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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (461) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Aroma: Heavy roasted malts, peat, chocolate, coffee, slight hops. Appearance: Pitch black beer with a lasting very thing brown head. Taste/Palate: Heavy sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts, chocolate and coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 Tap at Uiltje Bar. Supercremige cacao/koffiebonbon. Alles ernstig in balans.. Backlog from 2015/07/06.
Bij Mrk, fles. Hele zachte chocoladecake. MmmmmmMmm. Backlog from 2015/08/19.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6143) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and roast. It’s a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige small khaki head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, caramel, and molasses. The finish has light-moderate roasted malt, anise, and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3498) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Alex (thanks!). Deep brown black with a tight mocha head. Rich chocolate, coffee, booze, brown liquor, a little vanilla. Medium+ body with fairly relaxed carbonation. Rich chocolate and coffee, booze, lightly fruity, vanilla, lightly tangy/vinous, lightly sweet, fairly bitter with a long, inky finish. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Craft and Draft, Amsterdam. Strong alcohol with mocha and vanilla aroma and faint light red fruit. Opaque, viscous black under a lasting, light brown blanket. Sweet and alcoholic and bitter mocha flavour with some earthy hops and very faint red fruit. Medium full body, medium carbonation, smooth and slightly warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (1508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee. Roasted, bitter taste with coffee and dark chocolate. Quite full bodied with a lingering bitter, roasted finish.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ArtificialCyst (222) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Beer thanks to Beersiveknown. Fuck, Steve, you don’t know how grateful I am, cheers. Aroma: Strong coffee aroma, dark chocolate, light fruit, nuts,soft alcohol, intensive and very gentle. Appearance: Brown head, low, leaves lacing, color is black. Taste: A lot of dark chocolate with coffee, very intensive, dense, powerful, some caramelly notes, light plum and molasses, gentle alcohol underneath, wow nuts. Palate: Carbonation is low, body is full, finish is dark chocolate with nuts big as fuck, tottaly dense and sticky beer. What a beer. Like a hazelnut chocolate with coffee. Could it be the best beer in my life? Probably.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 26.02.20 Pours deep dark black liquid, small frothy brown head, Aroma: coffee, milk chocolate, fruity, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, coffee, milk chocolate, light red fruits, alcohol - bit too much evident, Palate: full body, average to soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long milk chocolate/ roasty/ coffee aftertaste, Overall: extremely good, extremely strong, extremely drinkable. Enjoyed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
Another excellent Kernel beer, my first dark beer from them in a while & every bit as good as their IPA’s & pale ales. An excellent beer with plenty of dark chocolate flavours & a nice, strong kick from the alcohol alongside nice coffee flavours & sweetness. Highly drinkable for the strength of the beer as well & exactly what I was expecting from this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (1920) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Despite its name this is pretty close to being black. There?s a thick tan head and a wonderful velvetty smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate up front with a roasted malt bitterness following through. You wouldn?t know it was 10%+, the alcohol is totally hidden and it slips down dangerously easily. A beaut of a stoot.


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