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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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!


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a supremely dark brown color, one thatís very opaque. Very little head here, just a thin tan-colored film, and even that retains poorly. On the other hand, this has visible alcohol legs. S: This has a lot of boozy dark fruits, along with perhaps a twinge of nuttiness and a twinge of chocolate. Thereís also a twinge of bourbon - not actual oaky character, though. An acceptable nose...but man, I was expecting something that was total batshit insanity with a side of bourbon-soaked pecans. And itís just not; itís really just...boozy. Inhaling directly from the bottle yields more pecan notes, though. T: The opening flavors are very chocolaty - always a good thing in imperial stouts. Bourbon very briefly pops up in the middle, before turning into a spicy, boozy finish. Some pecan flavors also pop up on the back end, becoming gradually bolder as more is imbibed; the strong nutty character is very redolent of Arrogant Bastard to an extent. The booze bite on the back end is more fruity than fusely. Itís about as alcoholic as I expect a 13% stout to be, no more, no less, and becomes less of an issue as this warms up. Actually, my chief complaint about this brew isnít the alcohol presence (that gradually calms down), itís the lack of complexity. There really isnít much to this beyond booze, chocolate, and pecan. Even worse, there really isnít a lot of harmony or balance between those flavors. But itís endearing. Endearing, much in the same way that íMerica is endearing. Gawd bless íMerica. M: It feels a bit light (Iíd call it medium-bodied if it werenít 13%) and airy, along with a touch of rye-derived coarseness. There isnít much of a substantial feeling on the palate - itís almost like it was designed to be surprisingly drinkable for such a big stout. And honestly? It is. At a higher temperature, the boozy notes become obscured, making this even easier to sip. O: Itís not often I get a brew where the flavor profile is MUCH better than the aroma (without the aforementioned nose being out-and-out horrid and/or not to my liking), but this is exactly that. I wouldnít call it top-caliber - it doesnít have supreme depth, or even a good balance for that matter. Still, it has a definite charm that makes it much better than the average imperial stout. And hey, itís far more likeable than Wesley Crusher ever was.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1951) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, roast. Taste is bitter, malty with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and roast. Big alcohol burn.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1686) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Tap at brewdog shepherds bush. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Rich sticky fruit cake aroma with caramel. Full body, light carbonation. Lots of sweet candy licorice, booze, light choc, light coffee, treacle. Sweet and pretty dominant booze. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrew_drinks (43) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush (served very cold but allowed to warm to decent temp - better than the tepid cask version at GBBF though). Jet black with a head the colour of white coffee. Big banana aroma mixed in with the bourbon and chocolate. Loads more banana and coconut in the mouth to complement the booze and the coffee and chocolate roast. Itís quite good but not a world-beater.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4663) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Black with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is woody, bourbon and chocolate.
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Keg at Brewdog as íw00tstout 2.0í. Black, small foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, sherry, floral. Body is medium, quite foamy, mid-carbonation. Taste is chocolate syrup, tangy fruit with a yeasty marmite edge, alcohol is noticeable and brings a brandy sharpness. Came across as a bit unbalanced, but a decent imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2005) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Sweet, boozy, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, slightly roasty, boozy, chocolate, some vanilla. Clearly a well made Imperial Stout but it was a bit heavy going.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1205) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
22 oz bottle (2.0) poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Black with a almost a finger of tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, dark chocolate, light booze. Tastes of bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate, spices, rye. Medium-full body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Low carbonation, semi-oily mouthfeel. Dig this more than the original batch/1.0.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The bouquet is a blend of carbonic, bitter, black malts, spicy grains and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Thereís a shit-ton of burnt, bitter charcoal both in the flavor and lengthy carbonic finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13603) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Black beer. very alcoholic. Some chocolate. Bit strong. Decent though. Bit hot took time to drink. Good though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2922) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Opaque black viscous, lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet, vanilla oak light booze. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. Flavour is big woody, vanilla oak, some tangy fruits. Tasty beer.


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