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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle conditioned; Occasional. Has been seen on draught.
ABV varies.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (460) - - JUN 1, 2013
Black beer dark brown small head. Aroma is coffee chocolate with a hint of vanilla or something similar. Taste is light bitter, medium roastyness. finish should be longer for a 5/5 palate. light mouthfeel considering the 10%, soft. very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1062) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Bottled 29.5.2012, bb 2016. Black color, some brown head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, licorice, chocolate. Full bodied coffee and chocolate, hops, roasted malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (912) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Pours a somewhat thin dark brown with an espresso colored lacing. Heavy notes of coffee and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1085) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle@home. 9.9% edition. Black. Small to no head. Roasted malts. Biscuit. Very bitter. Intense strong rum-like mouthfell. Allright.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (1975) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Black appearance, lasting brown head, beautiful. Not very strong, but quite complex nose of roasted malts, oatmeal, liquorice, coffee, nice. But the best part of this beer is the flavor, extremely complex, developing during every sip, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, wow. Lasting bitter finish. So complex yet so easy to drink. Impressive brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3000) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2013
330ml bottle, bottled on 02.01.13. 9,9%. Black colored brew with a lasting brown head. Aroma has cocoa, roasted malt, molasses, licorice, and dark sweet fruits coming through as the beer is getting warmer. Flavorwise this beer has a lot of chocolate and roasted malt kicking in at first, then a layer with some warming alcohol and licorice. The finish is dry with cocoa, ashes and some weak fruity hoppy notes also. Smooth, full bodied. Excellent IS. edit: After sipping on it for 30 min. I had to raise the taste points from 8 -> 9. excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (737) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
330ml bottle, almost exactly a year old according to the label. Seems more like black than brown. Thin ring of head that quickly vanishes. Nice roasted malt, dark chocolate and black coffee aroma. Much the same taste-wise. Chocolate starts things off before coffee takes over. Some old hop notes still show themselves. Fairly oily mouthfeel and a faint alcohol heat creeping through. Good stuff as always.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle at euston tap. Pours a pitch black with a beige tanned head. roasty in the mouth. Great great stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013: Pitch black coloured. dense light brown head. ARoma: Roast, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, liqourice, some brown sugar. Flavour: Roast, brown sugar, coffee, liqourice, cocoa and chcoclate. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
CBC. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 040513


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