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Wals Petroleum - Cervejaria Wäls

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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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 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.

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4.56/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

Photo of Bruno_RS14
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of srbcurti
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of berola
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is petroleum. Or maybe old engine oil. Anyway, very dark liqueurish beer, with a dark brown head that easily dissipates. Distinct cocoa notes, hence dark chocolate (of course, it's maturated with belgian cocoa), and a few sweet yiest notes that balance the whole. Despite the fact that it's a 70 IBU Stout, this beer doesn't show a huge bitter mouthfeel effect, which is counterbalanced by the forementioned sweet notes. It's a full-bodied beer, as one would expect, which confirms its molasses appearance, and it has some toffee toasted notes, a gift-cliché from Stout style beers. Lingering finish with astringent qualities. Look forward to tasting another Wäls beer.

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev +4%

Photo of paulozanello
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the result of a collaboration between a group of Homebrewers (Dum cervejaria) that developed the recipe and the Wals Brewery from Belo Horizonte, Brasil that finally brewed and released it on a large scale.

It's an Imperial Stout with a huge roasted grain bill, oats and belgian chocolate. Along with Colorado Ithaca and Bodebrown Milk Stout it is one of the first and few big stouts produced in the country.

It pours a very opaque dark color with a faint reddish brown cap that recedes very quickly leaving no lacing whatsoever.

Aroma is of roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, coffee/espresso and mollasses. Faint vanilla notes are also there.

Taste begins with a huge roasted punch followed by lots of mollasses and candy sugar sweetness. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee and a little smoked malt are also perceptible. Finish is astringent and fairly bitter from its roasted grain character as well as hops.

Body is huge, thick and syrupy with moderate to high carbonation. Warming alcohol feel after each sip. Aftertaste lingers for a long while with roasted and dark chocolate notes.

Overall a great example of the reinvented Russian Imperial Stout style popularized by US craft breweries. This is a top notch beer, certainly one of if not the best stout currently being produced in Brasil, so be sure to track it down if you are ever down here.

Photo of Tim725
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a black oiled color forming minimum head. Low retention and no lacings left

S: Roasted malts. Caramel malts. Toffee. Dark chocolate

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Roasted malts. Toffee. Dark chocolate. A little bit sour. I guesd that the high temperature screwed it.

M: Heavy and very creamy body. Low carbonation. Roasted aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Authentic Imperial Stout made in Brazil

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Wals Petroleum from Cervejaria Wäls
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.