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RATINGS: 152   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.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZonaWildcatInSD (1) - - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
If your a fan of stouts, this is for you. Taste more like a regular stout than an imperial.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (218) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2015
22 oz bottle pours thin black with an off white head. Sweet malt and coffee aroma. Tastes is mild cacao, coffee and hints of molasses. A little thin for the style. Smooth and enjoyable imperial stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Dark roast aroma. Rich espresso flavor. One inch thick head. Jet black, bitter roast and smooth toffee finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
7.11.2014. Aroma at first green chili, old coffee. Taste is stuffy old coffee. Not very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (608) - GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
Espresso, Kaffeenoten, Röstmalz. Kaffee präsent, herb, dunkle Früchte, Malz, cremig. Gut.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a coffee brown color with a khaki head that settles into a thick ring after dissipating quickly. The coffee has washed out of this one already, and I think it’s several months (not years) old. There is some roastiness left, dry, with notes of cocoa, toasted sugar, and black olives. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, roasty, earthy mouthfeel. Not much to this one. I guess I’d like to get it again super fresh but I am not getting my hopes up for a transformative experience.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Black, off-white.. tan head. Licorice, milky chocolate, some vanilla on nose. Doesn’t feel that RISsy, sort of milky sweet stout more. Med full bodied, nice. Had to re-check the abv, as it’s definitely too easy for what’s printed on the bottle. And too weak. Well fermented, smooth nice strong stout. Lots of sweets, but with a thinny body, doesn’t cloy or overwhealm. Nice, but not astonishing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8620) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, coffee, nice roasted malts, sweet brownie notes into a hint of earthy spice, some toasted bread. Taste was a mix of caramel, molasses, dark chocolate into some roast, coffee, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1277) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
A very nice stout on the maltier side. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of cream and vanilla with some dried blueberries. Taste is very cream with lots of vanilla and fruity blueberry jam. Malty finish. Had in the bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pdubyah (518) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2015
I like this because well it is what is says it is. There isn’t an addition like "Chocolate" or "fruit of some kind" or "Coffee" that would guest in the middle. This is an honest and goodness "Stout" that I can discern. The chocolate or Coffee fro the roasted malts (I might be making it up) but what you end with is a beer that is really level drinking, there are no peaks in the flavour, no side shoes and a finish that isn’t dry and hints a some kind of dark fruits. It is perry good and worthwhile.


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