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KGB Imperial Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

274 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
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)
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Beardo, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

malfunxion, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

chinchill, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

CUbeerfan, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

MikeDAdams, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Rudes, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

largadeer, Jun 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Hopmodium, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

PhilMiller, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

DOCRW, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

blurredline, Feb 23, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

ISmith87, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

apasternak, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

RevCraig, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

bernat1971, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

DrewBest, Jan 12, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

scotorum, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

cjgiant, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
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KGB Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.