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


on tap

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Dark brown, not much head. Aroma is dark fruit and booze, roasty and bit beefy too. Taste is very nice, cocoa, chocolate, roasty, pretty nice. Very unique. Booze well hidden. Lovely. Quite full on but at the same time easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HenrikO (27) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Backlog rate. One of my 10 favorite beers ever. What can I say? Burnt, hoppy, coffee, tar, fudge, creme caramel, incredible layered sweet/bitter flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
Very dark brown color. Very dry woody, austere, rounded smooth. Elegant, cacao, wood, dry, round. Amazing how well the alcohol is hidden. Superb and nothing like Iíve drank before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerardgathier (283) - - JAN 13, 2013
This is an amazing brew. Incredibly smooth, deep chocolate roasty coffee flavours. Get is when you can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 Dark brown pour, no head, light carbonation. Cocoa, chocolate, coffee, treacle, some nuttlness. Lovely thick viscous palate. For 10%, alcohol well hidden, very quaffable, lovely stuff,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huubs (142) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
Donkerbruin tot zwart van kleur met kleine bruine schuimkraag. Lijkt op een grote espresso. Geur: espresso, cacao en fruitig. Smaak is wederom espresso, pure chocola, beetje zoetig en eindigend met wat bittere nasmaak van koffie, melk en ver weg wat citrusnoten. Voelt wat dikkig en romig aan. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3455) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
On tap @ Borefts 2012. This is a dark brown one with a small bubbly and somewhat sidesticking brown top. It smells like a Kernel Brown ale alright. Cocoa and chocolate, some thin coffee tones also. Quite delicate. Itís average on the carbonation and oily on the mouthfeel. More chocolate in the taste - almost milkshake-chocolate like in many ways. Light alcoholic also with a light warming chocolate and cocoa sweet finish. Enjoyable. 30.09.2012 7-4-7-4-16

0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Deep dark brown in color with a small light sidesticking and light lacing brown too. Smells of cocoa, dark roasted coffee, chocolate milk and some hoppy tones as well. The taste is deep roasted, but it evolves all the way. Some hints of woody acidity, but the chocolate and deep dark toasted coffee/malt dominates. Lotís of flavor and it ends with tones of woody booze and nice chocolate. Tasty stuff! 18.10.2012 7-4-7-4-15

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
caesar (5203) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 Real rate: bottled, large sample. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma of milk chocolat, coffee, roasted malts, slight licorice, dark fruit. Wonderfully complex. Medium bitter in taste, some sweetness, roast, caramel, chocolat. Perfect balance. Full, creamy body. Stunning beer. Just because I love it so much, a rating. Smooth, roasty and sweet, but with the perfect balance. Im really impressed by all the Kernel has made, as they do so close to perfection. Brewery of the year 2012 for me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1606) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
Sample at Molen tasting
Black beer, brown head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, coffe and roasted malts. Full-bodied, nicely carbonated and very well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (899) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
Pours black with a big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Taste is well balanced with roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and some fruity notes. Nice thick body and a very nice brew.

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