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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Keg at southern. Black with tan head. Slightly peaty roasty whisky aroma, some alcoho, vanilla and coconut. Taste is rich, roasty, licorice, whiskey, coconut. Thick and full. Some alcohol in there. Nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Keg at the southern... Deepest darkest black... Deep heavy malt roast... Big chocolate... Heavy malt roast... Sweet dark roast... Lovely whisky... Thought too much at first... But well balanced... Oh rich... Fucking stunning

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1759) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Keg at Craft Beer Co. 2nd B’Day. Opaque black to very dark brown, nose is dark fruit, banana, ripe fruit, chocolate, alcohol, cognac. Taste is stony, banana, ripe fruit, alcohol, prune. It’s like a Belgian quadruple. Maybe a bit of stoniness, minerally.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell during the Second Birthday Party - London. Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Dry dark chocolate aroma, some sturdy roasted malts, burnt wood. Big sweet flavor, lightly dry, with some alcohol punch, dark chocolate, bitter baking cocoa, gooey chocolate, dry earthy and woody bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Charred wood to finish with more bitter baking cocoa, strong roasted malts, dirt, some dark fruits. Outstanding. Quite drinkable given the ABV. One of the top beers of the afternoon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, 2nd birthday bash, thanks to my wallet for a £7 half! 29/06/13. Pitch black with a thin tan head which clears edgeward and to a film. Nose is chocolate, roast malt, subtle whisky notes, ash, light wood, leather. Taste comprises dark chocolate, molasses, oaky wood, dark roast malts, sugars, subtle whisky. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet in the finish. Cracking impy, the alcohol is well integrated, a little too sweet for my liking but not OTT. The whisky is well managed in the background. Top notch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
On tap at Craft Beer Co. Black no head. Good imp brown aroma. Not too woody good whisky flavour some medicinal flavour some tangerine from the whisky. Good cold coffee flavour. Excellence

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (3862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Keg @ CBC Clerkenwell’s 2nd Birthday Party. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is light peat, roasted wood. Dark bitter chocolate. Quite earthy. Forest fire menace on the nose. The taste is smooth, rich caramel and toffee. Vanilla. Shocks of smoke, general savory flavors. Full body, oily. Thick. Overall, pretty luxurious, tasty. A great beer.


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