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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout - No-Li Brewhouse

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102 Ratings
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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 Scotchboy:
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-21-2014 05:29:28 | More by mrp2323
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-16-2014 03:51:51 | More by Michaeldmanley
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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-03-2014 03:21:32 | More by bret717
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2014 02:21:26 | More by Louski
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Serving type: bottle

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Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout from No-Li Brewhouse
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