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Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duracell (18) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Glass at La Fine Mousse restaurant, Paris, France. Pitch black colour, with off white head which clings nicely to the glass leaving beautiful lacing. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruits with a hint of coffee. Definitely on the dry side, as the palate confirms. Coffee dominates the taste reminiscent of the astringent touch. Dangerously drinkable. An original take on imperial stouts, which I really like!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1721) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2015
Botella 66 cl tomada en el seńor Lupulo julio 2015. Lote ZBKSWAI hasta 12..2015. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados cacaos vainillas y algo de café. 9.5 vol. Esperaba algo más de densidad y sabores intensos, así con todo bastante buena.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
taste is of old wood, maybe shipwrecked wood. Not so great IS.not incredible beer. lasting light mocha coloured head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
Black beer, under a dense, medium, darker cream-coloured head. Roasted/burnt nose; with coffee, coffee drabs, parsley. Roasted/burnt coffee, and maltsweetness. Warming up, more depth, even when the sweetness increases - creating Belgian chocolates hints. Well-bodied, light alcoholwarming, slick. Decent, if once more, quite conventional Imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle sampled at THT. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of toffee, roast, dark chocolate, malt and fudge. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2053) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle at THT thanks to Scott. Almost black with very small light brown head. Sweet milk chocolate, light booze, brown sugar, sweet coffee, light cooked vegetables. Quite sweet with light bitter finish. Full bodied, slick feel and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bomber shared at October THT. No head. Clear black pour. Some chocolate and coffee. Well balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Black brown colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, malts and roasted malts. Malty flavour, caramel and brown sugar. Sweet malty finish, chocolate.(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, joes!)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Thanks! To Joes. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT XIII. Dark brown / black, med mocha, solid head. Nose is huge good quality coffee, mocha, caramel, sweet, hugely coffee forward. Taste is huge coffee, light pralines, sweet mocha, milk chocolate, sweet Starbucks coffee, faint vegetable note. Body is a touch lighter. Wonderful hugely coffee forward beer. Simpel but very effective.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5968) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of chocolate, mocha, coffee, roast. Quite sweet in taste, roasty bitterness. Good stuff.

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