Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJvd (847) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (841) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
COUGNOUX (32) - arlon, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2013
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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 28, 2013
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong espresso and some raisins. Flavour of strong roasted malts, espresso, grassy hops, tar and dark chocolate. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, warming, roasty finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
33 cl bottle (6,7%) @ olio, bottled 12.07.2012, BBE 12.07.2014
Aroma has lots of cocoa, some sugar and vanilla. Flavour has well roasted malt, very dark chocolate, vanilla and salty licorice. Ashy finish with some hops and vegetables. Solid foreign stout, holds the typical roastiness level for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6211) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
33 cl bottle, 6,7%. Bottled on 12.07.2012. BBE 12.07.2014.
Pours deep dark red color with a small head. Aroma of ashy, chocolate, some caramel malts and cocoa powder. Flavor of vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate, some roasted malts and caramel. Very dry palate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
330ml bottle

6,7% ABV, bottled on 12.07.12, BBE 12.07.14 - Pours dark brown, almost black with a bubbly head. Aroma of roasted malts, leather, hints of coffee, sweet syrupy notes. Taste is quite heavy and complex with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso, dark ripe fruits and lots of roastiness. Finish is smooth with some ripe fruitness, lots of dark chocolate notes, espresso and vanilla. Nice, quite complex and rich stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1637) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
Kaffe, choklad, vanilj, plommon. Rund, krämig med en angenäm bitter, mörkchokladbeska. Välbalanserad. Riktigt bra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from De Molen webshop. Pours pitch black. A fat, rich chocolate nose with tones of coffee. Smooth, rich and sweet. Loaded with velvety chocolate, oily texture, raisins, dark berries, plums, slightly vinous and with a small balancing bitterness. Wow! My first Kernel beer ever.

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