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: 46   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 29, 2013
Recht süßer, schwer malziger Antrunk. Klebrig, unsüffig, im Verlauf harmonisch werdend, vorher ist die Süße zu stark. Schokoladig, schwer. 11/10/7/10//10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2013
Draught at Borefts, 2013. Nose of soy, coffee, chocolate, wood, whiskey. Sweet flavor of chocolate, umami, great balance, fruity, light citrus hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Tap at Borefts, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: malts, sweet, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla. TASTE: smoked, nice, chocolate, some coffee, long lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
On draft at Borefts 2013. Pitch black, lasting brown head. Highly remarkable: a glass with this beer actually feels substantially heavier (in weight) that all other beers i’ve had at the festival. In aroma loads of malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, wood, wonderful. Very strong and evolving flavors, very malty, chocolate, alcohol, perfectly balanced. Bitter finish, but not as extreme as most imperial stouts. Absolutely fantastic stuff, the best i’ve tried at the festival this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (232) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2013
At Borefts 2013. Black, oily looking. Aroma is chocholate, roasted malts, Christmas spices, minerals, and raisins (when warmer).I don’t smell the whiskey. There is a faint taste in the finish which is almost like model airplane glue smells---possibly this is from the barrel? It’s not bad, just unexpected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Draught@Borefts’13: Small brown head/lacing on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla, roast, coal, coffee, some coffee roast and some crisp liquorice. Flavours of bitters, light dry, wood, roast, coffee, wood toast, light coal Ish, deep dark balanced and bit complex. Very nice. Aftertaste is coffee, bitter, light dry, roast, wood roast and some malts roast. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2013
beige head disappears fast without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. taste pronounced notes of chocolate, coffee, also some dark fruit, ester with a bitter finish. quite dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation. tap @ borefts ’13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Tap at Boreft’13: Opaque black coloured brew with an gentle bittenesh taste and hints of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and whiskey flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Tap at de molen 2013... Deep black.. Thin tan head... Deep mellow chocolate roast nose... Dark malts... Rich chocolate... Licorice... Chewy malrs... Big chocolate... Big whisky

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Super - thick cough syrup coffee chocovibes, after-taste identical to those chocolate liquors from Xmas time, liquid Xmas cake, pitch black with a minimal head, really superb sipping beer and goes down pretty easily.

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