Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout 2016

California
United States
Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

This barrel-aged palate-saver has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. Pecans, wheat, flaked rye and bourbon-soaked barrels provide this whopping, complex superhero version of an imperial stout with a profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring—if you can wait that long. Now, we can’t say this beer bestows jedi powers, exactly, but your taste buds may just be fooled into believing as much. A special thanks to Amanda Conner, who illustrated this year's label to support The Hero Initiative.

Profile

ABV: 
13.0%
IBUs: 
65
Hops: 
English Target
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

This bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout is a collaboration between Stone Brewing, actor and noted homebrewer Wil Wheaton (well known for his roles in “Stand by Me” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” [among many others]), and website founder Drew Curtis (founder of the satirical news website fark.com). The 2016 version of this beer is brewed with pecans and measures in at a whopping 13 percent ABV with 65 IBUs. The rich, complex aroma is dominated by chocolate and roasted malts with support from caramel, bourbon and vanilla. The body is rich, creamy and silky smooth with a light level of carbonation.  Again, the flavor is rich and complex with dominating chocolate and roasted flavors and a background of nutty pecans, caramel, bourbon, toasted oak and a light sweetness. The alcohol is readily apparent but is never perceived as sharp or harsh.  A light bitterness allows the semi-sweet maltiness of chocolate and roasted malt to flourish with a hint of bourbon lingering into the finish along with a pleasant alcohol warmth. A stellar barrel-aged stout with pecans adding an extra layer of complexity.

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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