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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

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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Reviews by GJ40:
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 07:24:23 | More by GJ40
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2014 00:23:07 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2014 00:50:05 | More by Coopdaddy
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 00:54:20 | More by chinchill
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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-21-2014 05:29:28 | More by mrp2323
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-16-2014 03:51:51 | More by Michaeldmanley
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mthomp081

Delaware

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

A - once inch creamy dark brown head, color is almost black

S - very strong smell of molasses and alcohol

T - deep molasses, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, bitterness on the back-end but incredibly hidden 100 IBU., very malty, smokey

M - full bodied, heavy, chewy

O - This is a very good stout. Full bodied and tasty, lots of flavors going on here, malt, molasses, chocolate, even a smokey taste. The 100 IBUs is incredibly well hidden but you can really taste the bitterness in the after taste. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 23:29:41 | More by mthomp081
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
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/

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 01:07:14 | More by Brutaltruth
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bret717

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-03-2014 03:21:32 | More by bret717
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2014 15:48:34 | More by tobelerone
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-25-2014 21:27:05 | More by sharpski
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-22-2014 01:24:51 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A decent imperial stout. This flavor and feel. Mild smoke, mild molasses, loads and loads of malts. A bit tangy, but doesn't ruin it. The overall character is good, though a tweak to give less or more of everything that shows would kick it up a knotch.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 05:16:41 | More by RblWthACoz
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2014 02:21:26 | More by Louski
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Alaska

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-09-2014 18:05:03 | More by morebeergood
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jellikit

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 04:38:25 | More by jellikit
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-02-2014 04:17:19 | More by ohiobeer29
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer was a deep black color with a slight mocha head.

Smell - The aroma is largely based on the malt, but there is a certain fruitiness in the aroma.

Taste - On the initial taste, the malts and burnt sugar come to the front. As it evolves, the chocolate becomes the dominant taste with ginger in the background. It is a little like ginger covered in dark chocolate. In the aftertaste, the malts fade a little to reveal fruit notes. The aftertaste gives a mild warming sensation.

Mouthfeel - Initially, I thought this was a thick stout. It seems to thin rather quickly which makes me wonder where the aftertaste went.

Overall - Initially, I liked this one a lot. I enjoy the taste, but it just fades too quickly.

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thebigredone

Wisconsin

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout from No-Li Brewhouse
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