Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout

Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout

2013

Drew Curtis, Fark.com Creator
Wil Wheaton, Homebrewer, Actor & Professional Geek
Greg Koch, CEO & Co-founder, Stone Brewing Co.

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 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!

July 15, 2013
Imperial Stout
13%
Draft, 22oz Bottles
65
English Target

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
,
Brewmaster
Appearance
A deep, opaque, brownish-black color with a creamy brown head.
Aroma
Intense cocoa and coffee with nutty coconut. Hints of licorice and loads of fruity fermentation esters. Bourbon, vanilla and oak follow.
Taste
Some cocoa, coffee and fruitiness up front. Midpalate, the bourbon barrel-aged portion of the beer is apparent, so oak, vanilla, nut and bourbon flavors transition to a slight alcohol heat and hoppy bitter finish. As the beer warms, a nuttiness almost reminiscent of almonds starts coming through (but we used pecans!).
Palate
Thick and hearty. At 13 percent ABV, this beer is definitely a sipper. It is smooth and creamy, with a slightly warming and drying finish.
Overall
This beer is a monster, and it may be the highest ABV beer we’ve ever brewed. The flavors are a wonderful blend of everything that makes a great imperial stout, loaded with roasty notes and malty complexity. Brewing with rye and nuts always creates challenges for our brewing team, but they rose to the occasion with this one. It’s simply amazing.

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
,
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Oysters on the half shell, mushroom Gruyère tarts, onion focaccia, devils on horseback
Soups
Butternut squash, French onion, Irish stew, New England clam chowder
Entrees
Coffee-rubbed porterhouse steak, blue cheese-stuffed portobella, fennel and leek risotto, lamb osso buco
Cheeses
Maytag blue, Valley Shepherd Creamery Crema de Blue, Farmstead Gouda, Gorgonzola Dolce
Desserts
Licorice ice cream, brownies, German chocolate cake, coconut macaroons
Cigars
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel, Illusione MJ12 Maduro, Rocky Patel Fifty Robusto, Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo Maduro