Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle conditioned and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (461) - FRANCE - JUL 31, 2014
Brune foncée, assez plate. Nez épicée et de café. Forte amertume sèche et résineuse. Saveur épicée et café. Très bonne longueur en bouche. Bière un peu écoeurante quand même.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1803) - ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2014
Shared by martjooolut, thanks! Black beer, brown head. Nose is chocolate, hops, roast, herbal notes. Flavor is roast, bready malt, milk chocolate. Hoppy bitterness in the dry finish. Lingering roast and chocolate. Very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1221) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
500mL bottle courtesy of Summer Secret Santa. Hops on back label are Centennial, Chinook and Motueka. Aroma is very happy with a lot of grapefruit and pine resin. Medium light hop notes of tropical fruit and oranges. Some light chocolate and roast notes with a hint of cracker are hiding behind the hops. Faint floral esters. Pours dark brown, but not quite black with a thick, moderately sized, creamy, dark tan head with good retention. Moderate lacing with faint legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with moderate chocolate and light roast notes. More roast character in the finish. Medium low bitterness with quite a bit of hop flavor. Moderate citrus and light pine resin and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice beer. It reminds me of some of the black IPAs on the market with just a touch more malt character. Nice combination of the hops with a really fresh character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6127) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottled from Mikkeller and Friends Black with a medium, beige head. Chocolate, coffee and citric notes in both aroma and flavour. Medium, dry bitterness. Rather light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (354) - - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours black with night brown head. Very busy flavour: coffee, roast, fruit, hops. A delicious beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2295) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black hood mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts choc pine citrus. Taste is similar bitter sweet finish. Medium body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (830) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a big beige head and an aroma of chocolate, white porto, espresso, syrup, cherries, roasted malts and dried fruits. The taste is malty and a little bit sweet, with a malty, gingerbread like finish with some hoppiness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2892) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Yes, this is how a strong tasty porter should be. Aroma of burned malt, bitter taste of some rough coffee and again some roastedness. Even with some hop bitters, so the beer is far from sweet. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Bottled from de Molen beershop, 5.6% version with Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, dated 07.08.13 BB 07.08.14, large sample, served into a tulip glass. Dark brown color, big rocky light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight grainy, coffee, piney hops, hint of grapefruit, dark chocolate. I get the feeling of a black IPA almost, lots of hop coming through. Medium bitter in taste, slight chocolatey sweetness. Slight dry, but also some chocolatey creaminess. Soft to medium carbonation, medium bodied. Pairs wonderfully with a blue stilton, which accentuates the chocolate and adds some nutty notes as well.

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