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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beneath the tides off Mission Beach rests Wreck Alley – a dark and mysterious seascape of forgotten ships. Amidst the rusted wreckage is a marine ecosystem, an artificial reef teeming with life. Our Wreck Alley is as dark as the depths of its namesake, an Imperial Stout of uncharted complexity. Brewed with darkly kilned malts, cocoa nibs, and Ethiopian coffee beans, Wreck Alley boasts rich layers of dark chocolate, toffee, and espresso-like roast. Save a bottle. This one has a stout shelf-life.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
22 FL OZ ($9.99) a good beer and is pretty complex. has a lot of flavors going on and is extremely drinkable at 9.5% ABV. I’ve had better imperial stouts and $10 for a 22floz is pretty over priced.


3.9
Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Dark brown pour at Karl Strauss. Coffee and roasted malt nose. Delicious taste, balanced of some sweet malt character with dark chocolate and coffee. Really good.

2.9
djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa, roast, wood. Medium body, licorice, dark chocplate, wood, bitter finish, decent.

3.8
katrinaez (2014) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Pours dark black with some foam, heavy malt smell and taste, bitter finish with some anise, medium mouthfeel, bottle.

3.8
bdleedahl (436) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
Of course a good beer in the scope of all beers. And i love the spiciness. But within the style, it's lacking a huge full body at 9% abv.

4
Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2017
Nez vraiment excellent : très chocolat/café, de franches figue voire cassis. Bouche très douce, très chocolat, café plus modéré. Longueur ultra ronde et gourmande, des côtés noisettes, un peu cassis. Super.

4.2
chimayx (124) - FRANCE - FEB 3, 2017
Imperial stout très sympa, accessible même à ceux qui ne seraient pas familiers du style, elle est très aromatique mais douce et buvable. Très noire comme il se doit, le corps est relativement épais sans être complètement huileux. Odeurs assez douces de café et de chocolat, pointes de malt grillés. Arômes assez importants, bien équilibrés: l’arrière plan est doux, comme du chocolat au lait renforcé par du chocolat noir, avec un peu de gras. Sur le devant c’est le café qui l’emporte, notes importantes de café froid. Arômes nets, bien distincts. Ces arômes s’amenuisent au bout de quelques secondes pour laisser la place au houblon, avec une belle amertume finale. Très bel équilibre entre les arômes et l’amertume.

3.4
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
taste is of old wood, maybe shipwrecked wood. Not so great IS.not incredible beer. lasting light mocha coloured head.

3.5
gyllenbock (9156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2017
On tap at Karl Strauss Downtown San Diego. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some licorice. Similar taste, also with hints of medicine. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

3.7
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2017
Sampled from a 0.65l bottle @ RBNG 2014. This is a deep dark brown looking one with a small sidesticking dark beige top. Soft roasted nose, a fair amount of hops is detected, as is chocolate, cold coffee and malt drops - all located here in a pretty well smelling blend of aromas. Lots of flavor. It’s a tad chocolate sweet, I get some strong roasted flavors here but it’s also somewhat dark caramel sweet. Vanilla, coffee and lingering chocolate in the finish and aftertaste. Lots of flavor and quite a good tasting one. 15.02.2014

4.1
chadski (140) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2017
This is better than I was expecting. Typical coffee aromas yield a very nice balance of bitterness and chocolaty sweetness with a very creamy palate.


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