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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


Gurthnar's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2934) - Bratislava, - NOV 13, 2012
330ml Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk
6.7% ABV
Big brown head, almost black colour. Strong aroma of chocolate and coffee right out of the bottle. Roasted malt, stinging hints of smoke/wood. Taste is malty with light heavy roasty bitterness, medium smoke, almost medium coffee. Dark chocolate. Light fruity. Massive indeed. Finish is rather simple, but enjoyable roasty bitterness with a pinch of smoky tartness. Very nice, I hope to have this again someday.

It really calls for a juicy steak to go with.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (498) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
Looks..black, sml light tan head. Smells..choc, vanilla, roasty malts. Tastes.. Loads of choc, vanilla, medium burnt grains and a late hop and coffee grind bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (435) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Jabeerwocky, kran. bardzo intensywne w smaku i aromacie, czekoladowo, kawowo, palono, popielniczkowe. w strone RIS troche, z suszonymi sliwkami w nutach, gesta faktura w ustach. niskie wysycenie, oleiste, nieco lepkie, z kiepska piana, jest tez goryczka, wcale nie taka niska jak na stouta. w caloksztalcie: Super.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarbasA (37) - PORTUGAL - MAY 27, 2015
Black colour, with a brown head, aromas of chocolate, coffee and dried fruits, amazing full body...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Look; black body, persistent beige head. Aroma; coffee, black chocolate, black malts, sweet wooden oil, caramel notes. Taste; super black chocolate tart, cocoa, leather, shoe polish, roasted black soft malts. Good body with soft carbonation. Finishes malty fruity and lingering. Good brew. Handmade impression. [33cl br btl abv7.4%. Gift from Rune, Thanx Man! T@Lmojoh]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2406) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
330ml bottle. 6.7%. Pours black with frothy tan head. Tastes magnificent. Exceptionally well-blended with plenty of blackened malts, chocolate, leather and dried fruits with a hint of CDA. Hits the spot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (892) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 14, 2015
black, medium long-lasting beige foam, very nice lacing; roasty, lots of chocolate, coffee, some dried fruits; medium+ bitterness, medium sweetness, lightly sour; medium+ body, oily feel, rather soft carbonation, long roasty and dry finish; Overall: great taste, very good looking, very good mouthfeel and aroma, very well-made

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10340) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Sampled @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015
Sehr dunkel braune Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee, Schokolade, bittere Kaffeebohnen. Geschmack schokoladig, Kaffee, bittere Kaffeebohnen, Vanille..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2924) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at St. Andrews Brewing Co. Kernel - Export Stout - 7.1% Rich, slightly boozy flavor that is mildly bitter. Full bodied. Higher ABV is more evident in the aroma than in the taste and almost completely hidden in the mouthfeel. Very smooth. Low, but acceptable, carbonation and a weak head. A hint of vegetative aspects in the aroma. Some suggestions of barrel aging in the flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (479) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Pours crude black with a large and dense mocha-brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and slight dried fruit. Taste is coffee at first followed by a touch of sweetness in the form of raisins and chocolate, leather and slight smokiness are next to descend upon the ’buds. Full bodied with a rich mouthfeel. Kernel have nailed everything.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is cocoa, light coffee, chocolate roast, and fairly assertive but complimentary pine and hop bitterness. Taste is rounded chocolate with pine and hop bitterness followed by light roast and coffee with some background dark fruit into the finish. Clean, somewhat sharp mouthfeel. Good hop forward stout.


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