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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bottle conditioned and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary.


aenima's rating

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (249) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (154) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. "Bramling Cross" hops. Very dark brown to black pour with a large, mostly lasting tan head--looks the goods. The aroma is enticing with a balanced mix of dark malts, burnt characteristics, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and some earthy hop notes. The flavour continues this trend with a lot of bitter cocoa, coffee and dark malts, some dark caramel sweetness, some green earthy hop notes. The palate is light, dry and bitter. On the roasted and bitter porter spectrum, which isn’t a bad thing, I would love to sit in the pub a drink a few pints of this.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (555) - SPAIN - AUG 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, cafe, ligeramente amargo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (634) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 7, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours black with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense roast, coffee. Flavor is bitter, roast, coffee. Finish is long roast bitter. Body is rather light. Overall: good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Thanks to jercraigs and mabel for this one. Deep brown pour with a thick tan head and a bit of soft sweetness. Earthy and a little bit hoppy. A nice bit of leather and some assertive hoppiness. Leafy and a bit of lingering resin. Lovely brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (141) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Really well done, classic porter. Nothing extraordinary, but has all of the right elements: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and fruits lurking underneath. Almost black, with a brown head that lingers with good lacing. Medium, creamy body. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7691) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
2014-07-23. Black body with a nice small tan head. 3++ Dry roasty aroma, cocoa whispers. 7++ Flavour is similar, dry roast character with lightly fruity undercurrents, and muted notes of anise. 7++ Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3+ Pretty nice stuff. Bottle from Drinkmonger, Pitlochry

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (241) - FRANCE - JUL 31, 2014
Brune foncée, assez plate. Nez épicée et de café. Forte amertume sèche et résineuse. Saveur épicée et café. Très bonne longueur en bouche. Bière un peu écoeurante quand même.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2014
Shared by martjooolut, thanks! Black beer, brown head. Nose is chocolate, hops, roast, herbal notes. Flavor is roast, bready malt, milk chocolate. Hoppy bitterness in the dry finish. Lingering roast and chocolate. Very nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (695) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
500mL bottle courtesy of Summer Secret Santa. Hops on back label are Centennial, Chinook and Motueka. Aroma is very happy with a lot of grapefruit and pine resin. Medium light hop notes of tropical fruit and oranges. Some light chocolate and roast notes with a hint of cracker are hiding behind the hops. Faint floral esters. Pours dark brown, but not quite black with a thick, moderately sized, creamy, dark tan head with good retention. Moderate lacing with faint legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with moderate chocolate and light roast notes. More roast character in the finish. Medium low bitterness with quite a bit of hop flavor. Moderate citrus and light pine resin and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice beer. It reminds me of some of the black IPAs on the market with just a touch more malt character. Nice combination of the hops with a really fresh character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottled from Mikkeller and Friends Black with a medium, beige head. Chocolate, coffee and citric notes in both aroma and flavour. Medium, dry bitterness. Rather light body.


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