Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.

Kikuzzo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, - JAN 18, 2013
Appena versata un po’ di bollicine di troppo, che perň spariscono rapidamente insieme alla gran parte della poca schiuma che si era formata.Sentori di liquirizia con un po’ di caffe che appare piů in bocca insieme a malto tostato... decisamente densa e di mio gusto!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Three year old bottle. Solid black with a fizzy brown disappearing head. Deep liquorish full smooth black bean caramel roasted coffee smell. Full oily body. Initial taste of caramel and chocolate and moves to a smooth liquorish and finishes with a nice soft coffee roast. Excellent. Sort of reminds me of Lion Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arek (600) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Czarne piwo o ciemnobeżowej, puszystej pianie i intensywnym, palonym, kawowo-czekoladowym aromacie. W smaku gęste, kawowe, wytrawne, lekko likierowe z palonym, goryczkowym, początkowo lekko kwaskowym finiszem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1211) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Keg at Smithfield Tavern, Manchester. Black with a tan head that fades down to a ring. Coffee, liquorice and molasses aroma. Hops can be felt lurking too. Taste is much the same. Thick and milkshakey, but drinkability is good. I like how the hops help to cut out the sweetness without stealing the show from the malty side. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3745) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
330ml bottle at home, source unknown (7.2% abv), coffee, chocolate aroma, opaque very dark brown, no head, coffee, cocoa, liquorice flavour, oily, soft carbonation, dry bitter coffee aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (879) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2015
Alluring aroma in a moonless midnight black pour. Flavour is a brilliantly balanced mix of cocoa, coffee, and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (179) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Black with beige head. Massive roasted coffee aromas... taste follows suit. Coffee, chocolate, burnt, roasted malts. Thick and oily, slight lingering bitterness. Delicious, and incredibly moreish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. In taste mix of especially dark chocolate and very roasty coffe, really pleasant. Medium bodied, oily, softly carbonated, very smooth. Great stout, one of the best beer from Kernel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (684) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Almost black oil, avarage tan foam. Aroma: dark malts, velvety biscuit with chocolate, coffee with brandy. Taste: blend of wine, whiskey and coffee, warming, dried prunes, raisins, roasted barley, bitter chocolate, dry and hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (513) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (561) - 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.

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