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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Mainly Bottled; Regular. Has been seen on draught.
Previously 7.8%, 7.7% and 7.1%.

Based on a recipe from a London Brewery in 1890.
Simple recipe, massive taste. Dark, dark black. Oily texture. Loads of rich dried fruit and alcohol warmth ­ rum and raisin. Then a herbal hop bitterness on top of huge lingering espresso. Hints of leather, tar, smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Roasty.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1944) - Malmö, - JAN 26, 2013
Kaffe, choklad, vanilj, plommon. Rund, krämig med en angenäm bitter, mörkchokladbeska. Välbalanserad. Riktigt bra.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jzi (13) - POLAND - APR 8, 2015
Warka zabutelkowana 15.09.2014. 6,7 % alc. Piana: Dość niska (1 palec), drobnopęcherzykowa, beżowa. Opadła po ok 3 minutach. Zostawia duży lacing. Barwa: Czarna. Ciężko określić czy piwo jest klarowne. Aromat: Świeżo zmielona kawa, czekolada, paloność. Gdzieś w tle wyczuwalne ciemne owoce. Smak: Espresso. Goryczka i delikatny kwaskowy posmak typowy dla mocnej kawy. Coś niesamowitego jak piwo może być bardzo kawowe. Do tego dochodzi gorzka czekolada. Wysycenie: średnie Piwo jest wytrawne. Dawno nie piłem czegoś tak dobrego. Nie chcę stwierdzać że to najlepsze piwo jakie w życiu piłem ale na pewno wskakuje do ścisłej czołówki. Zrobiło na mnie ogromne wrażenie

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1203) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
330ml bottle a couple of times. dark black pour with very dark brown head. aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruits. taste is full of espresso, velvelty smooth chocolate, a little alcohol and dates/raisins. excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.3.2015. Roasted aroma with espresso, sweet chocolate, dark fruits. Oily texture. Plenty of roasted malts, espresso, hints of chocolate and smoke, dry cacao.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Robybusta (7) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
Birra dall’aspetto ottimale ed un gusto buonissimo al caffè. Forse i 7,2 gradi alcolici sono un po’ pochi per questa birra. ;)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (1125) - USA - MAR 14, 2015
Drunk from 33cl bottle bottle bought at deliciously different in Belgium. Dark with slightly sharp taste stout beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1682) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2015
Wanted to taste this one already some time. Good mixture of coffee and hops. Slightly some wood and fruits. The biterness in the end is nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, taste is similar, roasted, bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (349) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle from the hive. Pitch black, creamy tan head. Espresso and dried fruit nose. Thick and oily. More coffee and dark fruits. Bitter long finish. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (283) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2015
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 06/03/2015. Bottle On 24/11/14. Colo negro. Aroma a café. Sabor torrefacto. Cuerpo medio, carbonatacion moderado.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pringao_Toribi (295) - Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2015
In short: drip coffee beer. Aroma: coffee and toffee, simple yet powerful roasted aroma. Appearance: pitch black with creamy foam. Taste: middle sweet to light sour. Palate: lasting light roasted finish.


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