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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (561) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Oily thick, black coloured and topped by a brown creamy head. Big bodied sweet and roasted maltiness bursts into the nose and tastebuds with espresso, dark bitter chocolate, light toffee and caramel, creamy. As it warms it gets some ripe fruits and nuts, but its main character is dry and bitter. Long lingering finish, boozy warming too. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. I?ll be looking out for a BA version of this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Diamorotic (1) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
Outstanding beer. Creamy, smooth texture. Delicate coffee aromas when cold, delicate chocolate. Dark fruits like pitahaya can be smelled. Very, very good beer. Bitternes is simmilar to coffee, it is a bit sweet. Coffee-chocolate-fruit aroma is great. Awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geophagus (572) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
(on tap at 6 WFDP, sample) Black colour, brown, small, medium fast falling head. Full body, oily texture, low carbonation. Aroma: Dark and milk chocolate, cherrys and plums in chocolate, dark sugar. Taste: Dark chocolate, soft alchol, coffee, dark frutis. Very deep taste and aroma. Very good beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10291) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Sampled @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015
Sehr dunkelbraune Farbe, weniger beiger Schaum. Geruch nach viel Kaffee, Vanille, kräftige Aromen. Geschmack sehr kräftig, süß röstmalzig, Kaffee und Schokolade.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Humlehode (278) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Pours black with brown lace. Roasted, coffee, chocolate, cabbage aroma. Quite harsh finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (3515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2015
Draught, Pitch black. No light showing through. 2 finger coffee colored head. Smells like brown sugar, oatmeal, molasses and cedar mulch. Lots of dry chocolate in this one. Exceptional yeast presence and insanely clean. Finish is high bitterness in the 80s. Fudge lingers on. after a few more sips, honestly this is just way too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (148) - FRANCE - APR 26, 2015
ça schlingue la vanille et le chocolat et là, c’est déjà très agréable ! Un lac noir d’huile où flotte quelques filaments de mousse blanche. En bouche, pas trop sirupeux pour autant et, surprenamment délicate, voir discrète ... ! Gagne en fruité en se réchauffant dans le verre ...Partagée avec un ami, A tester à nouveau pour se faire une idée "définitive" ....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1706) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head. Aroma of licorice, peat, oak, vanilla and roasted malt. Toasty taste, bitter finish. A bit oily feel.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (473) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Pours black with a medium, frothy brown head which soon recedes to a foamy layer. Aroma consists of hazelnuts, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate and sweet burnt sugar. Taste is vanilla, hazelnuts, soft dried fruits, cocoa, milk chocolate and a slight bitterness on the finish. A touch of alcohol heat is felt but not overwhelming. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle to glass. Ultra dark brown or maybe just straight black color in the glass with a thin scatter of brown foam. Excellent roast in the aroma with light nuts, coffee, chocolate bitterness, and minimal darker fruit in the finish. Taste is roasted coffee and bitter chocolate with some hop bitterness and sweeter malt notes into the finish. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. Maybe it’s been too long since I’ve had a really good imperial stout but this one really blew me away. Excellent.


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