Publisher: DAN Beer Reviews
Genre: Imperial Stout
Print Length: 0
ISBN: Not specified

A Lackluster Pour

Upon indulging in Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout, the first impression is underwhelming. The pour, though claiming a dark brown viscosity, fails to excite with its meager tan head. Despite attempts to enliven it through swishing, the beer remains disappointingly stagnant.

Aroma: A Mishmash of Tones

The olfactory experience of this imperial stout is a perplexing medley. Dark chocolate dominates, accompanied by notes of pecan, a hint of woodsmoke, and a curious lumberyard essence. The mishmash includes caramel, creating an aroma that struggles to find cohesion.

Taste: An Unsettling Melange

The taste journey of Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout ventures into a disorienting terrain. Dark chocolate and dark roast coffee clash with pecan, while a spicy bitter hop adds an unexpected layer. Burnt caramel and a pronounced alcoholic essence further contribute to a flavor profile that lacks harmony.

Mouthfeel: A Sticky Full-bodied Affair

The mouthfeel is another aspect that leaves much to be desired. Described as full-bodied and a tad sticky, the beer’s very active carbonation fails to salvage the overall experience. The promise of a satisfying texture is overshadowed by an uncomfortable stickiness.

Overall Verdict: Bold Yet Unrefined

In summary, Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout presents itself as a bold, flavorful, and strong brew. However, its current state may not be its pinnacle, with the suggestion to revisit it after a year. The anticipation for a 100% barrel-aged version is the only glimmer of hope for a more refined and enjoyable experience in the future.