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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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Bottle conditioned; Special London 1856 B.A. Glen Spey


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours deep black with no 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 although a bit watered blown by the whisky and a tad boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Pitch black - offwhite head. Licorice, whiskey, nice malty, coffee, minerals, sweetness, wooden notes, chocolate - dark chocolate, nice smooth.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alethol (95) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Tap at Borefts 2013. Great stout. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, whiskey. Full, rich, creamy, well-balanced. Tiny bit sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Tons of chocolate in this, but a surprising amount of roasty even smokiness. as well. Tried at BBF, 2013.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
Draught @ Borefts 2013. Malt and hints of peat in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with licorice, coffee, soy sauce, oak and hints of peat. Nice, well balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty, chocolate, light coffee and smooth whiskey. Toffee, liqourice and clear alcohol presence. Bitter, dry and dark malty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Tap @ BBF ’13. Black color. Beige head. Aroma’s of whisky, roasted malts., with sour fruit, whisky, sweet malts & roast retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
draft at borefts. pitch black beer. coffee, soy sauce, sweet/bitter chocolate, wood, gentle whiskey notes. really good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and caramel. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of cocoa powder. Roasted finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike_77 (2730) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
Borefts 2013 - Aroma of whiskey, light smoke and coffee. Very rich. Has some bitter, roasted flavours, whiskey malts and some sweeter, creamier notes too. Great balance.


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