Monday, September 30, 2013

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout - Ale Brewed With Pecans, Wheat & Rye, with One Quarter Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

From the Stone Brewing Company website: “From the most unlikely yet intensely imaginative trio that is actor and uber-geek champion Wil Wheaton, alternative news website 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!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a thin cream colored head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasted pecans, bourbon, caramel malt, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, roasted malts, spicy rye, dark chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and coffee.
Taste: Dark fruits, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, spicy rye, roasted pecans, bourbon, vanilla and oak.  Slight espresso, roasted malt and wheat flavors noted as well.
Overall: Big, nutty and malty, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is well done in my opinion.  I’m huge fan of bourbon barrel aged beers and this 13% ABV beast doesn’t disappoint.  I think I’ll source a few bottles for a cold and rainy winter night.  This is good sippin’ beer.


Mark Harvey

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