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


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Keg unfiltered and unpasteurised; Special
Kernelís Imperial Brown Stout barrel aged in Glen Garioch barrels

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Black with a mocha head. Nose is huge coffee, creamy, chocolate, malty, sweet, chocolate bars, huge cocoa. Taste is milky, huge cocoa, creamy, coffee, vanilla, caramel, toffee, more brown chocolate & light coconut, very fain wood & very light whisky. Creamy body. The barrel is way too absent, almost indistinguishable from the regular version which is a touch better. This get a nice score because the base beer is incredible, this feels a bit like a waste of barrel-aging. Too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12378) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Fonefan at his place. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Aroma ofmmalts, dark and toasted malts, earthy, metallic. Taste malts, slightly wood, slightly metallic again. Itís nice, but nit one of my top ones. Not the barrel aging I prefer I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell 2nd BíDay Extravaganza. It pours deep black with a small tan head. Roasted tar aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, hay, licorice, vanilla notes, bourbon, grassy, peat notes. Roasted cocoa flavor, peat, whisky, licorice, grassy, warming alcohol, vanilla, coffee. Soot finish with coffee, dark chocolate, peat, vanilla and woods. Good indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron (2287) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2013
Keg at The Southern. Black with a brown head. Chocolate and whisky to the nose. Flavour is a symphony. Burnt wood, Ashy toast, liquorice and vanilla. The whisky is very prominent as well, almost like half a shot has been stirred in to my glass. The alcohol is at first integrated and then becomes quite evident. Cracking beer. One of the highlights of my week in Edinburgh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersiveknown (4854) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 13, 2013
Cask@southern bar, Edinburgh
Dark ruby brown black with lacing tan head. Rich chocolate, cocoa, slight briney whisky. Rich grainy cocoa, full bodied, coffee, growing alcohol warmth, long roasty finish, savoury. Whisky very subtle. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
29th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell 2nd Birthday Bonanza! Keg. Opaque dark brown - black beer, little tan head. Sweet whisky nose, little minerals. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous with mild minerally carbonation. Smooth dark malt, thin cream. Whisper of dark chocolate and coffee. Sublte medicinal vibe. Smooth and mellow whisky. Light touch of dark fruits. Finishes smooth and semi dry with a little alcohol spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (8069) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
keg at the Craft Beer Company 2nd birthday. Aroma is choc prune, vanilla and oak. A litte belgian yeast ester? Weird. Syrup low carb. Brown malt, sugar and oak. Nice depth of flavour. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (20240) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2320) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Keg at Craft Beer Co. 2nd BíDay. Opaque black to very dark brown, nose is dark fruit, banana, ripe fruit, chocolate, alcohol, cognac. Taste is stony, banana, ripe fruit, alcohol, prune. Itís like a Belgian quadruple. Maybe a bit of stoniness, minerally.

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