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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bottle conditioned and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (362) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ vanmoll brewpub, Eindhoven. Pitch black, beige head. Black coffee, dark chocolate, leather, light vanilla, with nice citrussy and bitter hops coming through. Dry aftertaste. Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel and body. Begs for more alcohol and body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1206) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black brown with dark tan head. Very bitter porter more in the style of a black IPA. Nice but too hoppy for a porter for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (370) - - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from sandinista, manc. Black beer with a decent head. Smoky slightly tropical aroma, grapefruit and roasted malt. Taste is mild and slightly bitter. Medium body, nice fizz on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
6% bottle with columbus, simcoe and bramling cross hops. Pours black with a dark brown head that stays throughout the whole drink, and good lacing. Aroma of grass, smoke, light peaches and orange. Taste of grass, lemon, mango and peach with hints of roasted malt, light bitterness and dark chocolate to end. Medium body, low carbonation, quick sticky. Quite unexpected for such a dark beer, good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benderone (47) - FRANCE - OCT 24, 2014
330ml 6% ABV bottled 09/07/13 (hops: motueka, columbus, topaz). Pours a dark ruby color with huge brown head. Aroma is roasted, caramel with hints of milk chocolate. Taste is roasted, coffee, licorice dark chocolate, medium body, medium to light carbonation with a dry & hopped finish. Very good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2612) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
(The Kernel Export India Porter) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into an english pint, ABV 5.9% Hops used: Simcoe, Columbus Black coloured beer, with a good sized beige head on top, thick and creamy. Very good retention, medium lacing left behind. Nice aroma, citrus, light grapefruit, lots of hops, light roasted malts coming from the back. Smells like a good black IPA. Tastes like one too. Citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, roasted malts on the finish, quite bitter with the bitterness originating from the hops rather than the roasted malts, long duration too. Medium thick body, soft carbonation, very dry palate. Great beer, highly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
On tap at BeerTemple Amsterdam, september 26th 2014. Black body with a big tanned head. Roasty aroma with leather, pine, oranges. Taste is rounded fruity with licorice, coffee, mild ash, with dark chocolate towards the finish. Pleasant bitterness in play with the fruit, mild smoky and fruity coffee aftertaste. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2368) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Dark ruby, almost black, small light brown lacing foam head. Coffee aroma, bitter coffee taste. Short lasting little bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201410)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (974) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
500ml bottle, 6% version brewed 5/14, chocolate malt with plenty of citrus hop, nice balance. Medium body, average carbonation. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (575) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
Tap. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, alcohol, caramel. Taste is coffee, caramel, toffee, bitterness. Very nice


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