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Wals Petroleum - Cervejaria Wäls

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very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Wäls visit their website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paulozanello on 04-11-2012)
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Photo of FLima
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It poured the deepest black color possible with no head whatsoever.
Aroma of dark chocolate, caramels, coffee, vanilla, nuts, overripe plums and mint. Not super complex, but pleasant with an assertive nutty cocoa.
Bold flavor predominating cocoa powder following by notes of coffee, mint, mild tangy citrusy, herbal hops, molasses, oat, mild lactic acid, wood, some spices and licorice. Very dry aftertaste with a lingering roasted and chocolate note. Definitely it doesn’t fell like the announced 70 IBUs.
Full body, almost liquorish and very smooth with low carbonation. Alcohol of 12% abv has proven to be dangerously hidden.
A chocolaty RIS, tasty and not aggressive. Sure worth trying. Interesting that the first time I had it, it felt to me like a heavy condimented RIS, this one felt like a much easier to drink brew. And it still has a couple of years to expiration date. It would not bother me to have more spices and hops.

FLima, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Wäls takes their operation to another level. Not happy with brewing an outstanding quadrupel and tripel, they have borrowed a double stout recipe from DUM and have added Petroleum to their portfolio. This is batch #3 (more on that later), and it comes bottled in a 360 ml size already corked and caged. Many thanks go out to Sergio for this one! On to the beer:

Black as you could imagine, but the story is the color of the head. I have seen heads that are well tanned, but this must be one of the darkest heads that I've come across. It drops away, evenually exposing the beer to the air above. That nose is incredibly delectable. An aphrodisiac even. The aroma is full of melted Mexican chocolate. Soft yeast aromas mix into the chocolate.

As this was the "infamous" Batch #3, I anticipated a beer that would be very powerful with the carbonation. That is the one downside to an otherwise glorious beer. The antithesis to Lost Abbey, a very overcarbonated stout, one that gives the beer a very spicy kick. Time diminshes the intenisty of the bubbles, fortunately. In regards for taste, there are loads upon loads of cocoa and chocolate. But it also has a Belgian accent to it, bringing it Belgian yeast and prunes. It's seems to be 50% imperial stout, and 50% Belgian dark. It's possible that Wäls is using their own house yeast in this homebrew recreation. It's full bodied, and the alcohol is masked very well considering it's already at 12% ABV.

A very good showing from Wäls, and the scary part is this beer can only get better.

DoubleJ, Jul 27, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +4%

Kevinpitts, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Sarmento, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of dorosjim
5/5  rDev +25.3%


Needed a cork screw for this one since the beer is close to dead flat but thats seriously not a problem. The beer is super intense with big notes of cocoa and licorice on the nose. Subtle nuances of smoke and leather. The mouthfeel is super full and super silky with an incredible amount of layers. Sweets, savory, richness, but manages to stay clean the entire time. Smooth rounded finish that lasts and lasts and leaves the mouth watering. Simply and incredible beer.

dorosjim, Nov 10, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +14.3%

Drogon, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

djrn2, Nov 02, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%

Tim725, Nov 01, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

IPAFrEaK888, Oct 19, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

JuanAlberto, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

mychalg9, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

cvalleskey, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of denisconrado
3.75/5  rDev -6%

More liked than the perfume flavor, besides licorosa appearance. The effect of alcohol comes after, not during. In my mouth the bitterness overpowered the other elements, not being my favorite.

denisconrado, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

factoide, Sep 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

kwjd, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

sirhc3034, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Bruno_RS14, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jplopez21, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

krl2112, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

jbriggs7, Sep 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

Texasfan549, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

kjkinsey, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

No carbonation issues or infection with this batch. Thick, chocolaty, coffee, roast. Great imperial stout, but not quite on par with DUM.

EgadBananas, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a deep, dark inky black, with a small half-inch head, and a not much lacing.

Smells like chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, roasted malt, and a small amount of booze.

This has just a wonderful chocolate flavor to it, like rich melted Belgian chocolate, with hazelnut, nutty roasted coffee, roasted malt, raisin and other dark fruit flavors, and a small amount of bitter booze, which is ok- this one's 11%.

This one has an insanely creamy mouthfeel, almost milk-shake like, with an appropriately low amount of carbonation (I've heard it could be too high in the past). It's fairly thick bodied, and very drinkable.

This is a great little brewery from Brazil, and I will be on the lookout for more beers from them in the future.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 04, 2014
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Wals Petroleum from Cervejaria Wäls
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.