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The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2037) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 4, 2015
33cl bottle from 3er tiempo online. Color is dark. Head is thin and brown. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Body is smooth. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, coffee, vanilla, brandy, nutty, light fruit, a little citric. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (404) - - OCT 4, 2015
Sampled from a 33cl bottle at 9.9% ABV brewed on 26/02/15 best before 26/02/20. Thick black colour with hardly any head or carbonation, hence a low mark for appearance. Rich taste of coffee and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla, as if from ageing in a Bourbon barrel. Lots of Demerara sugar taste. Good alcoholic kick and some smokiness in the finish. Really rich and oily mouthfeel with good bitterness. A great beer, but needs more, or at least some, carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2015
Poured into taster showing black center and thick translucent coffee brown rims with half a finger of quick dissipating coffee foam. The nose shows intense notes of rich chocolate, roasted malts. The palate is thick and well carbonated. Intensely dark roasted chocolate malts and cocoa flavors on the palate throughout. A nice smoky note in the background and a bourbon barrel aged-like/intense espresso bitterness on the finish. Smoke and coffee notes appear on the linger afterwards. Big and rich - this is a slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (239) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2015
F: no real, only some bubbles and thin film C: very dark, non-transparent. A: rich roasted caramel malt, roasted chocolate malt, alcohol, plums, dark chocolate, coffee. T: great taste of earthy roasted malt, chocolate malt, dark chocolate, espresso, some smoked woody tones, raisins, dates, moderate dark fruit sweetness, molasses, earthy yeast, basement, plums, liquorice, warm alcohol, sticky, bitterness on the palate, full body, low carbonation, 9,9%ABV version, great stuff, must to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2999) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
PINT tasting. Black, clear, small foam ring. Strong coffee aroma. Coffee and chocolate intaste, strong bitter. Wood tones in aftertaste. Top beer of the evening. (Arnhem 201509)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (448) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Big, bold, rich, and roasty. Finishes with bitter dark chocolate. Awesome stuff :p

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown in colour, beige small head. Chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, nuts in aroma and flavour. Medium sweet, full bodied, oily on the palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (674) - WARSAW, POLAND - SEP 8, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości, trwała. Oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Kakao/gorzka czekolada - dominuje. Na drugim planie aromaty beczkowe, orzechy, ziołowość. Wyczuwalny lekki alkohol.
SMAK: Paloność i gorzka czekolada. Posmak gorzkiej czekolady, dosyć długi. Alkohol "uderza" po pewnym czasie, ale wcześniej jest dobrze ukryty.
OGÓLNIE: Dobre (w smaku bardzo dobre), ale niedosyt jest...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1173) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 8, 2015
330 ml bottled 30.10.14 from Etre Gourmet.
Black body, with a medium, dense, creamy, moderately lacing, coffee-colored head.
Delicious, smooth aroma of chocolate, cocoa, espresso, toffee, some vanilla, dark fruits.
Tastes of espresso, liquorice, dark chocolate, cocoa, wood, dark fruits, some booze.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, alcohol warming, dry, roasty, quite bitter, with coffee and cocoa beans, liquorice, wood, some dark chocolate.

Very tasty. Smooth and dense, with a great balance between roasty-bitter and sweet notes and a dry finish that leads to a better drinkability. Alcohol is noticeable, but just provides some comfortable warmth. Overall not my favourite Imperial Stout from England, but surely among the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arek (632) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobrązowe piwo z ciemnobeżową, puszystą pianą oraz mocnym, kawowym aromacie z lekkim tłem suszonych owoców, głównie śliwek. W smaku gęste, kremowe, w tle lekko słodkawe i owocowe, zdominowane przez gorzką kawę z czekoladowymi nutami, lekko winne z rozgrzewającym gardło finiszem. Z czasem kawa słabnie a uwydatniają się słodkawe nuty ciemnych owoców.

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