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

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

2015

Drew Curtis, Fark.com Creator & 2015 KY Gubernatorial Candidate
Wil Wheaton, Actor & Web Celeb
Greg Koch, CEO & Co-founder, Stone Brewing Co.

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.

July 13, 2015
Imperial Stout
13%
22oz bottles & draft
45
English Target

TASTING & PAIRING NOTES

Mitch Steele
Brewmaster
Appearance
The deepest opaque brown with a creamy brown head of foam.
Aroma
Intense nutty, coffee and cocoa, followed by vanilla, oak and bourbon, with accompanying hints of maple and licorice.
Taste
Pronounced coffee and cocoa, followed by well-blended flavors of bourbon, vanilla and oak, with a touch of alcohol at the end.
Palate
Thick and smooth. At 13% ABV, this beer is definitely a sipper, but it is creamy and slightly warming with a pleasant sweetness.
Overall
The flavors are a wonderful blend of everything that makes a great imperial stout, loaded with roasted notes and malt complexity. Brewing with rye and nuts always creates challenges for our brewing team, but they again rose to the occasion with this one. We were even able to blend in a small amount of last year’s version into the entire batch. Simply amazing.
"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Blue cheese-stuffed shiitake mushrooms, lamb kabobs, baked plantain chips, caramelized onion dip, bacon-wrapped dates
Soups
Buffalo chili, beef goulash, roasted butternut squash, lentil stew
Entrées
BBQ short ribs, coffee-rubbed porterhouse steak, fennel and leek risotto, wild mushroom ragout, sweet potato gnocchi
Cheeses
Point Reyes blue, Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue, Widmer 10-year Aged Cheddar, Hook’s Blue Paradise, Colston Bassett Stilton
Desserts
Maple milk toffee, coconut macaroons, chocolate lava cake, double chocolate pecan cookies, tiramisu
Cigars
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel, Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo Maduro