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Karl Strauss Vanilla Oak Chip Wreck Alley

Karl Strauss Vanilla Oak Chip Wreck Alley
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RATINGS: 1   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Cask-conditioned with whole vanilla beans and vanilla-toasted American oak chips, this version of Wreck Alley strikes a smooth balance between dark chocolate, vanilla, and espresso-like roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On cask @ Karl Strauss Costa Mesa. Black pour with a nice bit of tan foam. Oak, plenty of vanilla, and a bit of cocoa liqueur. Lots of roast, some molasses, and a bit of chocolate milk. Flavor is sweet chocolate milk and tons of vanilla bean. A bit of oak, minimal bitterness, lots of chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Roasted malt, caramel, and a bit of molasses. Pretty solid.

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