Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1736) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at Moeder Lambic. Pours black with huge tan head. Aromas of black coffee and heavily roasted malts. Flavors of black coffee, vanilla, dusty black coffee, and a little sweet dark malts. A big dry stout. Perfect form. On tap no less.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alethol (102) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Interesting, full aromas of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Taste is well-balanced betweeb bitternees and sweetness. Medium body with a long finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours Black with light brown head.
Aroma roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, rum, raisin, liquorice, dark fruits. Really rich aroma.
Taste bitter chocolate, coffee, roasty. Sweet chocolate, caramel.
Mouthfeel oily.
Awesome beer, rich in aroma and taste! So much is going on!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (323) - - MAY 9, 2014
Very chocolatey with fruity undertones. Black with red tinges. Chocolatey taste with bitter back of the mouth flavour. Potent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3216) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
Small tan head dark pour carbonation solid medium strength aromas mouth watering coffee chocolate vanilla liquorice fruits the flavours crisp roast coffee bean sweet chocolate malt caramel vanilla liquorice medium bitter stone fruits dried fruits apricots the finish rich tasting stout full of flavours best being hops and roast tastes bitter sweet finish top stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle at RBWG. Pours an opaque dark brown to black color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark fruits, some coffee notes, dark choclate, mild earthy bitterness to the finish, a very subtle smoke at the back as well. Solid stout I was happy to have a shot at.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (582) - SPAIN - MAY 2, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, ligeramente a chocolate. Muy buena Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Sort skum brun Kaffe choklade vanilje tøv Bitter moderat sød moderat Cremet livlig @cbc ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (726) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
0,33l fles, zwart met licht bruine bescheiden schuimkraag die geheel wegtrekt. In het bier fijne deeltjes. Geur wordt gedomineerd door cacao en chocolade, ook rumrozijnen iets verder op de achtergrond. Smaak is geroosterde mout en leer. Mondgevoel is wat dun maar met een mooie volle bitterzoete afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfroms (234) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends. Pitch black with almost no head. Aroma is pungent and evocative: licorice, bitter chocolate, espresso, herbal hops, pine, toasted marshmallow. Taste is round and complex, almost Baltic porter style: chocolate mousse, Vietnamese coffee, burnt sugar, light roast, balanced out by moderate hops. Tremendously smooth and drinkable. Great beer.

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