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RATINGS: 638   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!

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a supremely dark brown color, one that’s 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. There’s 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 it’s just not; it’s 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. It’s 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 isn’t the alcohol presence (that gradually calms down), it’s the lack of complexity. There really isn’t much to this beyond booze, chocolate, and pecan. Even worse, there really isn’t a lot of harmony or balance between those flavors. But it’s endearing. Endearing, much in the same way that ’Merica is endearing. Gawd bless ’Merica. M: It feels a bit light (I’d call it medium-bodied if it weren’t 13%) and airy, along with a touch of rye-derived coarseness. There isn’t much of a substantial feeling on the palate - it’s 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: It’s 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 wouldn’t call it top-caliber - it doesn’t 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, it’s far more likeable than Wesley Crusher ever was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2016
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and hints of bourbon. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bourbon, coffee, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1181) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells of chocolate, roast, and booze. Taste is chocolate, nutty, boozy, and sweet. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout finishes with a lingering alcohol sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
22oz bottle 9/27/16 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in Snifter-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, pecan, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with a bit more coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, dried fruit, oak, bourbon and alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared with friends. This is such. Great beer. Sweet. Dark. Intense indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deadpool37 (113) - - SEP 25, 2016
Pours motor oil black nice bourbon caramel aroma flavors of dark chocolate caramel vanilla and hint of bourbon delicious

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (695) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
Hat ebenfalls alle klassischen IS Zutaten. Viel Röst, Nuss und Fassflair. Eine dezente Süße und üppigste Vanilleflavours runden das Qualitätsbierbild ab. Klasse. 0,15/3€ vom Fass in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3434) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Finally grab a version of this. Sweet, pecan, a bit of bourbon, caramel, lots of caramel. Wish it were a little colder outside for this but it is tasty. Finish is long lasting. A little bourbon sweetness up front and then you are left with a bittersweet chocolate taste about 5 minutes after your sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1364) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Dark brown almost black pour, with a dark tan brown head. Strong alcoholic aroma of caramel, licorice, vanilla, roast, bourbon. Very sweet flavor. Quite complex beer. Good, not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (425) - - SEP 17, 2016
Pipe tobacco, vanilla, cherry, and fudge aromas. Taste is dark chocolate fudge, dried cherries, vanilla, roasted nuts, black licorice, and roasted malt. As it warms a stronger plum and fig presence appears to compliment the other flavors.

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