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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 364   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Handsome black body beneath silly tan head. Beautiful.

Expansive roasty, milk-chocolate-infused aroma fills the air. Some dryness at the end.

Taste opens up leathery and ashy. Turns hoppy on a dime, finishing bone dry with lingering bitterness and notes of an ashtray. Weird; def not my thing.

Nice, smooth body, and all other traits are firmly in the "winner" category. Shame this is all wasted on a beer which disappoints so heavily on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (669) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, ABV 8,2%. Pours black with tan head. The head doesnít stay. Aroma is roast, coffee. Flavor is sweet and bitter, coffee, intense roast, malt, dark chocolate. Finish is coffee bitter. Feels creamy. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1330) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
Export stout apparently based on a recipe from 1890 and made by a young micro brewery in the heart of London. Deep beige head, jet black colour. Strong coffee bean aroma, bitter chocolate, leather, nutmeg, dates. Dried fruits in the taste, thick oily mouthfeel, quickly overwhelmed by a very concentrated yet elegant, refinded roasted bitterness, like a high quality coffee, deep chocolatey maltiness, long bitter finish, well-balanced. Enjoyed this very much.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oqnid (76) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
7 juil '13 -->Stout noire, 7%, 330ml -noire absolue, opaque; mousse beige fine et veloutée -nez vanille, choco, café, alcool (fond) -entrée mince, café filtre, malts torréfiés -corps mince (eau) -finale idem qu'à l'entrée; cendrée Co=2.5 Arô=3 Am=3 Su=1.5 Arr via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1032) - ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! lack beer with a tan head. Nose is roast, milk chocolate, dry notes, coffee. Flavor is roast, chocolate, coffee, licorice, hops and roast in the finish. Medium to full body. Hides itís ABV well. Slick and smooth, easy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Near-black beer with a thin beige head and a light, smoky malt aroma. Flavour has the same smoky malt vut with sharp, tangy fruit, bitter chocolate and hop coming through as well. Its strong but very well balanced and leaves a distinctive chocolate/coffee aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voras (61) - - JUN 27, 2014
Almost black, good beige head. Aroma and taste: Coffee, coffee, coffee... very well balanced. Very good, as usual in The Kernel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (82) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottled 18/02/14. 8.2%ABV. Good solid stout. I loved well balanced flavours of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Hugely impressive. Iíll dig the Kernel more for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (567) - ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle sample, thanks rayaron. 8.2%. Dark brown with a beige creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, black coffee and dark chocolate. Very rich bunch of flavors with coffee, chocolate, raisins, dried fruits and vanilla notes. Long lingering aftertaste, medium-full bodied. Smooth and creamy. Great stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5824) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Draught. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, vanilla, smoke, chocolate, hops and drued fruit.


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