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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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 (3028) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3166) - 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 (3334) - 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 (8173) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (3047) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
pours black with a thin tan head. aroma is like cocoa puffs! flavor is roasty malts and a touch of cocoa. mouthfeel is a bit light and thin and the finish lingers to burnt/roastiness and cocoa puffs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
On tap at Coakleyís in New Cumberland, PA. Served in a 12 oz. Snifter. Pours a deep, dark black with thin tan head that disapates quickly but leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is pure chocolate. Flavor is a great balance. Canít deny the sweet milk chocolate up front but the finish lingers with a dark chocolate bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Not overly warming despite the 8.1 Abv. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Has a nice chocolate aroma. Taste is of a nice subtle chocolate with a creamy body. Overall pretty nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1128) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
This beer is full-on chocolate from pour, to nose, to mouth, to finish. Great dessert brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Reviewed from notes. Pours jet black with a tan head and some nice legs on the way down. The nose is straight sweetened chocolate. Delciious. The taste is liquid milk chocolate with some hints of darker, more bitter chocolate. Feel is nice and creamy with great carbonation. Really tasty, but a bit much for more than a six or so ounce serving. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-26-2010

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: The pour is almost black with a finger of mocha head which subsides fairly quickly. S: Super, super roasty. Thereís a lot of coffee and ash as well as a bit of milk chocolate and some dark chocolate as well. Not a very complex nose as itís mostly dominated by the heavy roasted malt character. T: The intense level of roast follows through on the flavor. Lots of roasted malt, ash, and char. There seems to be maybe a bit of bleach in there, too. I donít get too much chocolate, maybe a bit of bitter dark chocolate. Itís also sort of watery. M: The body is a bit on the thin end of medium with a medium level of carbonation. D: I liked Planet Bean quite a bit, so I was looking forward to trying this one, but it really didnít live up to my expectations.

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