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The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout (Oak & Vanilla)

The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout (Oak & Vanilla)
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Draught only. Special release for the Rate Beer European Summer Gathering held in London during August 2011. Imperial Brown Stout with Toasted Oak & Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla pods.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
draght at the Kernal Brewery RBESG 2011 day 1... deep black ... bubbly tan head ... hughe vcanilla and roast malt nose ... swet sweet vanilla ... little charcoal ... little bitter up front.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
RBESG August 2011, The Kernel. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and dried fruits. Sweet malty flavour with chocolate, some bourbon and vanilla notes and warming alcohol. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011

Draught @ The Kernel Brewery, RBESG Weekend, London, Greater London England SE1 2HQ.

Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, vanilla beans. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, cacao, chocolate, vanilla bean. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110806]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9521) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap (Kernel, RBESG2011 Saturday)
Black, tight tan head. Gorgeous. Huge, but also mellow cakey and cookie aroma. Oh so tasty. This was just too enjoyable to drink, I didnít want to take my attention off the beer to write down anything, and neither did Anna. Donít savour it for too long though, as once itís warmed up too much the palate goes from smooth and full to actually slick. However, I was stacking, so I drank much of this more than half an hour after it was poured. Itís so well balanced, itís big and powerful, but not agressive. Itís a tame 800lb gorilla. Vanilla is always present, but never out of place. Absolutely stunning brew. World class.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2462) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
Draught at the breweryin London august 2011. Black with a small beige head. Oak and vanilla aroma. Tastes vanilla, chocolate, coffee a bit bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle @ Kernel. RBESG 2011. Pours brown with bubbles on top. Liquorice, oak, roast, coffee and vanilla. Lovely nose and flavor. Smooth and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
Bottle (RBESG 2011, London) at The Kernel. Black - small brown head. Vanilla, burned malts, wooden. chocolate, spicy notes, cocoa, wooden tannins, lovely malty, fantastic aroma, light oiley, light but nice hoppy. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Draught@The Kernel, London. Quite much pitch black colour, with a minor head. Aroma is coffee, wood, vanilla and a bunch of liquorice. Flavour is very much the same in a beautiful balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Keg at the brewery. Pours black-brown, oily, with a tan and bubbly head. Vanilla and sharp cocoa on the nose. Wood. Great sweet flavor but not cloying in any way, heavy, roasty, woody, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, some oak, vanilla, mild sweetness, bitter and burnt wood. Great. Superb. Wowee!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Draught at the brewery. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, vanilla and oak. Roasted finish. Too much vanilla.


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