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The Kernel Baltic Porter

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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TANGO73 (40) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2012
Good flavor.Choklate and coffe.The bitterness follows through to a malty finish. Good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8594) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with an off-white head. The aroma has licquorice and a little lactose. Salty licquorice and light roasty malts in the mouth. Some blackberry juiciness throughout. A nice and robust beer although I found it a little challenging.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10510) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle with Nick at his place in London (closet-cellared for about eight or nine months). Pours dark brown with a medium, off-white head. Roasted cocoa and malts on the nose, some chalky chocolate. Very sweet flavor, cocoa and chocolate malts, some dry roast and mild chocolate syrup. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Warmish finish with more roasted malts, cocoa, some dark and lightly burnt brown sugar, burnt malts. Great beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2085) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours black as night, with an unample head. It looks pretty delicious, but more like a stout than an porter of any type. Head does not stick around at all. And leaves little to no lacing. Slight nose of roasted malt, caramel and...well that’s pretty much it. Slightly disappointing for a strong porter. Sweet with caramel flavors. Roasted malt comes through quite abundantly. More so than you would expect. Slightly bitter from tannins I suppose since there is not hop character present at any stage in the quaffing of this brew. Smooth, but bitter aftertaste. The extraction of the sweet stuff might not have gone to plan on this one, making one puckering brew. It is not all sour though, there is a slight sweetness leftover in the mouth. Not very drinkable after all is said and done. There is just too much off on this beer that I won’t be looking for it on the shelves again. I had high hopes, and it did start out good. But the sum of the bad outweighed the good parts.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle conditioned. Black in colour with a good thick uneven head. Smells slightly of elderberries. Great roasted, smoked, tar body with a soft mouth feel. Hints of blackberries and elderberries. Hint of oyster and oily too. Nice dark berry bitter bite on the end. If I didn’t know, I’d say it was 4.5% ABV. An absolute bloody cracking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2011
Bottled@Chriso "rock the roof down" pre-gbbf shinding. Deep brown colour, close to black, with a long lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, some ashy notes as well as mild dark fruits and chocolate as well. Flaour is strong roasted notes, some mild chocolate, ashes as well as some hoppyness in the finish as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29107) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2011
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a small off-white head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and some caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and caramel, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, ok burned, red berries, high malty, ryebread, nice bitterness, light body. Nice drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
Dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma had fairly hard roasted malt, english liqeurice and coffee. Flavor had hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and english liquerice. Finished sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours black to dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight toffee caramelish. Sweet, roasted and malty flavoured. Bitter, dark malty, toffee and roasted finish. Solid and lasting hoppy dry bitter finish.


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