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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3050) - 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.


3.1
WillRunForBeer (2735) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2017
16oz can gifted by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours nearly black with a dark beige head. Aroma is cheap chocolate (like that Palmer crap they sell for Easter), dme. Flavor is overwhelmingly chocolate, dme. Thin and one dimensional.

3.3
Chalumeaux (1660) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Poured from can thanks Airforcehops effervescent mocha head with a black oily pour. Aromas of mild roast and malted chocolate. Taste follows thin mouth feel. Chocolate milk with fizz.

3.3
AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Tall boy can. Weird pour. It’s oily black and it poured with a fizzy coca-cola like head that faded after 2-3 seconds. that was weird and it’s like a flat beer in appearance now. smells like a deep rich milk chocolate shake. really interesting. Thin body you have to aggressively swish to get any carbonation. faint roasted marshmallow finish, some almond, lots of sweet cocoa and a little vanilla.

3.4
AirForceHops (7693) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2016
8 pack of cans, purchased at Beer Mart, Reading, PA. Fizzy tan head that died really quick. Aroma is solely milk chocolate, nothing more.

Flavor is as advertised, a lot of chocolate. Mild roast, not much more here. Bitter chocolate hints. The thin body and fizzy carbonation really hurts the overall feel of this stout. Positive note the alcohol is hidden. I was excited for this but it was a let down. Overall, this really could use some improvements.

2.7
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ keg ][ 4oz ][ @Spring House Brewery ][ $2 ][ mini tumbler ][ 04.30.16 ]
nut brown/sepia, cream lacing thin oily cap. Dark Chocolate nose rules Nose, light ash. Front is chocolate, light oat across, short with light sugary coconut hints. Dry, thin body accents the chocolate.

3.8
Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich chocolate, and some slight coffee. Rich & creamy flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malts, subtle coffee and had a hint of vanilla.

3.6
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Bomber poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: Black color. Not quite a finger of fizzy light brown head formed and fell just as quickly. No lacing left. 4.5 S: This smells a lot like ST Crème Brulee, which means it smells awesome. Loads of milk and semi-sweet chocolate. Supple roasted barley and breakfast blend coffee. Hints of caramel and a touch of molasses. The chocolate is simply wonderful in this. 3.75 T: Taste like it smells for the most part, just not as potent. Chocolate forward with a moderate sweetness. Less coffee than the nose, but still some. Caramel, roasted barley, and some toastiness. It tastes good, but could use some more maltiness. 3.25 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Just a small touch of creaminess. This would greatly benefit from a thicker body (and more maltiness in the taste would help as well). 3.75 D: I like it and would drink again, but this could have been something great if there was just a bit more malt in there. ★ 1,000 characters DavoleBomb, Feb 01, 2016

3.7
katrinaez (2182) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Nice deep chocolate scent, touch of roasted marshmallow too. Dark brownish black color. Carbonation is low but it leaves an interesting effervescent feeling on the tongue. slightly watery feel otherwise. Taste has some sweetness and a bit of cocoa. Surprised that it’s imperial. Not much bitter to it. Bottle

3.3
NikkTwist (3307) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Draft at the Irish Pol. Very frothy dark brown/black pour. Runny overflowing light brown foam. Chocolate through and through with just a few other dark roasty notes. Feels like a mix of milk and dark chocolate Wilbur Buds. Body is just a bit too watery, but it could just be this pour. Thankfully not overly sweet.

4.2
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours thick unclear dark roasted coffee with a creamy dark beige head and some nice lacing. Aroma brings sweet Hershey chocolate bar so smooth in the nose. The flavor brings smooth sweet chocolate bar on the tongue lasting long and so pleasing on the palate. Body is creamy but lighter than expected with dry cocoa powder notes.


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