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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle at Brauhaus, Edinburgh. Dark body white lacing. Coffee aroma, dark chocolate, a bit sweet, nice stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a finger thick creamy and mocha coloured head. Aroma is sweet of bread and syrup, with roasted malts, chocolate, leather and tobacco. Medium body with quite soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts with chocolate, tobacco and oak, as well as some grain giving a long and sweet toffee finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
graham_murphy (290) - - JUN 28, 2013
Pretty much how a stout should be. Creamy with warm roasted malts and fresh hops. Lots of smaller notes in the flavours - coffee, chocolate, vanilla, berries. Not too sweet and very smooth considering its strength.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (3920) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2013
330ml bottle [this time 9.9% abv]. Darkest brown colour with late awakening, average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Dark malty aroma has a grainy touch, hints of treacle, coffee, a touch of roast. Taste is moderately sweet fruity and dark malty, hints of red and dark berries, blue grapes, plum, dark chocolate, a touch of roast, some treacle, bitter and slightly herbal hoppy overtones, roasty coffee finish. Lasting finish, sticky palate. Very well balanced, complex, but integrated and concentrated. Yeeeeees!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rozsoma (508) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2013
0,33l bottle, gift from London. Very strong coffee flavour with a hint of roasty cereals. Smokely and bitter chocolate, full body with oily texture. Flat carbonation. Great and imperial.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1797) - WALES - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, 5 months old. Pours medium for style, no head. Smell - lots of roasted barley, boozey, yeast. Not that appealing, but then it’s usual for the style. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is strong - barley, some coffee and salt. Alcohol not really noticeable, which is strange given the smell. Dry spicey finish. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle from BrewDog Camden. Pours heavy brown bordering on black with almost no head, just a light khaki ring around the edge. Nose shows heavy liquorice/aniseed with light espresso and vanilla. Taste is light liquorice, molasses, milk chocolate, bread. Quite a bit of heat on the finish. Thinnish mouth feel. Ok but not great

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarshallStaxx (8) - - JUN 11, 2013 does not count
Bottle at The Chequers pub in Walthamstow, London. Pours very dark drown with a frothy tan head. Lively nose with caramel and coffee notes. Taste is sweet toffee and bitter black coffee, followed up with a massive punch of warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is very pleasing and lively on the tongue. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013
Pours dark brown to black with a beige head. Taste is sweet roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, nuts and hay. Nice dry roasted bittersweet finish. Easy going but really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
Found back tasting notes from Borets Festival 2012. Only putting them in now. APPEARANCE: very oily black beer, little head. NOSE: coffee, burned malts, chocolate. TASTE: coffee, vanilla, little smoked. Very balanced and amazing brew!


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