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Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10183) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle: Very deep amber coloured with a shy ruby sheen, small persistent tanned head; moderate to solid sweet-bitter nose of roasted malt, dark chocolate and fresly ground coffee, faint leathery flavours presumably in the background; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied with a silky MF; dark chocolate, coffee and toasted malt , accompanied by a certain fruitiness , in the lingering bitter-sweet finish. A very pleasant winter-warmer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a white-off head aroma roasted malts spicy caramel coffee dried fruits laurel and hops flavor roasted malts spicy chocolate coffee cacao dried fruits laurel caramel and bitter hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piwnepodroze (406) - POLAND - OCT 3, 2016
imperialny stout uwarzony został z dodatkiem ziaren kakao i etiopskiej kawy. Kakaowiec jest tu bardzo intensywny i pięknie współgra z nutami mocno palonej kawy. Towarzyszą im ciemne owoce i ciemne słody. Piwo jest mocno słodowe, choć na początku słodkawe, ma bardzo wytrawny i goryczkowy finisz. Polecam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1554) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle @home. Pours black biggish tan head. Nose is chocolate slight coffee. Taste is dark chocolate bitterness, some slight vanilla sweetness and liquorice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2016
Tapped at Karl Strauss in San Diego. Almost pitch black color. Thick beige head. Fantastic aroma of mik chocolate. awesome nose piercing milk chocolate and good minor espresso. Taste is medium sweet milk chocolate, minor espresso. Bitter chocolate finish. Alcohol absolutely not present hence a very dangerous beer! Fantastic imperial stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle shared with friends at Silver Strand State Beach. Nice and dark. Lots of coffee and chocolate and an alcoholic finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts some coffee chocolate sweetness and a nice light smoke. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness and a some ashtray notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle from cons 2016-08-17 Mölndal - de Molen webshop AR: roasted malt, chocolate, coffey, sweet liqurice AP: black, frothy brown head F: rich carbonation, caramel, baket chocolate, wee warming feeling, white sugary,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle thanks to Nisse666, shared on August 17, 2016.
BB 12/2015.
Black color, tan head. Malty, fudge, a bit sweet, some chocolate scent. Malty, fudge, hints of liquorice taste. Malty, grainy aftertaste. Medium light mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2747) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
From 22 oz bottle, bought @ De Bierkoning, more than a year ago. Pours a black color, and a beige head with short retention. Aroma’s: sweet, dark malts, mocha, fruit, drop/licorice, chocolate, light roast. Retronasal: roasty, salty drop/licorice, sweet coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, chocolate-y. Medium bodied. Long finish, roasted malts, hardly any bitterness.

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