Kerplunk Imperial Chocolate Stout | Spring House Brewing Company

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Kerplunk Imperial Chocolate StoutKerplunk Imperial Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

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.

Added by Deuane on 01-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
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41
Gots:
14
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0
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4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Black color. Not quite a finger of fizzy light brown head formed and fell just as quickly. No lacing left.

4.5 S: This smells a lot like ST Crème Brulee, which means it smells awesome. Loads of milk and semi-sweet chocolate. Supple roasted barley and breakfast blend coffee. Hints of caramel and a touch of molasses. The chocolate is simply wonderful in this.

3.75 T: Taste like it smells for the most part, just not as potent. Chocolate forward with a moderate sweetness. Less coffee than the nose, but still some. Caramel, roasted barley, and some toastiness. It tastes good, but could use some more maltiness.

3.25 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Just a small touch of creaminess. This would greatly benefit from a thicker body (and more maltiness in the taste would help as well).

3.75 D: I like it and would drink again, but this could have been something great if there was just a bit more malt in there.

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3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Black pour (big surprise ... it's a stout). Thin, dark ring of toffee colored lacing, no carbonation.

S - Roasted chocolate, cocoa, and mocha.

T - Roasted chocolate, cocoa, some char, and mocha with a bitter roasted chocolate ending.

M - Thin medium body, slick.

O - This is a solid stout, just wish it had a thicker body. The ABV is extremely well hidden.

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3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Kerplunk Imperial Chocolate Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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