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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout - No-Li Brewhouse

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Wrecking Ball Imperial StoutWrecking Ball Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | 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:
Beer added by: leedorham on 02-15-2013

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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 5pmsomewhere
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TreeBear
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greg4579
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeepJello
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miltm
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

From 12/22/14 notes. Bought in Delaware at Total Wine & More, 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with two fingers of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Alcohol, roasted malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruits, chalk, and cream. Medium to full body, low carbonation, smooth but some alcohol to it

Overall too strong and too much alcohol, especially in the taste. Wouldn't seek it out again.

Photo of 510a
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, char, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, char, and slight citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of cocoa and hop qualities, but you can definitely taste the alcohol in this one.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of yancot
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwarren82
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vogt52
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head fades rather fast, leaving a relatively light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a chocolate smell mixed with some lighter aromas of roasted malt and coffee. There is a decent sum of a caramel, molasses, and brown sugar smell as well along with some lighter aromas of a more earthy nature. Overall the aroma is quite sweet, dessert like, and robust.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasty malt taste with a strong showing of sweeter flavors of molasses and brown sugar as well as a sweeter chocolate flavor. These flavors create a base taste for the brew and remain till then end. As the taste advances some flavors of coffee and more roast come to the tongue, with these being joined by a little bit of a licorice taste. Some earthy and grassy hop flavors as well as a hit of alcohol come to the tongue at the very end, leaving a warmingly semi-sweet roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the rich dark, sweeter, and boozy flavors of the brew the feel is quite nice and creates a very mouth coating feel which accentuates the nice warming and dark flavors well.

Overall – A nice drinking stout with a thick and sweet, but roasty and boozy taste. A pretty nice imperial overall, and one to try if you get a chance.

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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of little_star
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SurferEric
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%

Great imperial stout that hits home hard with strong, malty tastes, but lets more fruity flavors linger as the beer continues to age.

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4.8/5  rDev +25%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jordanian2
3.88/5  rDev +1%

Photo of LouZ
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slimrn
4/5  rDev +4.2%

The only thing I have to add is that I find it quite smokey!

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout from No-Li Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.