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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (3155) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1230) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Coffee aroma, with roasted grain, bread, caramel Pours pitch black with creamy lasting tan head Coffee flavor with cocoa, bread and caramel, woody earthy notes Medium full bodied with medium co2, lasting coffee bitterness. Enjoyable coffee stout. Not overpowering in any particular flavor. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cokolwiek11 (350) - POLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Jet black beer with almost no head. Aroma: burned malts. Not just roasted, burned, ashy notes. Than coffe and cocoa. Taste: strongly burned coffe, dark cocoa, licorie, ashy notes. Big sweet, medium bitter. Very long aftertaste. Palate: full body, oily, thick, low carbonation. Not as thick as some best scandinavian RISes. Overall: very good, very solid Imperial Stout. Would love to try again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9207) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
On tap @ the brewery, downtown San Diego location. Near black, light brown head. Fudge and rich espresso, sweet cream, roasty bitter finish. A bit in the sweet side, but very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
creppyiceman (381) - POLAND - JAN 8, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 (on tap) Appearance:black,small beige head. Aroma:strong coffee aroma,light note of liqueur,like dark fruits esters. Taste;medium sweetness,flavour of chocoalte,expresso coffee, nice milkiness,light fruity esters,long bitter and roasty finish,coffee aftertaste. Palate:full body,very smooth,thick, light carbonation, no sign of bozzyness. Overall:Very nice full-bodied stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2573) - GREECE - JAN 4, 2016
650 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, coffee, licorice, cocoa. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker. Nr Gent, Belgie. Consumed at Cliff House Campsite, Dunwich, Friday ’Christmas Day’ 25th December 2015 Lots of coffee coming across on the nose, but there is a light sour edge also. 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, in fact we couldn’t finish this. A5 A4 T4 P2 Ov8 2.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
indrekr (362) - ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Aroma: toast, almond, bread, nuts. Appearance: black, small brown rocky head, not lasting. Taste: medium sweetness, medium sourness, light bitterness. Palate: creamy body, too thin texture, flat carb, astringent, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tarmok (1103) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Black liquid with tan head. Aroma of almonds, rosted nuts, chocolate, vanilli, rum. Taste of chocolate, caramel, rye bread, coffee, heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour. Full body, oily, sticky feel, average carbonisation, long finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1400) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark deep brown with small tan head. Aroma is sweetish, roasted, coffee, nuts, almons, cocoa, rum, caramel, vanilla. Taste is roasted, coffee, bread, caramel, bitter, chocolate. Medium body. bitter chocolate finish.

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