Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 487   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (526) - 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 (374) - 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 (1980) - 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 (3541) - 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 (587) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1672) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 5, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL t 6,9%. Opaque black, espresso head. Medium intensity aroma of sweet chocolate, cacao and strong coffee. Notes of spicy grassy hops. Strong taste of not very sweet chocolate, cold espresso, some malty berry notes too. Peppery hoppy finish with some alcohol spice. Smooth easy drinking body. Not outstanding but a well made honest stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (525) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Very fizzy pour which takes a good while to settle down. Body is nice and mellow- fitting with the abv although the beer still has a boozy hit. Very pronounced coffee, with tobacco and rich dark fruit. Nice hints of hops coming through. If it wasn’t overcarbonated it’d be killer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (39) - ITALY - APR 24, 2016
Almost pitch black, ligth brown head, not big but dense and persistent. Clean and vivid aroma: roasted malts, milk coffee, caramel. Maybe a hint of dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma, sweet and bitter notes are well balanced, finish is on the bitter side. Only glitch is a slight hint of burnt caramel. Medium to dense body, low carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Good enough

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (2047) - PORTUGAL - APR 23, 2016
33cl bottle. Deep black colour with a very small and thin tan head. Roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, vanilla and dark ripe fruits in the aroma. Soft carbonation and full body. Taste is bitter with coffee and chocolate notes. Overall, a very good beer, indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmahut (1784) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2016
On tap, moeder lambic. Black body with huge velvet creamy brown head, excellent lacing. Aroma has light roasty sweetness, caramel, toffee, like dark chocolate mousse. Taste is bitter upfront with smooth caramel and toasty sweetness. Cocoa in the background. Velvet body, like swallowing angel wings. Balance behind the words, smooth like a frothy dark chocoolate. Body is medium, low carbonation, smooth texture.

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