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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


Fatehunter's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1599) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2729) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bomber from Safeway. Black in color upon pouring. Dry and roasty smelling. Not much sweetness. Sweet chocolate and coffee up front. Some milk sugar and some strong roasted coffee beans. Pretty good bitterness as well. Good quality stout with a lot of coffee and a good bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (150) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours medium to light black, not at thick as some, with a thin brown head. Aroma is light chocolate, some toasty malt, but not to pronounced. Flavor is nice and creamy chocolate. Very drinkable. Not sweet but more of a roasty chocolate, medium palate imp stout. Good based on drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3793) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Black pour from 22oz bottle at Lakehouse. Off white head. Syrup and cocoa nibs with chocolate and sweetness. Not bad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2269) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
On tap. Pours a murky black with moderate tan head. Aromas of creamy chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of rich chocolate, vanilla, creamed coffee and heavily roasted malt. Thick, dry finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1240) - California, USA - APR 2, 2015
A nice stout overall. Pours a super thick black with a creamy tan head. Smells lightly of cinnamon, milk, chocolate and baked bread. Taste is very thick, almost milk shake like, with some chocolate, cream, and a sizzling thyme in the finish. A nice boozy warmth in the aftertaste. Had in the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
On tap @ the brewery, our twelfth and final brewery on TvM’s Bachelor Party NW Ale Trail Expedition. Near black body, flavours of chocolate liqueur and black burnt malts, maybe some underlying cherry fruit. Big bitter finish. Perhaps a bit sweet for an impy, but I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkyCrow (98) - Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Black with a hint of red. Small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, sugary, alcohol. Taste somewhat astringent, with coffee, alcohol, and bitterness. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
2015-03-04. Very dark brown-black body with a nice tan head. 4+ Aroma is tangy, with notes of brown sugar and touches of cocoa. Flavour is sweet, lightly tangy with notes of brown sugar. Very light cocoa and roast, lingering tangy sugar and alcohol. Light herbal licorice hints? Smooth medium plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable, but a touch odd and not quite what I usually look for in an imperial stout. On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle, Washington DC.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, roasty, boozy, and chalky, with hints of coffee, chocolate, toffee, and leather. Taste/Palate: creamy; starts sweet; finishes astringent and slightly bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Poured from a 12. Aroma is a bit dry and chalky. Flavor has a bitter/astringent bite at first. After the beer warms it smooths out a bit and has a dark chocolate and grainy flavor to it. Finishes a bit creamy.


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