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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3452) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2013
330ml bottle, bottled on 02.01.13. 9,9%. Black colored brew with a lasting brown head. Aroma has cocoa, roasted malt, molasses, licorice, and dark sweet fruits coming through as the beer is getting warmer. Flavorwise this beer has a lot of chocolate and roasted malt kicking in at first, then a layer with some warming alcohol and licorice. The finish is dry with cocoa, ashes and some weak fruity hoppy notes also. Smooth, full bodied. Excellent IS. edit: After sipping on it for 30 min. I had to raise the taste points from 8 -> 9. excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
330ml bottle, almost exactly a year old according to the label. Seems more like black than brown. Thin ring of head that quickly vanishes. Nice roasted malt, dark chocolate and black coffee aroma. Much the same taste-wise. Chocolate starts things off before coffee takes over. Some old hop notes still show themselves. Fairly oily mouthfeel and a faint alcohol heat creeping through. Good stuff as always.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (467) - - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle at euston tap. Pours a pitch black with a beige tanned head. roasty in the mouth. Great great stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10458) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013: Pitch black coloured. dense light brown head. ARoma: Roast, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, liqourice, some brown sugar. Flavour: Roast, brown sugar, coffee, liqourice, cocoa and chcoclate. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
CBC. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 040513

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, hop, medium sweet, caramel and a little bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (536) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2013
(Bottle) very dark beer with a beige head. It has a very strong aroma of a blend of toasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The initial taste in the mouth is a strong, bittersweet chocolate hit and then coffee and malt comes through. I think there’s a slight hoppiness in the flavour as well. One of those beers where there is a mix of flavours which work but each is still distinct. Very drinkable. Too drinkable by half given the strength!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 Re-rate 10/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks rayaron. Black. Lots of coffee, roast, a smoky hint, a bit of chocolate. Full body. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Black with a brown head. Aroma full of coffee beans. Bittersweet roasty flavor with lots of coffee and a bit of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6306) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, wheat, coffee, light hoppy. Flavor is malts, roast, coffee, fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. 040513

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5022) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Sample a CBC 2013, Saturday. Black with a small tan head. Roasted malt, some licorice, ash, bread and some light spices. Smooth with a medium carbonation. A nice one.


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