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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
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kiwianer's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, - OCT 6, 2012
The head is medium. It smells creamy, bitter-chocolate. The taste is very nice creamy, lots of coffee and bitter chocolate. In the end it is nice warming. Overal very taste and delicious. 11/12/11/12/12/11


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1087) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
330ml bottle from craft beer co clapham.very dark black pour with brown head. Aroma is coffee, booze, xmas pudding, plums and liquorice. Really nice taste. Lots of coffee, dark fruits, roasted malts and alcohol. Nice and warming. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle @ home. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (587) - - JAN 3, 2015
Deep malty kick ass kind of aroma. Deepest black appearance. Very syrupy taste. This one will knock you on your posterior. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (353) - - JAN 2, 2015
Very strong roasted flavour with plenty of dark chocolate malts leading an overpowering taste. Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3149) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at home, Oulu. ABV 10.0%. Bottled on 29.05.2012. Best before: 29.05.16. Colour is almost black with very small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate and roasted malts. Very simple but soft.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[6984-20141219] 330mL bottle. Fragrant nutty chocolate grains aroma. Black cola body with a quick foamy tan head. Bitter roasted chocolate sauce and rich grains flavour. Full body. Delicious but itís very bold. (9/3/8/4/16) 4.0+
(w/ Ferris, jercraigs)
Overheard: "You never know what will come out of a barrel."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1291) - PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2014
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Roasted, coffee, liquorice and chocolate in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is complex, well balanced with a long bitter dry finish. Overall, a fantastic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LaViolette (108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
A great stout with a nose and taste full of coffee and chocolate, a nice surprise as Iím not a big fan of stouts usually...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2516) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at Malto Misto. an inky black pour with a rusty tan head and a savoury umami dark chocolate nose. The taste is sublimely complex dark malty goodness - chocolate, marshmallow?, roasted chocolate covered coffee beans,†This was excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1875) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to sarky northner/secret Santa. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffe dark fruits taste same lots of coffe liquorice good roasted dark malts long hoppy bitters. Nice oily body. Very good.


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