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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (77) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Black with a thick brown head, aromas of cocoa and roasted malts. Thick, oily and warm in the mouth, tastes of coffee, cocoa, malts, molasses, with a slight hoppy aftertaste and a nice bitterness running through. Masks the ABV well, but still has the lovely alcohol warmth on the finish. Not sickly or overly sweet like some imperial stouts can be. Really superb. One to savour over a couple of hours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2594) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Bottled:
Black with a large, brown head.
Aroma is roasted malt, smoked meat, anise and chocolate.
Taste is chocolate, toffee, anise and roasted malt. Warming finish. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4532) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, liquorice, some chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel, liquorice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (366) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
Aroma is how you think it should be with any stout. Cocoa and malts, a kind of held back aroma though, and a slight coffee note. The taste is also how you think it would be at first, but after the first "standard" stout taste, it develops a tiny herbal finish that is also a little bit sour. There’s a medium bitterness to this one, and the herbal touch follows all the way through. A fine classic stout that hides the ABV really well. Solid but maybe a little bit boring by today’s standard. I guess my great-great-grandfather thought it was awesome though?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (176) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours black in the glass with a creamy tan head with small bubbles. Smells a lot of coffee. The taste is like the scent, much coffee! Also roasted coffee beans and slightly sweetness of dried dark fruit, black pepper och some warming alcohol. Quite complex flavor and there are new tones for every sip. Long, dry and bitter aftertaste. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle from cgarvieuk from a year ago. poured into a duvel glass. pitch black with minimal head. deep cocoa aroma with chocolate and milk. Taste is fudge, brownies, a very light tartness in the finish to dry it out. no real sign of alcohol warming. A very pleasant beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkatruck (12) - SPAIN - MAR 5, 2015
From a 330ml bottle bought from Beermerchants. Poured black opaque with a light brown head that died back quickly, carbonation med to low. Aroma all dark malts with coffee. The palate was great, fills the mouth and coats the tongue, Lovely. Flavour , mellow and rounded nice depth on the finish. Enjoyable with a great mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6810) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours jet black with a creamy beige head. Roasted and hoppy aroma. Sweet roasted flavor with light tar and licorice notes. Coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CarlJonas (226) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Pours pretty much black with a big brown head that leaves a long lasting lid. Rich aroma of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla. The taste is very well rounded bitter-sweet upfront, with a long lasting finish somewhat too ashen and astringent for my taste. Full bodied and slightly oily with lots of tiny bubbles that quickly dissipates. Very good, but I would’ve preferred a smoother finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (120) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
330ml bottle. Pitch black with dense two finger brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some bitterswert chocolate. Bitter roasted taste altering over to sweet chocolate and then back to a great mix of roasted dry and sweet. Great complex palate with very well hidden alcohol.


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