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:
2,028
Reviews:
360
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
468
For Trade:
49
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice slow growing tan colored dense soapy head, nice long lasting power. Brew is thick and deep black. Lacing isn't too bad either for being 13%.

Chocolate, vanilla, roasty, coffee. Kinda up tight aroma.

Flavors are very deep and well roasted. The nuttyness shines though and is very well done. Caramel, chocolate, nuts, vanilla, dry rye flavors all dominate. Carbonation is too high by quite-a-bit and moderately detracts. Sweetness is dead on and bitterness is well placed and backed nicely with sweet bready nuttyness. I'm not sure the Pecans are an asset, nevertheless a great brew.

This is a solidly unique and complex brew. A great collaboration which all parties should be elated with. This is a damn fine and well thought out brew. Pecans add unique flavors...

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Photo of corby112
2.89/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Draft at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a very dark chocolate brown color that's completely opaque with a two finger mocha head that very slowly fades into a thick, lasting ring.  Nice retention for the style and ABV with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Boozy, slightly acrid aroma with subtle oak, burnt sugars and deeply roasted dark malt notes.  Takes a while to open up but once it does there's a slight toothpick/dry oak character along with hints of burnt toast, bitter dark chocolate, espresso bean and a faint hint of bourbon sweetness.  Somewhat bland and one dimensional being mostly boozy(not much bourbon character though) with burnt malt.  

Medium body but lighter than expected with slight viscosity and a strong acrid/burnt malt flavor that lingers over the cocoa and oak barrel into a dry finish.  Very bitter and toasty with strong ash, burnt coffee bean and extremely bitter dark chocolate.  Not picking up any wheat flavor at all but there is some dry tooth pick/oak and a prominent spicy bourbon.  More heat than flavor from the bourbon but that's somewhat expected given the small percentage of the blend.  Some resinous bitter hops underneath but this beer is just too dry, acrid and burnt for many of the other flavors to stand out .  Bourbon flavor isn't complex or interesting.  Lacking in spicy bourbon sweetness and just tastes like strong ethanol.  In addition, this beer is in desperate need of some balance to cancel out the char, burnt malt and stinging alcohol.  Not very good at this stage.  Will possibly improve with time as it mellows out.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle with a bottled on date.

LOOK: Deep darkness that draws your soul in, tan sea foam lacing on top

SMELL: Creamy, nutty, cordial, sweetened coffee, faint vanilla, burnt sugar, spicy alcohol

TASTE: Smooth, thick creamy body, slick, roasted grain, faint wood, hint of vanilla, nutty, very warming alcohol, brown sugar, black currants, boozy, dates, semi-sweet roasty finish

Great job guys, Stone and their collaborators built a bit of a masterpiece here.

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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber poured into nonic
(bottled on 7/16/13 ... and I let it cool off in the fridge until today; couldn't hold out any longer)

L: black; does not look clear -- so black and it's nighttime so I'll have to say even up to the light, BLACK ... slight red/brown/purple darkstyle highlights; small head of reddish brown foam that is thick but not overly thick, about 1/3 of an inch; very nice stick; some lacing but not much to start off with ... the stick is very cool, though

S: coconut ... it's uncanny; the combination of everything is pushing vanilla into whiskey and pecans and coming out like coconut; no alcohol note in the nose ... it smells like sweet dark-malt ale; butter; as it warms, perhaps a pinch of rye is showing up

T: coconut ... seriously, I'd swear I'm tasting coconut; vanilla; big huge dark malt in super sweet form; does NOT hide the booze, but it's amazingly smooth despite the obvious alcohol taste -- all the typical big stout notes of chocolate, coffee and lots of sweetness; dangerously boozy because you can taste it but it's not sharp or off-putting ... it's farking good!

F: motor oil slick with enough carbonation to make it work; plenty thick, approaching that lumpy milk stout feel that i can't describe any other way than to say "lumpy"

O: love the shot these guys took with this brew; very interesting and DEFINITELY different ... doesn't taste like any other big stout I've tried, though it obviously fits into the American imperial category because it touches all the right bases.

If it hid the alcohol just a bit more, I might give this all 5s ... it's that close. But it's boozy, and I'm a wimp -- I drink beer to taste beer, not booze.

With that said, Greg Koch gets huge bonus points for hooking up with a pro geek squad, trying something different that works and giving it to the masses.

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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout from Stone Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,028 ratings.
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