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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 35
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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

biniek13, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

chrishensley, Nov 02, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

mikesgroove, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Buebie
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%

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!

Buebie, Feb 08, 2010
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

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!

ShadesOfGray, Jan 29, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

Thorpe429, Oct 26, 2010
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wanderlust389, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

youbrewidrink, Feb 28, 2011
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Kerplunk Imperial Chocolate Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.