TimE (2940) - Tokyo, - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, no head. A huge caramel nutty milk chocolate and Hazelnut. Dry. Light body, big nuttiness, some roastiness, thin body, but decent acidity and bitterness. Balanced and enjoyable
kerenmk (1874) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks David C.Black, opaque with tan head. Faint smoke, wood, vinegar and chocolate aroma, a little coffee sour-bitterness in the mouth. Full-bodied, a little muddy, smooth coffee finish.
tomer (1480) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, many thanks Leighton, small stable creamy beige head, very dark brown colour, aroma of cocoa, peanuts and a strong roasted aromatic coffee, very strong roasted to burnt coffee, some dirt and a touch of wood, just a touch of sweetness, meduim bodied, very long and mellow bitter aftertaste. Really good and enjoyable,
DSG (4921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks tomer. As "London Brewers Alliance Collaboration London Stout". Black with a nice tan head. Heavily roasted aroma with some coffee, cocoa and a bit of vegetal notes. Bittersweet flavor with coffee, light acidic notes and a bit of mocha. Burnt bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
pivnizub (8542) - 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 (11730) - 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 (939) - 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 (1087) - 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 (4834) - 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 (1525) - 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 (2090) - 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.