Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marduk (4071) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
330ml bottle. Deep brown color, almost black. Small size, brown head, stays as a ring. Deep roasted malts, sweet, slightly ashy, very faint milky and chocolatey notes on aroma. Fantastic mix of roasted malts and dark chocolate in taste. Touches every tastebud in my mouth and picks me up by the ears. Afteraste is everlasting. Alcohol is very well hidden. Absolutely fantastic! More!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11474) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from S.H.Jones in Banbury. Black with tan head. Full, heavy and rich Stout, there is a combination of bitterness from the darkly roasted, chocolate malts then rich fruitcake fruitiness along with the smooth vanilla flavour. It has the feel of an old comfortable sofa, easy and comforting. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (284) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015

ABV: 6,7% Bottled 15/09/2014
Magnifique Stout assez sec en bouche qui offre un maltage onctueux sur des notes lactées, avec des notes de vanilles, légèrement fumé et boisé. La gorgé fort douce et dense développe des arômes de chocolat amer et laisse le palais rêche et langue grasse avec une amertume légèrement aigre et fleurie à la fois. Au départ, son nez très parfumé: fortes senteurs d’orge très grillé, voire brûlé, de la vanille et de la levure. Cette levure fruitée apporte des saveurs lointaines de framboise voire de mûre. En toute fin, je reste avec ce maltage fort torréfié sur des notes acres mais adoucie par cette sensation lactée. Superbe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nijstrom (100) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a tan head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, chocolate, liquorice and dried fruits. Moderate/heavy sweetness, moderate bitterness and a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pepinis (81) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 20, 2015
Coloración marrón intenso, casi negro. Buena formación de espuma y buena estabilidad. En nariz presenta suaves notas quemadas, café solo e intenso y suaves notas achocolatadas. En segundo plano y de manera muy sutil aparece notas de lúpulo. En boca el protagonismo es para la malta torrefacta que proporciona notas de madera quemada, café solo e intenso y chocolate puro y licoroso. Amargor procedente de la malta torrefacta. Cuerpo denso y baja carbonatación. Retrogusto seco y prolongado de las maltas torrefactas. La sensación en boca deja pensar que su graduación alcohólica es mayor a los 6,7% que realmente presenta. Muy ajustada a estilo (Foreing Extra Stout)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Black with a brown head leaving lacing. Aroma: roasted, coffee beans, creamy, licorice. Taste contains the same and adds wine gums, salmiak, fruits and maybe berries, dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1753) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe og sjokolade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (2441) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Lukt: Fin duft av kaffe, bek, lakris, sjokolade og vanilje.
Utseende: Mørk brun, nesten sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende lag brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: God smak av kaffe og lakris med en anelse sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Oddbins, London Bridge, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@7,2%, Når@05.01.2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle shared with ciaranc. Pours oily black with minimal head. Roasted malt, toast, wood, dark chocolate dry finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from The Vineyard. Lush brown pour. Dark chocolate, roasted malt flavour. Medium body, fair amount of carbonation. Long complex finish. Nice.

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