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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3496) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1392) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1136) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oliodnb (390) - 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.

4.9
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
nice chocolate aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, coffee and light chocolate creamy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2302) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3103) - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichardW (1551) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. Wow, this is amazing. Aromas of brown sugar, caramel, coffee and cocoa. Thick mouth feel but it doesn’t cloy and is impressively soft, with background coppery notes. The finish even has some raspberry hints for me, a great aniseed cough mixture flavour then comes in on top. Outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
Black coloured and almost as thick as oil. No head. Dark aroma, roasted, soy, camfer, yeasty. Flavor starts heavy dark, sweet, roasted, old wood, moderate bitter finish. Thick texture.


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