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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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From the most unlikely yet intensely imaginative trio that is actor and uber-geek champion Wil Wheaton, alternative news website Fark.com creator Drew Curtis and Stone CEO/Co-founder Greg Koch, comes an imperial stout unlike any ever made. Brewed with rye, wheat malt and pecans and partially aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels, this viscous yet silken brew erupts with an oaky, nutty bouquet and rich flavors of vanilla, toast and bitter chocolate. Enjoy now or cellar this celebration of nth degree passion and geekery applied most gracefully to the craft of brewing and collaboration-Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (165) - Belmont, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
No retention and good lacing. Smells of molasses, brown sugar, pecan and caramel. Tastes of pecan, molasses, roasted malts and caramel. Strong molasses finish. Not a fan to be honest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle, graciously sent by JohnGalt1. Thanks man! I’ve been waiting to dive into this for a few months now; tonight is the night. A tidy pour into my favorite goblet yields a dark brown body topped with a creamy finger of brown head. Nose is lightly sweet, with the hoppy & roasty backbone I’ve come to know and love from a Stone IRS. Light barrel notes; it does smell potent. Really really creamy and silky mouthful… very nice. Light bourbon notes and faint rye come in strong. Nice roast and espresso flavors and an earthy hoppy vibe. I can’t pick up the pecans, but hell it’s been so long since I had one I might never notice… overall a pretty solid offering and fun concept.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1382) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
At 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC). Pours black and opaque, with a very good tan head. Red-brown edges. Lightly sweet; flavor builds and builds to a strong finish and aftertaste; Light boozy; low (a bit too low) carbonation; warming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wisdomsolo (313) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Kinda meh. This is only one of a very few missteps from Stone in my humble opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - MAR 5, 2014
Very sweet slightly spicey IRS. Flavours have still not melded fully and it is quite hot. Wondering if the Pecan gives this a slightly unusual flavour. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1328) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
think i drank this one too cold, it was pretty good but i didnt think it was anything special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle that Mes & Sim brought along to share at Merton Beer Festival, big thanks! Shared with Thomas, Fin, Loz etc Friday 28th February 2014 . Pours black not too much of a head. This has a wonderfully silky mouthfell it is creamy, really nice texture, bit creamy and somewhat indulgent. A thin seam of vanilla gives way to bitter chocolate and some cappucino. The aroma is both fruity and also chocolatey. Despite the smoothness and chocolate there is a light burnt charcoal and roastiness within this. Great beer, many thanks to Mes & Sim A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1028) - Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On draught at Apex. Pitch black with dark tannish brown head. Aroma is pecan, rye, whiskey, toffee, and maple syrup. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry, rye, pecan pie, and lightly bitter hops. Sticky sweet viscous mouthfeel. Nutty, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This heavy Imperial Stout develops plenty of chocolate and molasses flavors alongside brown sugar connotations before plunging into alcohol burn and moderate hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam skirts the darkness.
-Bourbon remains well integrated into the flavor profile.
-Alcohol presence is too much to my liking.
-This remains a very competent dessert brew for those with a sweet tooth.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (892) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
8 or 10 oz. pour, on tap at Groveland Tap. Pours a chocolate-y, almost purple dark brown. Small to moderate amount of long-lasting taupe head. Chocolate and plum scents in an otherwise dry aroma. Sweet, syrupy taste. Maple syrup and brown sugar flavors. Boozy and hot taste: Cheap vodka or rum. Grape, even brandy flavors. Bitter and dry aftertaste. Full body. I tasted this at 2013 Autumn Brew Review and really liked it, but this time it was not nearly as good as I remembered (and not just because I consumed a larger amount; I was disappointed from the get-go). Bad value for an over-the-top imperial stout. Aging is required to mellow this beer out.

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