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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


BuckeyeBoy's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5781) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dave. Pours out pitch black topped with a nice tan head. Aroma was of coffee, milk chocolate, roast malts and a light hop. Taste is much as the aroma lots of coffee and sweetness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6098) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Nose is dark and roasty wiTh licorice and soy sauce softer molasses. Definitely an imperial dry stout. Pours black wiTh a frothy tan head. Flavor is much the same. Dark roasty dry molasses licorice soy sauce earthy. Smooth and tasty with warming alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThreeCats (804) - ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2016
Black with a nice dark mocha head. Aroma has lots of coffee, bitter chocolate, roast, ash, cocoa butter, and some dark berries. Taste is roast, coffee, bitter chocolate, ash, burnt, full but not sweet. Palate very roasty, full but not sweet. It’s very much an English stout, in the sense that if you cut it with equal amount carbonated water you’d just get a regular (and very good) dry stout. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2377) - CROATIA - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml, shared with JFK10000. Pours black, small light brown head. Roasted malts, caramel, coffee, licorice. Very sweet, full bodied. Oily. Bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andy_ (1039) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2016
330 ml bottle 2016-07-22
9% ABV. very smooth, nicely chocolaty, roasty and berryish. Almost like a dried plum or plum jam kind of sweetness. Kind of an Imperial Foreign Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1378) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
33cl bottle. Pitch black pour with a thin tan head. Smells like dark cherries, cocoa, chocolate and roasted malts. The taste follows the same notes, with an addition of both brewed as well as roasted coffee. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation and a roasty bitter-sweet finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jakubwloszcz (167) - Piastów, POLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Pite w pubie Browariat w Katowicach. Barwa ciemnobrunatna, prawie czarna. Piana niska, jasnobeżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, ładnie oblepia szkło. Aromat słodki, niezbyt złożony, nie zapowiada jeszcze, jak genialne jest to piwo. Na pierwszym planie jest czekolada, w tle kawa i karmel. W smaku jest dużo mniej słodyczy, pojawia się za to spora paloność. Jest też czekolada, ale zdecydowanie bardziej w stronę gorzkiej niż mlecznej. Z każdym łykiem można odkryć coś nowego: są subtelne nuty kawowe, waniliowe, nawet orzechowe. Faktura jest bardzo gładka, aksamitna, piwo jest bardzo pijalne. Fantastyczny stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (554) - - JUN 29, 2016
Aroma: coffee, fruity(sweet cherries, prune), fig, chocolate, light alcohol, roasty Taste: light bitter, light sweet, roasty, earthy, coffee, alcohol, fruity, chocolate Medium body.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AngloJaxon88 (9) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2016 does not count
Just an outstanding example. Rich, thick, oily, full bodied mouthfeel. ABV well hidden, but the hum of alcohol is really well balanced with the flavour of the malts. tastes of chocolate, sherry, rich dried fruits. Not too roasty. which is working well with this beer (I do like them roasty too though). Even the Mrs likes it, and she drinks wine!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Probabeer (166) - - JUN 20, 2016
Muy buena. Tiene un aroma muy bueno. Bastante cuerpo, y deja un sabor largo con tonos a chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewtalita (227) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2016
Jet black, low lingering brickish red head. Aroma cocoa powder, espresso. Robust body, roastiness nicely blends with sour cocoa nibs. Long lasting bitterness - well hopped. Maybe too much, otherwise rating would be bit higher.


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