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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
Dark brown colour. Beige head which disappears quite quickly. Chocolate and cocoanibs in the aroma. Really good smell. Cocoanibs and bitter chocolate at first. Slight bitterness in the middle. Hints of toffee. Nutiness in the end. Chocolate in the aftertaste. Really nice creamy palate. Rather medium bodied. Very well balanced. Great stout. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2243) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
0,33l fles gedeeld met lion typische mout geur met cacao en tarwe. Smaak is mooi vol en droog met cacao soja. Nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KarlPopper (70) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 2, 2016
Pours black with excellent brown head. Aroma of cocoa and dark malts. After warming some hint of vanilla in aroma. Very balanced and nice mouthfeel of dark cocoal and melonoidines, complex but not extremely thick, rather a bit dry. Balanced taste of cocoa makes it very pleasant and very drinkable, not a hint of alcohol. Definietely one of the best imperial stouts I have drunk, but not the best. Probably too balanced for me and I like this tkind of beer to be agressive in the taste. Nevertheless very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughhaug (13) - West Bromwich, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark black with hint of red. Little carbonation or head, head is yellow and while limited, it persists. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, plum, liquorice, dark caramel, hint of ash, with some pine hops in the background. Flavour is medium bitter, quite sweet, oily, with a surprisingly lovely smooth finish despite its ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1977) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
Sample 100 ml, courtesy of Maersk. Very dark brown, beige head. Smooth chocolaty aroma, with acrid roast transcending to greenish hops. The taste has velvety lightly sweet chocolate, moderate greenish bitter finish. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunstoneale (69) - MOLDOVA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle at a recent tasting, thanks Maersk! 9,8% abv. Pours black with a thin creamy head. Rich aroma of chocolate, caramel and coffee with hints of alcohol that render it similar to a chocolate liquor. Medium-thick body with pleasant texture. Taste is rich with cocoa, chocolate, some malt sweetness and mild notes of alcohol in the aftertaste. Great beer overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottm2588 (176) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, slight plum. Taste is big roasty coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, slight liquorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maersk (155) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
No head, pitch black. Roasted bread crumbs, some malt and a tint of beans. Black bread in the taste. Lots of alcohol and very roasted aftertaste. Easy and pleasant to drink though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chap95 (51) - - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Black with a beige head, disappears quickly, poor lacing. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate and cocoa, very pleasant and intense. Great balance between chocolate and coffee in flavour, there is some roast as well. Medium sweetness and bitterness, low carbonation, oily texture, Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
themightyjag (430) - - FEB 19, 2016
330ml bottle from Hoptimism. Very thin tan head, a little lacing. Dark black body. Nose is creamy coffee, roasted nuts, a little alcohol. Flavour is rich, creamy chocolate, dark berries, coffee, nuts, gentle alcohol, more dark fruits and dark chocolate on the finish. Light carbonation, sumptuous mouthfeel, smooth, rich. This is outstanding.


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