BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, - JAN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dennis
Head: small, medium espresso, thick
Smell: lovely roasted with charcoal and chocolate
Taste: again very roasty, but lovingly creamy and smooth with perfect hints of chocolate and coffee/roasted malts, very good !
Nische (1407) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee. Roasted, bitter taste with coffee and dark chocolate. Quite full bodied with a lingering bitter, roasted finish.
ArtificialCyst (142) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beer thanks to Beersiveknown. Fuck, Steve, you don’t know how grateful I am, cheers. Aroma: Strong coffee aroma, dark chocolate, light fruit, nuts,soft alcohol, intensive and very gentle. Appearance: Brown head, low, leaves lacing, color is black. Taste: A lot of dark chocolate with coffee, very intensive, dense, powerful, some caramelly notes, light plum and molasses, gentle alcohol underneath, wow nuts. Palate: Carbonation is low, body is full, finish is dark chocolate with nuts big as fuck, tottaly dense and sticky beer. What a beer. Like a hazelnut chocolate with coffee. Could it be the best beer in my life? Probably.
HerrBierkoenig (795) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 26.02.20 Pours deep dark black liquid, small frothy brown head, Aroma: coffee, milk chocolate, fruity, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, coffee, milk chocolate, light red fruits, alcohol - bit too much evident, Palate: full body, average to soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long milk chocolate/ roasty/ coffee aftertaste, Overall: extremely good, extremely strong, extremely drinkable. Enjoyed.
flying_pig (1251) - SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
Another excellent Kernel beer, my first dark beer from them in a while & every bit as good as their IPA’s & pale ales. An excellent beer with plenty of dark chocolate flavours & a nice, strong kick from the alcohol alongside nice coffee flavours & sweetness. Highly drinkable for the strength of the beer as well & exactly what I was expecting from this one.
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Despite its name this is pretty close to being black. There?s a thick tan head and a wonderful velvetty smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate up front with a roasted malt bitterness following through. You wouldn?t know it was 10%+, the alcohol is totally hidden and it slips down dangerously easily. A beaut of a stoot.
WilleLW (230) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a grey head. Aroma of molasses, liquorice, chocolate and sour vinous notes. Taste of dark chocolate, molasses and vinous characters with dark berries. Some complexity. Some whiskey. Dry aftertaste.
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andrepintado (2140) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from 3er tiempo online. Color is dark. Head is thin and brown. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Body is smooth. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, coffee, vanilla, brandy, nutty, light fruit, a little citric. Very good!
Cimbasso (487) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 33cl bottle at 9.9% ABV brewed on 26/02/15 best before 26/02/20. Thick black colour with hardly any head or carbonation, hence a low mark for appearance. Rich taste of coffee and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla, as if from ageing in a Bourbon barrel. Lots of Demerara sugar taste. Good alcoholic kick and some smokiness in the finish. Really rich and oily mouthfeel with good bitterness. A great beer, but needs more, or at least some, carbonation.
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into taster showing black center and thick translucent coffee brown rims with half a finger of quick dissipating coffee foam.
The nose shows intense notes of rich chocolate, roasted malts.
The palate is thick and well carbonated. Intensely dark roasted chocolate malts and cocoa flavors on the palate throughout. A nice smoky note in the background and a bourbon barrel aged-like/intense espresso bitterness on the finish. Smoke and coffee notes appear on the linger afterwards. Big and rich - this is a slow sipper.
Rubin77 (324) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
F: no real, only some bubbles and thin film
C: very dark, non-transparent.
A: rich roasted caramel malt, roasted chocolate malt, alcohol, plums, dark chocolate, coffee.
T: great taste of earthy roasted malt, chocolate malt, dark chocolate, espresso, some smoked woody tones, raisins, dates, moderate dark fruit sweetness, molasses, earthy yeast, basement, plums, liquorice, warm alcohol, sticky, bitterness on the palate, full body, low carbonation, 9,9%ABV version, great stuff, must to try.