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Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1485) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with tan head. Roasted, coffee, chocolate aroma. Roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3545) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
03-AUG-2015, bottle @Calafell, from BierCab. Dark, dark Brown with low off-white head. Chocolate, coffee, roast, milky chocolate. Creamy, sweet but really not all that much. Fine beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (495) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 22, 2015
65cl bottle, served in Duvel glass. Pours black with medium beige head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla to a lesser extent. The flavour at first is more coffee-like, but chocolate shows up after a few minutes. Well blended with the roasted malts, even though the substratum seems quite simple. Moderately dry on the palate with balanced sweetness. Medium/full body, good carbonation. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2015
22 oz. bottle from Bine and Vine with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, black coffee, dry, hints of caramel and dark fruit, I thought it was a bit thin for an imperial stout, more like a bigger dry stout, still a decent beer and worth a try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1595) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with thin ecru head. Nose roast, dark fruit, slight minerality. Taste slight fruit, then lots of coffee. Dark fruit comes back in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1240) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours black with a fizzy khaki head. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malt and coffee aroma. Chocolate, graham cracker, coffee, caramel, toffee,roasted malt and light hop flavor. Medium full body and average carbonation. Chocolate and graham cracker finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3059) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2015
#3000 for me. Bottle I split with Kara and her friends. (They were not used to good beer) Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of coffee malts and roasted sweet malt with good amount of chocolate as well. Sweet with a long dry bitterness for the taste. Full body with softer carbonation and creamy on the palate. Slight alcohol burn. Fuller flavors as it warms. Overall a fine imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (465) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chocolate cake, chocolate muffins... maybe some chocolate / cherry liqueur. Taste is the same with some tart dark chocolate / cherry / espresso on the finish. Creamy, chocolately, malty. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3965) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Au nez, fusion intéressante entre le cacao et le café. Présence indéniable du rôti, vanille et beurre de noisettes. Au goût, chocolat et noisettes, café terreux et pointe d’alcool. Sensation globale qui manque ici de cohésion. En bouche, corps moyen-mince. Texture un peu étrange. Bulles qui moussent. En finale, des notes cendrées soutenues par la chaleur d’un alcool blanc.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (955) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis ligera. Aromas de chocolate, vainilla, frutos negros, tostados y licor. Cuerpo denso, inicio dulce avainillado, sabor achocolatado y final de amargor tostado amable.


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