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


on tap

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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1696) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 8, 2015
330 ml bottled 30.10.14 from Etre Gourmet.
Black body, with a medium, dense, creamy, moderately lacing, coffee-colored head.
Delicious, smooth aroma of chocolate, cocoa, espresso, toffee, some vanilla, dark fruits.
Tastes of espresso, liquorice, dark chocolate, cocoa, wood, dark fruits, some booze.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, alcohol warming, dry, roasty, quite bitter, with coffee and cocoa beans, liquorice, wood, some dark chocolate.

Very tasty. Smooth and dense, with a great balance between roasty-bitter and sweet notes and a dry finish that leads to a better drinkability. Alcohol is noticeable, but just provides some comfortable warmth. Overall not my favourite Imperial Stout from England, but surely among the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arek (962) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobrązowe piwo z ciemnobeżową, puszystą pianą oraz mocnym, kawowym aromacie z lekkim tłem suszonych owoców, głównie śliwek. W smaku gęste, kremowe, w tle lekko słodkawe i owocowe, zdominowane przez gorzką kawę z czekoladowymi nutami, lekko winne z rozgrzewającym gardło finiszem. Z czasem kawa słabnie a uwydatniają się słodkawe nuty ciemnych owoców.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RW80 (2014) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle 9.9%abv version, Appearance: Black with a nice creamt tanned head tan. Arroma: Nuts, coffee, Berries, cacao, roasted malts, molasses. Taste: Fairly Bittersweet, cacao, roasted malts up front, some nuts, molasses. But there are a few fruity tones whih rreally light things up and make it not another Big (Bitter)sweet Imperial Stout. Finish is a chocolate bitterness with alcohol, molasses and a odd hfloral hint in the back. Lingering liquorice bittersweet aftertaste, warming finish. Creamy texture, allthough a bit of stickyness at some spots, gentle carbonation, full body. Clearly a beer which will make my top 10 this year

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (1179) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle 10%abv version, pours black and tan. Nuts, coffee, dark fruit, chocolate, berries, candy sugar, citrus, hints of glue, molasses. Fairly sweet, somewhat sticky, with a great fruity balancing bitterness. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, full body. Lingering liquorice bittersweet, warming finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoTheO (112) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
330 ml bottle. Very deep dark brown with a tanned creamy head. This is a great and majestic Imperial Stout. Full of fruity and malty flavours and very well-proportioned in sweetness, bitterness and roasted notes. Looong finish... Pricy in Sweden but still worth the money as one of these equals like a dozen of a standard stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3311) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Flaska från SB 8 månader gammal. En riktigt stor IS som ändå är riktigt lättdrucken. Stor kropp, realtivt söt, väldigt mjuk och len som en brown ale, väl dold alkohol och inga skarpa kanter. Men massor av smak och då framför allt kaffe och choklad, lite vanilj. Har svårt att hitta några fel. riktigt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (668) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
9.9% ABV version. Aroma of chocolate nad coffee. Pours black with brown head. Taste is fine balanced between chocolate and coffee, maybe more on the sweet side. Creamy and oily texture. Overall good example of Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Majek (706) - Ząbki, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Pitch black colour with medium beige head. Some lacing. Intensive aroma of chocolate, some coffee and hint of vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter and slightly sour with minimal ashy note. Rich and long finish. Soft carbonation. Full body. Very good RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2015
Black with brown head. Caramel, chocolate, brown sugar and a little floral. Sweet, nutty, dry and lingering floral finish. Overall: wow! Well balanced ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atrox (615) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Black colour; great brown head. Lot of rostness in aroma, also some chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Taste is bitter, roasty, with some sourness, chocolate and herbs.

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