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


on tap

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RATINGS: 278   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2479) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep brown with an average lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted, malt, nuts, caramel and chocklate. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and slightly bitter with alcohol notea. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A great Brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (756) - - APR 9, 2014
Coffee, Dark fruit, roasted malt aroma. Alcohol fairly well hidden here. Big roast, black coffee, a slight bit of char, dried dark fruit. Oily mouthfeel, fuller body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8395) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Coffee characteristic stout, great aroma. Above average mouthfeel. Rhen’s bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1473) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle conditioned at 9.8% ABV. Deep mahogany body. Loose tan bubbly head with no retention. Nose is alcohol, aromatic, roast, vinous fruit, liquorice, savoury, sour, smoke, hops, spice, black malt. Bittersweet with some sour notes. Full bodied. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (801) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
33cl. Bottle. Bottled on: 2013-10-07, Best Before: 2018-10-07, 9.8% ABV
Pours dark ruby black with no head.
Aroma big alcohol, chocolate, and coffee. Dark fruits, roasted malts.
Taste sharp coffee, chocolate, bitter. Some cherrie sweets.
Mouthfeel bit oily.
Great imp. stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (342) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 26, 2014
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a snifter glass. Bottled on 07-10-13 (9.8% ABV) Pitch black, with absolutely no light passing through, and an average, even with an aggressive pour, brown frothy head. On the nose dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate, coffee powder, light alchool. Rich and velvey smooth, moderately bitter with not much sweetness to speak of, more coffee than chocolate in the taste. Tiny bit of astringency and hoppy presence in the aftertaste. Unbelievably easy to drink for the ABV, no trace of booze at all. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, slightly oily texture. Perhaps not a mindblowing RIS, but certainly pleasent and well executed. I wouldn’t mind having access to these kind of beers in 1856 ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutchtuga (135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 A little too sharp for my taste. Pours no head, dark black, sharp taste of alcohol. Hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1548) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
Smak och doft av mörk choklad, rostade kaffebönor, vanilj, plommon med toner av trä och brunt socker. Kraftfull, lagom söt, oljig, välbalanserad. Trevlig eftersmak med pepprig beska och smak av att bita i hela kaffebönor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (786) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
From notes. Poured dark brown, with a brown head. Coffee, roasted maltz, bread, hints of licorice and vanilla in the aroma. Smooth, medium dense, somewhat flat. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (964) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, dark chocolate aroma. Roasted, dark chocolate and coffee taste, slightly bitter. Full body.

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