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Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beneath the tides off Mission Beach rests Wreck Alley – a dark and mysterious seascape of forgotten ships. Amidst the rusted wreckage is a marine ecosystem, an artificial reef teeming with life. Our Wreck Alley is as dark as the depths of its namesake, an Imperial Stout of uncharted complexity. Brewed with darkly kilned malts, cocoa nibs, and Ethiopian coffee beans, Wreck Alley boasts rich layers of dark chocolate, toffee, and espresso-like roast. Save a bottle. This one has a stout shelf-life.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottled (thanks MT). Deep brown, close to black, colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some toffee and mild herbal notes. Flavour is chocolate, liquorice toffee, some mild wooden and herbal notes with a mild floral edge to it. Some slight roasted and coffeeish notes in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3790) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle at beertemple. Black pour. Needed to breathe a little. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor has licorice, mocha coffee, roasted malt and mild chocolate. Solid example of the style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Opaque dark brown to black color, average sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, lots of coffee, dark chocolate. Taste malts, again coffee, dark chocolate, softly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
antonstoop (289) - - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle 660ml. Pours black with a decent off white head. Lots of coffee coming across on the nose, but there is a light sour edge also. Medium to light bodied with little to no carbonation. Slightly sour in the mouth (unsure if this is intentional) its fruity but lacks depth and complexity, not silky smooth, it’s ok but not what we expect from an Imperial Stout, bad batch? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1685) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2016
660 ml bottle at hoem. Pours hazy dark brown with a tiny light beige greyish head. Aroma is subtle cold coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts. The body perfect: a medium yet sweet start, mellowing and increasingly creamy towards the mid, finishing malty and a bit bitter. This makes it easily drinkable. Taste is lightly dark chocolate, but loads of toasted malts. Very nice stout, not your typical imperial overdose, but well balanced, and that is a very good thing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11021) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
On tap at Karl Strauss. Poured a near black color with an off white head. Dark fruits, chocolate, roast, and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
Bruin cola achtig bier met een kleine beige schuim kraag. Ruikt chocolade, cacao, koffie, geroosterd. Smaakt drop, chocolade, koffie en geroosterd.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (637) - - FEB 13, 2016
Goed donker, weinig schuim. Chocola, karamel. Smaakt erg lekker. Beetje pittig, pepertje?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2536) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille, chocolade beetje bitter. Smaakt koffie, vanille, likeur, mocha. Aardig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (3109) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2016
65cl, zwart met bruine beperkte kraag. aroma van mouten, zoet, veel chocolade, koffie, gebrande mouten. smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig/redelijk bitter, sterk, sterke geroosterde en gebrande op een body van melkchocolade, vanille, helaas iets dun van textuur (had mij wel wat dikker gemogen), redelijke body, glad, dessert vla, poederachtig droog


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