JefVerstraete (1762) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown/black colour, thin layer of brown foam. Syrupy. Aroma of roasted malts with chocolate and coffee. Well balanced stout, sweet with smoky roasted bitter aftertaste. Again a very good beer from The Kernel!
Jorn69 (1293) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Roasted malt with notes of licorice and vanilla, sweet with some (not too pleasant) rubberlike notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and roasted.
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller&Friends. Pours black with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, chocolate, and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose. First Kernel beer for me and its pretty solid
MarcoDL (2503) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black beer. Notes of licorice, coffee, mocca and some milky chocolate. Nice lasting aftertaste, gets more mocca-ish. Great beer.
nimbleprop (5317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kaelderkold at 9.8%. Pours an inky black with some ringing beige head. Nose has plenty of brown sugar, bread crust, fairly heavy molssses, licorice too, cakey. Flavor has heavy molasses, a flick of black pepper, plenty of malt, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, a little bit of coffee, a little hint of vermouth. Dry finish.
melush (1067) - SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, dulce, regaliz, muy ligeramente a chocolate. Una gran Stout.
RasmusOtt (1319) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of nice chocolate, cocoa powder, sweet liquorice, roasted malts and caramel. Smells like an impy stout you know! Taste is sweet with some roasted notes Liquorice, cocoa, chocolate, dark dried fruits and a quite savory end. Quite dry and and with a rather creamy body. Very good but maybe just a little bit one-sided.
Vestergaard (597) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown marshmellow-dense head. Aroma has lots of smoke and licorice, roast and cocoa. Taste has a little bit of vegetables, but is dominated by smoke, chocolate, english sweetness and licorice. Again this aftertaste reminds me of the one you get from peas. Slight salty. bitter roast in the end as well. Nice and full bodied. Medium-low carb.
Sjohnh (308) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m yet to be blown away by a Kernel beer, which given their reputation, suggests I’ve probably just been unlucky so far. This one certainly looks the part - almost black and viscous with a small coffee coloured head. Mostly milky coffee on the nose, joined by bitter dark chocolate in the mouth. Figs, raisins and black treacle are also present.
From my limited time on Ratebeer, it looks like imperial stouts can do little wrong, but I have to admit this is a good one. Maybe I’m starting to get this Kernel thing.
jonas (5911) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, low chocolate brown cream. Sherry, light vinous roast and chocolate aroma. Medium full smooth body, mellow mouthfeel. Broad chocolate mousse notes, a hint espresso, a bit spice, salt and hop bitterness in the finish. Port wine finish. Peacefull smooth imperial stout, pleasant to drink.