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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout - No-Li Brewhouse

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: leedorham on 02-15-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is around two fingers high and khaki in shade. Retention is decent enough, and the texture is fairly creamy. A nearly consistent ring of lacing is left on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: It starts off with a sweet, chocolaty note. When left to open up, the hops come through with some pine and grass. Further warming will reveal some caramel and brown sugar. I could definitely use some more roasted notes to blend with the sweetness and hops, but the nose is decent. (3.5)

Taste: A nice bite of hoppiness initially appears. There are some hefty piny notes, but then the sweet, chocolaty second half balances it out fairly well. Twinges of roast and coffee also appear on the finish, thankfully. Even some distant fruit esters come through. This is a solid hoppy imperial stout, plain and simple. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Due to the hoppiness cleansing the palate, it's easy to drink for a 9.5% imperial stout. There is some residual sweetness, but it's otherwise well attenuated and somewhat light in body. Carbonation is medium for the style. (3.5)

Overall: As far as hoppy imperial stouts go, it doesn't work quite as well as Storm King. But it still works to an extent. I'd love to try a fresher bottle...and an older one, as well. I'd love to know not only how well the hop profile appears fresh, but also how well it lasts with its massive hopping. Well worth a try, no matter how old it is. (3.5)

3.51/5: Well done hop-forward imperial stout, but not my favorite

ThisWangsChung, Aug 22, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

LukeVolky, Aug 22, 2014
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3.87/5  rDev +1%

Pitch black body. Off-white, light, wispy head. Clingy froth and legs. Aroma is mainly of lactose sweetness and in the background, lightly roasted malts. The taste is lactose sweet up front, but fades out smoothly at the backend with light bitterness. Mouthfeel is perfect and compliments well.

Overall, a very good stout if you like them sweet. This has a place in on my palate, albeit, a very small place. I will have it again.

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char/smoke, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char/smoke, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toast, dark bread, molasses, light smoke, raisin, plum, herbal, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted/bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate yeast fruitiness; with a great roasted malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast fruitiness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 13, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle at about 65F.

Appearance: Pours deep red-brown but sit black and opaque in the glass. Large creamy tan head. Decent retention; excellent lacing.

Smell: intriguing and lightly sweet with loads of dark and chocolate malts.

Taste: Slightly better than the smell? Coffee; bitter chocolate; herbal hops; medium bitterness; lingering black coffee and burnt toast with a tad too much char.

Mouthfeel: Full, thick body; low-moderate amount of soft carbonation. Creamy smooth.

Overall: Exceptional cross between a RIS and a Black IPA with well hidden alcohol.

chinchill, Jul 23, 2014
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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout from No-Li Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.