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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopbomber (105) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
Fresh bottle, aroma of hops, nuts and caramel. Taste is nutty crisp yet slightly syrupy, faint chocolate and fudge. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
330mL bottle, pours black with a small ring of tan bubbles. Aroma of roasted malt, some cocoa powder, and some dark chocolate notes. Flavour of rich dark chocolate, molasses, syrupy dark fruits and some treacly notes. Extremely full-bodied, viscous and full of molasses. Very sticky. Low carbonation and complex. Excellent impie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (398) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Deep dark brown/black, with the thinnest tan coloured head (which is barely there at all). Aroma is of roasted malt, dark fruits, coffee a hint of chocolate. The taste is sweet at first, with some nut, caramel and coffee at the back of the throat. Salty, no real bitterness. Very creamy with a full body with very light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2897) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
12-APR-2013, draft @Mikkeller & Friends, with Marianne. Not brown at all - rather black with brown head. Nice aroma of coffee and molasses. Taste the same. A little roasted but never really bitter. Full, milky body with soft carbonation. Very creamy. This is really nice. Even Marianne liked it:-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pitch black with a beautiful big, lasting brown head. Smells chocolate, roasty, sweet. Tastes sweet, very roasty, salty liquorice, chocolate, herbs. The beer is quite salty overall, which I donít really like, but still.. Itís quute amazing. Full body, nice carbo, could be silkier.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
This was labelled simply Imperial Brown Stout, 10%; dark, dark brown, no head to speak of; aroma of coffee and milk chocolate; oily texture; bitter espresso coffee, rich dark fruit, raisins, perhaps some cherry; sweetish; itís perhaps most characterised by an underpinning salty, peaty flavour which somehow works; long finish; very drinkable for 10%; in a word - lush.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, dark fruits, rum soaked raisins, caramel, light licorice, biscuit, herbal hops. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Medium/full body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation. Light dry and roasted finish with some warming alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Zombier, Spain. Pours opaque black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has lots of cocoa, chocolate, hazelnuts, walnuts, mild vinious. Low carbonation, wonderful creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has cocoa, vinious, plums, port, chocolate, cocoa. Lots of character all around. Mild vinious, chocolate, light roasted. Truly magnificent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Pitch black, small tan head. Aroma: espresso, roasted malts, liqourice, leather, booze. Taste: lots of espresso, rich dark fruits, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood. Finish is lingering, bitter and warming. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Stunning.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
2013 - 03 - 22 330ml bottle. hazy black colour. medium, tan head. roasty coffee in aroma. bitter taste. lasting palate...


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