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Wreck Alley Imperial Stout - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-01-2012)
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Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

Appearance: dark brown-black color; opaque with a very durable tan head that leaves attractive lacing.

Aroma: appealing mix of coffee and baked dark bread.

Flavor: mildly sweet despite a strong coffee presence. High quality coffee component.

Feel: medium-full body with soft, light carbonation. A bit syrupy.

O: a very tasty coffee stout. Improved with warming. Reommended!

chinchill, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Dem3pigs
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Dem3pigs, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of MikalMick
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

MikalMick, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Kaleh001
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Kaleh001, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of bschinelli
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

bschinelli, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Rob23
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not going to go overboard with a description.This stout is just OK in my opinion.Most likely will not purchase again.I have had better(Ten Fidy,Stone,Boulevard,Rasputin)and I have had worse(no name to mention)If you do not mind trying new things and have the income to not care then by all means give it a go.Maybe the 2 IPAs I enjoyed before this one ruined the experience for me....but I doubt it.

Rob23, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of OMsweetOM
4.5/5  rDev +16%

OMsweetOM, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Birmz
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

Birmz, May 29, 2014
Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
Photo of FitnessForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +16%

FitnessForBeer, May 16, 2014
Photo of jjh19
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black and a nice tannish head. Exactly as I’d expect from an Imperial Stout.

Smell: A good amount of coffee in the nose.

Taste: I got a lot of coffee in the first taste and then some chocolate sweetness came though. Subtle balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied that wish was more full bodied.

Drinkability: Smooth and tasty.

jjh19, May 05, 2014
Photo of hit728
4/5  rDev +3.1%

hit728, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of deNerval
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

deNerval, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of cfitterer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

cfitterer, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of kmanjohnson
3/5  rDev -22.7%

kmanjohnson, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of BryanCDM
4/5  rDev +3.1%

BryanCDM, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Rubalaca
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Rubalaca, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of vma
3/5  rDev -22.7%

vma, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of JSuperman
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JSuperman, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of thkrb99
4/5  rDev +3.1%

thkrb99, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of drpimento
4.74/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

drpimento, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of ThePaleRider
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ThePaleRider, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of thebeeler
3/5  rDev -22.7%

thebeeler, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with a thin khaki head that quickly disappears completely and leaves very faint spots of lace.

Smell is a delicious balance of sweet chocolate, bitter black coffee and dark malt.

Taste is black coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt.

Texture is on the heavy side of medium bodied with low carbonation.

A solid imperial stout with strong coffee and cocoa flavors.

Furlinator, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of DarkUnity
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

DarkUnity, Feb 25, 2014
Wreck Alley Imperial Stout from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.