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


on tap

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2100) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
9.9%abv, bottle conditioned. Bottled 02/01/13, so pretty young. Pours with a thin creamy brown head. Deep black colour with a slight ruby tinge when held to light. No sign of carbonation. Not as big on the nose as I was expecting, all the aromas I was expecting come through - coffee, malts, some treacle, cocoa - but they weren’t that strong. Medium to full bodied, some foamy carbonation in the mouth then coffee, maltiness, chocolate and a big boozy bitter coffee finish. OK, but far from smooth - the alcohol overwhelmed it a bit and the bitterness was a little harsh. Maybe it needs more time to mellow out a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brontebeach (169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottled 15.02.11 consumed 2.6.13. Has aged well. Pours black with thin tan head. A nose of cocoa and charcoal. Very smooth and balanced, pleasantly less sweet than when tasted previously, nice residual cocoa elements. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (500) - - JUN 1, 2013
Black beer dark brown small head. Aroma is coffee chocolate with a hint of vanilla or something similar. Taste is light bitter, medium roastyness. finish should be longer for a 5/5 palate. light mouthfeel considering the 10%, soft. very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Bottled 29.5.2012, bb 2016. Black color, some brown head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, licorice, chocolate. Full bodied coffee and chocolate, hops, roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1023) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Pours a somewhat thin dark brown with an espresso colored lacing. Heavy notes of coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1327) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (2048) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3667) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (970) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (470) - - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle at euston tap. Pours a pitch black with a beige tanned head. roasty in the mouth. Great great stout.

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