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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 324   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1158) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a black beer with a not very long lasting head. Smells incredible, coffee, lots of chocolate, bot cream/vanilla. Tastes fruity, coffee, chocolate and roasted. Very nice. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (629) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
Potent aroma of roasted malts, coffee, peat, licorice, chocolate, slight smoke. Flavour is similar, medium peaty sweetness with some bitterness in the finish. Very thick body. Not as massive as an Imperial Russian Stout, but this is about as good as a ’regular’ Stout gets.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1584) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle 330ml. At La Taverne (Saint-Casimir). Thx Y. Pours black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, fair bitterness, dark fruits, alcohol. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Somewhat sticky. Overall: Pretty good. Nice malt features. Bottled 24/10/12, so about 1.5 yo. In good shape.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
2014-02-28. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is dry and roasty, light notes of cocoa, dark chocolate roast. 7+ Flavour is fairly bitter, dark malt core, accented by dryish cocoa and chocolate notes. 7++ Smooth average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. 3+ Solid straightforward stout. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (154) - - MAR 9, 2014
A beautiful creamy, espresso & dark chocolate stout, exactly how a traditional export stout should taste. A classic - keep brewing it! Rated by BrewTom

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of hogtownharry. Deep black pour and a little bit of rich cocoa and a bit of coffee and cocoa. Has a lot of rich sweetness and a lingering earthy bitterness. Intensely roasty without being too cloying. Rich and leathery with a full unctuous palate. Lovely

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Armin. Big thanks for this one! Pour is deep brown with a small brown head and decent lacing. Coffee, dark fruity, cocoa, vanilla, graham crackers, earthy hops, and grapes in the aroma. Taste is rich chocolate, vanilla, espresso, cocoa pie, soy sauce, earthy, leather, dark grapes, and smoke with a big bitter chocolate finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Rich chocolatey roasty and easy-drinking stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle offered @ Stephen’s palace. Thanks Armin! Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Big roasty malty, chocolate, smoky, delicious nose. Medium bodied. Burnt chocolate, smoky flavor. Delicious and super easy to drink. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pour out of bottle, thanks Paul! Thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, hints of dark fruit, hints of yeast, slight earth, hints of oats, dark cocoa. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, hints of earth, coffee, roast, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. This is well made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (628) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with fizzy brown head. Roasted, chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted, smoked and chocolate taste, also some coffee. Full body.


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