Gurthnar (1628) - Bratislava, - NOV 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk
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.
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Dark roast and bittersweet chocolate. Jet black with a rich brown head. Bittersweet chocolate with roast and a long bitter chocolate finish.
wvhoran (154) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown to black colour with a creamy tan head. The aroma is deep roast malt with coffee and chocolate notes, as well as licorice and some fruitier notes. The flavour is smooth chocolate, dark roast to burnt malt, licorice, coffee notes. Quite a creamy texture. This is a lovely stout.
brystmar (1233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handsome black body beneath silly tan head. Beautiful.
Expansive roasty, milk-chocolate-infused aroma fills the air. Some dryness at the end.
Taste opens up leathery and ashy. Turns hoppy on a dime, finishing bone dry with lingering bitterness and notes of an ashtray. Weird; def not my thing.
Nice, smooth body, and all other traits are firmly in the "winner" category. Shame this is all wasted on a beer which disappoints so heavily on the palate.
martjoobolut (634) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle, ABV 8,2%. Pours black with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is roast, coffee. Flavor is sweet and bitter, coffee, intense roast, malt, dark chocolate. Finish is coffee bitter. Feels creamy. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew.
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Export stout apparently based on a recipe from 1890 and made by a young micro brewery in the heart of London. Deep beige head, jet black colour. Strong coffee bean aroma, bitter chocolate, leather, nutmeg, dates. Dried fruits in the taste, thick oily mouthfeel, quickly overwhelmed by a very concentrated yet elegant, refinded roasted bitterness, like a high quality coffee, deep chocolatey maltiness, long bitter finish, well-balanced. Enjoyed this very much.
oqnid (75) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7 juil '13
-->Stout noire, 7%, 330ml
-noire absolue, opaque; mousse beige fine et veloutée
-nez vanille, choco, café, alcool (fond)
-entrée mince, café filtre, malts torréfiés
-corps mince (eau)
-finale idem qu'à l'entrée; cendrée
Arr via Beer Buddy for iPhone
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! lack beer with a tan head. Nose is roast, milk chocolate, dry notes, coffee. Flavor is roast, chocolate, coffee, licorice, hops and roast in the finish. Medium to full body. Hides it’s ABV well. Slick and smooth, easy to drink.
ianwelby (461) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Near-black beer with a thin beige head and a light, smoky malt aroma. Flavour has the same smoky malt vut with sharp, tangy fruit, bitter chocolate and hop coming through as well. Its strong but very well balanced and leaves a distinctive chocolate/coffee aftertaste.
Voras (61) - - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black, good beige head. Aroma and taste: Coffee, coffee, coffee... very well balanced. Very good, as usual in The Kernel.
MayumiH (77) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.