1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

KGB Imperial Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
KGB Imperial StoutKGB Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

273 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 273
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly a rotating release, "KGB" is being re-released as "W'11" in late 2010 - with seasonal winter/spring availability.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-21-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of KGB Imperial Stout Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 273 | Reviews: 163 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of malfunxion
malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-17-2014 14:29:54 | More by malfunxion
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-06-2014 06:20:34 | More by zestar
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%

12 oz, 2012 bottle of KGB Russian Imperial Stout.

Black and opaque in the glass, with a semi-durable head. Limited lacing.

Aroma: rich dark and sweet malts and aged alcohol esters.

Flavor: rich and fairly complex, with a hint of whisky that comes with the obviously high, but not harsh, ABV. Lingering flavor of very dark roasted grains.

Feel: full, thick and smooth with some warming. Good, light carbonation.

08-02-2014 00:35:27 | More by chinchill
Photo of CUbeerfan
CUbeerfan

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-13-2014 02:47:00 | More by CUbeerfan
Photo of MikeDAdams
MikeDAdams

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-13-2014 00:26:11 | More by MikeDAdams
Photo of Rudes
Rudes

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-26-2014 05:36:32 | More by Rudes
Photo of Brutus627
Brutus627

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-24-2014 01:44:59 | More by Brutus627
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -18%

06-17-2014 23:47:43 | More by largadeer
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

06-07-2014 05:11:15 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-24-2014 13:09:02 | More by Latarnik
Photo of neckbeered
neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -18%

05-12-2014 16:34:23 | More by neckbeered
Photo of Hopmodium
Hopmodium

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-27-2014 02:36:11 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of PhilMiller
PhilMiller

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-15-2014 01:19:01 | More by PhilMiller
Photo of DOCRW
DOCRW

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-29-2014 20:47:34 | More by DOCRW
Photo of blurredline
blurredline

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-23-2014 22:39:48 | More by blurredline
Photo of ISmith87
ISmith87

Arizona

4.14/5  rDev +13.1%

A - opaque brownblack with small tan head that leaves nice lacing.
S - chocolate and vanilla, cream, dark malts, simple.
T - chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, cream.
M- thick, medium-heavy mouthfeel, alc covered aftertaste is roasted coffee and chocolate/cocoa.
O - good beer/good deal, its a good ris, similar to gf double stout

02-10-2014 06:31:12 | More by ISmith87
Photo of apasternak
apasternak

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-08-2014 00:58:02 | More by apasternak
Photo of RevCraig
RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

01-25-2014 17:26:40 | More by RevCraig
Photo of bernat1971
bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-15-2014 23:41:58 | More by bernat1971
Photo of DrewBest
DrewBest

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-12-2014 22:20:29 | More by DrewBest
Photo of scotorum
scotorum

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +15.8%

Dec. 18 '12 on the label so this has aged a year.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip glass.

a: Opaque black with the barest glint of clear ruby at the bottom. A two inch tall brown head receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense patterned lacing.

s: Dark chocolate malt.

t: Wonderfully silky smooth dark chocolate and coffee malt followed by a hop bite towards the back of the mouth, which gradually becomes more noticable. The high ABV, however, does not appear prominent. AS it warms, the chocolate/coffee flavor becomes more ashen.

m: The silky viscous sensation is the first noticed on sipping this. Medium to heavy otherwise.

o: An excellent RIS, one of the best I have had. Considering the lower marks many others have given, perhaps this improves signitifantly with age.

01-02-2014 06:05:57 | More by scotorum
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-29-2013 23:42:46 | More by iatethecloudsfor
Photo of cjgiant
cjgiant

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-27-2013 22:06:19 | More by cjgiant
Photo of BillRoth
BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-16-2013 03:48:47 | More by BillRoth
Photo of trytoketchup
trytoketchup

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-06-2013 23:23:11 | More by trytoketchup
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
KGB Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.