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

Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstoutDrew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout
BA SCORE
4.12/5
2,132 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:
#1,757
Reviews:
393
Ratings:
2,132
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
504
Trade:
52
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User Ratings & Reviews
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle thanks to Pat. Shared at tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Chocloate brown with a modest cappucino head that retreats stealthily to a raised collar and film.

Plenty of dark fruits with big stewed plums and rum 'n' raisin leavened by the slightly green pecan character.

Taste throws some harsh ashy tar in to the mix, while less of the pecan comes through. Full bodied, becoming a tad trying and sickly over the course, not helped by a pretty hot finish.

Pecan is an intelligent addition and the best element of this beer. Otherwise it's not a terrific base RIS, and drinkability isn't great. Splitting a bomber three ways was more than enough.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a tremendous amount of head that has okay retention. The head is medium and very creamy beige (it suggest pecans even before the aroma does) while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate. Lacing seems restricted to the slight sheeting that extends from the surface.

Nose- If the nose is representatives, then this is going to be a pretty good beer. It's pretty delicious. Starts off with caramel that quickly moves into nuttiness (I don't know if it's necessarily pecan as it is a fairly generic nuttiness) that has hints of coconut. Some toasted notes, roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Some fruitiness that has some vinosity, a bit of raisins. There was a slight note of popcorn with the caramel and nuttiness.

Taste- Starts off with huge notes of burnt caramel that suggest a citrus that isn't really there. It's more currants or sour raisins but it seems, at the moment, to be blocking out a lot of the good things this beer might be doing. Some bitterness from the chocolate which quickly turns to woodiness when it interacts with the roasted malts. Too many burnt and sour notes on the front for me to really enjoy. Also not enough of a malt base on the end to really counteract any of that. Some lush notes from some cherry and chocolate aspects on the end. Almost a straw quality that results from the burnt caramel that continues to the finish and sits on the linger. Even some formic acid from the sharp chocolate, cherry, and raisin mix. Pecans seem to punctuate the flavor profile but they don't ever integrate well- they worked much better on the nose. A very confusing beer in sum. I like some parts of it but the balance and integration are problematic. Above average to good beer.

Mouthfeel- Between medium and heavy bodied but pretty close to heavy bodied with light carbonation. Some syrup to the texture from the fruit aspects.

Drinkability- Despite its complicated flavor profile, it still drinks pretty smoothly. It doesn't show any heat which is a plus for a 13% beer and somewhat makes up for the messiness. Five dollars seems reasonable for a 250 mL pour- I think the bottle pretty much retails for this.

Overall- Looks great, smells great, but the greatness falls off after that. By no means a bad beer but it would be hard for me to rate it as a solid, good beer. It's almost there and might get there but I can't judge beers on that. Worth a try and I wouldn't even dissuade one from buying a bottle. It seems more that this beer doesn't mesh with palate than that is just above average. I did want to like it. It didn't happen.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared my bottle with the wife last night....

Very thick and rich... lots of heaviness on the palate, this one is a sipper...

Pecans and rye play a nice part, the pecans almost too much at times... rather sweet and a touch boozy...

This was a good nightcap but not an everyday beer...

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I held on to this one for about 6 months trying to find the right time to drink this curious creation that clocks in at a whopping 13% abv. It poured a pitch black with a minimal tan head which was to be expected. Sweet caramel malts with dominant molasses notes and a light hint of sweet dark fruits emanated from the pitch black abyss. The taste was an excellent melange of flavors with chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, dark fruits, subdued molasses, oak, a subtle boozines with a tinge of the rye bitterness on the finish. I kept getting different flavors accentuated with each sip. There was definitely a lot crammed into this WOOtstout that was dutifully riding the full and creamy mouthfeel. I expected nothing less from the brewing prowess of Stone and the WOOtstout was another wonderful drinking experience.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,132 ratings
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