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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Wrecking Ball is an intense and delightful jet black stout. Chocolate and roasted barley malt dominate the aroma with fruity flavors to follow. This bittersweet and full-bodied ale comes in at a towering 9.5% alc/vol.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericdevin (661) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from New Frontier, Eugene. Pours a very dark brown, lots of tan head. Aroma slightly skunky, roasted grain/resin, coffee. Meh as far as nose goes. Taste is super roasty at first with a resinous finish. 100 IBUs? Not sure why. Underwhelming, would rather have an Old Rasputin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a nice dark colored body that supports a dark tan head. The aroma offers up a nice load of dark roasted malts and chocolate malts as well as thin slivers of spicy hops. The taste has a pleasing mix of pine hops to slightly citrus hops before it quickly rolls into dark roasted malts, a bit of burnt malts and then a tasty dose of chocolatey goodness. Dang, this is nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3299) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, chocolate, and licorice. Slick mouthfeel with dark chooclate, bitter finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Bien foncé est ce liquide. Je pense bien qu’il est noir. La tête brune est énorme pour quelques minutes. Un début de dentelle est observable. Au nez, je découvre des grains rôtis et torréfiés encore fumants, du chocolat bien amer et des fruits en sourdine qui peuvent donner l’impression d’un parfum de réglisse. Au goût, l’impression maltée est dure et les houblons utilisés font une apparition remarquée. Présentement, dans ma bouche, c’est costaud. L’alcool contribue à pousser les saveurs déjà mentionnées. Au palais, je note un corps assez fort avec une présence trop active des bulles. La texture est celle d’un alcool blanc. En finale, ça décape avec des malts amers, des houblons résineux et un alcool comme un gin bien poivré.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Dan. Nose is roasty and light tobacco. Light chocolate. Pour is black with a light brown head. Taste is a very dark chocolate and bitter but just short of sharp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (706) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Deep dark brown with thin tan head. Grainy, malty, semisweet, roasty,light chocolate aroma. Light chocolate, roasty, semisweet, dry in the finish, bitter chocolate and roast.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells chocolaty and roasty. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, hints of dry roast, and hints of woody hops. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, No-Li Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout finishes with a lingering semisweet chocolate tone.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
from a bottle big black pour. choco malt aroma, fairly strong and up front. milk choco flavored volatile palate. yes, liquor laced choco impy stout feel. wew, maken this country boy dizzy. flavor is not that bad for a high alky brew. very little co2 to speak of, quite mouth coating. fer sure a rekken ball on my taste buds.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Very dark brown color, brown head. Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, dark toasted bread and hints of molasses.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle: Black....creamy dark tan head. Smoky, dark chocolate aroma. Strong licorice bitter.......mint/dark chocolate/coffee taste. Robust. Very, very, nicely done.


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