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RATINGS: 211   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.


AAEA's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AAEA (266) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1320) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle @home. Pours black biggish tan head. Nose is chocolate slight coffee. Taste is dark chocolate bitterness, some slight vanilla sweetness and liquorice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (828) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2016
Tapped at Karl Strauss in San Diego. Almost pitch black color. Thick beige head. Fantastic aroma of mik chocolate. awesome nose piercing milk chocolate and good minor espresso. Taste is medium sweet milk chocolate, minor espresso. Bitter chocolate finish. Alcohol absolutely not present hence a very dangerous beer! Fantastic imperial stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle shared with friends at Silver Strand State Beach. Nice and dark. Lots of coffee and chocolate and an alcoholic finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5995) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts some coffee chocolate sweetness and a nice light smoke. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness and a some ashtray notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle from cons 2016-08-17 Mölndal - de Molen webshop AR: roasted malt, chocolate, coffey, sweet liqurice AP: black, frothy brown head F: rich carbonation, caramel, baket chocolate, wee warming feeling, white sugary,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle thanks to Nisse666, shared on August 17, 2016.
BB 12/2015.
Black color, tan head. Malty, fudge, a bit sweet, some chocolate scent. Malty, fudge, hints of liquorice taste. Malty, grainy aftertaste. Medium light mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2724) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
From 22 oz bottle, bought @ De Bierkoning, more than a year ago. Pours a black color, and a beige head with short retention. Aroma’s: sweet, dark malts, mocha, fruit, drop/licorice, chocolate, light roast. Retronasal: roasty, salty drop/licorice, sweet coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, chocolate-y. Medium bodied. Long finish, roasted malts, hardly any bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (948) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2016
Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Should have had way more depth for how sweet it was, but it was still great. Rather disappointing that the alcohol is definitely noticeable at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (1004) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
Drank with Kaspar and Bram after the BBQ 15-7-2016. Good stout. Not very bitter, more licqorice and roast. Rich taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottled (thanks MT). Deep brown, close to black, colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some toffee and mild herbal notes. Flavour is chocolate, liquorice toffee, some mild wooden and herbal notes with a mild floral edge to it. Some slight roasted and coffeeish notes in the finish.


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