Wals Petroleum | Cervejaria Wäls

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Cervejaria Wäls

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

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

From a 375 mL bottle, thanks DoubleJ,

A: Pours black with a tall deep brown head, one of the darkest heads out there, like Chocolate Yeti.

S: Belgian cocoa with a hint of dark fruit, dark chocolate.

T: Dominated by dark chocolate especially on the finish, that flavour is clear. Lighter notes of molasses and roasted malt.

M: Much too carbonated, of this I am sure. Full-bodied, but too much coaxing to get the beer down to drinking level.

O: An interesting Imperial Stout, fix the carbonation problems and you could have a winner because the flavour is there.

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Photo of vhmf1978
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genecy
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of carloskleber
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Slatetank
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
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 brunomorenodebrito
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice, rich and boosy. High body, with great aroma of cocoa, coofe and caramel. In the mounth we can feel a great body and cocoa, cofee caramel like. Sweet aftertaste with hints of caramel and chocolate. Great beer, nice aroma and flavour, onde of the best beers

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Photo of denisconrado
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of insanidade
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Wäls takes their operation to another level. Not happy with brewing an outstanding quadrupel and tripel, they have borrowed a double stout recipe from DUM and have added Petroleum to their portfolio. This is batch #3 (more on that later), and it comes bottled in a 360 ml size already corked and caged. Many thanks go out to Sergio for this one! On to the beer:

Black as you could imagine, but the story is the color of the head. I have seen heads that are well tanned, but this must be one of the darkest heads that I've come across. It drops away, evenually exposing the beer to the air above. That nose is incredibly delectable. An aphrodisiac even. The aroma is full of melted Mexican chocolate. Soft yeast aromas mix into the chocolate.

As this was the "infamous" Batch #3, I anticipated a beer that would be very powerful with the carbonation. That is the one downside to an otherwise glorious beer. The antithesis to Lost Abbey, a very overcarbonated stout, one that gives the beer a very spicy kick. Time diminshes the intenisty of the bubbles, fortunately. In regards for taste, there are loads upon loads of cocoa and chocolate. But it also has a Belgian accent to it, bringing it Belgian yeast and prunes. It's seems to be 50% imperial stout, and 50% Belgian dark. It's possible that Wäls is using their own house yeast in this homebrew recreation. It's full bodied, and the alcohol is masked very well considering it's already at 12% ABV.

A very good showing from Wäls, and the scary part is this beer can only get better.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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