Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanDiego1 (34) - ITALY - SEP 14, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore marrona scuro, schiuma marrone, fine e poco persistente. Aroma intenso di tostato, caffč, leggero bruciato. Al palato corpo rotondo, nota etilica non eccessiva, caffč e tostato intensi e puliti. Semplice e ben fatta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (743) - WARSAW, POLAND - SEP 8, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, gęsta, długa i wysoka. Ładnie oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Kakao, praliny, kawa, owoce w czekoladzie, subtelna paloność. W tle zioła.
SMAK: Dominuje paloność przemieszana z ziemistością. Delikatny kawowy posmak - przyjemny. Świetnie ukryty alkohol. Goryczka średnia, zalegająca.
OGÓLNIE: Cudowna pijalność, aksamitne, kremowe - wprost nie do opisania. Trzeba spróbować, żeby się przekonać jak dobrze to piwo smakuje!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Venno (18) - - SEP 6, 2015
Color is heavy black with a bit of brown. Can see the high gravity when pouring. The aroma is very strong and deep; caramel coffee and malt. The taste is smooth, again with caramel. Brilliant beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1779) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Three year old bottle. Solid black with a fizzy brown disappearing head. Deep liquorish full smooth black bean caramel roasted coffee smell. Full oily body. Initial taste of caramel and chocolate and moves to a smooth liquorish and finishes with a nice soft coffee roast. Excellent. Sort of reminds me of Lion Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arek (694) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Czarne piwo o ciemnobeżowej, puszystej pianie i intensywnym, palonym, kawowo-czekoladowym aromacie. W smaku gęste, kawowe, wytrawne, lekko likierowe z palonym, goryczkowym, początkowo lekko kwaskowym finiszem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Keg at Smithfield Tavern, Manchester. Black with a tan head that fades down to a ring. Coffee, liquorice and molasses aroma. Hops can be felt lurking too. Taste is much the same. Thick and milkshakey, but drinkability is good. I like how the hops help to cut out the sweetness without stealing the show from the malty side. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4032) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
330ml bottle at home, source unknown (7.2% abv), coffee, chocolate aroma, opaque very dark brown, no head, coffee, cocoa, liquorice flavour, oily, soft carbonation, dry bitter coffee aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2015
Alluring aroma in a moonless midnight black pour. Flavour is a brilliantly balanced mix of cocoa, coffee, and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (260) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Black with beige head. Massive roasted coffee aromas... taste follows suit. Coffee, chocolate, burnt, roasted malts. Thick and oily, slight lingering bitterness. Delicious, and incredibly moreish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. In taste mix of especially dark chocolate and very roasty coffe, really pleasant. Medium bodied, oily, softly carbonated, very smooth. Great stout, one of the best beer from Kernel.

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