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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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86
very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
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: 179 | Reviews: 43
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbwimer
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$ 2.79/12 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt
Head average (3.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to a 4 mm ring and center-raised layer
Lacing good – heavy curtain of tiny to small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor Begins slightly bitter and ends the same way but seems more like malt bitterness than hop bitterness. Tastes mostly of roasted malt, maybe some very faint bitter chocolate and licorice. No hops (100 IBU!), no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, a little thinner than creamy, carbonation soft

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3, Overall 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown color with a light head. Plenty of lacing. The aroma has some char. coffee, alcohol, and pine.

Flavor is bitter, yet roasted. Any malt sweetness is muted by char, booze and hops. Everything is in good balance, and the beer is quite tasty. Nice, well rounded hop flavor. As you would expect the flavor enhance as the beer warms, really nice roasted malt and the hops don't fade, providing earthy undertones that are a perfect compliment.

Full bodied mouthfeel with ample carbonation and slightly chewy.

Photo of Murrobert
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheKitsch
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly sweet for 100 IBU rating. Totally in-offensive.

Photo of wynnwssn
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewGoria
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spacebear09
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Alcohol dominates the taste. Extremely roasty and bitterness comes next. Not recommended.

Photo of 5pmsomewhere
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TreeBear
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greg4579
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeepJello
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miltm
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
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
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout from No-Li Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.