Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England


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RATINGS: 409   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6270) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille d’un fût, dégusté à l’Hivernale des Brasseurs 2013 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de petites fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #4817)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4535) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, firm, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Intense chocolately aroma, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, some treacle, coffee, lacic acid. Taste is roasty dark malty, chocolate, coffee, subtle sweet notes of milk chocolate, some milk acid. Smooth, well balanced, dry, sweet and sourish notes are present, pushed to the limits without any overstatement. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (547) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Nose is coffee, raisins, vanilla ice cream, slight smote. Taste, vanilla, lactose, rum and raisin ice cream, leading to a lovely smokey/coffee finish which lasts. Mouthfeel is magnificent, the creamiest beer I have ever tried, matching the taste perfectly. A wonderful stout, perfect for a winters evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3200) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
_____________________________________________ D : Cloutier, Sylvain - ISD/DSR Envoyé : 14 mai 2013 08:23 À : ’Sylvain Cloutier’ Objet : Kernel Export London 1890 Sample, draught, tasted during Winter Warmer, savoured on February 22 2013; eye: dark brown, semi-opaque, tiny ring of brown head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, light cocoa, slight chocolate, slight dusty; mouth: roasted barley, light cocoa, slight chocolate, slight dusty, finale in roasted barley with light dusty presence, medium-full body, average carbonation, slight caramel, slightly sweet, a tad thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue lors de l’Hivernale des brasseurs, savourée le 22 février 2013; œil : brun foncé, semi-opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, léger cacao, très léger chocolat, très léger poussière; bouche : orge torréfiée, léger cacao, très léger chocolat, très léger poussière, finale en orge torréfiée avec légère présence poussiéreuse, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, très léger caramel, très légèrement sucrée, une touche mince; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 15, 2013
Bottled at "BrewDog Camden" - London . Black deep color, good nut head of long duration. Very cooffe and bitter aroma, braced malt and cereals notes. Powerfull and solid mouth, medium smooth and realy bitter final of long duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4489) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of winning a bet with StoreMy; cheers mate. ;-) Pours a pitch black body with a large, long-lasting creamy khaki-colored head. Nose is smooth licorice and light chocolate tones with hints of salmiac and bread in the back. Taste is salty licorice, mild filter coffee, dark chocolate, herbs and hints of espresso and molasses. Thick, velvety mouthfeel, smooth carbonation. Nothing extraordinary is going on here, except that is most certainly is a real pleasure drinking this beer, and that it is one helluva solid piece of brewing. And that is actually a bit extraordinary, in some ways.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jd543 (414) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Dark brown/black, with a thin tan coloured head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Taste is big, heavy malt bitterness, with a light hoppy afterkick, but a long coffee/bitter finish. Texture is pleasingly oily with a nice bit of fizz to go with it. Very easy to drink, especially for a heavy stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
k2cr2o7 (66) - SPAIN - APR 28, 2013
Cerveza stout, totalmente negra con una ligera capa de espuma. Muy buen sabor, con un ligero toque a café (muy ligero). Mi stout preferida.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 19, 2013
Chopp. Pitch black colour, nice medium dark brown creamy head, steady. Very pleasant aroma of well roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee too. Good filling mouthfeel. Lovely roasted maltiness in the flavour along with chocolate, some coffee and dark fruit. Well lasting nice roasty malty chocolate finish. Sweet like. Very pleasant brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
booldawg (46) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Pours with thin tan head, spicy alcohol aroma which suggests it ABV. More porter like than stout is fairly thin bodied for the style. Darky malty grain dominate hops. Definitely one for a cold night and one bottle only.

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