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The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout (Glen Spey Barrel Aged)

The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout (Glen Spey Barrel Aged)
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Bottle conditioned; Special London 1856 B.A. Glen Spey


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Draft - Toasted malts, whiskey and chocolate.  Jet brown with a small brown head.  Sweet light chocolate, mellow whiskey notes and some throat burn.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2442) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Keg at LCBF, deep dark brown with a fine crema, nose is wet wooden barrel, a touch of coffee, a hint of gravy. Palate is kind of soupy, with burnt treacle, gravy, something red-fruity, and a dry bitterness. A bit too woody and musty for my liking. Maybe it needs to smooth out more?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - AUG 15, 2014
Keg at LCBF as ’Imperial Brown Stout (Guernsey)’. Black, small tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, some yeast, smoke (peat?). Body is medium, a touch of carbonation, quite foamy. Taste is well rounded, subtly sweet, cocoa, lightly smokey, dry finish with some raspberry. Nicely balanced, and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Near black with a small tan head. Malty aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Sweet, roasted flavour with a bit of hot alcohol, and notes of vanilla and oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1849) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery. I’ve had this for about 6 months or so. Maybe more. Opens nicely with some wispy aromas. Opaque very dark brown, tan bubbles at the rim, nice lacing, very oily. Nose is dark chocolate but mainly a lot of rich dark fruit. Plum, dried date, dried fig, sultana. Some slight salty molasses or Marmite, alcoholic with a slight cognac or liqueur tone. Taste is rich malty, lots dark fruit, plum, dried fruit, date, fig, sultana. Lots of alcohol, some acidic roasted malt bitterness, wood barrel, alcohol burn, dark chocolate and cocoa powder, caramel, and some lingering black coffee. Also has the salty, malty, yeast extract/Marmite saltiness in there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (7170) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbrauens, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate whisky aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor with weak hints of whisky. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and whisky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Theydon_Bois (thanks Colin). Pours a deep brownish black body with thin brown/tan lacing. Aroma is oak, light burnt character, chocolate and whiskey. Mouthfeel is medium to full with rich notes of chocolate, oak, bourbon, light peat, earthy wood and light char. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle at DadsThursday. Pours black with no head. Nose and taste of oak, roast chocolate, whiskey, port and vanilla. Medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (5256) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from madmitch76. Pours very dark brown with a small creamy tanned head.Very inviting sweet malty aroma, tons of chocolate and English liquorice, roasted malts and toffee. Smooth, silky mouthfeel, soft carbonated.Taste is loaded with chocolate, dark and thick, roast with some mellow whisky fitting in perfect, very well hidden alcohol, makes this one soo easy drinkable, it could be misunderstood to be a session beer, wrong...


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