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

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

2016 Release

Drew Curtis, Fark.com Creator & Patent Troll Killer
Wil Wheaton, Actor & Web Celeb
Greg Koch, CEO & Co-founder, Stone Brewing

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.

July 11, 2016
Imperial Stout
13%
22oz bottles & draft
w00tstout
65
Drink fresh or age at cellar temperature
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. 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 soup, Irish stew, New England clam chowder
Entrées
Coffee-rubbed porterhouse steak, blue cheese-stuffed portabella, 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