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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG thanks to Leighton. Very bitter and ashy. Rich with a smooth finish. Really nice imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Pours dark brown/black with a medium thickness tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is soy sauce, coffee, malt, caramel and roasted malts. Flavour brings out more roasted coffee, caramel and liquorice. Heavy sweetness with a full body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unstablefable (225) - SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2013
330 ml bottle from appellation wines, Edinburgh. Black with tiny flecks if black at the fringes, small but dense mocha head, small lacing. Aroma is boozy blackberries with a roasty toffee/chocolate backbone. Taste is big espresso, mocha chocolate, with a fair booze hit. Palate is big & bold flavours done well, classic kernel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (555) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from The Brewery. Pours deep black with a brown head. Aroma is dark malts, dark chocolate and notes of dark fruits. The taste is dark chocolate, dark malts and dark fruits. Nice smooth palate. Excellent smooth finish of dark chocolate. malts and fruits. Delicious imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle from Scopey. Thx Paul. Black pour with a nice thick dark brown head with a foamy attitude. Aroma is nicely roasted with notes of caramels barley and chocolate. It appears to be on the mild sweet side with notes of laqurice to top the chocolate feeling. A fantastic smooth and creamy mouthfeel that suits the style. The taste is not as sweet as expected from the aroma, but has fine bitter and blooming hoppy stuff blending in the roasty picture. Lovely complex and lovely balanced. Nice long and smooth finish that has a nice twist of both bitterness and sweet flavours. Really good beer and the best I have had from Kernel. Impressed

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prokroustis (683) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 25, 2013
Pitch black body with a small brown head. Great roasted malty aroma with lots of espresso, mocha, chocolate. Full, thick body with almost no carbonation. Amazing flavour with espresso, chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
Soft toffee and chocolate nose, but it is quite alluring. REALLY smooth body. Brown seems to be a recurring theme - it’s not a traditional heavy impy, but more a lighter shade of heavy ’brown’. Finish is a touch roasty, sweet and rather quick. Cheers Neil.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2988) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Strong bitter roast malts. Quite oily. Warming from the alcohol. Dried fruit flavours, bitter but with a sugary sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2648) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dave. Pours out pitch black topped with a nice tan head. Aroma was of coffee, milk chocolate, roast malts and a light hop. Taste is much as the aroma lots of coffee and sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
roasty, chocolate, caramel, raisin, Ive had this beer before and loved it but didnt review it. It was a black pour with a caramel head. The smell was sweet roasted malts, and milk chocolate. The taste was fruity, sweet but not cloying, roasty coffee and rum soaked raisins. It was a rich and full bodied. A great beer.


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