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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.


faroeviking's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - - APR 19, 2013
Chopp. Pitch black colour, nice medium dark brown creamy head, steady. Very pleasant aroma of well roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee too. Good filling mouthfeel. Lovely roasted maltiness in the flavour along with chocolate, some coffee and dark fruit. Well lasting nice roasty malty chocolate finish. Sweet like. Very pleasant brew.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle 13 months old. 7.4% Dark and fairly viscous, very black with dark brown head. Nose is stewed prunes, tar. Taste is burnt malts, dark stewed fruit, bitter hops. Classic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (594) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Looks fabulous, with frothy coffee lacing on a sleek black body. Big milky coffee aroma with a hint of cherry. Medium body, creamy texture. Taste has espresso, bitter chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Dark brown colour with beige, thick head on top. Lacing sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malts, cookie malt notes. Taste has sweet dark chocolate, roasted dry malts, some coffee flavours. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1343) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Nothing need to be said about this beer. Itís in the top class league. Super creamy and smooth mouth feel. Coffee and chocolate in taste and flavour. It indeed is one of the best FES style beer ever.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ippopodio (109) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2016
Un ebano impenetrabile è sormontato da una fittissima schiuma nocciola. Le tostature estreme offrono al naso sentori di caffè in grani, cacao frutti rossi e vaniglia. In bocca è una carezza che sfiora la lingua con un tocco amaro di torrefatto e acido di abbrustolito. Finisce amara e lunga con recupero di sensazioni legate alla liquirizia ed al cacao in polvere, il tutto velato da un esile strato di cenere.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (953) - HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, thin light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, cocoa and some floral hops. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, floral hops, sour cherry and coffee. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (533) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to Kapusil! Terrific nutty roasted malts, chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste follows suit. Black color with little tan head. Heavy roasted malts everywhere maybe some rum too. Very balanced and delicious stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aherbelste (28) - - JAN 11, 2016
Canít be as deScriptive as this siteís deScription. Maybe a little bit strange smell, but still a great stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (379) - - DEC 25, 2015
Aroma: plum, dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasty, molasses Taste: light bitter, dark chocolate, roasty, roasty, fruity

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Keg at Hop Inn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black brown with a tan head. Some smoke, plenty choc, dark fruit, touch of rum. Good stuff


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