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Kerplunk Imperial Chocolate Stout - Spring House Brewing Company

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Kerplunk Imperial Chocolate StoutKerplunk Imperial Chocolate Stout

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 30
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 01-21-2009)
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biniek13

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-15-2011 21:02:32 | More by biniek13
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billzee

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-20-2011 00:47:08 | More by billzee
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samsteff

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-08-2014 23:56:20 | More by samsteff
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-05-2013 13:21:15 | More by reizorc
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roysand

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-24-2014 22:49:26 | More by roysand
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-10-2014 20:23:47 | More by blameo
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314RPG

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-02-2013 00:53:15 | More by chrishensley
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

opaque black as night liquid with a very full two inch plus head of tan creamy and sticky foamy lace on top.

lots of aromas of lactose and chocolate and a bit of coffee. I almost picked up some licorice in there as well. First thing that hits you is the ton of lactose sugar and a wall of chocolate. Deep german dark chocolate mixed in with some bron sugar and a touch of coffee. Definatly some licorice in here too. Super creamy. It had ample carbonation which really hung around well throughout the sesson and helped to give it a really full feel.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 02:55:45 | More by mikesgroove
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Buebie

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in the GatM BIF for 2/2010
Shared with friends for the Superbowl. Poured from a growler into an oversized snifter.

About 2 inches of dark brown frothy head forms up off the pour, very slow to recede. Leaving a large cap and huge collar of retention. Color on the beer is pitch black, with no light penetration. Lace is thick leaving full coverage.

Aroma of sweet chocolate grains, malted milk balls, actually a very pungent chocolate aroma here. Plenty of nibs, powdered cocoa, decadent chocolate aroma, its absolutely intoxicating in the aroma department.

Mouthfeel is slick and creamy with a full bodied feel. Lowered carbonation presence, leaving an ultra slick creaminess. Carbonation is present, but layed back in an almost nitro pour fashion.

Taste is full of chocolate and mildly bitter chocolate grain flavors. More powdered cocoa, chocolate cake batter, malted milk balls, nuttiness in a chocolate nib way.
Bittering a little into the finish, tasting of fuggles, or a low bittering leafy hop flavor, as well as bitter sweet chocolate.

Delicious! I cant even believe this is 8% abv, it is not present in aroma or flavor.
Thank you so much for this growler, we loved it!

Serving type: growler

02-08-2010 00:20:57 | More by Buebie
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ShadesOfGray

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Corsedonk snifter. Pours a thick black with huge frothy brown head. Head retention is pretty good...slowly dissipates to a thin creamy ring with decent lacing.

Aroma is of semi-bitter chocolate. That and of a Hershey chocolate bar. Picking up resemblance to Woppers, which I love. But overall...seems to be more towards the bitter chocolate side.

Mmmm...bitter chocolate. Thinner than expected, but perfect carbonation...perfect temperature(50 degrees'ish). Booze is under control, semi thick and creamy mouthfeel. Kind of like a Imperial Chocolate stout mixed with an IPA. The initial flavor is sweet followed quickly by the bitterness...finishing with a bitter to sweet chocolate taste that lingers for a while. Very good Chocolate stout!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 18:37:00 | More by ShadesOfGray
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

Pours jet black with a tan head and some nice legs on the way down. The nose is straight sweetened chocolate. Delciious. The taste is liquid milk chocolate with some hints of darker, more bitter chocolate. Feel is nice and creamy with great carbonation. Really tasty, but a bit much for more than a six or so ounce serving.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2010 12:31:29 | More by Thorpe429
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-15-2013 13:26:54 | More by ShanePB
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-03-2013 19:49:06 | More by wanderlust389
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youbrewidrink

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to SBALDWIN for getting this to me nice and fresh.

The color was black and dense, no real head to speak of.

The aroma was light of roasted malt and chocolate.

The flavor is the real winner here. I particularly enjoyed the lack of sweetness, the nice dry intense chocolate flavor works really well.

Unfortunately the mouth feel was a little lacking, this was just a little too thin, it's too bad because the carbonation was spot on.

Drinkablity is right up there. All in all a pretty decent beer.

Serving type: growler

02-28-2011 15:33:39 | More by youbrewidrink
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JoeyCc0922

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-13-2014 00:51:08 | More by SharkNado
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-22-2014 13:51:09 | More by sandlansd
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JMohl3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-20-2013 17:09:04 | More by JMohl3
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-24-2013 16:02:49 | More by TheNightwatchman
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BeerSquid

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Incredibly tasty beer. Poured from growler into pint glass.

A- Great, dark pour settling with thick almond coloured head and beautiful lace as it is consumed.

S- Roasted malts and cocoa bean

T- Very nice, creamy and smooth. VERY potent dark chocolate finish that really lingers on the breath.

M- Creamy and smooth.

D- Very tasty beverage to enjoy anytime.

EXCELLENT JOB ON THIS ONE MATT!
*If you have the opportunity to be ANYWHERE near Conestoga PA, and consider yourself anything of a beer lover, go to Spring House.

Serving type: growler

02-23-2010 03:25:09 | More by BeerSquid
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured via growler on 2/9/09, courtesy of Deuane.

A - Poured a dark fudgy brown body with sparse carbonation and half a finger of medium tan head that diminished into a patchy veil and left thick lacing around the glass.

S - Roasted and chocolate malt notes mingle with earthy bitterness and mild coffee notes. As it warmed up, the aroma became reminiscent of brownies and sweet caramel.

T - Bitter dark chocolate and lots of earthy bitterness dominate the flavor profile. A roasted, almost charred dark malt character persists throughout, with a chocolate brownie flavor coming to the forefront.

M - Creamy and smooth texture with an oily slickness and mild carbonation. Finishes very bitter on the palate for a stout and lingers for quite a while.

D - Really impressed with this one. This is a fantastic bitter chocolate stout with a huge hop character and plenty of complex flavors. I'm looking forward to more offerings from Spring House in the future.

Serving type: growler

02-10-2009 03:05:30 | More by ffejherb
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Kerplunk Imperial Chocolate Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.