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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, light licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long long duration, roasted, sweet malt, chocolate malt, dry, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120331]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, sweet caramelish and toasted breadish. Bitter and toasted caramelish malty. Sweet and roasted, chocolate and light liqourice flavoured. Bitter and dry malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (30935) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2005
[At GABF 2004] A pitch black beer with an orange head. The arom is great with loads of chocolate as well as notes of coffee. The flavor is also great: sweet with notes of chocolate turning towards prunes to end up like coffee on a subtle background of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours black with a reddish hue and a beige head. Intense coffeeish roast dominates the nose. Medium body, very straight roastiness, coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Malt bitter finish. A very straight and well made Imperial Stout with no barrel aging or goofy additions. 030412

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle at home ... deepsolid black .. thin tan head ... soft dark roast nose ... bit light in nose ... light sweet chocolate roast ... dark malts ... little tofee malt ... roast barley ... ok ... but i want more from an IRS

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16783) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Very dark maroon color. Aroma of dark chocolate with a burnt edge. Taste is milk chocolate with light smoke. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15060) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ Fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, burnt caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14386) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 310312

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (13755) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
A: The pour is just about black with a finger of tan head that leaves spiderweb type lacing on the glass. S: Quite heavy on the roasted malt with a bit of ash/char aroma to it as well. A little bit of dark chocolate, coffee, and some hints of dark fruit. Very mild sweetness, perhaps some licorice. T: Roasted malt dominates the flavor. A bit of a burnt sugar flavor, molasses, and licorice. There is a moderate bitterness on the back end and a slight ash flavor. Overly roasted coffee is also present. M: Medium to full in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: There just isn’t much to this other than the roast, which I don’t find all that appealing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13107) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, hops, caramel and medium bitter.

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