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

Review Date 2/6/2021  By John Staradumsky

Woot woot! I got me some w00tstout from Stone Brewing. Technically, it’s called Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton/ Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, but for the remainder of this review, I’m just going to call it w00tstout to save a few electrons from inconvenience. This beer comes with a bit of a story, you see, and here it comes.

I have a few bottles of Stone w00tstout already, stashed away somewhere. They are two different releases (2018 and an older release), the beer currently being on version 8.0. For whatever reason, I have not gotten to them yet (not uncommon with me). Then, though, it happened: Stone w00tstout 8.0 on tap at Stout’s Growlers. I bought a 32-ounce crowler right away, and vowed that this time, I would finally try the beer.

Stone says:

This massive imperial stout has been a favorite among our fans (and us) since its inception in 2013. As if the pecans, wheat and flaked rye weren't enough, we went ahead and aged 1/4th of this beer in bourbon barrels. The result is a whopping, intense, superhero of a beer with profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring... if you can wait that long.

Challenge accepted, Stone, and accomplished, though not with the 2020 release. So, as I said, I was determined this time to finally try this intriguing comic book themed brew. The beer features the names of not only Stone founder Greg Koch but also Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher on Star Trek the Next Generation), but also Drew Curtis, creator of Fark.com.

So, as I said, for the 2020 I got a crowler from Stout’s.

But then, something else happened.

Somehow, I was doing a Bing search on Stone and ended up at their online store. They had an assortment of glasses on sale, one of them being…you guessed it…a w00tstout glass. Fond as I am of at least matching a brewery logo glass with my beer, I am even fonder of matching a glass to the exact beer. The w00tstout glass was a mere four bucks (Woot! Woot!), and I added a few more since if you spent twenty bucks you got free shipping.

On Friday, February 5th, 2021, my glasses arrived. It had been a long week at work and I was ready for a beer, and the stars aligned to pop open my crowler of w00tstout. The beer varies a bit from year to year, but for 2020, it has an alcohol content of 11.5% by volume. The price of admission was $13.50, not bad at all for 32 ounces of draft beer of this caliber. The beer runs $15.99 a six-pack at Total Wine right now. I can’t recall what I paid for the bombers.

Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton/ Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, 2020 pours to a jet black color with a thick creamy tan head and a nose of nutty pecan, roasted malt and gentle bourbon. Taking a sip, the beer is full in body, dark roasty with lots of licorice, dark chocolate, spicy rye and nutty pecan. It’s soft on the bourbon notes, with maybe a hint of wood, enough to let you know it’s there but not a major component. There are grassy herbal hops, some picy rye pokes through, fruity notes of prune and cherry, then a gently roasty, warming alcohol finish.

A lovely sipping treat on a Friday night, and now that I know how good it is, I’ll be back soon with those aged bottles to see how this one fares over time.  


And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.