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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4101) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pine Box, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a brownish head (I didn’t really get to see it on mine because it was filled to the brim). Aroma is a dozen things all mixed up with one another: bourbon, chocolate, rye, coffee, and nuts, and more stuff. Taste is sweet, burned, whiskey with rye bread and chocolate. Perhaps there be too much stuff going on. This was a little underwhelming following the biscotti break that I had an hour previous.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more complex. I get a lot of oak and chocolate notes as well as some roasted malt, rum and dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Courtesy of ThirstyBird. Thx! 65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Nice label (regular edition). Pours a blackish brown with almost no head. Smell is thick chocolate, light alcohol, very sweet and heavy on brown sugar, sticky, vanilla, very sweet coffee, very light roast. Taste is slightly bitter upfront, sweet syrup, chocolate syrup, rye, sticky maple syrup, brown sugar, sweet coffee, vanilla, there is very little bourbon to be found here. Some sweet pecans in the finish. Rick, very full body, slightly sticky. It is a very nice beer but all of these ingredients don’t really add up, it is very muffled and muted, bourbon is largely hidden, bourbon is obscured etc. Everything overpowered everything else and the whole just became sort of muted, still very solid never the less.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8994) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Nutty coffee, vanilla, boozy bourbon and rye malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, rye malt, and bourbon flavor. A bit boozy but nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8527) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Wow, at 13%, this will be Doc Lock’s finale for a Saturday, even with his elite hepatocytes, renal tubules, and ureter. Bomber from Capone’s ad Craft Ale. Pours turbid black with minimal tan head and huge opacity even through direct light. Nose is molasses, rye, oaky bourbon, roasty choc/patent malts, cacao, walnut, blackberry, Wheaties. Tastes of roasty choc malt, with rye, walnut, big hops, molasses, mild anise, and a charred, hoppy finish, this one is huge in the palate density scale, and pairs great with the CAO maduro cigar I am smoking. As an aside, I think Picard would win the battle with Kirk, but until we get a good simulation, that question may never be answered. At any rate, this is a beer for beer connoisseurs, as I imagine it would knock the socks (and olfactory membranes and papillae) off lightweights. Number 1, prepare my sleeping chambers, and fetch me an Earl Grey tea; hot!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
beer aged in whiskey barrels are touch and go for me. Some have too strong of a bourbon flavor..This is one of them. It’s a good beer, but just not my cup of tea. Worth a try if you like this style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhishPhan12 (10) - Amherst, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
From a bottle into a snifter, pours a think dark velvety black with a khaki head. Smell is oaky,nutty and fudge. Taste is nice bourbon, chocolate with a nice nuttiness and vanilla and as it warms the roasty coffee flavors stick out. Very interesting, stone continues to brew some of the best beer out there. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Bottle to snifter. dark syrupy pour with a thin dark khaki head. Sweet malty Nose, oak sweetness, and some faint bourbon. Nice Aroma. Taste is sweet and fudgy with lots of roasted malt characteristics. Lots of nuttiness, and the finish is dominated by booze and a bourbon heat aftertaste. Interesting beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (700) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Solid black with a brown head. Smells of dark chocolate & Cream. Dark rich chocolate cherry, alcohol taste. Caramelized sugar sticky residue left behind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Kinda messy. I like most of the flavors but it is all of over the place. Olives. Moderately acidic for a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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