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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Occasional. Has been seen on draught.
ABV varies.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (989) - ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2014
Shared by martooobolut, thanks! Black beer, small tan head. Nose is roast, malt, caramel, coffee, some boozy notes. Flavor is chocolate, malt, roast, hops, licorice, caramel. Roasty-hoppy finish. Smooth and syrupy, medium to full mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1217) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle @ home. Dark brown/black colour, thin layer of brown foam. Syrupy. Aroma of roasted malts with chocolate and coffee. Well balanced stout, sweet with smoky roasted bitter aftertaste. Again a very good beer from The Kernel!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (870) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Roasted malt with notes of licorice and vanilla, sweet with some (not too pleasant) rubberlike notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and roasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (690) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller&Friends. Pours black with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, chocolate, and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose. First Kernel beer for me and its pretty solid

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2061) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Thick black beer. Notes of licorice, coffee, mocca and some milky chocolate. Nice lasting aftertaste, gets more mocca-ish. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at Kaelderkold at 9.8%. Pours an inky black with some ringing beige head. Nose has plenty of brown sugar, bread crust, fairly heavy molssses, licorice too, cakey. Flavor has heavy molasses, a flick of black pepper, plenty of malt, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, a little bit of coffee, a little hint of vermouth. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (527) - SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, dulce, regaliz, muy ligeramente a chocolate. Una gran Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1063) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of nice chocolate, cocoa powder, sweet liquorice, roasted malts and caramel. Smells like an impy stout you know! Taste is sweet with some roasted notes Liquorice, cocoa, chocolate, dark dried fruits and a quite savory end. Quite dry and and with a rather creamy body. Very good but maybe just a little bit one-sided.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (269) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown marshmellow-dense head. Aroma has lots of smoke and licorice, roast and cocoa. Taste has a little bit of vegetables, but is dominated by smoke, chocolate, english sweetness and licorice. Again this aftertaste reminds me of the one you get from peas. Slight salty. bitter roast in the end as well. Nice and full bodied. Medium-low carb.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (123) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
I’m yet to be blown away by a Kernel beer, which given their reputation, suggests I’ve probably just been unlucky so far. This one certainly looks the part - almost black and viscous with a small coffee coloured head. Mostly milky coffee on the nose, joined by bitter dark chocolate in the mouth. Figs, raisins and black treacle are also present. From my limited time on Ratebeer, it looks like imperial stouts can do little wrong, but I have to admit this is a good one. Maybe I’m starting to get this Kernel thing.


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