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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (782) - - JAN 3, 2015
Deep malty kick ass kind of aroma. Deepest black appearance. Very syrupy taste. This one will knock you on your posterior. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (430) - - JAN 2, 2015
Very strong roasted flavour with plenty of dark chocolate malts leading an overpowering taste. Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3868) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at home, Oulu. ABV 10.0%. Bottled on 29.05.2012. Best before: 29.05.16. Colour is almost black with very small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate and roasted malts. Very simple but soft.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[6984-20141219] 330mL bottle. Fragrant nutty chocolate grains aroma. Black cola body with a quick foamy tan head. Bitter roasted chocolate sauce and rich grains flavour. Full body. Delicious but it’s very bold. (9/3/8/4/16) 4.0+
(w/ Ferris, jercraigs)
Overheard: "You never know what will come out of a barrel."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1516) - PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2014
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Roasted, coffee, liquorice and chocolate in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is complex, well balanced with a long bitter dry finish. Overall, a fantastic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
A great stout with a nose and taste full of coffee and chocolate, a nice surprise as I’m not a big fan of stouts usually...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2979) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at Malto Misto. an inky black pour with a rusty tan head and a savoury umami dark chocolate nose. The taste is sublimely complex dark malty goodness - chocolate, marshmallow?, roasted chocolate covered coffee beans, This was excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to sarky northner/secret Santa. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffe dark fruits taste same lots of coffe liquorice good roasted dark malts long hoppy bitters. Nice oily body. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
2014-12-19. Very dark brown body with a tiny brown head fades. 3+ Aroma is moderately alcoholic, sweet dark malt, hints at molasses. 7+ Flavour is similar, with a sweet malty core, dryish roast in the finish grows into the aftertaste. Light molasses touches. 7++ Average plus bodied palate, very soft carbonation. Pretty solid. Enjoyable. Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1805) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of molasses, dates, figs, coffee, chocolate and vanilla.
Appearance: A light brown colored beer. A brown head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, figs, chocolate and bitter roasted coffee.
Palate: Low carbonation, a sticky texture. A big body.
Overall: Potent, fruity, and dark.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-12-21.


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