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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 4.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown black colour with a small, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, dark chocolate, wood, alcohol, moderate roasted, coffee, light earthy. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark malt, alcohol, dry, licorice notes, wood notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is llight to moderate alcoholic. [20130901]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14138) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11874) - 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
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Roasted whisky aroma, dark chocolate, peat, hay, cocoa powder, licorice, woody, vanilla notes, coffee, tar, some raisins. Roasted coffee and whisky finish, vanilla, hay, woody, licorice, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla notes. Heavy roasted finish, peat, raisins, floral, hay, dark chocolate. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11390) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (9946) - 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.


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