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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grunx (367) - - NOV 16, 2012
Massa alcohlica en boca. Mha decepcionat. Millor que es dediquin a fer Ipas.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Black with a tan film of foam. Aroma has hints of sour notes but is dominated by roasted barley and bitter coffee. Taste is full of bitter coffee, mocca and roastyness. Malty caramel notes in the back.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3054) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2012
@ BBF 12 smells burnt malts, very nice mouthfeel, burnt malts, chocolat , very much taste. nice one

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ de Molen. Brown pour. Aroma is roasty, coffee, chocolate, and somewhat fruity. Flavor is bittersweet, clean, roasted, nice and simple but very well balanced. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2035) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
On tap @ BBF 2012. Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty with chocolate notes. Malt, fruit and chocolate. Full body with a nice, balanced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (692) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2012
Tap @ BBF 12. Pour pitch black, with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, slight coffee, slight licorice. Slight booze as well. The taste is slightly sweet, with a nice amount of roastyness to it. Slightly oily and creamy body, with a flat carb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
This reminds me of Tom Waits. Have you seen the video for Hell Broke Luce? This is the liquid equivalent. Dark, deep and warm. Just the right amount of sweetness. I was expecting more of a resiny taste. Majestic. Some say the devil himself would drink this and Id agree. Id join him. Everyone knows he has the best tunes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Draft at BBF. Second beer I tried from Kernel. Pour was a thick dark brown with very tiny tan head and small amount of lacing. Aromas/flavor of roast, chocolate, coffee, malts, and misc spices. Ultra warming in the belly, full bodied imperial stout. Lightly carbonated. The aromas was awesome on this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3789) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from the Pershore Rd, not sure which shop. Poured from a bottle into a glass by hand and drank via hole in the face. Smells tarry and vinuous and thick. Strongly sweet, with jelly tot moments before the smooth, rich malt takes hold. Warmth then follows. Very smooth, but didnt quite have the depth of flavour or complexity that I was expecting. Still excellent (obviously).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
The head is medium. It smells creamy, bitter-chocolate. The taste is very nice creamy, lots of coffee and bitter chocolate. In the end it is nice warming. Overal very taste and delicious. 11/12/11/12/12/11


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