RichardW (1528) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle Rehills Ncl. black with ruby tints, initial aromas and tastes of rich dark chocolate, with background cola and leather but this develops into strong dark roasted malt, with woodsmoke coming through late on. A trace of spruce hops lingers but this is just a big roasty stout and up to The Kernels high high standards.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como; 6.7% ABV, bottled 12.07.12, bb 12.07.14
Black color, with medium sized creamy beige head. Strong aroma of bread, roasted barley, barley coffee. Good body structure, smooth mouthfeel; very good flavor of roasted malt, with dark chocolate and evident milky and breadish accent; it also has a touch of cola; strong bitterness, and, behind, hop resins can be noticed.
Excellent beer, quite original.
SarkyNorthener (2096) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mini stout variety tasting night. Bottle conditioned. Black beer with residual head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. The taste is of smooth chocolate, a touch of vanilla, burnt malts and dried prunes. The alcohol taste is more prominent than other export stouts. This is a medium bodied and moderately oily beer. Very good export stout. My first The Kernel beer has enticed me to try more.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, bottled 12/07/12. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, faintly vinous, a little sweet (a hint of vanilla), slight smoke. Taste is lush with lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, slightly smoky and ashy, espresso, roasty finish. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth, medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very nice.
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black/dark brown with a tan head which fades quickly. Aroma is liquorice, roasted malt, coffee, overripe banana. Heavy sweet flavour with a long bitter finish. Full bodied.
Niller (707) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from The Brewery. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a note of liquorice. Taste is smoky malts, coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Nice smooth finish. Another great beer from The Kernel
TheJvd (898) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head leaving good lacing. Fantastic aroma with roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. Taste is like you would expect from the aroma with roasted malts, chocolate and some sweetness. Very smooth texture and quite a dry finish with some bitterness and a nice lingering taste of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Another great brew from the Kernel.
spacecube (890) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle, bottled 3/1/13, dark brown / black, small head, not much carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasty, vanilla, citrus hops. Sweet to start, balanced with long bitter finish. Thick viscous palate. Delicious.
COUGNOUX (32) - arlon, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Coup de coeur pour cette bière et cette brasserie mytique au coeur de Londres..Un Stout parfaitement équilibré,bien sec, si complexe dans les aromes et les saveurs; on y trouve de tout mais dans des doses savemment choisies..Merci !
Mortlach (970) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28/01/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (330ml bottle). Nera, densa, impenetrabiòe, schiuma beige-cappuccino, leggerina ma persistente. Al naso è dolciastra, aroma di cioccolato e vaniglia, leggero caffé, non molto intensa. In bocca ancora cioccolato, caffé, leggera liquirizia, vaniglia, leggero amarognolo nel finale. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Non male!