Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout

Posted: August 6, 2015 in American Double/Imperial Stout, Reviews, Stone Brewing Company

This was the beer I popped open after end of quarter. I got through a small glass of it and fell asleep on the couch. Val was nice enough to pop a cork in it and save the rest for me.

w00tstout

ABV: 13%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This righteously flavorful imperial stout has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. In celebration of its third brewing, we’ve upped the barrel-aging quotient for 2015, adding to the mix a version of last year’s vintage that we aged in bourbon barrels for a year. This whopping, complex stout will cellar beautifully—if you can wait that long. Eisner Award-winning comic-book cover artist Dave ‘The Reverend’ Johnson created the fine art for the bottle in exchange for our donation to The Hero Initiative (heroinitiative.org), a charity organization that provides retirement funds for golden-age comic book artists.”

Random: The stupid deer are still tearing up my lawn. I have to get the natural repellant.

This beer poured with a two finger, tan head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose had pecans, rye and bourbon along with roasted malts. The taste started with some alcohol burn. Given the ABV, this wasn’t shocking. It had roasted malts, charred wood, caramel and rye spice. Bourbon was there with some vanilla. Coffee and dark chocolate were there as well. It started sweet and ended with smoke and bitterness. The body was thick and chewy with moderate carbonation. It has a hot finish with smoke and coffee. This was $15 for the bomber, which broke down to $.68 per ounce. I had been waiting to try this one and glad I enjoyed it after a crazy few weeks of end of quarter. It’s worth seeking out.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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