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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout - No-Li Brewhouse

Wrecking Ball Imperial StoutWrecking Ball Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%


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 +3.2%
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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SavvyStudent

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-20-2014 02:48:40 | More by SavvyStudent
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-14-2014 01:25:05 | More by Bonis
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-10-2014 00:43:22 | More by rcjennings
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2014 12:16:48 | More by baklo
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 07:41:59 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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DaveRinn

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 04:42:08 | More by DaveRinn
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-15-2014 23:58:03 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-12-2014 02:25:00 | More by epyon396
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Very deep dark black can't see through this. A head is a 1/4 inch that settles to a pretty sweet lace ring. Nice.
S - Mild roast notes, some chocolate stank, and some anise.
T - It's quite good smooth chocolate tones, some hop bitterness, and a touch of roasty twang.
M - Much more heavier than most imperial stouts its medium bodied at most.
Overall hops are mild and heavy roasts are not very acidic. i like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 05:03:15 | More by DrDemento456
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tut2528

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-10-2014 04:58:32 | More by tut2528
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from the CoOp poured into my Hill Farmstead tulip.

A: Dark, dense opaque pour with a large dark khaki head and real good spotty lacing.

S: Leafy hops and espresso and booze dominate...wasn't expecting the booze...some dark fruits, char, and a roasty malt backbone round out the nose.

T: More espresso/bitterness followed by some moderate hoppiness and char...dark fruits, sweet alcohol, some faint toasted sugars and dark caramel.

MF: Full bodied, moderately bitter, and definitely a bit boozy for 9.5%. Dry, lingering finish.

O: This one was ok, I was expecting a bit more of a 'balanced' Imperial Stout. The espresso and hop character was nice, but the booze was a little distracting, and there wasn't as much of a chocolate/roast/malt backbone as I thought there could have been.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 20:44:32 | More by Scotchboy
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-23-2014 00:00:07 | More by Dilbert65
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Foamy looking light brown head... a little short lived.. okay lacing.. the brew is black, but appears a little thin.

Smell is also a bit thin... dark roasted malts with a pretty pronounced hoppiness for the style, doesn't seem to be enough residual malt backbone to carry the big players.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the aromas... dark/astringent malt with little chocolate/residual sweetness... bitterness from the hops combines with the bitter malts and makes it seem a little one dimensional...

Body is light for the style... medium with a sorta prickly carbonic bite.

Okay for sure... especially given the lower price and approachable 12oz bottle... but I had higher hopes I guess.

3.5/3.5/3.25/3.25/3.25

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 06:27:45 | More by JohnGalt1
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Jameswoody

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-11-2014 06:01:50 | More by Jameswoody
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Jayeblue24

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-23-2014 23:39:20 | More by Jayeblue24
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-22-2014 00:08:55 | More by tedho21
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Morockm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-18-2014 23:40:21 | More by Morockm
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-17-2014 04:15:48 | More by bernat1971
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 02:45:33 | More by Fatehunter
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zestd

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-30-2013 07:42:21 | More by zestd
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-26-2013 05:27:18 | More by cjgiant
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-22-2013 07:53:25 | More by Sir_Goatman
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Hangar on the Wharf:

Into a snifter:

A: dark black colored body with a super slim white filmy head that once it dies the lacing that forms is slightly clingy yet speckles in a nicely done adequate sort of fashion (nice pace)

S: roasted coffee bean up front with some molasses and caramel coming out but also targets a generous amount of booziness with some pine coming through as well

T: mainly sweet through burnt caramel and espresso, there's some nuttiness floating around in the flavoring; super roasted coffee bean sort of aftertaste with a dry coffee finish

M: medium to heavy, not exactly sessionable - super sipper; carbonation seems to be good for the style and for me as its somewhat smooth for the most part

O: really nice Double Stout by No-Li, I'm glad I'm starting to find their better brews. To No-Li, keep sending to Alaska!

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2013 06:30:21 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout from No-Li Brewhouse
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