Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Mainly Bottled; Regular. Has been seen on draught.
Previously 7.8%, 7.7% and 7.1%.

Based on a recipe from a London Brewery in 1890.
Simple recipe, massive taste. Dark, dark black. Oily texture. Loads of rich dried fruit and alcohol warmth ­ rum and raisin. Then a herbal hop bitterness on top of huge lingering espresso. Hints of leather, tar, smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnCook101 (381) - - DEC 6, 2013
Smoky, earthy and sweet throughout with a late developing slightly burnt bitterness. Brandy snap and biscuit. Smooth with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Raisins, coffee and vanilla to the fore. Slightly roasted with a tiny hint of BBQ’s. I really liked it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Tap East, Stratford, London
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and hint of licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhyshewer (71) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2013
Aroma: Cereal, coffee, herby element. Dark fruits and a hint of alcohol. Appearance: Black with a thin tan head. Taste: Slightly sweet front end leading to a broad roast finish. Palate: Medium-full body with creamy texture, mild carbonation and a soft, slow hot finish. Overall: Tasty stout. No complaints.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
(Bottle): Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma of huge burnt/smokey/roasted notes. Loads of roasted malt, vanilla and coffee. Flavour is very powerful, chocolate and coffee dominate with a roasty/burnt malt background. Slight dark fruit sweetness and liquorice on the finish. Lovely smooth body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (632) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2013
In bottiglia. Si presenta impenetrabile con schiuma marrone e fine. Aroma di tostato, cioccolato amaro e caffè. Aroma lungo e intrigante. Al palato corpo medio, carbonazione corrette, avvolgente, morbida, molto cioccolato amaro e caffè, aromi molto persistenti e piacevoli. Ottima birra

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2013
En botella,Negra con buena espuma,aromas a chocolate,café...Cremosa con un toque herbal.muy buen postre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3740) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 On tap @All In Beer Fest 2013. Black with small tan head. Aroma with massive roasted notes, coffee, faint vanilla and malt. Taste is about the same, massive roasted notes dominates. Well balanced and pleasant

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013
Dark brown/black colour. Low carbonation. Medium body. Very well balanced between sweet and bitter. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1474) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
shared a bottle. poured complete dark with a small tan head. a lot of roasted coffee in the aroma. some hints of vanilla dark fruits. and dark chocolate. such a big taste for it’s 7.2%!! some toffee, and burned caramel. wow again a real great beer of this awesome brewery!

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