pivnizub (8388) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle(@Kris Wines):Very, very deep brown coloured with a small and stable tanned head, moderate dry coffeish nose, completed by dried fruits, dark malt and a tinge of Worchester Sauce; robust dry bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied and astonishingly very soft; lingering sweet-bitter chocolatey and dark-fruity and roasty finish. Great beer… (English beer #500!!!)
TBone (11378) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABM. Opaque dark brown/black color, small brown head. Intensive aroma has cocoa, tobacco, dark malts and bread. Medium bodied, very good smooth full palate. Tobacco, cocoa, licorice, dark malts in the flavor. Light bitterness, milky notes. Excellent and certainly has the fingerprints of Kernel.
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Kernel Brewery, Bermondsay. Poured a thick black colour with a medium, dense tan head. Strong aroma of cocoa, vanilla and a slightly salty edge. Full, silky mouth feel. Flavours of coffee, liquorice and dark rum. Leaves with espresso, roasted malts and tangy black syrup. Great balance between bitter and sweet flavours.
Osprey87 (930) - London via, WALES - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Aug 2012, 6.8%. Black, not much head forming. Smell is smoke, roasted malts, slightly sweet and chocolatey, toned down hops. Smells very appetising. Mouthfeel is medium, not foamy. Taste is not as good as the smell but it’s still nice - slight smoke, coffee. Overall, a very good beer. Enjoyed.
Camons (4536) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Hotelroom, London. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, espresso, rich dark chocolate. Flavor is rich roasted malt, loads of coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruits, raisin. Medium body, soft carbonation, roasted dry finish. 200913
Minderbinder (1317) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Many thanks Schmaranoia.
Pours black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, some resin, coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, some bitterness, coffee, sweet. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Pretty good balance. Overall: Nice roastiness and coffee.
tom10101 (1845) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). From Alex, thanks! Very dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and milk chocolate notes. Taste is slightly sweet with coffee, milk chocolate, caramel, wood and light fruity notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Very good Stout. Complex and drinkable. The Kernel guys are brewing really nice stuff.
chimpgibbon (167) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous black pour with a lingering cream head. Smells like a good stout. Tastes like a Kernel twist on stout. Beautifully balanced if a little thin for the style. Nice zing in the mouth at the end. Wow a great summer stout!
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sweet coffee with caramel, hints of chocolate and roast. Flavour adds a coffee dryness and lingering cocoa note
_angst_ (2093) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours hazy black with a small frothy beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and very tiny acetic with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist wood, very strong black tea, lemon zest and hints of lemon juice. Taste is bitter, very tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, lemon zest, pumpernickel bread, burnt caramel, charred wood, ash and hints of lemon juice. Mouthfeel is round, tiny dry, tiny watery, very tiny tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, burnt caramel, charred wood and dark roast coffee.