Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle conditioned and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
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aenima's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (319) - Askim, - DEC 11, 2013
Fantastic aroma with dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee. The taste however is not that fantastic. The flavour is dominated by a sour coffee taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmahut (1570) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours in black body with medium tan head. Aroma has chocolate character, light coffee, toffee. Taste has medium coffee sweetness with light roasty bitterness, strong dark chocolate in the after taste. Body is full, medium carbonation. Excellent balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (685) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Resin, herbs, pine, nuts, chocolate, earthy, coffee, it’s different but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Light sweet, medium bitter, medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, good lingering earthy, hoppy and roasty finish. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (666) - WARSAW, POLAND - AUG 24, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana drobna, wysoka, bardzo obfita.
AROMAT: Dość intensywny. Na pierwszym planie praliny czekoladowe, rodzynki, owoce leśne (jagoda) oraz inne owoce (świeża morela). W tle spora dawka zboża (jęczmień), kawa.
SMAK: Z początku mega owocowe. po chwili czuć zboża, a końcówka jest z kolei łagodnie kawowa. Goryczka średnia do niskiej, krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Porter w nowofalowym wydaniu. Lubie to! Wiele cech wspólnych z Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3536) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
At GBF. Thin, beige head over a very dark burgundy reddish beer, almost black. Rich and attractive aroma of dried plums, burnt wood, dried citrus peel, ashes, touch chocolate; dried fruits in the mouth, caramelly with an ashy, roasted bittering edge but softly so, aromatic floral and light citrussy hops in the finish. Great porter - as expected from this brewery, I hasten to add.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, hops - pine and resin, herbal notes. In taste low sweet, dry with roastiness, pine, licorice, chocolate. Smooth texture, medium bitter finish. Very tasty hoppy porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savagesteeler (84) - Warszaw, POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
W aromacie cudowna paloność, czekolada, na finiszu troche amerykańskich chmieli. Czarne, klarowne z piękną brązową, drobnopęcherzykową pianą. W smaku konkret. Intensywna paloność, spora goryczka słodowa i chmielowa. Czekolada, taka ciemna kawa, bardzo aksamitne, pijalne. Podsumowując, świetne piwo, złożone, konkretne

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arek (632) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, DrinkHala, Wrocław, Poland.
Czarne, mętne piwo o puszystej, obfitej i trwałej ciemnobeżowej pianie oraz lekko palonym, czekoladowym aromacie. W smaku gęste i wytrawne, zdecydowanie palone, kawowe, zdominowane przez gorzką czekoladę.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (395) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
Van de tap @Uiltjebar. Een heerlijke hoppige porter, smaakvol, geurig en fris!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2015
In bottiglia. Aroma tostato, caffč intenso, fondo di caffč, cioccolato amaro, cappuccino. Al palato corpo medio, cremosa, rotonda con sentori intensi di cioccolato al latte prima seguito da un amaro torrefatto, erbaceo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotbrew (61) - - JUL 24, 2015
The Kernel’s beers are consistently well made, so when trying a new one for the first time, you already know it’s going to be good - the question is will it be one of their really excellent ones. In my view, this one falls into the former category: seems to be a not entirely refined or balanced hybrid of a porter and a hoppy IPA. Strong aromas of espresso coffee along with grapefruit and pine resin, with only moderate sweetness and quite high bitterness. Interesting beer but doesn’t quite work to my tastes.

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