Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

Dashimus' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dashimus (227) - London, Greater London, - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours black/dark brown with a tan head which fades quickly. Aroma is liquorice, roasted malt, coffee, overripe banana. Heavy sweet flavour with a long bitter finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1343) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2016
Black with creamy tan head. Chocolate, rum and espresso. Thick, vanilla and dry tobacco finish. Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (628) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate in nose. Pours black with tan head. Taste is medium sweet with chocolate, coffee, roasty notes, medium to full body. Medium bitterness at the finish. Overall very good, it could easily be mistaken for an Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jakubwloszcz (168) - Piastów, POLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Barwa ciemnobrunatna, prawie czarna. Piana niska, beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, ładnie zdobi szkło. W aromacie dominuje kawa, na drugim planie są ciemne owoce, czekolada i paloność. W smaku, podobnie jak w Imperial Brown Stout, również jest solidna paloność, czuć czekoladę, kawę, delikatną wanilię, majaczy też po pewnym czasie coś w stylu torfu. Bardzo dobry FES.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (797) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2016
Poured from the bottle. Pitch black beer. Aromas of roasted malts and rum. Tastes of roasted malts, dried fruit, rum and raisin, just as was promised in the description. A wonderful rich export stout, nice and oily. Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AngloJaxon88 (9) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016 does not count
Looks good enough. Smells great, with a strong aroma of roasted malt and burnet caramel. A nice alcoholic hum. Oily on the pallet, with a nice medium to full body. Tastes of sweet malt, bonfire toffee, followed by burnet toast. Lots of nice roasted flavours. Dry on the finish. Dangerously drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (595) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 ,33l pour from bottle into wine glass in Kazakhstan. Dark, totally opaque, weak oily light brown head. Great coffee, roasty nose. Full body, with a thick syrupy finish. Taste has coffee, nuts, cocoa, with a little bit of a burnt finish and a ghost of sweetness. Just awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (483) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle. Black with brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted, licorice, dried dark fruits and some coffee. some caramel in the taste also, but far back there. Slightly bitter ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2390) - CROATIA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml at The Library, Ilsington, London. Pours black with brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, some dried fruit. Medium to full bodied, oily. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle Pours motor oil black with a nice dark tan head and sparse lacing. Nose is full of char tar roast toffee and a hint of fresh coffee. Big robust nose. Flavors of roast char big char dark fruits lots of anise. Palate is full big and pretty sticky. Long big finish of char and dark fruit undertones. A bit big and harsh but that’s good for this style. Solid brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (637) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Bouteille achetée Au PiBar - De couleur noir avec une bonne mousse fauve qui tient bien et marque bien le verre - Au nez beaucoup de café, malt torréfié, terreuse, légèrement reglisse, c’est fin et élégant - En bouche toujours beaucoup de café et de malt torréfié, une grosse amertume terreuse et légèrement herbacé, sauce soja et reglisse - Corps moyen, amertume forte, carbonation correcte, amère et soyeuse, fibal amère et torréfié - Un stout bien brute, bien comme il faut, pas de chichi ca envoie du lourd

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