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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2567) - 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.


3.8
zoucrew102 (1880) - - MAY 29, 2017
Bomber, 2016 vintage, thanks Craig! Roasted malt aroma with notes of molasses, chocolate and some licorice. Pours inky black with a thin light brown head that has some retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors with light notes of chocolate as well as a full body and viscous mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and a bit dry with molasses and licorice flavors that linger on the palate with some roasted malt. Nice imperial stout.

3.3
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, molasses, raisin, chocolate and roast. Malt and chocolate flavor with some roastiness before a dark fruit finish.

3.5
anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Pitch black pour. Creamy, tan head that receeds into a bubbley collar. Aroma is fruity, green olives, chocolate and vanilla. Slick texture. Full bodied. There is a sweetness to it. Finish is long and bitter. Bready. Decent beer.

3.4
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Opaque Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty/burnt malts, lots of liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel/toffee. Fruity; hints of dark fruits. Slightly spicy. Hoppy; earthy hops. Sweet roast malty liquorice and chocolate throughout. Dry roast finish. Much too much liquorice. Unusual but interesting. Decent enough. (2015-04-12)

3.7
vandc01 (416) - North Branch, USA - DEC 17, 2016
22oz pour at home Decent stout - but nothing overwhelming. Not tasting the 100 IBU’s

3.5
Ferris (15403) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle - Dark roast and chocolate. Deep jet brown with a light brown head. Dark roast, Chcolate, some minty hops and a very long roasty dark Chcolate finish. Not bad, but nothing particularly special.

3.8
ClarkVV (6709) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle, what Brian thinks to be a 2014 bottle, shared 10/15/16.
Dark mahogany with deep violet tints and a good clarity. Tan head atop is medium-sized and shows moderately strong retention.
Deep, dark, vinous notes emerge slowly. Strong baker’s chocolate, prunes, plums, currants and a hint of charred grain. Very dark fruit-heavy Impy, which is fine with me. Alcohol is controlled in the nose and it seems to be very obviously well-attenuated. Almost salty, though it’s not smokey, with black licorice, light vanilla and more dark fruits peppering the finish.
Long, drawn out dark fruits lend a bitter character to the beer, as low but fairly engaging carbonation and a silky-to-oily texture concentrate the rich acidity and dark chocolate notes. Some light caramel sweetness helps balance, but this thing is very vinous and dry. You don’t taste the alcohol but it’s there, as this thing defintiely creeps up on you. Pepper, currants, char and bitter, dark chocolate linger on the long finish. This is some serious stuff. Very nice sipper.

3.8
AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Dark black, no head, red edges. Sweet aroma with fudge. Flavor, high bitterness, pine-oil, juicy fruit, fudge, espresso. finish is like cake batter. Very sweet.

3.7
AirForceHops (7243) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2016
22 oz bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer. Guessing this is a 2014 vintage with no bottle date coding. Sat in Brian seller at least a year and a half. Pitch black color, lasting off white head. Aroma is lots of raisin, dates, sugarcoated plums. Very weak roast.

Flavor is dark for a dominant, again raisins and date heavy with a bitter chocolate finish. ABV is pretty hidden, body is a little thin. But pretty good.

3.6
WillRunForBeer (2652) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2016
22oz bottle from trade. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark fruit, a touch of roast. Flavor is a bit drier than I expected, with same dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee roast. Finish is overextracted coffee bitterness.


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