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

bottled
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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
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TimE's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (3340) - Tokyo, - JAN 13, 2013
Very dark brown color. Very dry woody, austere, rounded smooth. Elegant, cacao, wood, dry, round. Amazing how well the alcohol is hidden. Superb and nothing like I’ve drank before.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle - Roast and chocolate notes with a syrupy note. Deep brown with a thin head. Light boozy syrup, roast and nutty. Balanced, roasty and nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (335) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
Pours deep dark with thick brown head : terrific appearance! Nose is nuts, chocolate and some milk. Aromas are mainly coffee, with notes of chocolate and hazelnut. Low carbonation, oily texture. Sweet taste, with a coffee finish. Deep flavors and great mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (1455) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from the Darlington Cheese & Wine Shop. Pours black with a tan head. Deliciously chocolatey beer with light spice and warming alcohol. Very tasty and far too drinkable for the strength. Rich and full bodied. Top notch beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarrelAged1991 (5) - - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
Imperial Brown stout is vat precies samen hoe dit bier smaakt. Zwaar in de neus heerlijke zachte hop, karamel, chocolade. De smaak is krachtig, vol room, dik, met een zijde zachte koolzuur toets. De afdronk begint vol en wordt steeds sterker. naar mijn mening is hij aan het einde iets te scherp. al met al een geweldige Stout!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 30 Jun 2012. Poured black, with a halo of tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, prunes, dates, vanilla and roasted malt. Full mouthfeel. Burnt malt flavours, with coffee, cocoa and dark rum. Finish was oaky, with ash, peat, espresso and treacle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
w_adwersarz (209) - Cracow, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Od czego by tu zacząć może od piany której w ogóle niema , zazwyczaj w mocnych piwach jest jej mniej, ale pijałem RISy/Imperialne Stouty mocniejsze z mega pianą. Barwa jest, ciemna, w gorszym świetle można by powiedzieć że jest czarne, a w lepszym że brunatne. Totalnie nieprzejrzyste bez jakichkolwiek refleksów. Aromat wisienkowy, czerwone owoce, jakby lukrecja, słody palone, gdzieś tam na koniuszku odrobina wanilii pochodzącej zapewne z dębowej beczki. Odrobina alkoholu bardzo przyjemnego, bynajmniej nie uciążliwego. Pierwsze co nasuwa się po pierwszym łyku to to że jest pełne jak cholera, oleiste, aksamitne, wysycenie niskie i odrobina goryczki. W smaku jest czekolada gorzka, ciemne owoce, odrobina alkoholu owocowego który czuć odrobinę w przełyku.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5765) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2014
bottle scura buona schiuma piuttosto fine media persistenza sentori intensi tostati caffe cioccolato amara liquirizia melassa morbida non molto amaro belle tostaure cioccolato amaro alcool ben nascost osolo lieve nota riscaldante

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Märts 2014, City Beverage Old Streetil, hind £ 4,00. Ülimust. Suuremulliline väga vähene vaht kaob kiirelt. Aroom paneb oigama: ülitugevalt likööri- ja trühvlikommine, st tumeda šokolaadine, kakaopurune ja alkoholine, kergelt suitsune (suitsutarene, pigine, kõrbene?). Nagu oleks likööris leotatud veidi rosinaid, kuivatatud ploome ja tumedaid kirsse. Joogil on lõhn muuseas isegi külmikust võetuna äärmiselt tugev. Kehalt kerge, mitte päris sametine, kuigi sellele lähedal - ei ole otseselt mulline, kuid mingi porterlik kihisemine on olemas. Maitselt ehk isegi häirivalt hapukas-alkoholine ja mõrkjas, nagu oleks kange kohv segatud vürtsilikööriga. Ergas, alkoholisooja õhkav ja kiirgav - sametiselt siledast ja pehmest Stoutist on asi kaugel, see tõesti mõjub pigem ergutava laksuna: kirjutaksin ma praegu romaani salapärasest mõrvarist 19. saj Whitechapelis, saaksin siit siukse energiabuusti, et hommikuks oleks asi valmis. Lõpp on kleepjas-õline, suhu jääb tugev alkoholitunne. Äge kraam.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at home picked up at the brewery, split with sarah. Aroma is nutty caramel malts, woody oak and mellow booze, some dark berry fruits. Hint of rounded vanilla on the nose as well. Viscous dark brown coloured pour, oily with a thin fleeting dark tan head. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, woody oak, dark berry, hint of tart, mellow woody roasted malts. Palate is smooth an viscoud, low to moderate carbonation. oily an coats the tongue. Long lingering dark chocolate, roast and light tart berry. Really good, nice and rustic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (101) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 28, 2014
Black color with dark mocha head. Dark roasty aroma with some light fruity character. Taste follows with bitter roasted malts and a bit caramel. Definitely not the sweet kind of imperial stout. This one is all about the roastiness. Medium to heavy mouthfeel, smooth and easy drinking. Really nice beer.


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