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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


Mortlach's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, - JAN 28, 2013
28/01/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (330ml bottle). Nera, densa, impenetrabiňe, schiuma beige-cappuccino, leggerina ma persistente. Al naso č dolciastra, aroma di cioccolato e vaniglia, leggero caffé, non molto intensa. In bocca ancora cioccolato, caffé, leggera liquirizia, vaniglia, leggero amarognolo nel finale. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Non male!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voras (61) - - JUN 27, 2014
Almost black, good beige head. Aroma and taste: Coffee, coffee, coffee... very well balanced. Very good, as usual in The Kernel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (42) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottled 18/02/14. 8.2%ABV. Good solid stout. I loved well balanced flavours of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Hugely impressive. I’ll dig the Kernel more for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (481) - ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle sample, thanks rayaron. 8.2%. Dark brown with a beige creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, black coffee and dark chocolate. Very rich bunch of flavors with coffee, chocolate, raisins, dried fruits and vanilla notes. Long lingering aftertaste, medium-full bodied. Smooth and creamy. Great stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5620) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Draught. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, vanilla, smoke, chocolate, hops and drued fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mezr (55) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Poured from a 330ml bottle, nearly black with a moderate, tan, foamy head. Aroma is complex, immediately chocolate, then a roasted coffee and raisin. Taste has sweet notes that are followed by medium bitter. My lips are sticky. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Not an overly heavy stout at all. Coffee notes linger in wonderful fashion and my mouth is left feeling warm. Very enjoyable experience to be sure.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - 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 !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2187) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
Geruch sauber malzig, schokoladig. Antrunk dunkelmalzig. Mitte schokoladig, röstig, sehr dicht, fruchtig. Bitterröstiger kerniger Abgang, schokoladig. Super!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (5942) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidtjm (256) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (495) - 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!


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