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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8293) - 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 (9889) - 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 (3910) - 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 (4775) - 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 (1425) - 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 (511) - - 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 (920) - 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 (9799) - 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 (623) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3105) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, floral hops, grass. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, floral hops, toasted malts, grass, dry finish. Overall: very nice Porter, very hoppy in aroma and palate. Bottle from Oddbins, London Bridge.


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