spacecube (1185) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, 6% version brewed 5/14, chocolate malt with plenty of citrus hop, nice balance. Medium body, average carbonation. Very tasty.
davidtjm (818) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, alcohol, caramel. Taste is coffee, caramel, toffee, bitterness. Very nice
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MayumiH (300) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Full body. Overwhelmingly smoky. Rich and deep. Delicious :)
mabuzzer (224) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
flying_pig (1074) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
androman (732) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
prawlie (1234) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Bottle: Oh this is pretty grate ; A slick ass khaki head above deep ass brown.. Lots of dark note texture complexity ;Roast malt, roast coffee, bitter hops -intertwined with creamy chocolate ; Woah , pretty assertive beer .