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Wreck Alley Imperial Stout - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-01-2012)
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DarkUnity

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-25-2014 04:58:00 | More by DarkUnity
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-11-2013 19:25:17 | More by funkel81
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California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-09-2012 03:51:11 | More by KhangGarrett
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IRONRakkasan

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-12-2013 06:23:39 | More by IRONRakkasan
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-19-2014 03:44:15 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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Devinph

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-06-2013 05:35:25 | More by Devinph
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ejdoo

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-17-2014 02:44:37 | More by ejdoo
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Chrisdslap

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-28-2012 02:02:47 | More by Chrisdslap
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Dem3pigs

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-29-2014 20:06:42 | More by Dem3pigs
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mactrail

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

Rich and warming big stout. Aroma of chocolate and the percolator. Great taste of dark roasted coffee beans. Served in a chilled pint glass, which turns out to be ideal for the un-chilled beer. Nice foam and lacing, but the creamy mouthfeel is outstanding.

This is a powerful, but less syrupy variety of RIS. It has the grainy, dark roast flavor of a good stout, but a velvety mouthfeel to accommodate the higher alcohol. A touch of vanilla.

I'm really pleased to taste a big stout in this restrained and highly drinkable style. I have been impressed that Karl Strauss does such a good job with their cask beers. I think more craft beer enthusiasts should put them on the list of places to visit once in a while.

06-22-2012 06:06:47 | More by mactrail
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dertyd

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

poured from a 22 oz bomber to a 562 pint glass

A:dark almoast black with red hues looks like an dark iced coffee.verry thin kahaki head that settles to a ring around the glass almoast no lace

S:dark roast coffee,chocolate malts and vanilla

T: just like smell coffe,chocolate and vanilla verry smooth

M:smooth rich,verry wet

O:verry good imperial stout not to much coffee but just enough verry smooth

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

04-05-2013 06:39:58 | More by dertyd
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rotten77


4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Had this in a guinness pint glass.
A:This poured out real back the head was dark tan with big bubbles...it looked promising but it didn't stay long...not more than a minute

S: Alot of roasted malts coffee beans coffee beans and more coffee beans...I really cant smell too much else...Not bad in my opinion though

T: taste follows the nose...a little caramel some more chocolate and...a lot of coffee beans...tastes a little bit like someone threw some creamer in her too!!!

M: at some points it can be BIG and CHUNKY but mostly very smooth and easy to drink even with such a high abv.

O: a solid brew...staying between the lines...not much complexity but still good...i would buy this again....just not in the summer!

07-14-2012 20:59:48 | More by rotten77
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

The pour is black in color with a tan head. Nice roasted malt, a hint of cocoa, and some good coffee aromas. A hint of vanilla, some burnt sugar and licorice, as well as some molasses. The flavor is a touch sweet with nice licorice, sugar, and molasses notes. Plenty of coffee and roast, good chocolate flavors, and some toffee as it warms. Really nice body to this beer as well.

08-13-2012 04:36:01 | More by womencantsail
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mxchap

California

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance: Deep, dark brown with a slight reddish hue. Thin head and not much lacing
Aroma: Roasted coffee (medium strength), great balance and diversity of esters, and a hint of sweet chocolate.
Taste: So well balanced. The esters blend so nicely with the coffee and chocolate. This beer is incredibly drinkable.
Feel: Pretty well done. Maybe a tad over-carbonated and dry.
Overall: This beer is not earth-shattering, but it is extremely enjoyable and is a reasonable value. Definitely worth a try IMO.

06-23-2013 23:29:55 | More by mxchap
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HopHead84

California

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

4/13/2012

Cask at Real Ale.

A: Brown that borders on black with a crimson tinge at the bottom.

S: Bold coffee presence with nuts and earth. Cocoa accompanies a tame roasted presence. Very nice nose.

T: Roasted grains and a firm coffee presence that's earthy and nutty. The roasted profile is smooth and not at all acrid or harsh. Lots of dark chocolate and a mild bitterness. Alcohol is faint.

M: Full body with a silky, sticky, chewy mouthfeel.

Overall: A very nice coffee imperial stout. Highly drinkable. I think I'll pick up a bomber of this. This was very good on cask.

04-16-2012 18:54:32 | More by HopHead84
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Pelican5

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

22 oz bomber |

A : clear, black a little thin, foamy finger of head, nice lacing/legs

S : roast coffee, vanilla, cream, bitter chocolate, slight anise

T : creamy vanilla coffee, bitter chocolate finish

Overall : a little thin for the style but very tasty. Roasty creamy coffee. No alcohol. A nice coffee forward stout when you dont want something heavy. Light and sweet and for the price... well, a steal for sure. I would drink this for desert when a heavier stout is too much. Has its time and place. Will drink again no doubt.

Cheers ~

10-25-2012 06:37:06 | More by Pelican5
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-06-2013 01:43:09 | More by djaeon
Wreck Alley Imperial Stout from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.