Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle conditioned, 500ml and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary slightly.
N.B. If the hops used in the beer are listed on the back of the bottle, then the beer is not a new entry and should be rated here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (1902) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 22, 2016
0,5l bottle at home from trade with Minutemat, big thanks. Bottled 13.08.2015, BB 13.08.2016. Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Motueka. almost black color, rather big coffee-colored head. smells of tropical fruits, some pines, a bit pukeish, some roast, lychee, some black currant, bit licorice, very light cocoa powder, nice smell. medium body, light carbonation, soft mouthfeel. tastes of tropical fruits, spices, peppery, even light chili, coffee, cocoa, light roast, light pines, a bit pukeish again, rather soapy. finishes lightly dry and a bit bitter with some roast with notes of black currant, lightly fruity and some licorice. good beer but maybe I had it a bit too long at home, the hops have some distracting qualities, its rather soapy, rather licoriceish. overall drinkable but was expecting quite a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tesorino (12) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Black with thick creamy head. Initially the roasted malts come through well but the finish is dominated by strong, bitter, piney hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (836) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2016
Robe brune, mousse crémeuse, mais peu persistante. Nez qui allie des notes houblone frais, de gingembre, à un coté légèrement torréfié et fumé. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche d’abord houblonnée puis torréfiée, la matière est imposante, l’ensemble est complexe et la finale fraîche et houblonnée. Un porter "atypique" tant il es frais et complexe. un délice à boire et même à laisser vieillir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (543) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2015
Zwart bier met een kleine beige schuimkraag. Geur: geroosterde mout, chocolade, kruidig, aards. Smaak: lekker geroosterd! Als goed gebrande koffie. Aards als bittere chocolade, wat zoetigheid. Redelijk volmondig en goeie carbonatie. afdronk met bittere hop, koffie en donkere chocolade. Opmerkelijk, zeker gezien het alcohol gehalte!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (796) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, roasted malts and hops.

Opaque black beer with a medium/large dark brown head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit and liquorice; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts and hops.

This beer is intense , rather complex and balanced. Could have been higher in the abv to make it even better, but for the abv it has; it’s amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Norovgath (35) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Black coloured with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, hops and pine needles. Roasted and hoppy flavour of dark chocolate, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy and roasted finish. All is just perfectly balanced. Really Nice hoppy porter :D

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (540) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with white head. Aroma is nicely fresh and hoppy - tangerine, kiwi, pine and resiny, roasted and caramel. Taste is full of hops - pine, tropical and citrus fruits. Roasted. Roasty and hoppy aftertaste. Overall very good. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (625) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
From tap at Uiltje bar, Haarlem. Black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hops. Taste is light bitter sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, lots if chocolate and a hint of hops in the aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewtalita (222) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2015
Pitch black, light brownish head. Aroma kiwi, citrus, tangerine and coffee. Palate medium, medium carbonation. Taste meaty, tropical fruit zest with precisely balaced roasted bitter dry finish. It is details which make this beer so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4780) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brewtalita. Clean roasty aroma. Also very clean, rich and tasty in flavour. Roasted, coffee, chocolate, orange, tangerine, citrusy. Balanced moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness.very good.

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