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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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This long-time favorite brewers’ choice beer was created to hop us challenge expectations and keep us true. We now expose it to you. Using roasted barley, chocolate malt, and Midnight Wheat (tm), KGB has a color that is as dark as a torrid past, a body as full as a well kept dossier, and a taste a complex as a conspiracy theory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1946) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2011
12 oz part of a 6 -pack under the "W’11" moniker. $6.99 a sixer.Fred Meyer, S.Salem. Not as pitch black as expected..kinda brown around the edges. very handsome large frothy,thick tan head. Aroma very surprisingly subdued..some roasty,toasty malts..some floweryness there too.strange. Taste is rather subdued too but a good chewy bitterness..dark coffee with some creme. Some sweetness..almost like honey! Despite the subdued nature..i do like the palate on the beer..its thick and really goes down well. Overall a strange one..9.3% yet barely a hint of alcohol until its well down the gullet. Also strangely smooth.. Not a great IRS..but its nice on a wet cold Oregon morning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Dark, root beer brown colored syrup consistency on the pour. Thin brown head indiciative of high alcohol content. Rich, brown malty nose. Dark roasted malt flavor with a dry, stong hop taste and finish. Satisfaction in a glass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2009
This is why I don’t like big commercial brewers, in the end they tend to suck. Like this beer. It just wasn’t impressive. A weak floral hop nose that became malty and big bodied, but not really that good in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2009
Oregon Brew Fest: very dark pour with tan head, flavor has lots of roasted malt flavors along with some chocolate, just an overall damn good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (916) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2009
I’,m not a big Widmers fan but they bring it to the OBF--last year’s Full Nelson IPA was incredible, and that Potato ale couple years ago--and KGB gets answers.Coffee, bananas, roast malt aroma. a little lighter than expected, mouth-wise. A little sweeter too, alcohol comes through. crisp finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 [Vintage 2007] Tap @ Barleywine and Big Beer Fest... Poured black with a bubbly light brown head. Roasted barley malt aroma. Buttery biscuit flavors that meshed with the roasted malt notes. Had a nice alcohol presence that meshed with coffee beans and a little bit of hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2009
KLCC Microbrewfest ’09, Rating #1400: Near black pour with a nice sized brown head. Aroma is rich and sweet with a caramlized sugar and roasty blend. Some bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is deep with roastiness, more chocolate, coffee, and some hop bitters. Complex, yet well balanced and intense. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
On tap at Gasthaus in a maskrug--Abysmal opaque black body with a thin tan head. Deep, thick, roasty, coffee, toffee, chocolate flavor. Finished big and slightly sweet and boozy. Don’t drink a krug of this on an empty stomach (hurl!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Draught at Widmer: Black in color, huge tannish head, very foamy, clingy lacing. Nose of heavy roasted malts and bitter hop goodness. Rich burnt malts on the tongue, slight soy and milk sugar. Sweet yet with a heavy roasted malt bitterness. A little rough, but heavy and big enough to appreciate. Not one of your lighter stouts. Strong, robust, even if it does sting a little. Lingering hop and lactose elements. Rich bitter roasted malts throughout. Great example of the style, but perhaps a little young. I wish I had some bottled to let sit for a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2872) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2006
On Tap At Widmer Brothers brewery/pub in Portland OR. pours out a black topped with a tan head. A nice mix of malt and smoke.

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