Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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.

faroeviking's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (286) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, cocoa, espresso, caramel, some molasses in background. Taste is roasted, caramel, sweet, some alcohol is present. Dry roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martpez (43) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Dark roasted stout. Sharp alcohol and really hits the spot. Very strong on the malts. Its thoroughly enjoyable. Complex and Strong. Bi too many malts for me. I prefer something a little crisper

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewtalita (86) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2015
Pitch black, oily. Brick red foam. Aroma molasses, cocoa powder, prune jam. Palate heavy as hell. Sourish coffee, prunes in alcohol. Like good rich espresso with a sip of rum. Taste better than aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
no_cheating (35) - - NOV 15, 2015
This beer was lovely. Some chocolate in the taste. One of the best stouts I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1721) - GREECE - NOV 14, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Black color with beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, coffee, light fruity and light hoppy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (795) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 04.06.17 Pours unclear dark brown to deep black liqid, medium frothy brown head, Aroma: roasty, dark chocolate, light citrus, yeasty, red berries, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, cranberries, citrus, lemon peel, yeasty, Palate: medium to full body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bitter roasty aftertaste, Overall: enjoyed, very nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokos666 (72) - Gliwice, POLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Butelka 033. Czarne z fajna bezowa piana. Aeomat mega zlozony palone slody kawa czekolad. W smaku dobrze zbalansowane jest duzo palonosci, gorzkiej czekolady, kakao i jest spora goryczka ale wszystko nie za ostre. Takiego FES lubie czyli jest konkret moc ale nie przesadzona w zadnym kierunku. Pycha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (2083) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Pitch black, lasting brown head, beautiful. Powerful nose of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, chocolate, vanilla. Mainly bitter, somewhat sweet flavor, roasted malts, coffee (espresso), licorice. Thick mouthfeel. Everlasting bittersweet finish. Those Kernel guys definitely know what they are doing, truly great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4592) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
11/20/2011 2:06:22 PM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark black body with thin tan head. Nose of licorice, anice and oils. Taste is also oily malts and espresso. Texture is smooth and sticky. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heman (331) - Tychy, POLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Nieprzejrzyście czarne, z piękną, drobną, beżową pianą, która fantazyjnie zdobi szkło. Aromat to mieszanka, gorzkiej czekolady, kawy i paloności. W smaku piwo jest pełne i gładkie. Słodka czekolada, kawa, popiół i gorzka czekolada na finiszu. Całość tworzy doskonałą kompozycję, coś jak wytrawny czekoladowy deser. Piwo lekko skleja usta, jest bardzo intensywne.

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