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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.


3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (140) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Very easy going, jet Black, cream head, carbonated but loads of lacing, nice balance between ipa and porter, coffee, slight bitterness, bottle at bottle shop.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Full body. Overwhelmingly smoky. Rich and deep. Delicious :)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (101) - - SEP 6, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours deep black with a generous, brown, creamy head. Aroma is aniseed and chocolate with vanilla hints. Taste is complex, with fruit, liquorice, chocolate and coffee all making an appearance. Excellent

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1004) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2014
500ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow: Yet another outstanding beer from The Kernel, they never seem to let me down. I wasnít expecting anywhere near as many hops coming through in this one but they proved to be a welcome addition and the beer definitely worked well as a result. Itís certainly one of the most hop-filled dark beers Iíve tried and I wasnít sure how this one would rank alongside some of the lighter IPAís or America pale ales from the brewery but it more than held its own, itís definitely one Iíd pick up again as well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottled 5/27/14. Nice appearance; retains a respectable amount of tan lace up top.

Super super dry and ashy with heavy bitterness at the end. Deep baker's chocolate character is overwhelmed by the charcoal-y-ness and black licorice. Style isn't really my thing so hard to place too much fault for personal distaste. A decent representation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (507) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
ABV 5.6%. 33cl bottle @ home from De Molen. Pitch black body, big rocky brown mostly lasting good lacing head. Nose is chocolate malt, dark roasted coffee, Aroma is toast, colal, dark chocolate, hops, soy sauce. Taste whiff of sweetness, heavy roasty bitterness. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long lasting coffeeish bitter finish. Simple, great dessert beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
500 mL bottle from the Grumpy Goat in Reading. The first impressions are excellent, roasty, coffee notes, with some hoppy life to it too. A very pleasant porter. Looks and smells the part too.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1466) - the hood Brentford, London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 Bottle: Holy shit this is fine . Nose has abundant coffee, roast,darkchoc, hopflrals amalgamated into a mutant creature.A fucken good nose here. Khaki head above brown liquid. looks cool,gets a 5 today. Dranks rich ,roasted, bitter dry all that fucken good shit that make Porters good .A vibrant beer ,man !

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (921) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
0,33l fles bij abc beers vandaan de versie met 6,3% en brawling cross hop. Diep Donker zo goed als zwart met een paar kleine bruine deeltjes met een mooie fijne bruine kraag.Geur is even rijk als geballanceerd extra pure chocolade, koek, speculaas en drop.Smaak is mooi bitter.met espresso en 99%pure chocolade in de afdronk blijft het bitter mooi staan. Wat een topper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jorge76 (14) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
Handpump at » clay ,alassio , Italy ... Even if the commercial description says that itís only by bottle Iíve got it from a Handpump .. Anyway .. Very dark with a brown long lasting head .. Chocolate , roasted malts , burnt are predominant but even the hop come out soon ..! Not easy to drink for novice drinkers but a great beer ..


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