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London Brewers Alliance Collaborative Stout 2012

London Brewers Alliance Collaborative Stout 2012
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Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: Stout
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Brewed at Kernel this ale is based on an original Barclay Perkins recipe of 1925 for "BS Export Stout". Includes many intersting features including adding Black malt to the Copper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting brown head. Aroma from heavy roasted coffee, tar, licorice, dark chocolate, dark bread, cocoa powder, bitter hops, hazelnuts, some raisins, earthy, some woody notes. Coffee flavor, ash, tar, dark chocolate, rather roasted, woody, licorice. Maybe a bit thin bodied, with a roasted coffee finish, some ash, raisins, dark chocolate and burnt wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15684) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice,notes of coffee and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (15200) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
CBC. Black with abrown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 030513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15008) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask at the 13th Egham BF @ EUSC - 15/11/12. Mid black with a bubbly tan head that thins towards the edge then retains. Nose comprises roast malts, molasses, hops and a little chocolate. Tastes of roast malts, bitter chocolate, liqourice, hint of coffee and a little booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, leading to a roasted finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14796) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Pitch black - offwhite bubbles. Nice coffee with sugar. Ok burned. Fruity. Ok malty. A bit thin finish. Ok bitter hoppy. Licorice. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13825) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, hops, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
330ml bottle - shared by rosenberg - thanks
Nice soft cakey roast aroma, a little sharp too. Black, and a brief tan head. Stale stale stale coffee grounds in the taste - a really dark roast, but fortunately not ashy. Dry and a littly ashy in the finish. Biting bitter and burnt finish. Gone too much in the burnt direction for me, drinkability ruined. Don’t do that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10683) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Cask at the 13th Egham Beer Fest. It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is charcoal, roasted malt, rich coffee, nut and faint smoke. The taste is roasted malt, earth, nut, toast, charcoal, coffee, bitter chocolate, faint sourness, dark fruit and caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body, soft carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Tasty and well balanced. Pretty delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
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!!!)

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