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RATINGS: 232   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
RBSG 04. 2002 vintage. Pours black with a small mocha colored head. Burbony smell first hits you from the aroma followed by some great coffee and chocolate tones. Taste starts rich, sweet and malty, with a nice bitterness at the end to balance it out. Incredibly smooth from aging, a really treat.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
sampled at RBSG 04 Thx to perkeo for sharing this 2002 edition. Huge coffee nose with a velvet tongue feel, this is a smooth Imperial Stout. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
Bottle. Very nice, thick and roasty, chocolatey, very full mouthfeel. Couldn’t say too much bad about this one, very solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2004
GABF '03, deep black with a medium tan head.Dark fruit and roasted/chocolate aroma.Malty, bitter/sweet,fruity and warming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2004
Surprisingly light bodied, but its complexity of chocolate, liquorices, dark fruit and bourbon played well into my palate and didn’t disappoint in the least.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Dark pour with a brownish head. Roasted aroma with some chocolate. Roasted malt flavors with alcohol. Smothers the mouth with an alcohol finish. Pleasing stout to drink while watching Buck_Dich suffer from the night before.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 (score is for the bourbon aged version) Aroma is full of alcohol and burnt chocolate. Pitch black color with a great nutty looking head. Flavor is bitter and complex, very chewy. This is one of widmer's best, it's too bad I wasn't at my prime to enjoy it.
ReRate Bourbon Barrel Aged: Black color, dark tan head, lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is very unique, lots of oak & chocolate. Roasted would be an understatement, lots of bourbon. Almost a shot, feels thick & heavy, lots of flavor, complex balanced. Lots of bourbon though.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
boozehound (1) - USA - JAN 11, 2003 does not count
Big and dark. Maintains a beautiful head through out pint, with nice lacing. Alcoholic aroma, with roasty notes. Nice balance from start to finish. Found only at the brewery, and 2 small accounts around the Portland area

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2002
After hearing portlandrunk (hey Murph!) rave on this, had to sneak over to the Gasthaus and try it myself. Came black with a nice head, that hung on pretty good for 10%. Nice and roasty, chocolate and some sweetness, with a lovely bitter finish. Why arent they bottling this, even as a seasonal?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 Finally! A beer other than Winternacht from this brewer I can really love. Wonderful sweet aroma. Chocolate and fruit in the taste. Very dark, just a little burnt and apparent alcohol (10% ABV). I really enjoyed this and I think it should be bottled to help show people that not all Widmer beers taste the same. ReRate7-7-3: Great licorice and coffee bean flavors highlight the finish. Eating w/burger detracts from the taste. ReRate: Bourbon Barrel aged version, 1-26-04. Big 'ol bourbon taste right at the start (also in aroma). Also present in the stinging hoppy aftertaste. Really ads to this beer. My rating reflects my opinion on this particular version.


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