flying_pig (1434) - SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
Another excellent Kernel beer, my first dark beer from them in a while & every bit as good as their IPA’s & pale ales. An excellent beer with plenty of dark chocolate flavours & a nice, strong kick from the alcohol alongside nice coffee flavours & sweetness. Highly drinkable for the strength of the beer as well & exactly what I was expecting from this one.
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Despite its name this is pretty close to being black. There?s a thick tan head and a wonderful velvetty smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate up front with a roasted malt bitterness following through. You wouldn?t know it was 10%+, the alcohol is totally hidden and it slips down dangerously easily. A beaut of a stoot.
WilleLW (236) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a grey head. Aroma of molasses, liquorice, chocolate and sour vinous notes. Taste of dark chocolate, molasses and vinous characters with dark berries. Some complexity. Some whiskey. Dry aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
andrepintado (2773) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from 3er tiempo online. Color is dark. Head is thin and brown. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Body is smooth. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, coffee, vanilla, brandy, nutty, light fruit, a little citric. Very good!
Cimbasso (772) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 33cl bottle at 9.9% ABV brewed on 26/02/15 best before 26/02/20. Thick black colour with hardly any head or carbonation, hence a low mark for appearance. Rich taste of coffee and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla, as if from ageing in a Bourbon barrel. Lots of Demerara sugar taste. Good alcoholic kick and some smokiness in the finish. Really rich and oily mouthfeel with good bitterness. A great beer, but needs more, or at least some, carbonation.
jc1762 (846) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into taster showing black center and thick translucent coffee brown rims with half a finger of quick dissipating coffee foam.
The nose shows intense notes of rich chocolate, roasted malts.
The palate is thick and well carbonated. Intensely dark roasted chocolate malts and cocoa flavors on the palate throughout. A nice smoky note in the background and a bourbon barrel aged-like/intense espresso bitterness on the finish. Smoke and coffee notes appear on the linger afterwards. Big and rich - this is a slow sipper.
Rubin77 (1115) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
F: no real, only some bubbles and thin film
C: very dark, non-transparent.
A: rich roasted caramel malt, roasted chocolate malt, alcohol, plums, dark chocolate, coffee.
T: great taste of earthy roasted malt, chocolate malt, dark chocolate, espresso, some smoked woody tones, raisins, dates, moderate dark fruit sweetness, molasses, earthy yeast, basement, plums, liquorice, warm alcohol, sticky, bitterness on the palate, full body, low carbonation, 9,9%ABV version, great stuff, must to try.
vipinvelp (3886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
PINT tasting. Black, clear, small foam ring. Strong coffee aroma. Coffee and chocolate intaste, strong bitter. Wood tones in aftertaste. Top beer of the evening. (Arnhem 201509)
MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Big, bold, rich, and roasty. Finishes with bitter dark chocolate. Awesome stuff :p
mateuszk (2158) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown in colour, beige small head. Chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, nuts in aroma and flavour. Medium sweet, full bodied, oily on the palate. Very nice.