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

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3848) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle - thanks Ben! Pours opaque black, almost no head even with a vigorous pour. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate. Flavor about the same, medium sweet and light bitter. Medium plus body, quite hot. Basically no carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (1053) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 11, 2013
11/07/2013 330ml bottle (thanks Theydon_Bois!) shared @ Ma che siete venuti a f. Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma cappuccino leggerissima, non molto persistente. Al naso molto aggressiva e sgraziata, sentori di malti tostati, alcol, cioccolato, caff, liquirizia. In bocca un po peggio, note di malti tostati, leggero acidulo, finale amaro, alcol evidentissimo, un po sgraziata. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione abbondante. Deludente.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (693) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
29/05/12. -Noir. Très peu de collet. -Nez: Essence de vanille. anis. Alcool. Malt. Bois. Patate. Cacao. -Bouche: Fruité. Cuire. Amertume intense. Poudreuse. Cendré. Réglisse. Café. Rhum. Chaleur d'alcool. Tabac. Un peu les mêmes goûts que le cigare. Intéressant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (723) - DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
(9,9%) Bottle @ home, 6/7 2013. Dark brown/black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, some alcohol. Taste, roasted malts, chocolate / coffee, sort of sweet. Leaves dry bitter oily aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1405) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle shared with friends. Pours with black. With chocolate, some sweets. very roasted taste. But with a salt aftertaste. Special beer..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2375) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle at Brauhaus, Edinburgh. Dark body white lacing. Coffee aroma, dark chocolate, a bit sweet, nice stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1123) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a finger thick creamy and mocha coloured head. Aroma is sweet of bread and syrup, with roasted malts, chocolate, leather and tobacco. Medium body with quite soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts with chocolate, tobacco and oak, as well as some grain giving a long and sweet toffee finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
graham_murphy (366) - - JUN 28, 2013
Pretty much how a stout should be. Creamy with warm roasted malts and fresh hops. Lots of smaller notes in the flavours - coffee, chocolate, vanilla, berries. Not too sweet and very smooth considering its strength.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (4378) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2013
330ml bottle [this time 9.9% abv]. Darkest brown colour with late awakening, average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Dark malty aroma has a grainy touch, hints of treacle, coffee, a touch of roast. Taste is moderately sweet fruity and dark malty, hints of red and dark berries, blue grapes, plum, dark chocolate, a touch of roast, some treacle, bitter and slightly herbal hoppy overtones, roasty coffee finish. Lasting finish, sticky palate. Very well balanced, complex, but integrated and concentrated. Yeeeeees!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rozsoma (522) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2013
0,33l bottle, gift from London. Very strong coffee flavour with a hint of roasty cereals. Smokely and bitter chocolate, full body with oily texture. Flat carbonation. Great and imperial.


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