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The Kernel Breakfast Stout

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Oatmeal Stout brewed with Fazenda Serra do Bone coffee from Brasil.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2374) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Pours black oily and thin, with off white head that is completely gone in seconds. Nose is big hit of expresso coffee, black sugar, caramel. It’s very sweet, oily in the mouth, but very nice. Strong coffee and sugary sweetness. Best drunk in small hits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery. It pours opaque black, with a thin beige head. The nose is caramel, coffee, chocolate, dark cherry, jam and varnish. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, salted liquorice, tobacco, toffee, chocolate, toasted coconut, varnish, berries, vanilla and underlying alcohol, with a dry roasted finish. Full body, fine carbonation and creamy mouth-feel. Great balance, impressively smooth and damn tasty. Boom!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
Borefts 2011. Black colour. No head. The flavour is sweetish with a little coffee note. Not much bitterness, but a little sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011

Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2011, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Dark black colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy roasted, dusty, coffee, dusty coffee, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chili notes. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110923]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5996) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
Draught @ BBF’11: Small off white yellowish cream lacing on glass, with a black colored beer in glass. Smell coffee, espresso, coffee beans, coal. Taste is pure coffee beans, coffee, burnt malts, tar, burnt wood and a hint of sweets. Heavy but delicious! Nice coffee burnt malty herby aftertaste. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a sticky light creamy texture. Great beer, bit different than the average impy, but delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4222) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Draught @ BBF2011. Clear dark brown pour, no head. Aroma full of coffee, roasted and burnt malts. Flavor is sweet, mostly bitter and loads of coffee. Slightly thin body, but the alcohol is well hidden. No carbonation though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Tap at Borefets festival 2011 ... deep black ... big coffee roast malt nose ... dark malts ... dark roast ... big coffee ... smooth rich and sweet dark chocolate... Botle at home ...deep roast malt ... dark roast ... big coffee roast ... big big malt roast ... light fizz ... huge roast ... coffee malts ... soft ifzzy roast ... bt its the cofe that shines .. wonderfully complet roast with coffee 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Cask @ BBF 2011. Almost black and opague. Roast and coffee in the aroma. Malty sweet, creamy flavor with dark chocolate and lots of mocha coffee. Long roasty coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Draft at BBF 2011 courtesy of nate2g, thank you sir! Very black color, brown head with good retention. Aroma of cafe macchiato with cioccolato caldo and espresso chasers. Taste is creamy dark fruits, chocolate, light spice. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Color: pitch black, opaque. Small white head. Smells and tastes like cold, strong hard coffee. Low carbonation, low body.

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