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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
(bottle 22 /02-2014) Low brown head, black color, roasted aroma, smooth roasted balanced taste, full body, soft co2. BB date 26.11.13, bottled 26.11.15. [7.3%]

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3112) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
330ml bottle from Grumpy Goat Reading. Colour in very dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, liquorish and lchocolate. Flavour had that too. Nice length with a strong bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle from the Bierkoning. Black pour, creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, quite roasty, rich chocolate notes, some leather. Taste is roasty, moderately sweet, lots of bitter dark chocolate, lingering bitter coffee. Palate is rich and creamy but not sweet, intense but never cloying, quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Pours black with a small mocha head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, muscovado sugar, slight leather and honey notes. Taste is coffee, chocolate, sea salt, cured dry ham, slight honey. Mouthfeel is dry and slightly coarse. Aftertaste is coffee and some vanilla. Great stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #143. Bottle shared by chriso at the Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, herbal and green hops. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, mild herbal hops. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1271) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2014
Color negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beige densa. Aromas de café, bizcocho y chocolate dulce. En boca es densa y sedosa con un inicio dulce y tostados que pronto pasa a un amargor de café y chocolate agradable y duradero. Muy rica.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: BrewDog Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Heavy coffee, some liquorice and chocolate.
Comment: Unbalanced, too heavy on the coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2060) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose good roast and coffee, some dark fruit. Taste excellent balance of sweet, roast,coffee,and chocolate. Syrupy mouth. Mild roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4260) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle bought @ beermerchants.com. Pours murky brownish black with a frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty with roasted malts, toffee, salty liquorice candy, soy sauce, charred wood, asphalt, dark roast coffee, moist grass, bitter chocolate and hints of smoked meat. Taste is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, soil, hay, salty liquorice candy, smoked sausage, soy sauce and tar. Mouthfeel is soft, round, roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, salty liquorice candy, soil, hay, tar and smoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (3406) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, intense chocolate, vanilla, light smoke. Taste is balanced sweet chocolate followed by more bitter coffee coming through towards the finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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