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

bottled
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on tap
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4297) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pitch black with a beautiful big, lasting brown head. Smells chocolate, roasty, sweet. Tastes sweet, very roasty, salty liquorice, chocolate, herbs. The beer is quite salty overall, which I donít really like, but still.. Itís quute amazing. Full body, nice carbo, could be silkier.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
This was labelled simply Imperial Brown Stout, 10%; dark, dark brown, no head to speak of; aroma of coffee and milk chocolate; oily texture; bitter espresso coffee, rich dark fruit, raisins, perhaps some cherry; sweetish; itís perhaps most characterised by an underpinning salty, peaty flavour which somehow works; long finish; very drinkable for 10%; in a word - lush.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, dark fruits, rum soaked raisins, caramel, light licorice, biscuit, herbal hops. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Medium/full body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation. Light dry and roasted finish with some warming alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11237) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Zombier, Spain. Pours opaque black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has lots of cocoa, chocolate, hazelnuts, walnuts, mild vinious. Low carbonation, wonderful creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has cocoa, vinious, plums, port, chocolate, cocoa. Lots of character all around. Mild vinious, chocolate, light roasted. Truly magnificent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Pitch black, small tan head. Aroma: espresso, roasted malts, liqourice, leather, booze. Taste: lots of espresso, rich dark fruits, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood. Finish is lingering, bitter and warming. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Stunning.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1144) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
2013 - 03 - 22 330ml bottle. hazy black colour. medium, tan head. roasty coffee in aroma. bitter taste. lasting palate...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2340) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2013
Bottled @ Animal. Opaque black colour with minimal beige head. Aroma is strong coffee, roasted and toasted malts, slightly smoky as well. Flavor has notes of toasted malts, coffee, black chocolate. In the final alcohol is compensated and hidden by coffee notes, and chocolate plumbcake.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1568) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Aroma: Very boozy, liqueur-like aroma. A little salty.

Appearance: Intimidating jet black body with a small tan head that fades. Light lacing marks.

Taste: Raisin, dark chocolate, salt, caramel and tangy prune. Sweet and sugary with a slow-building bitter finish. Strong, warming alcohol.

Palate: Medium to full body with a syrupy, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: Iím Kernelís biggest fan, but this tastes a bit too sweet and boozy for my liking. Itís definitely a sipper. My bottle was 10% ABV and labelled íImperial Brown Stoutí (bottled in May 2012)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
On keg at BrewDog bar Shoreditch, 14/03/13. 9.9%. Opaque, dark brown. Piney, hop oil & sweet, dark, choc malt aroma. Taste - Woody oil, choc and light roast, heavy, sweet malt. Piney, spicy citrus hop (good). Strong, aromatic woodiness. Tangy hop finish. Full body. Satisfying & delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (3471) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge; dark brown pour with minimal tan head, malt and smokey aroma, quite sweet taste with smoke, leather, liquorice and dried fruits complex and rewarding.


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