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Imperial Malt Ball Stout - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Imperial Malt Ball Stout
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 4.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopdog on 12-09-2008)
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Photo of charlzm
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/14/08 at Karl Strauss Universal CityWalk, Universal City, CA.

Beer seems almost black until held to light; dark brown highlights appear. A thick foamy head somewhere between off-white and tan decorates this fluid.

Aroma of dark roasted malt, some vanilla.

Balanced, mild chocolate and coffee are the predominant flavors. Some vanilla. Slightly sweet. Sadly, I could not pick out the flavors of the actual maltballs used in the brewing.

Texture is smooth, slightly chewy.

Easy to drink, particularly considering the ABV, but nothing to get excited about.

Photo of hopdog
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap.

Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, cocoa powder, and some dark fruits. Tastes of roast, lighter cocoa powder, chocolate, and dark fruits.

I really like malted milk balls, and I could kinda get that in this. By far a great Karl Strauss beer.

Imperial Malt Ball Stout from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.