w00tstout Tapping at Chuck’s 85th

w00tstoutTomorrow, Wednesday 7/15 at 5PM, Chuck’s Hop Shop on 85th will be tapping one of the most anticipated beers of the year: Stone w00tstout! This is the third incarnation of w00tstout and something you really don’t want to miss, especially after the incredibly limited distribution of last year’s version. 

Event Info:

What would make drinking a delicious glass of w00tstout even better than it already is? Why playing some board games with your friends, that’s how! Join Chuck’s and Card Kingdom for a night of beer, board games, and best buds. Card Kingdom will be on hand to lend out games and explain rules should the need arise.

About the beer:

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.

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.

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