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(Beerpulse)   Farking Wheaton w00tstout hits stores today. Tasting notes, distribution info, and suggested pairings in the link. 13% ABV, so sip, don't chug, kids   (beerpulse.com) divider line 114
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2013-07-15 12:07:37 PM
Too high of and ABV for me, especially in a stout.  If I see it, I might buy it but I will certainly not search it out.
 
2013-07-15 12:15:49 PM

jonny_q: FriarReb98: Considering what a raging flamewar the verdict thread and its followups became, that's douchey....how?

Because he's wrong. Both in fact and in opinion. And Wil should be smart enough to know better. And he's otherwise a good guy, but that's a retarded thing to come out of the mouth of a supposedly smart person.


That's the weird thing about supposedly smart people with a lot of followers.  They can go weeks saying rational things and then go off the bloody deep end on stupid derp.  Phil Plait does it.  Will Weaton does it.  And they do it just often enough for me to stop paying attention to them.  Because I wonder what other derpy things don't make it to their blogs.
 
2013-07-15 12:18:55 PM
I was thinking of stopping buy Stone brewery and picking up some tonight (even thought I'm not a fan of Weaton) until I read this:

Intense cocoa and coffee with nutty coconut. Hints of licorice and loads of fruity fermentation esters. Bourbon, vanilla and oak follow.

Coffee?  Hints of licorice? I can't imagine a worse beer to drink.
 
2013-07-15 12:20:56 PM
If that beer was a car this is what it would look like:

onscreencars.com
 
2013-07-15 12:21:37 PM

RangerTaylor: MadSkillz: Lemme guess. More overhopped madness from the microbreweries?

My immediate expectation.  13% ABV generally means shiatty tasting overhopped beer that people rave about because beer-hipsters.


It's a stout, not an IPA.

\go back to your PBR, cretin...
 
2013-07-15 12:26:59 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Livingroom: if wheaton had anything to do with this, he proved he was a huge douche with his comments about the zimmerman trial, and i'm not going to give him a thin dime.

Yep, fark this douche.


Well, this makes me want to buy his beer even more

/and i farking hate beer
/come at me bro
 
2013-07-15 12:27:42 PM

gingerjet: I was thinking of stopping buy Stone brewery and picking up some tonight (even thought I'm not a fan of Weaton) until I read this:

Intense cocoa and coffee with nutty coconut. Hints of licorice and loads of fruity fermentation esters. Bourbon, vanilla and oak follow.

Coffee?  Hints of licorice? I can't imagine a worse beer to drink.


Licorice and coffee are not very uncommon ingredients in stouts or porters.
 
2013-07-15 12:32:34 PM
Want to give this a try,  now to find it in the mid-ga area...

/not driving to atl to pick up beer
 
2013-07-15 12:32:43 PM
I'm not going to buy it because that's a terrible name for anything, much less a beer.
 
2013-07-15 12:36:44 PM

gingerjet: Coffee?  Hints of licorice? I can't imagine a worse beer to drink.


You know how wine-nuts rave about this note and that note and the tannins, (oh the tannins!) ?  This is the same thing, except for beer.

They need some language to attempt to communicate what is in the flavor.  Coffee 'flavor' in stouts is completely normal.  Not because coffee itself is necessarily used, but the outcome of the beer reminds a drinker of coffee.  Likewise with licorice.

If you're surprised by those words being used to describe a stout you probably just don't read the foofly descriptions of stouts often (Which is something I would not blame you for at all).  Guinness is described as having a coffee taste (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/209/754), so is Left Hand's Milk Stout (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/418/3434 ), and many other stouts.

If you like stouts, coffee and licorice in the beer nerd description shouldn't turn you off from trying it.  If you don't like stouts, well, you don't like stouts.
 
2013-07-15 12:42:44 PM

Livingroom: if wheaton had anything to do with this, he proved he was a huge douche with his comments about the zimmerman trial, and i'm not going to give him a thin dime.


Give it a try, bet it would go great with a Chicken Biscuit from Chick-fil-A

www.chick-fil-a.com
 
2013-07-15 12:48:25 PM
In Beer Advocate he was not wearing a Fark shirt.
Are we still supposed to support him?
 
2013-07-15 01:03:30 PM

GWSuperfan: Pretty much available everywhere except OH and UT.

This is good, because it gets me off the hook for acquiring it for people.


This might be the first time ever I'm glad I live close to Kentucky.
 
2013-07-15 01:17:31 PM
In other news, famous people get to do things with other famous people and stay famous. I'll be putting out a nation-wide release of my peach pale ale in August, available in stores in every state except...wait, I don't feel like listing all 50 states.

/happy to bottle-trade though
//good job wil
 
2013-07-15 01:18:32 PM
Does it start out a bit weak and winey, have a stronger character as it lingers, and then just vanishes at the end?
 
2013-07-15 01:19:55 PM

GWSuperfan: thismomentinblackhistory: Maybe we can work something out?

How far are you from someplace not-Ohio that you could get it? Beer is heavy, and shipping is gonna cost.


There are parts of Toledo that border Michigan. There's a lot of bedroom communities in MI where many work in Toledo too.... Not sure of any good beer stores just over the border tho...
 
2013-07-15 01:23:35 PM

Livingroom: if wheaton had anything to do with this, he proved he was a huge douche with his comments about the zimmerman trial, and i'm not going to give him a thin dime.


Let this be a lesson to you: When you get famous, never, ever have an opinion contrary to Livingroom, or he'll hold the grudge for the rest of his life.
 
2013-07-15 01:24:19 PM

gingerjet: That's the weird thing about supposedly smart people with a lot of followers.  They can go weeks saying rational things and then go off the bloody deep end on stupid derp.  Phil Plait does it.  Will Weaton does it.  And they do it just often enough for me to stop paying attention to them.  Because I wonder what other derpy things don't make it to their blogs.


Everybody's stupid about something.
 
2013-07-15 01:26:14 PM

Langston: Holding the line on whether or not you're going to try a product based on how well their views match up with yours is fine for those of you that do it. Go on with your bad selves. As for me,  I'm pretty sure that there's nobody out there that I completely agree with on every single thing, so that's not one of my product judgment criteria.

I'll buy it because I wanna try it. If it's good, I'll buy more of it.


Well, it's one thing to not try something because of a few douchey comments about a man who killed another man.  It's a whole other to forget that an entire business funds a movement that aims to knock down one of your load-bearing issues (see Chik-fil-A, Papa John's, Orson Scott Card).
 
2013-07-15 01:27:33 PM
After Wheaton's comments on Zimmerman and the way he treats Sheldon in Big Bang Theory, I will not be buying any of this brew.

/Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnn! ! !!!!!
 
2013-07-15 01:38:15 PM
If I didn't know any better, I'd swear Drew and Wil were going for the high score with that ABV.  It may be prudent to get it now and save it for the coming winter.
 
2013-07-15 01:49:25 PM

harleyquinnical: If I didn't know any better, I'd swear Drew and Wil were going for the high score with that ABV.  It may be prudent to get it now and save it for the coming winter.


They have a ways to go before they have the record for ABV in a beer.

http://www.gizmag.com/brewdogs-55-abv-beer-the-strongest-and-most-ex pe nsive-beer-in-history/15798/
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2010/07/dutch-trump-brewdog-in-beer -b attle/
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2012/10/worlds-strongest-beer-is-la un ched-at-65-abv/


Technically these are beer concentrates moreso than just beers, they've been "freeze distilled" where the water is frozen and removed from it until it stops freezing in general because of how concentrated the alcohol is.  This is also how traditional apple-jack is made (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applejack_(beverage))
 
2013-07-15 02:01:51 PM
Flick's might carry it. They're just over the line.
 
2013-07-15 02:04:05 PM
I think I'll be skipping this one.  I've yet to enjoy a high ABV beer that didn't come from Belgium.
 
2013-07-15 02:06:47 PM
I'll be hitting the local Bev-Mo on my way home today to see if I can find this.. mostly because I'm really curious how it tastes.. If I don't like it, I'll stick with another awesome Stone product:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-15 02:13:14 PM

Livingroom: if wheaton had anything to do with this, he proved he was a huge douche with his comments about the zimmerman trial, and i'm not going to give him a thin dime.


www.linkedintelligence.com
Also the sweater was appropriate as well:
www.globalnerdy.com
 
2013-07-15 02:22:21 PM
After Wheaton banged Codex, I will never buy anything he endorses!

/am I doing it right?
 
2013-07-15 02:29:32 PM
NkThrasher:
They have a ways to go before they have the record for ABV in a beer.

http://www.gizmag.com/brewdogs-55-abv-beer-the-strongest-and-most-ex pe nsive-beer-in-history/15798/
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2010/07/dutch-trump-brewdog-in-beer -b attle/
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2012/10/worlds-strongest-beer-is-la un ched-at-65-abv/


Technically these are beer concentrates moreso than just beers, they've been "freeze distilled" where the water is frozen and removed from it until it stops freezing in general because of how concentrated the alcohol is.  This is also how traditional apple-jack is made (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applejack_(beverage))


At such high ABV, I would have thought those record-breakers would be classified as spirits, as beer liqueur if you will, rather than a beer.  At least the w00t stout can be consumed in a pint glass without the risk of killing you in the first round.

I appreciate the trivia, though.  Thanks
 
2013-07-15 02:36:14 PM

xanadian: I wonder if I can get our beer store guy up here in East Buttfark, ME to stock that.  He's got a metric ass-ton of Stone Brewing Co. beers in stock...

/we don't have much up here
//we barely have lektrizity & indoor plummin'
///but we DO HAVE BEER


EiP if you can source it down at the other end of the state and would like me to pick up a bottle for you.
 
2013-07-15 02:42:49 PM

harleyquinnical: At such high ABV, I would have thought those record-breakers would be classified as spirits, as beer liqueur if you will, rather than a beer.  At least the w00t stout can be consumed in a pint glass without the risk of killing you in the first round.

I appreciate the trivia, though.  Thanks


It's the old game of "how do we classify this given what it is?" where it crosses several boundaries of definition.

It's a beer in that it's fermented grain tea.  It's a spirit in that it's a fermented liquid that has been intentionally processed to increase the ABV by removing water (and other liquids).  Maybe they're beer spirits?  I wonder what the legal differentiation is... Hmm...
 
2013-07-15 03:36:38 PM

gingerjet: I was thinking of stopping buy Stone brewery and picking up some tonight (even thought I'm not a fan of Weaton) until I read this:

Intense cocoa and coffee with nutty coconut. Hints of licorice and loads of fruity fermentation esters. Bourbon, vanilla and oak follow.

Coffee?  Hints of licorice? I can't imagine a worse beer to drink.


Licorice is pretty good in a stout.

I'm not a fan of oak flavors in my beer (or anything else for that matter), so I might pass.

Although I might still get it, just for the bottle.
 
2013-07-15 03:44:50 PM

LZeitgeist: RangerTaylor: MadSkillz: Lemme guess. More overhopped madness from the microbreweries?

My immediate expectation.  13% ABV generally means shiatty tasting overhopped beer that people rave about because beer-hipsters.

It's a stout, not an IPA.

\go back to your PBR, cretin...


I'm sorry, you're telling me you've never had a retardedly bitter microstout?  Come to MA sometime, we've got 943 farking breweries who do this.
 
2013-07-15 04:01:46 PM

RangerTaylor: LZeitgeist: RangerTaylor: MadSkillz: Lemme guess. More overhopped madness from the microbreweries?

My immediate expectation.  13% ABV generally means shiatty tasting overhopped beer that people rave about because beer-hipsters.

It's a stout, not an IPA.

\go back to your PBR, cretin...

I'm sorry, you're telling me you've never had a retardedly bitter microstout?  Come to MA sometime, we've got 943 farking breweries who do this.


Sounds like they do it wrong...

Come to NC sometime, we've got just as many breweries who actually know how to brew...
 
2013-07-15 04:06:53 PM
So NY... is there any chance that means "anywhere outside of NYC?"  Say Buffalo?  Or at least WNY?
 
2013-07-15 04:10:59 PM

NkThrasher:   Maybe they're beer spirits?  I wonder what the legal differentiation is... Hmm...



Beerits?  Spibeer?  Birits?

Screw it, let's stick with beer and get drunk... ;)
 
2013-07-15 04:44:08 PM
If anyone sees this in the Waltham/Newton, MA area let me know!
Until then, I'll keep drinking old reliable:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-15 04:47:08 PM
I will look for some tonight. It's Beer.
 
2013-07-15 04:56:06 PM

Telos: So NY... is there any chance that means "anywhere outside of NYC?"  Say Buffalo?  Or at least WNY?


I just emailed Beers of the World in Henrietta to see if they'll be stocking it. Fingers crossed.
 
2013-07-15 05:10:09 PM

Livingroom: MadSkillz: Livingroom: if wheaton had anything to do with this, he proved he was a huge douche with his comments about the zimmerman trial, and i'm not going to give him a thin dime.

What'd he say

Actually, don't die in a fire, George Zimmerman. Live your whole miserable life knowing you killed an innocent child for nothing.
- Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 14, 2013


Is that really Wheaton's twitter account?  I thought he was smarter than that.  I have zero respect for anyone who still believes Zimmerman is a "child murderer", at this point.  The truth is just too widely available.  I would have at least given the beer a try, but I'm not supporting anyone who panders to the willfully ignorant.
 
2013-07-15 05:16:41 PM
13% ABV  is about right for me. I'll pick some up if I can find it.
 
2013-07-15 05:46:20 PM
Live in OH, but working in KY for a few days, hopefully I can score some. BTW, I would never call Dr Phil Plait "stupid", if you disagree with him, fine, but it's probably not him being the "stupid" one...
 
2013-07-15 06:07:19 PM
there's a new growler store in town, was really hoping it'd be there.....damn distrobution company we have in the area sucks
 
2013-07-15 07:23:38 PM
He made a guest appearance on a network comedy with a laugh track. fark this guy.
 
2013-07-15 07:31:44 PM

nekom: Langston: Holding the line on whether or not you're going to try a product based on how well their views match up with yours is fine for those of you that do it. Go on with your bad selves. As for me,  I'm pretty sure that there's nobody out there that I completely agree with on every single thing, so that's not one of my product judgment criteria.

Whatever, I'll stick to my skittlebrau.

/seriously though, never found a stout I liked


Arrogant bastard was the first stout I liked.
 
2013-07-15 07:59:18 PM
Stone is good.  But if you want a great beer out of San Diego, Go with this.

brewpublic.com
 
2013-07-15 08:00:42 PM
So it's like Billy Beer minus the celebrity value.
 
2013-07-15 08:13:21 PM
So, somehow "I disagree with his view on the results of a highly-publicized trial" is the same as "he monetarily and publicly supports arbitrarily barring rights from and entire section of the population based on archaic religious beliefs"?

The stupid, it burns.
 
2013-07-15 08:39:34 PM
Just got back from the booze store.  It'll be in tomorrow between 12 and 2.
 
2013-07-15 08:46:35 PM

SirTanon: I'll be hitting the local Bev-Mo on my way home today to see if I can find this.. mostly because I'm really curious how it tastes.. If I don't like it, I'll stick with another awesome Stone product:

[24.media.tumblr.com image 400x451]


Russian Imperials are my fave. I'd recommend the Old Rasputin, or even a Peg Leg over the Stone, though.
There's a microbrewery outside of Yorkshire that does an unbelievable one called Baltic Imperial
 
2013-07-15 09:17:06 PM
Dropped by Brown Jug in Anchorage, didn't see it.

Might just need a day or two to get it in stock.
 
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