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The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856 (Glen Garioch Barrel Aged)

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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Keg unfiltered and unpasteurised; Special
Kernel’s Imperial Brown Stout barrel aged in Glen Garioch barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle shared by Theydon_Bois at RBHQ - thanks again, Cloin! Pours a cloudy deep brown with a small tan ring for a head. Nice Scotch barrel throughout, with oak, peat, dark chocolate, earth, caramel, roasted malts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and an oaky, peaty, boozy, and sweet mouthfeel. Nice balance. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7656) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle to snifter (thanks C. Loin). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark brownish black with thin bubbly tan lacing and soft carbonation. Smells of chocolate, oak, and mild scotch (and related peat) from the barrel. Tastes like it smells, but a bit peatier, with a silky full-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer that I’d love to try in a bourbon or (non-scotch) whiskey barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (3767) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Theydon. Nose is boozy fudge with light vanilla. Moderate notes of higher alcohol. Taste is lightly smokey with a vanilla and fudge presence. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10565) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottles - Nice dark malts with chocolate and some barrel notes. Deep brown with a small head. Barrel notes and nice roasty notes. Long finish with sweet booze. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5418) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is roasty, light whisky character, woody. Taste is roasty, lots of scotch, nice mellow scotch malt, warming booze. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at JoeT’s cat cabana. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of whisky, wood, licorice, chocolate, pumpernickel and booze. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, wood, whisky and licorice. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (1908) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
Tasting at home. Bottle shared by me. Sojasaus salmiak vet gronderig bitter. Backlog from 2015/10/21.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (2706) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Sjogro. Black with a few bubbles. Coffee, salmiak, salty licorice, seaweed, cocoa beans, earthy, soy sauce, ash, molasses. Medium sweet, light salty and under medium roasted bitterness. Full bodied with slick feel and barely any carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6012) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Ben! Pours opaque black, wisp of tan head with a bit of lacing. Aroma is roasty, whiskey, oak. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, boozy, oak tannins, whiskey. Medium plus body. A bit hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - 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 :-)

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