Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 però spariscono rapidamente insieme alla gran parte della poca schiuma che si era formata.Sentori di liquirizia con un po’ di caffe che appare più in bocca insieme a malto tostato... decisamente densa e di mio gusto!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pringao_Toribi (289) - Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2015
In short: drip coffee beer. Aroma: coffee and toffee, simple yet powerful roasted aroma. Appearance: pitch black with creamy foam. Taste: middle sweet to light sour. Palate: lasting light roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (423) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle states 8.2% abv. Appearance is almost jet black, with a half-finger light brown foamy head which fades away. Aroma- plenty of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, hop hints, chocolate biscuit, the vaguest hint of dark fruit. Taste- lots of coffee bitterness, cocoa-rich dark chocolate, hop bitterness, espresso, roast malt, treacle, medium mouthfeel, dry roasty bittersweet finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (492) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle The Kernel Export Stout London 1890 The Kernel Export Stout London 1890

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marduk (3207) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
330ml bottle. Deep brown color, almost black. Small size, brown head, stays as a ring. Deep roasted malts, sweet, slightly ashy, very faint milky and chocolatey notes on aroma. Fantastic mix of roasted malts and dark chocolate in taste. Touches every tastebud in my mouth and picks me up by the ears. Afteraste is everlasting. Alcohol is very well hidden. Absolutely fantastic! More!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10870) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from S.H.Jones in Banbury. Black with tan head. Full, heavy and rich Stout, there is a combination of bitterness from the darkly roasted, chocolate malts then rich fruitcake fruitiness along with the smooth vanilla flavour. It has the feel of an old comfortable sofa, easy and comforting. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (237) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015

ABV: 6,7% Bottled 15/09/2014
Magnifique Stout assez sec en bouche qui offre un maltage onctueux sur des notes lactées, avec des notes de vanilles, légèrement fumé et boisé. La gorgé fort douce et dense développe des arômes de chocolat amer et laisse le palais rêche et langue grasse avec une amertume légèrement aigre et fleurie à la fois. Au départ, son nez très parfumé: fortes senteurs d’orge très grillé, voire brûlé, de la vanille et de la levure. Cette levure fruitée apporte des saveurs lointaines de framboise voire de mûre. En toute fin, je reste avec ce maltage fort torréfié sur des notes acres mais adoucie par cette sensation lactée. Superbe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nijstrom (80) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a tan head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, chocolate, liquorice and dried fruits. Moderate/heavy sweetness, moderate bitterness and a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pepinis (80) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 20, 2015
Coloración marrón intenso, casi negro. Buena formación de espuma y buena estabilidad. En nariz presenta suaves notas quemadas, café solo e intenso y suaves notas achocolatadas. En segundo plano y de manera muy sutil aparece notas de lúpulo. En boca el protagonismo es para la malta torrefacta que proporciona notas de madera quemada, café solo e intenso y chocolate puro y licoroso. Amargor procedente de la malta torrefacta. Cuerpo denso y baja carbonatación. Retrogusto seco y prolongado de las maltas torrefactas. La sensación en boca deja pensar que su graduación alcohólica es mayor a los 6,7% que realmente presenta. Muy ajustada a estilo (Foreing Extra Stout)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Black with a brown head leaving lacing. Aroma: roasted, coffee beans, creamy, licorice. Taste contains the same and adds wine gums, salmiak, fruits and maybe berries, dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1547) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe og sjokolade.

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