The Kernel Export India Porter Columbus
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Bottle conditioned. Special

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9109) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a very large persistent beige foam. Aromas are coffee with smoky notes and gritty cocoa. Low floral pine with earthy peat and woody notes. Flavours are woody with cocoa and bitter dark chocolate. Some pithy grapefruit with dark berries and a very dry finish. Herbal and bitter on the aftertaste. Actually had properly hard bits in it. Good apart from the chewy bits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Very nice beer. Chocolate.e very good veer. Thick mouth zero head. Very nice. .........

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, coffee, taste is sweet chocolate, bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (339) - POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
AP: Pitch black with medium dense, mocca. medium lasting head. Low lacing. A: Strong roasted malts aroma - mainly ashy and dusty, some dark chocolate and coffee. Touch of booze noticable. T: Medium bitterness, strong ashy notes, dry, noticable roasted malts - dark chocolate. Light dark fruits aroma. Coffee aftertaste and fruity aftertaste. P: Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, dry, no alcohol warmth, finishing is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11962) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottled, 330ml at Cherry Reds Cafe, Birmingham City Centre. Black with cream head. There is a full, dry, fruity flavour to this along with quite a juicy lemon character to it. There is a good depth to the roasty malts with a charred coffee husk note along with pitch, tar hints. Another very good beer from these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Another old Kernel beer but this one’s in good nick. Bottle from the brewery. Colour is opaque very dark brown, off white light foam head. Nose is dark chocolate, dusty cocao, wheat grain, cereal grain, husky . Taste is lots of rich coffee, roasted malt, roasted coffee bitterness, caramel, bit of fustiness and slightly sharp fading hop tingle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beser (3) - - AUG 16, 2013 does not count

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4208) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Aug 2012 - exploded upon opening, very hoppy bitterness. Not a fan of this stout at all - my homebrew porters were better (though they also exploded!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2579) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle from beermerchants.com. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, some coffee, slightly hoppy and bitter. Decent stuff as usual from the Kernel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
500ml bottle, 5.3% abv, (columbus written on the opposite side of the label), bought at the microbrewery. Devil-black body. Creamy, tan-coloured head. Sweet aroma of earthy malts. Cocoa taste with a backdrop of spices and juicy malts. Coffee bitterness to the finish. Well made, tasty beer (shared with Finn, hotel room, London 04.11.2012).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pudding (208) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
500ml bottle Cotteridge Wines B30. My bottle 5.3% bb210813. An impressive beer. I’d describe the taste as intensely herbal. I think Export India Porter is a a better deScription than Black IPA which seems a misnomer to me.

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