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


on tap

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, - APR 16, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2813) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
33cl bottle kindly shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours very dark brown, close to black, with a rather small, beige head. Roasty aroma with dark chocolate, dark malt, notes of coffee and spices and hints of dark fruits and licorice. Medium sweet with complex flavours and a nice bitterness.Surprisingly refreshing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (3152) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
On bottle from Beermerchant online . Pitch black color, very little foam- low but ok carbonation ( 1856 style?). High aroma intensity, licorice, leather , malt, roasted aromas, light hops. Full body & high complexity . Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (848) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Favourite Beer, Cheltenham, this was 10.2%. Deep dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma has dark roasted malts. The taste follows the aroma. With a chocolate bitterness. Has a very creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2345) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
(The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.2% Totally black in colour, small dark brown head, good density and retention. Medium lacing left around the glass. Nice aroma, roasted malts, chocolate, hops, light acidity at the beginning, light vanilla too, a hint of the alcohol. Taste is as great as the aroma, again roasted malts, coal, ash, chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol on the finish but without becoming boozy. Mild bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very good and it is still young. NIce dryness on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalfaro86 (295) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 13, 2014
2013, 1 year old, pours a black brew with a médium brown head with moderate to poor retention, aroma is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate to heavy sweet with darl chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and hops, robusto bodied, smooth, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a bitter finish and a long aftertaste, delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (227) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at the Beer Temple. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is roasted malts with strong alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Bitter coffee aftertaste, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scottishchris (209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Dark brown, no head. Sticky caramel nose, smoke and faint liquorice. Thick mouthfeel, sticky with bitter finish. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (923) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2014
Shared bottle at Borris House, Co Carlow. No notes, rated from memory. Shared bottle at Borris House, Co Carlow. No notes, rated from memory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (548) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle shared cheers ciaranc. Full nutty, chocolate, vanilla liquorice nose. Flavour is smooth chocolate hazelnut coffee with a dry bitter sweet on finish. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1399) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
From a bottle at Pub Edward, Quebec City. Pours a really dark brown with no head and no lacing, looking completely still. Nose is of roasted coffe, dark chocolate. Taste is of not quite sweet and features roasted malt at its best, never ashy. It is also lightly bitter, really nice. More chocolate. Body is full and mouthfeel really smooth with a really light carb. Alcohol is nowhere to be felt. Overall a really nice imperial stout, not quite meeting the impossibly high expectations that were set but still really solid! (Maybe it is because it was served in an inappropriate glass? ;))

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