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

bottled
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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1016) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Pours a somewhat thin dark brown with an espresso colored lacing. Heavy notes of coffee and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1294) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Bottle@home. 9.9% edition. Black. Small to no head. Roasted malts. Biscuit. Very bitter. Intense strong rum-like mouthfell. Allright. Rerated 26/7-14 london 10.2% version. Bottle bought at the brewery. Very intens delicious sweet alcoholic caramel roasted brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (2044) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Black appearance, lasting brown head, beautiful. Not very strong, but quite complex nose of roasted malts, oatmeal, liquorice, coffee, nice. But the best part of this beer is the flavor, extremely complex, developing during every sip, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, wow. Lasting bitter finish. So complex yet so easy to drink. Impressive brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3512) - 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 (912) - 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 (10480) - 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 (12218) - 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 (11712) - 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 (567) - 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!


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