - tons of dark chocolate, roasted/toasted oats, and a hint of bourbon and alcohol on the nose.
T - Follows the nose: Tons of bitter/rich chocolate up front intermixed with the roasted/toasted oats throughout. Notes of bourbon and alcohol on the back end. The notes of alcohol are not off-putting, but rather warming. Notes of rye throughout as well.
F - medium to full bodied with light to moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth.
O - This is a pretty great imperial stout, perfect for a cold winter night. Great notes of chocolate, roasted/toasted oats, bourbon, and warming alcohol. I honestly prefer Stone's Russian Stout, but this is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Bourbon, ample notes, bakers chocolate, and light vanilla.

A: Black color, opaque, super thin off-white head that has decent retention in the glass.

T: Bakers chocolate/light coffee from the malts, prominent nuts, followed by bourbon and light vanilla through the finish.

M: Medium-full bodied with medium-light carbonation.

O: Excellent; the beer has a great chocolate/light coffee character that's well supported by the nuts and whiskey.

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Photo of Strix
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black, small head that eventually vanishes entirely

Smells of bourbon, vanilla

Rich sweet malts, caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Alcohol imparts some sugar sweetness but is relatively hidden. Long vanilla/bourbon finish. Nice complex blend of flavors.

Super smooth mouthfeel.

This was simply delicious.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brianito
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dblipajunkie
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrianScott
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHDoyle
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Description: Appearance is dark black with a little khaki head - very stout-like. Smell is complex and has notes of cherry, vanilla and dark fruit. The bourbon is also apparent although not overwhelmingly so. I wasn't able to pick up any pecan, which was a little disappointing. Taste is similar to the smell but with some added bitterness and hints of dark chocolate. Feel is excellent: thick, creamy, smooth and heavy.

Overall: 4.25 (This is a good beer and I would likely drink it again) A stout that's definitely on the sweeter side without the heavy chocolate or coffee notes that often accompany this style. It's nice that it had hints of bourbon without being a bourbon bomb. Not that I have anything against bourbon, but if that's what you're looking for then, you know, just drink bourbon. If you get a chance, this is one you should grab.

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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 2,207 ratings