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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (867) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4100) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (2592) - Williston, North Dakota, 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!

4
   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!)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6211) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2624) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Just being in close proximity to this beer will give you impressions of espresso-laden chocolate alchohol. Putting the glass to your face only reassures that impression with full force. The espresso in this beer isn’t the cleanest I’ve tasted, but it may be the chewiest. Wow: smokey, bready and tons of cloying here. I could taste this beer several minutes after finishing it - the malt seems to stick to your teeth and coat the palate. The finish is very nice, gives you a good lasting impression. Good stout, great finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
On tap at the Widmer Gasthaus, Portland brewhouse. Dark. In fact black as not much light showed through. Medium tan head that lasted for a while. Malts and chocolate. The richness hides the alcohol. Very smooth. This is a really good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Yummy! Just a tad on the roasty side and the dry mouthfeel. This is a killer stout. The aroma is all dark chocolate and coffee, there is just a bit of smokiness there as well. Huge chocolate taste, syrupy and oily in the mouthfeel with some great hoppiness turning really dry in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(Draught) Pours a dark mahogany body with an average-sized tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor of sweet and dark chocolates, coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of smokiness in the finish. Dry mouthfeel.


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