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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bottle conditioned and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8417) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle on Eurostar or Thalys London - Brussels - Rotterdam, Friday 13th March 2015 in company of Dad & Barry I had this as few weeks ago and have been reluctant about adding this as there seem to be a lot of aliases for Kernel beers, please note this one was definitely just Centennial and Chinook, I know that others have recently added a Centennial, Chinook and Amarillo, this one definitely did not have the latter hop on the label. Onto the review.....In the tunnel now and on numero deux. Almost black in colour with a foamy tan head. What a lovely hop, coffee and roasty malt flavour, the clean fresh hoppiness is reeled in by the coffee and malts. Soft mouthfeel in fact the carbonation is wonderful. Lovely beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle, picked up from the brewery June 2011 consumed outside Frank (camper) at Leiketo campsite, Basque country , Northern Spain, 24.06.11 Pours black with a light beige head. Some light coffee on the nose with hops also showing. Fresh crisp hoppiness in the mouth and a constant roastiness is also there. Really hoppy tasty stuff, but maybe lack a really porter style edge in favour of the hop driven flavours. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6712) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015
Sample at Uiltje. thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice hoppy chocolate notes. Very nice
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2013 Total Score: 3.7
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thanks. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Some bitterness and lots of chocolate. A lovely brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (7118) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015
Draft at Uiltje. Pours near black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast, toffee, floral hops, light fruity hops and a little chocolate. Flavor is a little over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of big roasted malts, grassy hops, dark chocolate, light smoke and caramel. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3366) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle at Viriato, Sevilla, Spain, 6.3.2015. Black, with a tan head. Dry, coffee, cocoa/ dark chocolate aroma with ash. Deep cocoa taste, bitter, a little alcoholic taste. Medium body, very carbonated, rich cocoa aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweet citrus and soft toasted malt. Medium body, flavour of roast malt, coffee, light cocoa and lightly bitter hops.
Earlier Rating: 3/17/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Poured a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Medium creamy body, flavour is much as the aroma, quite bitter with some citrus and liquorice with a lingering dry, bitter aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 10/28/2012 Total Score: 4
On keg in the Holborn Whippet. Not sure if this is the actual beer, it was advertised as 5.1%. Poured dark with a solid tan head. Aroma of roast malt and citrus. Drinks very smooth and the blend of coffee, roast malt and floral hops works far better that would be expected.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (1064) - LATVIA - MAR 25, 2015
Dark brown with medium light brown head. Rich aroma with hoppy notes. Mld dry taste of roasted caramel, coffee and chockolate notes, followed by moderate bitterness. Reamaining bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - MAR 19, 2015
Lekkere porter. Sterkte smaken choco en koffie. Lekkere smaak voor zo laag abv

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at le sur mesure in Nantes. Brown black a. Medium body and medium carbonation. Roasted taste. Nice bitter roasted finish lasting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Keg at the Vintage. Pours black, very bitter, dry roasted chocolate coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (434) - PORTUGAL - MAR 10, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (hybrid style 23). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant hop aromas with pine, grapefruit and mango notes. mild roasted malt background. APPEARANCE: dark brown color and opaque. average light brown head with fair retention. TASTE: initial mix of hop flavours similar to the aromas, with a faint sweet malt background. the tasting evolves into a roasted flavour with cocoa notes. medium bitterness that lingers into a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with high carbonation. OVERALL: a nice and complex hybrid, between a porter and an IPA, with well balanced characteristics from both styles.


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