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


on tap

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle conditioned; Occasional. Has been seen on draught.
ABV varies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (532) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
Color negro denso. Con escasa espuma beige. Aromas de chocolate y frutos rojos. Cuerpo denso, textura sedosa. Inicio dulce de frutos rojos y chocolate, brownie, y final amargo y seco de chocolate negro. Excelente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hermanw7 (28) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
33cl bottle into teku glass. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aromas of salt, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. Has a nice bitter finish and a medium to full body. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
330 ml. bottle. It pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate coffee and nuts with some background floral hops. The flavor is intensely roasted with some chocolate and graham cracker. A little dark fruit comes out as it warms. The finish is burnt and mildly acidic. Very rich and flavorful. A very tasty stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1171) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt sterk, koffie,vanille, chocolade en gebrande mouten. Smaakt vol, koffie, vanille, beetje crème. Subtiele bitterzoete smaak, beetje fruitig en drop. Goede structuur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1058) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle@home. Head: nice beige. Colour: black. Aroma: roasted malt, alcohol. Taste: nice bitter, alcohol, chocolate. Palate: smooth, alcohol, lasting body. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oliodnb (272) - ITALY - MAY 16, 2014
Deep black, foamy brown head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, alcohol. Very strong, rich taste of coffee and chocolate with roasted malts and some liquor note. Very thick, creamy mouthfeel. Sweetness and bitterness perfectly balanced. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tejex (2) - Seville, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
Love it! taken at XXXII The power of beer and wine (Seville). Draught. 47 cl. Creamy. Chocolates, some coffee. Resin. 10% alcohol but it does not taste like alcohol. head is persistent. To repit lots of times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4594) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
nice chocolate aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, coffee and light chocolate creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1997) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Un autre liquide qui fait progresser l’estime que j’ai pour The Kernel. Le bouquet est vraiment unique, torréfaction douce, vanille, résine de houblon et malts rotis. Chaque gorgée est différente, trop brève rencontre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2698) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Bottled on 07/10/13. Dark brown with a small thick brown head and little lacing. Aroma is of fresh grounded coffee, oily hops, dark fruits, molasses/caramel and light alcohol. Taste is of freshly grounded coffee, caramel/molasses, dark fruits and light bitterness. Pleasant hints of alcohol warming in the finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Oily and creamy mouthfeel. Tasty and well balanced Imperial Stout. The coffee is really present, but not overpowering. The alcohol isn’t noticeable until the end of the sips where it gives a really nice warming finish. Another very nice beer from one of my favorite breweries!

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