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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.


tdtm82's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 Bottle; from Brwery, thanks Evin! Opaque black colour, mocha lacing diminishes, aroma is smoke, chocolate, light peat, fudge, some citrus hops. Taste is superb. Stunning dark Belgian chocolate, like real premium stuff, smoke, some leather, some peat, fudge, toffee, roasted malts, a littel rough on the bitternes, oil ,vanilla, raisins, brown sugar, depth and complexity is stunning, really long drinking and warms up very very nicely. Ken is right, lay this for a year and it woulld be intrigueing. I may do the same. Great work, Evin! Drinkability is there and alcohol is well hidden. Great stuff. Bottle - bottled on 7th October 2013 - re-rate. Deep guey chocolate gateaux; motor oil; tar; leather; velvet; stupidly drinkable for the abv; nice roasted malts; slight charcoal; cigar ash and wooden notes. Some blackcurrant and oil and cream. A very rich and rewarding imperial stout and in my eyes probably the best in the country of course along with GKHR SR. Aged this is even better! 4.5


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crim (100) - 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 (459) - 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 (943) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (675) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a clear, sunny-amber color, with a huge froth head on top. Smells of wheat entangled orange peel, spiced up by black peppers and coriander. Offers a soothing wet grass quality among toffee malts and a whiff of rock sugar. Has a higher, lively carbonation, although the beer’s overall soft and creamy mouthfeel prevails, while adding a nice refreshment to it. Tastes of bitter cardamom and equally bitter lemon peel accompanied by white orange zest, hay and a rock sugar peak. Unusually refreshing with blood oranges and a note of black peppers together with a soft aqueous quality. Finishes with a world class creaminess, while a perfectly dosed, bubbly carbonation cuts through along with sweeter spices, and a still recognizable bitter counterpart from the beginning. Fantastic beer overall, offers a unique twist while sticking to the style, perfected by its balance and supersmooth mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (746) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Black bubbly brown head that fizzes and dissappears. Nice warmth from the alcohol rich mouthfeel leather resins almost tangy like a BIPA very drinkable becomes more so as it warms finish goes on forever will still be tasting this in the morning.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at home from Alus Celle Riga. Almost black with dark brown tint color. Very thin mocca color head which leave fast, but stay on the glass. Aroma: coffee, roasty, dark chocolate a little. Taste: medium sweetness change in bitter and spicy notes. Full body, thin and a little creamy texture with long bitter finish. Actually excillent balanced beer, but a little boring.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fullpintofbeer (77) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle from Brew Bristol. Appearance: small off-white head, very dark brown - almost black colour, fair lacing. Aroma: coffee, lots of coffee, then dark chocolate, cookies and a bit of roast. Taste: nicely sweet which turns into light bitterness and spicy. Palate: full body, thick, long bitter finish, well balanced, flat. Overall: Good, decent beer. Brilliant aroma, great balance!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thefakeone (2) - POLAND - APR 24, 2016 does not count
Aromat stosunkowo mało wyraźny czuć karmel, toffi, czekoladę i mocną kawę. W wyglądzie czarne z brązowymi refleksami, piana ładna, utrzymuje się całkiem długo. W smaku jest bardzo pełne - wszystkie smaki łączą się i dają całość przyjemną dla języka, czuć głównie kawę, gorzką czekoladę i toffi, na dalszym planie delikatna wanilia i orzechowość.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Very, very good beer! Wow! Complex with a lot of diffirent hints. Mostly chocolate, coffee, roasted hints and a great finish. Lingers on. Wow!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (280) - - APR 20, 2016
Bottle 330 ml. Pours black color, slightly haze, with unstable foamy light brown head. Aroma: roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, supported with hop aroma. Flavor: rich roasted malt flavors, espresso, toffee, a note of liquorice and spicy, herbal notes of hops. Finish is sticky/dry. Body is full, carbonation is low, texture is soft. Great stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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