TheJvd (1004) - - FEB 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head leaving good lacing. Fantastic aroma with roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. Taste is like you would expect from the aroma with roasted malts, chocolate and some sweetness. Very smooth texture and quite a dry finish with some bitterness and a nice lingering taste of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Another great brew from the Kernel.
mrol (153) - - OCT 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruits. Great beer.
budedou (581) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good style between -Imperial stout and stout . Oily texture. Flavor of rhum, raisin. A presence of herbal bitterness, floral hops. Of course, smoked, coffee and chocolate.
kajser27 (489) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored, strong tan creamy lasting head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, bit of roasted acidity and some sugar. Taste is medium to strong sweet brown sugar and chocolate with a constant bitter chocolate and strongly roasted background, some licorice. Dry roasted and strong dark chocolate finish and a lasting aftertaste. Medium to full bodied and moderate- carbonation, sticky.
(on tap, Moeder Lambic, Brussels, B)
jjsint (1560) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Dark, dark brown, vey nearly black. Impenetrable. Carbonation allows a bit of milk chocolate coloured head to swirl on top. Soft aroma of chocolate, vanilla, eggnog, a bit of strong black coffee. Figs. Surprisingly sweet start to the taste is met by a reasonably grainy bitter. Intense. Bitter but balanced finished. The body in not particularly thick for a strong stout but it doesn’t need to be. Carbonation is well-judged. A winner.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love history and I love beer so historical recipes being re-created really draw my attention.
This is the Kernel Export Stout London 1890 recipe 7.1%
I had the 10.1% Imperial Brown Stout London 1856 which was excellent so I am eager to try this bottle I picked up in London.
It pours a deep black with a thick rusty tan head of foam. The aroma is rich savoury chocolate and toasted oats. It may even have hints of marshmallow?
Full bodied with a silky smooth texture, this is hardcore.
The taste is darkly bitter roastiness, oats, dark chocolate, dried fruits, some espresso dark dark dark coffee notes.
Really great but I feel the 1856 was sweeter/less bitter and so I know what I’ll be picking up next time I am in the UK.
Alexi91 (287) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Stange. Supplier: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer. Deep and rich with smoky aftertaste.
MonsterMagnet (692) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bottle date 04.06.15, 7.1% abv, pours black and tan. Chocolate, espresso, roast, dried pineapple, ash, leather, fruitcake, vanilla. Medium sweet and moderate high bitterness, oily to creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation. Lingering espresso and hopbitter finish. Lovely.
ERB92 (558) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of cocoa, coffee, brown sugar and hints of leather and vanilla. Black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a average to soft carbonation. Leaves the mouth quite dry. Overall a very enjoyable drink, rich flavour with a full body combined very nicely.
Rubin77 (247) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
F: thin brown, gone to thin film with some bubbles.
C: dark, non-transparent.
A: roasted malt, caramel malt, chocolate malt, dark chocolate, of coffee.
T: great roasted/chocolate/dark malt, some earthy tones, dark chocolate, some espresso, fruity tones of dark fruit, cocoa and many others complex tastes, 7,4% ABV version, full body, low carbonation, very good, a must to try beer from that style.
SanDiego1 (18) - ITALY - SEP 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottiglia. Colore marrona scuro, schiuma marrone, fine e poco persistente. Aroma intenso di tostato, caffè, leggero bruciato. Al palato corpo rotondo, nota etilica non eccessiva, caffè e tostato intensi e puliti. Semplice e ben fatta.