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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, dark malt. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, dark roasted. Body is medium full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20100731]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt and liqourice. Mild smoked like touch. Dark roasted malt and liqourice. Lingering dark malty and vague overripe fruity. Lasting roasted to smoked note into the far finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a thick brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, alcohol, and sugar, leading to a dry and quite roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours an opaque black with a dense light brown head. Lots of fat burned malts and licorice. Solid body, hard roasted oily malts and licorice - lots of licorice. Very malt bitter finish. Very well crafted. 010910

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle in a hotel room in London. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of liquorice and dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits. Roasted flavour of liquorice and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Bottled (from the Kernel, London). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, mild toast as well as some liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, some ashes as well as mild liquorice and mild grassyness. Also some quite vanillaish notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2011
Bottled. Very black, beige head. Aroma of licorice and tobacco. Dryish with meaty full body, clean, rounded mouthfeel. Plenty of dark chocolate, notes of smoke. Salty salmiak finish. Quite intense.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of licorice and caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of licorice in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
20th November 2010.
Opaque black stout, good tan head. Crispish dry palate. Minerally dark malt and bitter coffee. Trace of cream and a whisper of orangey hop fruit. Dry crisp fresh finish. The fresh crisp palate elevates this stout out of the odinary.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como; 6.7% ABV, bottled 12.07.12, bb 12.07.14
Black color, with medium sized creamy beige head. Strong aroma of bread, roasted barley, barley coffee. Good body structure, smooth mouthfeel; very good flavor of roasted malt, with dark chocolate and evident milky and breadish accent; it also has a touch of cola; strong bitterness, and, behind, hop resins can be noticed.
Excellent beer, quite original.


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