Wreck Alley Imperial Stout - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +29.5%
This is still the best beer I've ever tasted. I am actually not sure if it was on nitro-tap, but I wouldn't be surprised with how smooth it was. The aftertaste was like a cool cup of coffee and it wasn't bitter, but velvety smooth and chocolaty - just the way I like 'em.
05-18-2013 23:36:25 | More by LesleyLooWho
4.74/5 rDev +22.8%
Whoa, killer brew. Just shy of perfect, and those imperfections are just niggles. Little bit boozy, but hey, it's an imp stout... Looks, smells, tastes, fabulous. Complex, yet just a great classic beer of its style. Faultless finish. Can't wait to return to the brewpub in San Diego.
03-12-2014 01:07:27 | More by drpimento
4.46/5 rDev +15.5%
Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Oversized wine glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: July 20, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 16, 2013
Poured an almost pitch black color with two fingers of bubbly tan head. Average spots of sporadic lacing on the sides of the glass. Good amount of lacing all the way down.
Smelled pretty much black coffee, fudge and dark chocolate. Also cocoa, espresso, toffee and caramel. I’ve never had coffee, but this is it.
Tasted not quite as strong as the smell, but still similar. Got coffee, coffee beans, espresso, dark chocolate, smoky fire, dark chocolate fudge, toffee, cocoa and dark caramel. Very smooth.
Medium body. Surprisingly thinner texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
Just a fantastic beer. Everything was just so good. Can’t wait to try it again.
08-17-2013 06:29:26 | More by BucannonXC5
4.31/5 rDev +11.7%
I tried this at the Winter Brews Fest in Concord but couldn't really write notes on it then. I got a few bottles of it later and took some notes.
Appearance- black color, thin tan head, decent lacing
Smell- coffee, chocolate
Taste- coffee, chocolate, very nice!
Mouthfeel- full bodied
Drinkability- I thought this was a very good stout. I really enjoyed it a lot!
02-17-2013 01:32:18 | More by jeffjeff1
Wreck Alley Imperial Stout from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.