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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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.


Huubs' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huubs (142) - - JAN 11, 2013
Donkerbruin tot zwart van kleur met kleine bruine schuimkraag. Lijkt op een grote espresso. Geur: espresso, cacao en fruitig. Smaak is wederom espresso, pure chocola, beetje zoetig en eindigend met wat bittere nasmaak van koffie, melk en ver weg wat citrusnoten. Voelt wat dikkig en romig aan. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1995) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Thick black beer. Notes of licorice, coffee, mocca and some milky chocolate. Nice lasting aftertaste, gets more mocca-ish. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4544) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (498) - SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, dulce, regaliz, muy ligeramente a chocolate. Una gran Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (258) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (105) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is intense in dry roasted coffee. Aroma is very dry, astringent, licorice, leather, lot of roasted coffee notes, bitter, ashes, slightly vinous, well malted but whole is unbalanced on my point of view.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (501) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
Color negro denso. Con escasa espuma beige. Aromas de chocolate y frutos rojos. Cuerpo denso, textura sedosa. Inicio dulce de frutos rojos y chocolate, brownie, y final amargo y seco de chocolate negro. Excelente.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hermanw7 (28) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
33cl bottle into teku glass. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aromas of salt, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. Has a nice bitter finish and a medium to full body. Medium carbonation.


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