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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


kiwianer's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (509) - - 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 (8) - 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 (137) - - 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 (210) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (1585) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’De Bierkoning’ at 10% abv, bottled in October 2014. Pitch black with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, light brown head. Intense, sweetish, roasty aroma of dark chocolate, mocca, licorice and cocoa. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty taste of dark chocolate, mocca, licorice, cocoa and hints of hazelnut, followed by a long, slightly warming, rather roasty-bitter finish. Full body, creamy ans viscid mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very intense flavours, great mouthfeel, overall very satisfying. Just lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (517) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle, thanks to brewtalita. Dark brown colour, nice beige head. Aroma is roasted, assertively hopped, earthy, pine. Taste is roasted, earthy hoppy, some caramel and malty sweetness. Roasted and hoppy bitter aftertaste. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawanna (3017) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2016
0,33 l bottle from Biervana chocolate, nuts, roasty, some coffee, brown, hazy, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick and creamy feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crim (109) - POLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Aromat gorszy od smaku, w aromacie troche przypalonego pieczywa i orzechów, kawy w tle, w smaku bardzo gęste lepiące, z fajnym orzechowo waniliowo kawowym posmakiem, podsumowując bardzo dobre warto ściągać z półki, polecam

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (524) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2016
Look: dark brown, opaque, clear, with brown head. Aroma: cocoa, sweet light roasted coffee. Taste: moderate sweet, moderate to strong hoppy bitterness, prominent alcohol. Flavour: molassess, burned robusta, dark bread, grassy hops, some vanilla wood notes. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mad_Ferret (965) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
Draught at Akkurat. Black with a dense two finger head. Nose: tar, coffee, licorice and molasses. Taste: sweet roasted with coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and molasses. Woody herbal bitter finish. Mouth: sticky, soft/smooth and fairly big. A well rounded and tasty imp. considering it is more licorice forward than I normally prefer.


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