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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cafgen (110) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Dark brown color with a small head that disapears fast. Smell is coffee, caramel and alcohol. Taste is the same, with the alcohol going down at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2144) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Aroma id rich with dark malts, roasted malts and chocolate. Its pretty sweet and there is a good rich body. Medium bitter aftertaste. Very nice Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (395) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Small amount of foam from pour. Chocolate aroma but it is weak. Nice full palate, coffee, cocoa, light almond note, some ash in the finish. Pleasantly surprised by this. Aroma is not much to speak of but the taste is solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4770) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
A ring of beige bubbles over a dark brown body. Rich malty, refined sweet aroma with notes of tinned dark fruits. Near full. Chocolate malty flavor. On the sweet side. Faint fruit and some light wooden tones. [Shared botttle at RBNG2014]

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Whoa, killer brew. Just shy of perfect, and those imperfections are just niggles. Little bit boozy, but hey, it’s an imp stout... Looks, smells, tastes, fabulous. Faultless finish. Can’t wait to return to the brewpub in San Diego.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours black with very minimal head. Aroma is light roast coffee, some faint cocoa. Taste is the same although nothing stands out in particular. More of a medium-bodied stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2585) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
From a shared 65cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt with lots of chocolate and hints of coffee. Nice and balanced and quite delicious!
(2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2594) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of bergstaden. Black body with a light brown head. Peppery roasted cocoa and wood on the nose. Sweet roasted and wooden flavors. Full bodied and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5108) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of sweet toffee, cocoa and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet toffee, milk chocolate and heavy roasted coffee. Almost full bodied, low carbonation. Lingering sweet, vanilla and chocolate, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4884) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light milk chocolate with a hinto coffee. Chocolate front with roasted malt and a hinto nice warmth. Medium body with good carbonation. nice beer


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