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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (376) - 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 (1429) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5325) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
Black color with a fine beige head. Ok lacing. A coffee dominated beer. Both in aroma and flavor. Also a bit roasted and some licorice. Mild fruity. Decent but a bit one dimensional. Very well hidden alcohol. Smooth creamy texture and a semi dry ending.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (836) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Svart och med väldigt brunt skum. Doft: Kakao, Cola, kola, kaffe, jord, alkohol. Smak: Kakao, choklad pralin, mörk kola, vanilj, trä, rostat, alkohol, söt billig lakrits, lite inlaggda körsbär med kärna, jord. Behöver nog mer tid på sig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1467) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
8.2.2015. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar. Intense and strong taste, nuts, caramel, coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (266) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2015
scurissima con schiuma marrone/beige a grana media/grossolana che non dura molto..aroma squisito: frutta sotto spirito,alcool,caffè,esattamente quello che mi aspetto da una imperial stout,forse un pò troppo dominato dall’alcool..gusto complesso,ma forse non bilanciatissimo..sicuramente nella parte iniziale fa da padrone il dolce,sia in bocca che in gola..si attraversa una fase alcolica e si finisce con un amaro da tostatura molto intenso e duraturo..il corpo è elevato e la birra ha una consistenza molto oleosa..una splendida imperial stout,ma forse un pò sbilanciata..bottiglia bevuta dopo 1 anno e mezzo di invecchiamento

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Pours matte black with a massive mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar, slight vanilla. Taste is chocolate, roasted matls, brown sugar, slight vanilla. Mouthfeel is very dry and coarse with medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1179) - USA - MAR 21, 2015
Drunk from 33cl bottle bottle bought from Deliciously different in Belgium. Dark, strong slightly sweet stout like beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (800) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam. Body is pitch black, head is big, brownish, creamy, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is heavy roasty, flavor is dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, dried fruits. Medium sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty bitter, tons of chocolate, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, creamy and dry texture, soft carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, not too heavy, very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
*from old note* Trevlig IS med framförallt mycket rostat kaffe, välbalanserad och inte sötma som är over the top. Riktigt trevlig!


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