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%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Heineken Mug at 50.

Appearance: A two finger head that has a persistent head that left lacing on the glass. The color of the head is medium tan that is foamy and creamy The color of the beer is dark brown, like used motor oil. The clarity of the beer is opaque.

Nose: A dark malt with chocolate, caramel, biscuit, and bread. Other aromas are fruity esters, coffee, alcohol, phenols, molasses, and an earthy tone.

Taste: A dense rich roasted malt with chocolate, caramel, and biscuit. Other flavors is bread, fruity esters, coffee, alcohol, phenols, and molasses.

The mouth feel of the beer is coating, carbonated, and warm.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is full. This is a good chocolate stout, but there is not a thick body to the beer. The body of the beer needs more oomph. Great flavors and very flavorful.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Pours a midnight black with a healthy 2 finger mocha colored head. The head fades to a nice ring around the glass. Really nice sticky lacing is present.

S – Smells like bitter dark chocolate with small hints of coffee and roasted malt.

T – Nothing over the top, the bitter dark chocolate was present. Lots of dark roasted malt. No hop bitterness detected at all in this beer.

M – Nice full bodied beer with really nice carbonation for that extra tingle on the tongue.

O – Overall this was a really nice stout from Springhouse minus the extra ingredients he normally tosses into the mix. I really enjoyed this and look forward to getting some more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark brown (near black) in color and poured with a thin tan head.
S: There are light aromas of chocolate in the nose.
T: Flavors of coffee and vanilla captivate your taste buds; the finish has a chocolate aftertaste.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a light amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked. I would definitely try this again because all of the chocolaty flavors.

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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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