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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 274   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (698) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5588) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (175) - - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours black with night brown head. Very busy flavour: coffee, roast, fruit, hops. A delicious beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1171) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (802) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2136) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5046) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (482) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 10, 2014
W aromacie mnóstwo czekolady, kakao, lekka kawa, wszystko grało ze sobą perfekcyjnie. W smaku takoż, balans, pełnia pomimo niewielkiej gęstości, pijalność! Obcowanie z klasyką. Doskonałe piwo!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doradobotella (94) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
Apariencia: De un negro intenso y opaco, con una duradera y cremosa cabeza espuma marrón claro. Aroma: A malta tostada, café y cacao, con notas a toffe y azucar moreno. Sabor: Se aprecian todos los matices a café y caco, bastante amargor pero con unas curiosas notas a caramelo.


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