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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 481   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2016
Un ebano impenetrabile è sormontato da una fittissima schiuma nocciola. Le tostature estreme offrono al naso sentori di caffè in grani, cacao frutti rossi e vaniglia. In bocca è una carezza che sfiora la lingua con un tocco amaro di torrefatto e acido di abbrustolito. Finisce amara e lunga con recupero di sensazioni legate alla liquirizia ed al cacao in polvere, il tutto velato da un esile strato di cenere.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1023) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, thin light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, cocoa and some floral hops. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, floral hops, sour cherry and coffee. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (626) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to Kapusil! Terrific nutty roasted malts, chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste follows suit. Black color with little tan head. Heavy roasted malts everywhere maybe some rum too. Very balanced and delicious stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aherbelste (57) - - JAN 11, 2016
Can’t be as deScriptive as this site’s deScription. Maybe a little bit strange smell, but still a great stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (443) - - DEC 25, 2015
Aroma: plum, dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasty, molasses Taste: light bitter, dark chocolate, roasty, roasty, fruity

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Keg at Hop Inn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black brown with a tan head. Some smoke, plenty choc, dark fruit, touch of rum. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (1906) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers Anniversary 2015. Chococococoffeecuckoo. Backlog from 2015/05/30.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some tar, slight vanilla and a little hazelnut. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, a little raisin, some other dark fruits, subtle hazelnut, a hint of vanilla and liquorice. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, lingering, chocolate vanilla, roasted bitterness in the finish. A full on roasted stout, a little bit of sweetness that works well. A sipping stout that is nice to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (701) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Pitch black, with a nice, velvety, coffee coloured head. Smells like dark chocolate, smoke, roasted malt and coffee. Tastes exacly like I envision an stout: dark chocolate, bitter cocoa, sme coffee, smoky malts. Very well made.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 11, 2015
0,33l bottle at home. Bottled 21.01.2015, BB 21.01.2017 7.4% ABV. nice dark almost black color, has a nice stable and mid-sized dark coffee-colored head. looks great. smells very nicely roasted, both earthy and smoke notes. some spices noticeable, also some very nice coffee notes, light notes of bitter chocolate, cacao. After the beer warms up a bit the coffee and chocolate come even more to the foreground. very nice smell, love it. full body, rather light carbonation, rather light mouthfeel (considering the ABV). oh shit, what’s happening? there is a lot of .... vanilla and licorice on the taste, two of my least favorite flavours in a beer, especially the vanilla. apart from that some earthy notes, light smoke, spices, only very light coffee and chocolate, also some roast, but overpowered by all the vanilla. finishes with vanilla, some roast and a bit earthy. Overall still a nice beer but not so much my thing. If the taste was just a little closer to the taste I would have loved this ... but oh well.


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