RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5569) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a rich coffee-sable with a thick, chocolate-tan head that doesnt stick around too long, but long enough for a very good impression. Inviting aroma has notes of roast malt, chocolate, quality coffee, and licorice, plus a snip of caramel. Flavor trots roast coffee, toasted malt, chocolate and caramel tones across the palate; a bit of woody hops peeks through. Texture is smooth and viscous, though fizz leaves a little to be desired. Take it into the custody of your stomach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2766) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
A nice RIS. pours black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, and burnt malts. Flavors are burnt malts and bitter chocolate. A solid stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Dark dark ruby. Tan head with nice lacing. Chocolate in the taste with some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1817) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2011 bottle version. Mostly a coffee aroma. Nice tan foam. Full creamy mouthful with coffee and black malt finish that remains well after the beer is gone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10480) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bomber from Wegmans. Pours dark blackish brown with tan head. Nose was lactic dark malts, cacao, oats, hops. Tasted medium in palate heft, with roasty dark malt, cacao, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Split a large bottle with relatives on Christmas, in Nutcracker glasses. Aroma is relatively mild for the style but still a nice mix of malt, alcohol, light bitterness. Pours deep black with mild lacing; a quick swirl gives a nice espresso-like ring. Taste is malts, chocolate, some anise, booziness, bitter finish. Not the best of the style but still good. Its no Stone.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottled: 2/3/11 A: Pours a dark brown ale, little to no head formation. Able to agitate a decent quilt of latte head. This dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. S: Phenols, banana ester. Not sure why they released this beer. Its a mess. Comes out way too hot. Hints of anise. T: Astringent, alcoholic. Wow, on first taste, Im considering pouring this one. Bitter, sharp, chemical. Not good at all. M: Thin for the style with medium carbonation. Slicks palate with thick coat. Not a bad feel, but out of place nonetheless. D: Very, very poor. I just poured this out. Horrible example. The brewers should have their wages cut for this one. Embarrassing for Widmer. Serving type: bottle 03-14-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravens_n_beer (23) - - DEC 22, 2013
Poured from a growler filled at Jasons in Ellicott City, MD. Im a huge IPA fan but this stout is special. Dark, rich, lots going on. From aroma, to feel to finish, nothing but satisfaction. Lingers a bit like IPAs do. Love to savor the finish. Will need more filled for Christmas Day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
On draught at Oregon Public House. Deep black color. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, and roasted dark malts. Taste is dark chocolate, plum, licorice, and smoked roasted malts. Really smooth mouthfeel and semisweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gdubu493 (60) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Drank a bottle poured into imperial pint beer glass. Label said it was bottled Jan-2013 in WA. Drank in Dec-2013. Solid, dark pour. Medium head with consistency of boiling caramel. Strong nose; hints of coffee and dark chocolate, and alcohol. Bitter front end; more coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. Bitter back end. Paired surprisingly well with sweet potato pie.

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