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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1951) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body. Beautiful. The aroma is rich molasses, caramel and roasted malt. Really nice. The taste is deep. Molasses, burnt wood, a little earth, roasted malt, lemon bitterness towards the end. Excellent profile and balance. The texture is thick with low carbonation. Outstanding.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (379) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2016
I liked what one reviewer said: like a Black IPA with more hops. I’ll add quite a bit more creamyness w a nice oatey mouthfeel. Cocoa charcoal, great drinkability, but def earns its 9.5%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
A good balance of malt and bittersweet chocolate, leaning on the earlier. A little ageing did not hurt. Very good drinkability and meal accompaniment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (577) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Rich dark color, very little lacing. Unusual almost skunky aroma, but strong coffee taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1294) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Aroma of coffee and malt, pours a dark brown color with a tan well laced head. Taste of coffee and a smoked malt, oily medium body with a bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (362) - - NOV 26, 2015
Poured from a bomber on 11.24.15. A: Dark chocolate, fudge, citrusy hops, and cocoa. A: 3 finger off-white head with an easy pour. The head stays at 1 finger. Opaque black body. T: Citrusy hops, cocoa, and fudge dominate. Roasty malt is subtle. P: Smooth with lots of lingering resin. O: This is a big, hoppy CDA. The bottle must be freshy fresh because the hops are super strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Big chocolate and a weird rice crispy aroma. Rice crispies up front with a heavy molasses character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1395) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
dark red brown some tan head. Aroma grassy grapefruit on nose chocolate char. Slight carb Tastes chocolate some fusel alcohol charcoal, grassy. clean drinking like a Black IPA with more chocolate malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Flavour of bitter chocolate, ash, sweet notes. Malty finish, bitter chocolate, coffee, lingering sweet.
(From 35.5cL bottle @ After GBBF tasting, chriso’s place, London ’14. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Dark black body with slightest tan head. Nose is molasses, sweet, licorice. Taste is also malts, molasses, licorice, barley and caramel. Nice balance Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1552) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Jet black with a thin tan head and moderate lace. Aromas of roasted coffee, baking chocolate and dark fruits. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavors up front accompanied by roasted malt and milk sugars. Full body, minimal carbonation, creamy, almost chewy mouthfeel and a slight bitterness in the finish. Claims 100 IBUs, but I don’t see it.

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