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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Type: 22-oz. bomber Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $7.99 Purchased: Aug. 16, 2013 Consumed: Aug. 17, 2013 Misc.: Born date of July 16, 2013 (I think) Poured a purplish dark brown color, almost black, with less than a finger of tan head. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention. Smelled caramel, toffee, wood, strong alcohol, bourbon, roasty nuts, dark chocolate and faint roasted coffee beans. First taste made me grimace, followed by a second one that was a little better. Got walnuts (maple?), pecans, mixed nuts, toffee, caramel, molasses, bourbon, faint vanilla and dark chocolate. I guess the alcohol is pretty well-hidden, considering itís 13 percent. Still tastes strong, but not 13 percent. Full-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. I thought this was just OK. It never really got better for me. I wonít try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Draught @ Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium sweet with a long caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at the Stone 17th anniversary festival. Black more or less, with a small tan head. Alcohol, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and hints of banana in the aroma. Superbly soft and velvety, warming mouthfeel. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and banana flavor, long finish. Sure nice when drinking it now, a bit less interesting later on. 130817

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Bottle at Brewdown. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of toasted pecan, roast chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon and rye. Full bodied. Thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dctriman (59) - USA - AUG 17, 2013
I really like this beer. Great flavor. Perfectly barrel aged. Definitely a complex flavor. Smooth with the right amount of alcohol bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bomber, pours jet black with a tan head, Sweet aromas of cocoa, molasses, oak, and hints of nuts. Flavor is really sweet upfront with lots of roasted malts and chocolate coming through initially. I donít get as much of the pecan character as I thought I would and the bourbon character is good but if the whole batch was aged in bourbon barrels I donít think that would be a bad thing. The abv is a little hot on the finish but some time spent cellaring would probably calm that down a little. Overall, a solid brew and an interesting concept.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pitch black with smallish tan head that sticks around, but doesnít lace much. Smells pretty hot and boozy right now. I get mostly alcohol, circus peanuts and gumdrops with some dark chocolate and espresso in there also. Hot and hoppy on the palate, almost burns on the finish. Boozy and bitter with hint of chocolate. Probably be really good with time - right now, kinda tough. 8/16/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours black with a thin brown head. Sweet aroma of malt and tootsie rolls? Taste of pecans, malt and raisins. Pretty different and interesting, but kinda sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (635) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours very dark black, almost no foam, literally, it looks syrupy in the glass. No bubbles. Nothing. Aroma is subdued and faint of dark malt. Not surprisingly the taste is all dark fruit, a touch of wheat (must be midnight wheat) and a little bit of sweet chocolate and anise. Itís good, complex, and boozy as all get out. And, at the same time, I am underwhelmed. Maybe itís just me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
(bomber from Sparky, thanks E!) Pours a jet black color with a large dark tan head that resembles espresso crema. Aromaís fairly subdued right off the bat, but whatís there is really nice, with a good combo. of chocolate, roasted nuts, bourbon, and rye really blending together into something nice. Smells breakfast-like. Gets richer, roastier, and spicier as it warms. Barrel shining through. The flavor is pretty straightforward imperial stout, with some dark chocolate, roasted malt, and spicy rye, but the finish is where this beer really shines as it goes through several stages and lasts very long. The finish begins with a sharp kick of spicy rye, which meanders along snap pea territory, but doesnít quite get there. Following that is peanut brittle, espresso, and dark chocolate. The third stage is a heat from the booze content welling up in the back of your throat, but itís subtle and warm so it doesnít detract from the finish. The final stage is a lingering flavor of roasted nuts (pecans) with some barrel as well. This final stage lasts the longest and is quite pleasant. The mouthfeel is super smooth and slick, and the carbonation is almost cask-esque. Overall this is an excellent beer that I really didnít expect to like this much. Well done.

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