Wals Petroleum | Cervejaria Wäls

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Wäls
Brazil
wals.com.br

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paulozanello on 04-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What an incredible display of stout flavor. Nestled in the deep South American landscape, the artistry and culinary art in ale is certainly not lost on the Wäls brewery- its English "Russian" character is alive and well while its viscosity and intensity is much more suggestive of massive modern stout.

And like petroleum, the beer's dirty motor oil appearance is an understatement. Opaque and onyx-like, the ominously black beer patiently sheds a froth that's the stuff of mocha meringue. Fresh roasted coffee, dark chocolate and grilled fruit fill the nose with a cognac-like alcohol tinge. But with the first taste being equally robust and savory, the burnt sugars of black-strap molasses, brown sugar, toffee and maple line the tongue with absolute saturation.

And a whole host of roasted flavor opens up on the tongue when the roasted, creamy and savory malts splash the senses to completion- Those wonderfully burnt sweetnesses latch onto every tastebud and is slow to release. Delivering the scorched earth character of espresso, bitter baker's chocolate, charred walnut and a light woodsy campfire aura giving a nod to turkish coffee. Its lasting taste is one of grilled currant, red grape, blueberry, blackberry and cherry- all seeming bathed in fortified cognac.

Ridiculously full and lavish, the beer's silky pattern is broken only buy its enormous strength. Spicy cognac offers a boozy dryness, vinous and peppery character to balance the sweet and to add complexity to the roast. Still, the beer's warming sensations march deeply in aftertaste with cocoa and coffee.

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Photo of FBorrego
4.86/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SLeffler27
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Black as petroleum with dark chocolate highlights and no head. The viscosity almost produces legs on a PBGC Imperial Glass. More light makes it appear more black, like a reflective black mirror. A thin horizon is reddish brown.

Malt aromas are aggressive up front, very much like wort in the kettle. Some roasted chocolate and coffee is lightly discernible, while alcohol fumes lift pine tar and hop aromas.

The flavor is rich chocolate and black coffee. It is quite sweet with light sourness. Warmth brings out pumpernickel bread and roasted, almost burnt, qualities. The finish is moderately long and dominated by malt.

A dense body with a silky smooth texture. Faint carbonation with alcohol being short of hot. Syrupy residue is left on the lips.

This is a deeply contemplative beer within which one can almost get lost.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of celio7x
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CesarLopes
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of insanidade
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

thanks to Jeremiah(froggyfrog)for sharing this at our stout tasting, enjoyed chilled in a glass from the bottle.
The color is very dark almost black like used motor oil with thin light tan head. The smell is roasty with coffee, woody and slightly molasses-like in aroma. The feel is thick as it looks with viscous roasty with medium carbonation and mild alcohol heat.

The taste has strong toffee with cocoa-like roast and taste of coffee is there with a dark cocoa type bitterness and low sweetness with a molasses element with mild alcohol in the finish. Overall I think this is a good imperial stout, cocoa is notieceable but it doesn't overpower the other flavors

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Under-rated beer in my opinion. Viscous chocolatey coffee flavors in this beer. Some molasses notes as well. Never gets boring; flavors just keep coming strong.

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Photo of Sarmento
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dorosjim
5/5  rDev +23.5%

ONE OF THE BEST IMP STOUTS I HAVE EVER HAD!

Needed a cork screw for this one since the beer is close to dead flat but thats seriously not a problem. The beer is super intense with big notes of cocoa and licorice on the nose. Subtle nuances of smoke and leather. The mouthfeel is super full and super silky with an incredible amount of layers. Sweets, savory, richness, but manages to stay clean the entire time. Smooth rounded finish that lasts and lasts and leaves the mouth watering. Simply and incredible beer.

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Photo of Drogon
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Tim725
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of IPAFrEaK888
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of cvalleskey
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of denisconrado
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

More liked than the perfume flavor, besides licorosa appearance. The effect of alcohol comes after, not during. In my mouth the bitterness overpowered the other elements, not being my favorite.

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Photo of factoide
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of sirhc3034
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Wals Petroleum from Cervejaria Wäls
4.05 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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