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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout - No-Li Brewhouse

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very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
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No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: leedorham on 02-15-2013

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Ratings: 179 | Reviews: 43
Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville, NC.

A - Deep black with no light and a small tan head that clings nicely to the glass.

S - Dark chocolate with brown sugar and hints of molasses and coffee.

T - Mainly chocolate malts with little roasted malt coming through. A strong presence of hop flavor and bitterness. Some fruity esters too. The alcohol is well hidden. I was surprised that unlike most ISs, the flavor declines as the glass empties and warms.

M - Moderately creamy with a low carbonation.

O - An enjoyable West Coast IS with a big influence of hops over malts.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly jet black with a great looking one finger deep beige head that leaves multiple broken rings of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Aromas of dark fruit dipped in alcohol and espresso roast coffee,the alcohol is pretty big.Sweet molasses and charred dark fruit flavors mixed with a good shot of vanilla spiced alcohol,almost like a spiced rum but with a drying roasted finish.A solid RIS from a brewery that for me just kicks ass.Maybe if I lived in the northwest this brewery's wares would be more ho hum for me but as somewone on the east coast i want more of their stuff!

Photo of NWer
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Beaver13
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours dark black brown with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted grains, chocolate and some black licorice.

The flavor is roasted black patent malts, some sweet chocolate, black licorice, vinous alcohol and lots of acidic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK imperial stout.

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of chinchill
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.

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

Photo of switzer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of socon67
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of henrisimo
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Photo of Fatehunter
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body. Beautiful.
The aroma is rich molasses, caramel and roasted malt. Really nice.
The taste is deep. Molasses, burnt wood, a little earth, roasted malt, lemon bitterness towards the end. Excellent profile and balance.
The texture is thick with low carbonation.
Outstanding.

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ohiobeer29
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of beerloverofbham
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a 10 ounce schooner. Pours the color of dark raisins, with a slight tan head. Smells of dark leather, blackstrap molasses, carbon. Very chewy. Decent mouthfeel. At the front, tastes of bittersweet chocolate and in the middle, carbon--almost like slightly burned toast. A little bit of licorice at the end. Does not taste as strong as it is.

Photo of munimula
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

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

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Funny, this is the one I wanted, and oddly enough it is like Stormbringer and Old Heathen had an offspring. Pours a thick dark black with a deep tan head and a nice thick head that dissipates to clinging lacing. Smell of black strap molasses, chocolate, coffee, and booze. Taste is dark chocolate up front with the coffee. Molasses to the sides and aftertaste. Thick rich mouthfeel, with the alcohol and 100 IBU (!?!?!) well hidden. Medium bittering hops in the aftertaste. SOLID. Meaty, beefy, BIG, and bouncy. Interesting. Very nice for the stout drink, for which I am. Cheers/

Photo of Bung
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz. Black pour, half finger of very light tan. Retained well enough.

Aroma, quite herbal and piney. Anise, bakers chocolate. Some roast, reminiscent of some black ipas.

Taste, definetely on the hoppier side. Some roast malt. More anise. Dark chocolate. Herbal/piney finish. Maybe a little coffee.

Mid body, carbonation was fine for me. Drinks quite easy. Hides the abv well. Just a little dry. Would like more malt and sweetness, but his was still good. Kind of like Coronados RIS or Black Flag.

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

A: dark with a tinge of red. Small bubbles leaving little-to-no head.

S: molasses. Roasty. Toasty.

T: roasted barley. Molasses. Sweet. Chocolate. Slight bitterness at the end.

M: medium carbonation. Thick. Big body. Oprah in a string bikini.

O: I can't believe this has 95 IBU's. Well balanced between the malty sweetness, alcohol and hops (?). Good imperial stout.

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.

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