EdKing (1315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery. Opened this and most of it just gushed out. Left with about 75ml. Colour is opaque very dark brown tan head. Nose is sour yeast, so slightly infected. There’s chocolate, coffee, sour yeast, red berry, bit musty. On the taste it’s more what I was expecting. Rich dark coffee, dark chocolate, but unfortunately a bit of that sour yeast and red berry sourness.
drowland (4999) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG thanks to Leighton! Deep brown pour with a nice lasting head. Rich aroma of roast, cocoa, chocolate, nuttiness, and wood. Flavor follows suit with a bit more rich caramel. Nice!
mike_77 (2019) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with thick coffee foam head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, fruity, vinous. Flavour is similar. This version is generally less bitter and more fruity and sour. The aftertaste does bring through hints of coffee also warming alcohol.
Desverger (434) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle direct from brewer) Dark brown/black with a decent tan head. Aroma/taste of dark roasted smoky malts, dark fruit, chocolate/mocha/cocoa, hints of wood,pine. Rich and complex and lovely!
snzcujo (274) - RUSSIA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from the bottle, @Kernel brewery, in July 2012.
Aroma and taste are just amazing, wood&vanilla notes are mild and suit perfectly.
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jtclockwork (5219) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of oak, red wine notes, roast chocolate, vanilla, toasted black malt and lightly smoked nuts. Medium body. Lots of roast with an undercurrent of red wine. Nicely done.
HogTownHarry (5705) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle purchased at the Bermondsey location late August, 2012 - meant to share this, but ... oh well. A slow gusher when opened very, very cold (thanks for the tip!!) - poured into a snifter and allowed to warm to decent cellar temp. Poured out thick and oily brown-black with a large and reasonably long-lasting creamy tan/light brown head. Intriguing aroma - very dark mostly chocolate aroma, earthy with some alcohol presence, almost hot peppery, and only a little dry oak tannin presence, no realy "vanilla" at all - really nice; dry and very roasty. Taste - follows, but what they call vinous - thick, almost sherryish, more oak, but then even more earthy dry decidedly NOT sweet roast. Average body (oddly enough), slick, mildly carbonated, roast up front and a longish dry, vaguely bitter finish. Complex, interesting, very glad to have had it.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody oakt chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.
Fin (6185) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kernel Brewery, Bermondsey, London, Saturday 15th September 2012 Pours jet black with large beige head. Wonderfull smooth, tang, slight woody sourness, roasty and corking beer, Loz is in love with this. Soft, boozy, wonderful mouthfeel. Yum....its like a meal in a bottle. A7 A5 T8 P5 Ov15 4.0
Theydon_Bois (3401) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - 13/09/12.
Extremely dark brown with a decent mocha head.
Dark roasted malts on the nose, cocoa, dark fruit, slight brett aroma and damp wood.
Tastes of chocolate, coffee, charred wood.
Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation and a smooth finish.
Good balance between sweet, wood and roast malt.
Tasty stuff from the Kernel once again!