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RATINGS: 710   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a supremely dark brown color, one thats 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. Theres 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 its just not; its 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. Its 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 isnt the alcohol presence (that gradually calms down), its the lack of complexity. There really isnt much to this beyond booze, chocolate, and pecan. Even worse, there really isnt a lot of harmony or balance between those flavors. But its endearing. Endearing, much in the same way that Merica is endearing. Gawd bless Merica. M: It feels a bit light (Id call it medium-bodied if it werent 13%) and airy, along with a touch of rye-derived coarseness. There isnt much of a substantial feeling on the palate - its 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: Its 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 wouldnt call it top-caliber - it doesnt 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, its far more likeable than Wesley Crusher ever was.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3370) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2017
2016 version. Mild Cocoa, dark malt, roasty aroma. Average appearance. Flavors like nose, fruity, bittersweet. Soft carbonation and boozy. Nice finish. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4516) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Darkest brown in color with an average beige head. Aroma is roast, wheat, booze, chocolate, bourbon. Not particularly inspiring but fine. Flavor is medium sweet, somewhat muddled, roasty, vanilla, chocolate. Full bodied and hot. Above average for the style but not amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R4N5H (1035) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2017
On tap at BeerGeek Bar, Prague on 19-Mar-2017. Almost black in colour with a medium sized beige coloured head which dissipates relatively quickly. Aroma of burnt toffee and whisky. Full body and soft/medium carbonation. Taste is heavy in sweet malt, caramel, roasted coffee beans, dark fruit and hops. Heavy sweetness with light bitterness. Slightly sticky and closer to a barleywine than stout but good nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Pours a dull black and dark tan head. Tastes of dark and heavy fruits. Has a silky smooth mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (4091) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2017
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and viscously dispensed to a snifter showing a black/brown hue, with a bit of ruby glow, a fingers width of deep tan foam, ribbony cling to the lacing, and a syrupy, leggy coating on the glass. Basically the kitchen sink, the nose was roasted, cocoa, sweetness of caramel, toffee, and molasses, soft grain & nuttiness, barrel induced vanilla, and lurking, bourbony alcohol. Ditto on the flavor, the body was full, thick, and sticky textured, with unusually amped carbonation for the style & occasion, booze & warmth, roasted & earthy bitterness, and a little tartness & tanginess that worked well with the effervescence. A slow savoring treat!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator63 (26) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Finished off my last bottle of the 2013 bottles Ive squirreled away in my cellar for so long. Silky dark liquid manna, with the aroma and finish of the bourbon barrels it was created in, simply awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (1167) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak and bourbon. Taste follows nose, with additional nut, vanilla, chocolate, and leather flavors. Finishes a little sweet and alcoholic with a burnt bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
darbeer75 (795) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Aroma: chocolatey and roasty; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that dissipates slowly; Taste: follows nose with odd, distinctive note thats difficult to place; perhaps the wheat malt? Palate: heavy body with long, strange finish; Overall: gets a little better as it warms but still not my thing. Would not get again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehaak26 (371) - - MAR 12, 2017
On tap at Liquor Barn. Poured near black with little tan head. Aroma includes chocolate, coffee, pecan, alcohol, and rye. Taste was very sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5549) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Chucks 85th, Seattle. 2016 edition. Dissipating tall foam, warm nose, red fruit, wine grapes, marzipan. Rich syrup, low carb (but this did kill the keg, so cant say for sure), rich dark red fruits. Spicy alcohol component. Creamy and heavy, quite sweet, but cut a touch by the alc burn. Interesting, tasty and quite heavy. Happy with a small glass.


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