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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Kerplunk! Imperial Chocolate Stout is named for the delicious sound made as large amounts of Wilbur chocolate and west coast hops are added directly into the simmering brew kettle. This hefty black imperial-style stout boasts a rich caramel sweetness lavished by a robust, deep-roasted heartiness you can sink your two front teeth into. The bold flavors found in Kerplunk! are produced using a generous blend of roasted barley, crystal malts and locally produced chocolate. The resulting brew exhibits a deliciously complex and unique profile of subtle mocha coffee and intense chocolate, balanced nicely by the underlying roasted hop bitterness. This is a balanced strong brew boasting an A.B.V. of 8.1% that can creep up on you.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Notes from old backlog: Dark, near black pour with a fluffy strong lacing khaki head. Quite chocolaty in the nose with a nice barley roast. Light body with a nice mild carbonation. Goes down easy. Simple flavor. Has a great creamy/silky character and is quite chocolaty. Finishes with a hint of salty barley roast. An easy and clean Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ keg ][ 4oz ][ @Spring House Brewery ][ $2 ][ mini tumbler ][ 04.30.16 ]
nut brown/sepia, cream lacing thin oily cap. Dark Chocolate nose rules Nose, light ash. Front is chocolate, light oat across, short with light sugary coconut hints. Dry, thin body accents the chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich chocolate, and some slight coffee. Rich & creamy flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malts, subtle coffee and had a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Bomber poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: Black color. Not quite a finger of fizzy light brown head formed and fell just as quickly. No lacing left. 4.5 S: This smells a lot like ST Crème Brulee, which means it smells awesome. Loads of milk and semi-sweet chocolate. Supple roasted barley and breakfast blend coffee. Hints of caramel and a touch of molasses. The chocolate is simply wonderful in this. 3.75 T: Taste like it smells for the most part, just not as potent. Chocolate forward with a moderate sweetness. Less coffee than the nose, but still some. Caramel, roasted barley, and some toastiness. It tastes good, but could use some more maltiness. 3.25 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Just a small touch of creaminess. This would greatly benefit from a thicker body (and more maltiness in the taste would help as well). 3.75 D: I like it and would drink again, but this could have been something great if there was just a bit more malt in there. ★ 1,000 characters DavoleBomb, Feb 01, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1431) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Nice deep chocolate scent, touch of roasted marshmallow too. Dark brownish black color. Carbonation is low but it leaves an interesting effervescent feeling on the tongue. slightly watery feel otherwise. Taste has some sweetness and a bit of cocoa. Surprised that it’s imperial. Not much bitter to it. Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Draft at the Irish Pol. Very frothy dark brown/black pour. Runny overflowing light brown foam. Chocolate through and through with just a few other dark roasty notes. Feels like a mix of milk and dark chocolate Wilbur Buds. Body is just a bit too watery, but it could just be this pour. Thankfully not overly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours thick unclear dark roasted coffee with a creamy dark beige head and some nice lacing. Aroma brings sweet Hershey chocolate bar so smooth in the nose. The flavor brings smooth sweet chocolate bar on the tongue lasting long and so pleasing on the palate. Body is creamy but lighter than expected with dry cocoa powder notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Draft. Very good stout, not too sweet, chocolate is more of a dark and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5902) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Sample at Barcade courtesy of Maryanna. Pours pitch black with smaller head and light lacing. Smells like iced coffee and vanilla beans. Flavor is mocha java espresso ice cream and chocolate. Really layered with rich and toasty flavors. Really enjoyable and slightly refreshing for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3860) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Lovely looking dark chocolate body and crowned with chocolate cream. Waves of dark chocolate entrance the olfactory nerves. The body is of rich dark chocolate cake with a coffee bean finish. Simply blissful to drink. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, caramel, vanilla and sweet chocolate. Medium body.

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