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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AAEA (265) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
22 FL OZ ($9.99) a good beer and is pretty complex. has a lot of flavors going on and is extremely drinkable at 9.5% ABV. I’ve had better imperial stouts and $10 for a 22floz is pretty over priced.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1662) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2016
660 ml bottle at hoem. Pours hazy dark brown with a tiny light beige greyish head. Aroma is subtle cold coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts. The body perfect: a medium yet sweet start, mellowing and increasingly creamy towards the mid, finishing malty and a bit bitter. This makes it easily drinkable. Taste is lightly dark chocolate, but loads of toasted malts. Very nice stout, not your typical imperial overdose, but well balanced, and that is a very good thing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
On tap at Karl Strauss. Poured a near black color with an off white head. Dark fruits, chocolate, roast, and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2338) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
Bruin cola achtig bier met een kleine beige schuim kraag. Ruikt chocolade, cacao, koffie, geroosterd. Smaakt drop, chocolade, koffie en geroosterd.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (564) - - FEB 13, 2016
Goed donker, weinig schuim. Chocola, karamel. Smaakt erg lekker. Beetje pittig, pepertje?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2464) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille, chocolade beetje bitter. Smaakt koffie, vanille, likeur, mocha. Aardig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (2947) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1210) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cokolwiek11 (292) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8808) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
creppyiceman (281) - 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.


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