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The Kernel Export Porter Cacao
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bottle Conditioned; Special


harrisoni's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle from the brewery then drunk at home. Black very dark brown beer. Lasting beige head. Huge amount of choc on the aroma. I rather like it. A lot more intense. Lots of chocolate. Very intense finish. Hell I liked the flair.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle bought @ beermerchants.com. Pours dark brown with a creamy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, cocoa powder, moist soil, charred wood, instant coffee powder, hay and hints of caramel. Taste is bitter, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, bitter chocolate, burnt cookies, instant coffee, moist soil, charred wood, yeasty dough, lemon zest and hay. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, cocoa powder, moist soil, charred wood, lemon zest and hay. Solid highly drinkable chocolate porter that I served with chocolate which was another solid beer/food pairing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottled 27/07/13. A near black beer with a little off-white coloured head. Lots of coffee in here behind a bitter beggy background. The nose is surprisingly thin at first but then the coffee shows itself. You need to like coffee to get the most out of this but it is flavoursome enough and there is a little fruity hop,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4296) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a creamy beige head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a balanced bitterness. Soft carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Did not feel much cacao.
Overall impression: Nice tasty and easy drinkable porter.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Gunnar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3700) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Brum. Extremely sweet. Did have some excellent Kernel Porter backbone. Sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Almost black beer with a beige creamy head. Dark chocolate, tr, coffee, figs, raisins and licorice aroma. Dark chocolate, some woody, tar, licorice, vanilla, raisins, figs and caramell flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice smooth taste with a lovely chocolate taste. Nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle at home, 28th march 2013. Another great kernel beer, roasty aroma, some cocoa coming through, taste is toasty malt, some hops, good dark chocolate. Nice porter, delicious really

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - MAR 20, 2013
Oct 2012 - concentrated roasted barley is the main flavour and imparts a fuller body. Taste is very similar to the beers I made myself in 2009 (which were basically made from over-concentrated barley with a fair bit of hops). Not very special, and I couldn’t pick up much flavour from the cacao nibs which had been added.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
mmmm.... lovely with flapjacks. Did I ever tell you that my missus makes kick-ass flapjacks? If I didn’t, then I should, and they’re getting better. Some choc, rich, medium body, really tasty, I feel spoilt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cacao, dusty chocolate. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy biiter with a long duration, dusty chocolate, cacao, roasted, ash. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121201]


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