Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 373   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (1730) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Zo dit is even een lekker biertje, van de tap mooi bruin/zwart met goede volle kraag. Aroma volmoutig en chocolade en koffie, dit kont ook prima terug in de smaken. Lekker glad en zacht. Erg goed bier !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2257) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
Geruch sauber malzig, schokoladig. Antrunk dunkelmalzig. Mitte schokoladig, röstig, sehr dicht, fruchtig. Bitterröstiger kerniger Abgang, schokoladig. Super!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6726) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at The Kernel, pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma brings out lots of roasted malt and cocoa. Flavour is very rich and complex, with lots of roasted malt and dry cocoa. Rich and velvety on the palate, with exceptional depth. Another gem from the masters of the UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidtjm (473) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle bottled on 30.12.13 from Beermoth, Manchester. Black pour, aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, rum and raisins. Taste is coffee, rum, roast malts, nice bitterness and a chocolatey note throughout the beer, with a nice blend of sweetness and hops bitterness. Exquisite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (702) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Black with small brown head and nice bubbles. Lots of coffee, roasted malts, ash, some fruits, raw cocoa beans, vanilla, sweet coffee candy. Medium bodied, slightly watery and velvet texture. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3182) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Fra fad, CBC 2014. Knald sort med et stort, hurtigt aftagende mørkebrunt skumhovede. Indtagende aroma med mindelser om frisklavet espresso, mørk chocolade, lakrids, varme kulbriketter, tjære, tørrede mørke frugter. De mørke frugter dominerer smagen, som er sød, med noter af kaffe og bitter mørk chokolade. Cremet textur, semi-tør finish, blød karbonering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vladivostok (257) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Strong, bitter-sweet, complex and intensely hoppy with a faint dusty hoppiness, in fact a perfectly classic stout. I don’t imagine these are in absolute terms particularly difficult beers to brew as most companies that attempt them make a reasonable job of it. Nonetheless this is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3333) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
330 ml. Bottle. It pours a very dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma is sweet caramel, chocolate, raisins and roasted malt. The flavor is chocolaty and heavily roasted up front with more raisin and plum coming through mid palate. The body is medium/heavy for the style and the carbonation is slightly on the low end. The finish is mildly bitter, roasted with hints of coffee and dark fruit. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Smoke and dark roast, hints of peppery tobacco, dark chocolate and coffee. The taste surprisingly shifts to a more acidic character lightly citric on this bulbous round bodied beer. Touches of fruit with herbal, earthy aromas. This is really good.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilverfoX (331) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
As i clicked ’rate this’ i was amazed to see the other reviews, so im going to guess my bottle was off, but a nose of cheese and vinegar on to top of a black body , a taste of sour vinegar a thin palate i left the rest. rank.

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