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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (1647) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
[7095-20150304] Tap. Sweet date fruit and chocolate malt aroma. Black brown body with a long-lasting creamy mocha head and some lacing. Sweet chocolatey fruit and roasted malt grain flavour. Full body. Good. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0+
(@ Paradiso Pizza Dupont Circle, Washington, DC)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4769) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light chocolate and coffee notes, floral hops, hints of dark fruits, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A pretty good imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3827) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle in Baltimore. Black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is quite roasty, chocolate, some licorice and a hint of cream. Flavor is bitter, dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Thick body and decent balance. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As No-Li Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, light chocolate and coffee, alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140812]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2824) - 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 (166) - 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 (4078) - 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 (2350) - 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 (1277) - 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 (7998) - 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.


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