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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: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACD (634) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours dark dark brown with thin bubbly tan head - light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vinous notes,dark fruits. Taste is even better with dark fruits and chocolate taking the lead - some coffee bean & vanilla pod comes through too. Lovely rich dark malt tones throughout. Vinous notes in there near the end, bit of a booze warmth too. A wonderful imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Beer Ritz Leeds. Let the festivities begin. Deep brown leaning towards black. Thin head, resinous aroma with soy and ink. Slight green veg. Sweet, smoky with prune and more soy sauce. Fantastic.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grunx (367) - - NOV 16, 2012
Massa alcohólica en boca. M’ha decepcionat. Millor que es dediquin a fer Ipa’s.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (703) - 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 (3107) - 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 (3343) - 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 (2055) - Göteborg, 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 (693) - 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 I’d agree. I’d 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 (3221) - 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.


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