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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Imperial Brown Stout and Export Stout. Aged in second fill Glen Spey and Strathmill whisky casks.


Niller's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1341) - Hammel, - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from the Brewery. (Shared with Desverger). Pitch black with no head. Aroma/taste of roasted malts, hint of whisky, chocolate, liquorice, coffee. No carbonatoin. Nice thick silky mouthfeel. Very nice.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (593) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2016
I had the beer at the Kaapse Brouwers 2nd anniversary festival. The beer looks like a proper stout. The color is brown, almost black. A nice thick brown layer of soft foam rests on top of the beer. It collapses over time. After a while a nice drape is left. The smell is delicious. I smell roasted barley, chocolate and coffee, the three important aromas for a stout. There is a strong alcohol aroma and a lovely slightly sour oak barrel smell. It reminds a little of red wine, that also has a strong barrel aroma to it. It is a little like a barley wine. The barrel aroma tends to have the overhand a little, maybe they should age it a little bit shorter. The taste is less oaky. It has a nice red wine like oak barrel flavor, together with coffee and roasted barley. A nice beer it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Black with thin head. The aroma has a dry woody tartness. Almost funky. Rich texture. Again a light tartness ip front before the bitter roasted malts push through.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3792) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Draft at Kaapse fest. Abv 9%. Aroma of red wine, oak, booze and some chocolate. Rich taste of red wine, boozy red fruit, oak, some chocolate, licorice and a long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Draft at Kaapse beer festival. Black with a medium beige head. Aroma of big barrel notes upfront, whiskey, vinous notes, dark chocolate, roast and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Tap at Kaapse 2nd Anniversary. Black with tan head. Roasted chocolate malts, berries, dark fruit, coffee, wine notes, wood notes. Over medium sweet, medium cocoa bitterness. Over medium body, low carbonation. Light grainy otherwise smooth texture. Nice stuff! Like the fruity and wine notes in the middle of all the dark flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3097) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers festival as blend, also aged on wine barrels. Black with light brown head. Sour red fruits and red wine, coffee, lots of roasted malts, light seaweed, earth, dead leaves. Medium sweet and light sour and bitter. Full bodied with dry but sticky feel.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alethol (129) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2016
Pours very thick, oily and black. Immediately felt good about this beer. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Taste is smooth, sweet with a dry, roasty finish. Body is very full with an oily and creamy texture. Superb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (5557) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Aug 2013 - At LCBF as ’Whiskey Aged Stout 7.7%’. 1/2 pint. Black, big tan head. Smells of crayon, roasted barley. Body is medium to heavy. Taste - whiskey is mild - it imparts some vanilla and cream without becoming the main event. Slightly sour. Some coffee and liquorice. Lovely balance. I’m impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2349) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Tap at mikkeller bar. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, cognac, coffee, chocolate. Taste is similar, balanced, oak, coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6070) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2014
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with very late awakening, very small, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, dark brown head. Very intense, dark chocolately dark malty aroma, truffles, some roast, some coffee, well matching whisky notes, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is chocolately and roasty dark malty, slightly sweet, dark and milk chocolate notes, minimally tart, dry notes of leather; superbly integrated whisky flavours, well balanced overall. Very oily, viscid, sticky, smooth and soft palate, gentle, fine-pored carbonation. Unbelievably rich for its relatively low abv.


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