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Karl Strauss Barrel Aged Wreck Alley

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Barrel Aged Wreck Alley Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee Beans.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Dark black in color, clear with a thin tan head. Super flavor lots of chocolate and coffee. Very tasty beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiMuBai (187) - - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a dark ebony with a chocolaty head and full lacing. Flavor is of roasted coffee and chocolate. Has a nice bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 015: Coffee-tastic 02 on 07/05/2014. Dark brown pour with a medium beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Roast malt, coffee and slight oak in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, malt and subtle fruit. Barrel aging is barely evident. The finish is roasty with a short coffee aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (281) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
No retention and very little lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel and molasses. Tastes of molasses, chocolate and caramel. Very boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cstuartj (1009) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2014
On tap. Pours a ruby black red. No head or lacing. Nose is a mix of harsh alcohol and dark fruits. Attack is pleasant but quickly goes off and finishes overly sweet and muddy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours a creamy black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, Chocolate. Taste is similar to aroma but less coffee and more chocolate.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brasilteo (1) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
The beer has a great smell and is very tasty. The chocolate flavor is very powerful.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JulienHuxley (3460) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s Nieuwjaarsborrel, thanks to Vaiz. Black pour. Aroma is slightly infected, cocoa, toffee, smoky aroma, light oak. Taste is tart, boozy, infected, definite sour twang. Palate is thin, boozy. Unfortunate.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrHangover (2761) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of Vaiz. Probably an infected bottle, hence the low score. Pours a pitch black beer with a small off white head. Aroma is rather sour, malty and has some caramel touches. Flavor however, has a lot of infectious sourness going on. Not really worth a full rating, since it’s probably infected. Still, potential is there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Vaiz. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is unfortunately showing infection, with coffee, chocolate, malt and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet, moderate bitter and a little acid. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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