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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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!


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1295) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2013
The aroma is reminiscent of booze and roasted malts, and the appearance is opaque black with a small tan head. The taste is mildly bitter, quite umami, and slightly sweet; furthermore, the palate combines an oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish, and a medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at Brass Tap Gainesville. Pours pitch black and thick with little brown head. Nutty, roasty chocolate aroma with some toffee. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Sweet barleywine-ish flavor with some chocolate and dry nuts in the background. A little astringent with the alcohol. Some rye flavor. Interesting take on a stout but not really what I was hoping for. Seems to be growing on me as I go.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kdm1984 (780) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Aroma a letdown - just faint hints of licorice, coffee, and something a little medicinal. Pitch-black pour; almost no head. Tastes like cough medicine, alcohol, licorice, coffee, and acid. Booze overwhelms almost everything else. Silky mouthfeel and good palate, but who cares that much when much of this is a big swig of cough medication? I usually love Stone, but every once in awhile, they will disappoint me, and this is one such example. You CAN drink this and search around for its better aspects, but a great beer should not require such searching, or have the good aspects too overwhelmed by acid, booze, and cough medication.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1233) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
22oz bottle pours black like oil with a big tan head. oak and chocolate aromas. taste is the same with some bourbon after taste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Whispering Trees Liquor: I felt lucky to find a bottle of this since every other place that claims to have it didnít have it on the shelf which meant I couldnít buy it that day, Iím so tired of the games just to get a bottle so it was really nice to just see it sitting on the shelf. Aroma is rich and robust with a delicate backing of perfectly roasted malts that suggest chocolate maltshake while a nutty nose of pecans wins me over as one amazing impy stout. The drink is just as rich as my nose led me to suspect and delivers a sweet taste of caramel almost toffee like malts with a heavenly touch of the pecan which reminded me of the gooey filling in actual pecan pie.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3001) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
25 July 2013, bottle. Black. Nose is nose is roasted malt and anise. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Tastes of sweet black licorice, slightly acidic, sugary, mild molasses, burnt toast. There is a lot there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1255) - Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Dark black like oil. Bourbon. Rye. vanilla. Iím missing the pecans. Definitely alot of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Ball Square. Pours a solid black color with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates leaving spotty lace in its wake. Smells of burnt and brown sugar with a heavy licorice aroma. A light chocolate and roasted coffee beans and hint of ethanol round out the aroma. The flavor is thick smokey burnt sugars with an herbal licorice anise thing going on. A moderate amount of hot fudge on top of vanilla ice cream with a hint of roast and a touch of earthy herbal hop. Faint bit of sweet whiskey rounds this out. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and an oily tar like thick as molasses mouth coating. Thereís a whole lot going on here and most of it is good, but it doesnít seem likes it has perfectly meshed itself together yet. This is a big thick sweet stout, and thatís just how I like them, but I think it needs a little more time for the flavors to coexist and then I think it could be spectacular. Too bad I could only find one bottle of this!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4012) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma if dark fruits. Flavors of plum, caramel and red cherries. Boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (659) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Tan head that recedes quickly to tan lacing. Spicy rye and bourbon are prominent in the aroma. Right out of the fridge and into the glass the flavors that appear most prominent are chocolate and booze. As the beer warms flavors of bourbon, wood, and alcohol come to the forefront and the flavor of chocolate dissipates. Thick body becomes sticky as the beer warms. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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