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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 409   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.


beerman89's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerman89 (38) - Greater London, - JAN 6, 2013
Interesting and complex. Aroma is hoppy with some coffee, licorice and tropical fruits. There is some strawberry sauce in there somewhere. The taste is immediately bitter espresso and chocolate, with the hops and tropical fruits trying to push through but the coffee dominates. There is a bitter finish with a slightly sweet, candy like aftertaste. Medium body, low carbonation. Unique, and very nice!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewTom (546) - - MAY 29, 2016
Coffee & dark chocolate nose. A mouth full of feel - bitter, chocolate malt contrasted with a good dose of piney & limey bittering hops. This is an immensely beautiful beer. Rated by BrewTom

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1790) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
On tap at O’Connors Uppsala. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells and tastes coffee, salty, roasted malt with a clear bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (750) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Black colored beer with a small beige head. Taste is koffie, chocolade, nice hoppy taste, citrus and fruity. Good bitternes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1675) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 16, 2016
BOTTLE 50 CL at 5,6%, Chinook Columbus. Pitch black, dark beige creamy head with good retention. Aroma has smooth lightly sweetened chocolate, and quite a bit of grassy, citrus and even rosebud hops. The taste is just as smooth, dark chocolate with a sweet filling. The hops adds a fruity almost desert-like quality to the chocolate, as well as crisp dry bitter finish. Maybe a bit too resiny. Super smooth and velvety mouth-feel. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5781) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle shared by will run for beer bottle date of 2 December 2015. He hand carried back from England. Aroma is chocolate, earthy grain, pine hops. Flavor follows with a sturdy amount of bitterness to balance out the chocolate and earthy malts. Body is medium with a dry, herbal texture. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer dated 12/2/15 black pour with a one finger creamy coffee head. Aromas of roasted malt ash hint of earthy hops. Taste is smooth roasty malt molasses and a balanced bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2056) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
500ml bottle picked up at BottleDog Kings Cross. Bottled 02 Dec 15. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Earthy aroma of unsweet chocolate and dark coffee. Flavor is milk chocolate, coffee. Pine bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (517) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2016
7.5cl sample at the Ghent Beer Festival VI (22 VIII 2015). A stout looking ale with brown cassonade coloured foam on top. A roasted coffee and bitterness are omnipresent. The Indian-styled hopping is very mild. Not a true black IPA, but yet a subtly hopped porter with lots of dark, coffee and chocolate bitterness. Lovely ending.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1368) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - APR 29, 2016
Lovely coffeeish sipper. Quite deep for such low ABV. Nice roast level, coffee, dark choco, noticeable citrussy, floral hops. Well balanced, enjoyable brew, tho I would like more muscled version

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Alex_II (1063) - SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2016
Dark brown with foam ring. Dusty coffee and roasty nose. Very dusty roasty and with some coffee. Quite porterish. Little spicy aftertaste. Good porter.


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