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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (944) - ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks rayaron. Dark brown-black with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee beans, chocolate, dark dried fruits, vanilla. Sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, dried fruits flavors. Medium-full bodied, silky smooth texture. Good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (613) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim, Ra’anana. Deep brown with small brownish head. Aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee, a bit alcoholic, faint toffee notes. Lots of coffee in the flavor, roasted malt, milk chocolate, licorice, medium sweetness, sticky dry sweet-bitter finish. Light carbonation, creamy, full-bodied. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle - totally black with a dark brown fizzy white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roast malt, coffee, cocoa and hints of grass and oak. Taste of caramel, chocolate and a little licorice, followed by vanilla, grass, roasted coffee beans and earth. Light bitterness, toffee and medium sweetness in the end. Medium body, low carbonation, light dryness. Just the right amount of warming alcohl. Definitely up there amongst the best beers I’ve had.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgajdaczewa (828) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 30, 2014
W aromacie uderzenie likieru czekoladowego, lekkiego karmelu, bardzo intensywne i co warte odnotowania bez śladu alkoholu, co przy 10.2% jest sporym wyczynem. podobnie w smaku, czuć, że mamy do czynienia z piwem mocnym, ale nie 10-cio procentowym. Dominuje gorzka czekolada, czekolada truflowa, lekki karmel, spora goryczka, bardzo długi wyrazisty finisz z czekoladowymi, kawowymi i chmielowo - ziołowymi nutami. Gdyby piwo było ciut gęstsze byłoby idealne.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3428) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
33cl bottle kindly shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours very dark brown, close to black, with a rather small, beige head. Roasty aroma with dark chocolate, dark malt, notes of coffee and spices and hints of dark fruits and licorice. Medium sweet with complex flavours and a nice bitterness.Surprisingly refreshing!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (3791) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
On bottle from Beermerchant online . Pitch black color, very little foam- low but ok carbonation ( 1856 style?). High aroma intensity, licorice, leather , malt, roasted aromas, light hops. Full body & high complexity . Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1690) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Favourite Beer, Cheltenham, this was 10.2%. Deep dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma has dark roasted malts. The taste follows the aroma. With a chocolate bitterness. Has a very creamy texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3075) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
(The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.2% Totally black in colour, small dark brown head, good density and retention. Medium lacing left around the glass. Nice aroma, roasted malts, chocolate, hops, light acidity at the beginning, light vanilla too, a hint of the alcohol. Taste is as great as the aroma, again roasted malts, coal, ash, chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol on the finish but without becoming boozy. Mild bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very good and it is still young. NIce dryness on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalfaro86 (306) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 13, 2014
2013, 1 year old, pours a black brew with a médium brown head with moderate to poor retention, aroma is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate to heavy sweet with darl chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and hops, robusto bodied, smooth, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a bitter finish and a long aftertaste, delicious

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (343) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at the Beer Temple. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is roasted malts with strong alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Bitter coffee aftertaste, warming alcohol.


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