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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: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
355mL thanks to Leighton at RBWG Jax. Pours a deep cola ruby. Nose is coffee, savory steak, dark cherry. Taste is a bit medicinal, camphor, gingerbread, black cherry, toast. Palate is dense, silky, rich. Strange little beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Leighton at RBWG grand tasting. Pours dark brown, bordering on black. Nose is rich and nutty, some medium sweet cocoa, light coffee. Very stoutish so it makes sense that its listed here as one. Enjoyed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Re-rate Sept 13, from a bottle now close to 18 months old. Worried at first it had gone flat, but a wee head appeared post-pour. More chocolate and coffee coming through this time. Needs to warm up a bit and open out. Some subtle fruits there too. Haven’t changed any scores, just wanted to be more verbose. Feb 13 - Bottle shared at home. Just amazing. Lovely head & lacing you only get from proper bottle-conditioning. Caramel, molasses. Mmmm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle to taster at the RBWG Winter Tasting (thanks Leighton). Looks good; a mostly opaque brownish-black with beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt and roast with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown pour with frothy tan head. Aroma is light chocolate and malt. Sweet chocolate and a nice abv warmth from a pretty nice beer. Full bodied and smooth.

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 (679) - 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


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