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The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout (Glen Garioch Barrel Aged)

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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg unfiltered and unpasteurised; Special
Kernel’s Imperial Brown Stout barrel aged in Glen Garioch barrels


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an brownish head. Roasted whisky, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, coffee, tar aroma. Roasted coffee, whiskey, chocolate, liorice,vanilla, flavour. a truley nice one :-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Keg at the southern. Pours black, sweet chocolate and liquorice, sweet whisky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3460) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle mulled back from London and shared with Guy and Jackson at the shop. Pours like mud with some tan bubbles and gives off some sticky lacing. Nose is very molasses heavy with distinct honey sweetness, leather, brown sugar and stewed dark fruits. Loads of raisin sweetness and brown sugar in this with moderate smoke through the middle of the palate. It has a sweetness to it but that is mellowed out by a robust roastiness. Liquorice is quite prominent. Drinks superbly for 10+%. Solid in all aspects, just doesn’t blow me away

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (12499) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, whisky, cocoa, wood and oak. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, whisky, cocoa, medium sweet, liquorice and a little bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7504) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a fading brown head, some lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, little wood, little whisky. Flavor of malts, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, caramel, wood, light whisky notes. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. Nice. 110614

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (13505) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, lots of cocoa and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish. 110614

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, wood, chocolate, coffee, wood and hops. Dry light boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1115) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 330 mL bottle supplied by Leighton in a IP trade. Many thanks! Shared with non-RB friends. To oversized brandy snifter it pours a mahogany-tinted dark brown. Carbonated but just barely: a few whispers of a burnt sienna bubbles were visible up top. Aromas of sorghum molasses, rolled oats, sweet corn, fennel, soot, charcoal, London ale yeast, Nat Sherman New York cut cigarettes, mugwort, spearmint, caramelized onions, and black pepper. Tastes the same with the addition of cognac, refried beans, black licorice candies, ash, and bitter orange peel. Sweat, cocoa nibs, cotton, and earl grey tea by swallow. Interestingly vague flavors. In some parts, this is surprisingly unpleasant, but the barrel made up for it. Smoky and medium-bodied. Slithers down the throat wonderfully. Flavors definitely linger.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (6332) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from Madmitch76. Pours almost pitch black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma of sweet dark malts with a whiff of whisky.Smooth silky and vinous mouthfeel. Taste is moderate sweet, dark red fruits, chocolate and coffee,lots of smooth whisky, very well integrated whisky, layer upon layer of good tasty elements, lingering dark fruits with a light alcohol burn, impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6138) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle courtesy to Theydon_Bois (thanks Colin). Pours a deep black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, oak and very faint char. Mouthfeel is medium to full with a rich, chocolately-bourbon character up front; followed by notes of vanilla, wood, caramel candy and toffee.


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