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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. This was served way to cold. At first there was no aroma or flavor. Took about 5 minutes of warming it up with my hands then it changed into a different beer
Black with a medium sized tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee and rich dark chocolate
Very nice after warmed up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (505) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours jet black, with very little head. Aroma of hops and malts, with a touch of licorice. Taste is a little bitter, with hops and some complexities. Not very smooth or drinkable. Not a very good imperial stout for my money. No thumbs up this time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdubesq (11) - - APR 17, 2014
Smell of malt and coffee. Pours dark chocolate with thin, caramel head. Tastes of roasted malt and with hoops and fruit. Definite stout mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
(22oz bomber) espresso brown, creamy dark tan bubbles, bakers chocolate, ashy, greens/vegetal. Taste of ash, bitter chocolate, super hoppy, pine, tree sap. Not a combination I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Smells nice with a nice start. Hoppy with some poignant espresso. Some sweetness. Some licorice here with herby anise flavour. Lots of roast, light bitter finish. Tap at DC Beer festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (4483) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Sampled at Repeal. Almost black. So good. Not chocolate or roasted aroma. Flavor brings out roasted first and then choc. Some tobacvo and immediately after some anise. Just a bit. Earth. Sot is comp,etely avoided. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (101) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle pour, color is black, generous head fades to 1/4", decent lace. Aroma is bread, something sharp (spice?), raisin, coffee. Flavors of raisin, coffee, spice (rye?), cider. Finish has a sour hoppiness. Starts sorta sweet, finishes sour and hoppy like a good black IPA. The body is nice and thick, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1428) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
Really damn strong, and it had a good flavor. For some reason, though, something just isn’t perfectly right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
At the Big Texas Beer Fest on 4/5/2014. Bottle pours black creamy white thick head. Aroma is thin with some roasted malt, and light marshmallow notes in the back. Taste is thick pungent, that envelopes all of your taste buds, big thick chocolate, sweet, syrup, like candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (106) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours black, finger thick, creamy khaki head. Aroma milk chocolate, coffee, roast malt, molasses, anise, slight alcohol. Taste roast malt, bitter sweet chocolate, coffee up front, black malt, molasses, slight anise and alcohol mid mouth, slight earthy, bitter sweet chocolate and alcohol on the finish. Full body, slightly dry finish, low carbonation, good alcohol bite and slight astringency from roast malt. Overall very tasty, well made, many flavors all balanced nicely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheGooch510 (13) - Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2014
I don’t usually dig on dark beers, but this one is phenomenal! Dark and bold. Lots of chocolate flavors and a bit of a smoky finish. Very smooth for 9.5% alcohol.

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