Wreck Alley Imperial Stout | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Wreck Alley Imperial StoutWreck Alley Imperial Stout
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3.91/5
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249 Ratings
Wreck Alley Imperial StoutWreck Alley Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mactrail on 04-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,200
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
249
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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Photo of RBuckley73
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

FromnZombier. In Teku glass. Watching The Shape of Water. Light body, with chocolate notes and some bitterness. Not bad but low for what I expect from Karl Strauss. Didnt appreciate much coffee

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging and a tan, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a mostly barren surface and a a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Small spotting makes up the lacing.

Smell - Nutty aroma, with lesser chocolate, caramel cola sweetness. Not much coffee roast, if any.

Taste - Follows the nose. Nutty and chocolatey with a soda-like caramel undertone. Slight roast notes come through in the back end, but hard to believe coffee was added to this brew. Aftertaste is continues with the chocolate flavor with lesser caramel and a distant roastiness.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation. Slick, lightly creamy texture with a mostly dry finish.

Overall - A decent, but underwhelming impy. The bottling code was a bit smudged, but looks to read 2727, which I think translates to 9/29/17, so its not so old. The coffee mentioned on the label really does not come through at all. I'll gladly drink the rest, but buying this again is not an intriguing idea.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a non-beer glass, the beer was a very dark brown with a thick dark tan head that lingered well.
Aroma of chocolate (mostly) and coffee. A little underwhelming.
The taste improved on the nose. Cocoa up front, then some sweet chocolate. A little coffee.
Medium-bodied, a little on the thin side.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankenava31
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd88
2.64/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JCarson410
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 8BaconBits
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

super coffee-y

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Photo of jheimiller
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rex_4539
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Jet black color, one finger light brown head, minimum carbonation.

S: Amazing sweet aroma, chocolate, cocoa, could smell this all day long!

T: Complex yet balanced taste. Malty aftertaste.

F: Very drinkable and refreshing, even in 35C outside temps. Hides the ABV easily.

O: This is a great imperial stout that I could have any day.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rabi
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duncan83
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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Wreck Alley Imperial Stout from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 249 ratings