Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2019

California
United States
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2019
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This massive imperial stout has been a favorite among our fans (and us) since its inception in 2013. As if the pecans, wheat and flaked rye weren't enough, we went ahead and aged a quarter of this beer in bourbon barrels. The result is a whopping, intense, superhero of a beer with profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring... if you can wait that long.

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ABV: 
11.5%
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2019 by Stone Brewing Co. is an Imperial Stout brewed with pecans, wheat and rye with a quarter aged in Bourbon barrels. Evaluated as a specialty wood-aged beer (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 33B) according to BJCP guidelines. For this style, one looks for an affinity between the base beer, pecans and Bourbon barrel characteristics. Stone’s W00tstout 2019, despite being heavy-handed, balances all three elements creating an event in a glass.

W00tstout 2019 aromas open with warm boozy molasses aromas followed by sweet rye, banana bread covered with semisweet chocolate, graham cracker crumbs and warm candied vanilla cinnamon pecans. The appearance is an appropriately light brown head with fine carbonation that persists on a dark brown opaque beer.

It is surprisingly drinkable for the intense amount of flavor. W00tstout 2019’s flavors are of a balanced creamy chocolate syrup, roast and pecans followed by a warming vanilla caramel finished by a lingering wood tannins and an aftertaste of charred pecans. It showcases an appropriately full body and a thick and creamy texture with high carbonation fighting off the potential for this beer to turn cloying.

W00tstout 2019 is not subtle. It is a beer to get caught up in– like an action film and all its sequels. It lets you know it's all in there and while a bit in your face about it, makes for an interesting night out (or in) without you actually getting into trouble.

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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