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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Fra flaske på bryggeriet 3 Nov 12. Svart på farge. God sjokoladearoma. Smaken lakris & litt sjokolade. Holder seg uforandret. Søt, litt syrlig kaffe-ettersmak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman89 (38) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Almost no head, aroma of coffee and dark chocolate/cocoa. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel. Tastes like espresso and dark chocolate, with a sweet aftertaste like gummy bears or wine gums. A very nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Saxo/HenrikSoegaard, 7%. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, dusty, strong coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, little liquorice, medium bitter, medium sweet, dusty, little dark fruits, little leather, little oak and a little vanilla.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Dark beer with very little carbonation. Big rich nose of burnt coffee and ash. This is a full flavored beer with lots of bitter coffee, chocolate, campfire, ash, molasses, dried fruits, and lots of green hops. Slick mouth feel and a long green coffee bean finish. Very nice export stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (444) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Dark brown, almost black, with a big foamy light brown head, fading slowly. Nice green coffee notes hits first the nostrils, burnt sugar and a bit of dark chocolates. Almost full body, lots of chocolate, silky palate, ending on a chocolate milk feeling. Very enjoyable stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Smoke/roast/chocolate in perfect balance. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Saxo/HenrikSoegaard. 7 % ABV. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter. Smooth and soft. 211212

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and hops. Full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8576) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Bottled 07/12/12. A black beer with a tiny grey head. An exceptionally smooth stout with great roasty malts. A fruity nose. Roasty coffee. Straight up delicious. Score 4.3
Subsequent rating scored 4.2 Score unaltered

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 bottle @ astral beers. It pours black and creamy with a thin brown head on top. Taste and flavor are liquorice, coffee and roast. Greatly balanced. A great beer.


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