mR_fr0g (2005) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. Thanks Toby from Kernel. really balck with caramel tones. Tan head and some legs. Huge Coffee, caramel aroma. Massive bold, but balanced flavours of coffee toast caramel . Hides the alcohol well with only a small amount of booziness.
Svesse (5876) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Black colour with dense, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of sweet espresso, dark chocolate, cacao, liquorice, burnt sugar, caramel and a vinous whiff of alcohol. Malty, roasted taste with strong black coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, cacao, molasses, liquorice, salmiak and a solid coffee/cacao bitterness in a long, vinous finish. Full body, almost oily mouthfeel. Quite sweet. Quite a mouth-filling experience, hardly subtle and balanced is probably not the correct word either. But what in impressive imperial stout. Lovely!
cervewtf (52) - - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Stout mas que buena, con buena presencia,carbonico alto y buen cuerpo.Aroma escaso y en boca mucho cacao y roasted malts pero muy buen equilibrio y muy bien afinada. una buena stout
MannyGoldberg (156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pretty much everything Kernel do I love. This was the exception. Way too much alcohol burn. I ended up pouring half of it down the sink.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Benjii. Black with a thin tan head. Big chocolately aroma, molasses, burnt sugar. Similar taste, lots of chocolate, lots of roasted character. Quite sweet with a bitter finish. Lovely
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dall’inghilterra un gradito regalo, però noooooo non ha nnulla di inglese e picchia come un cammello!
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 29.09.10 marked at 12.5% thanks to cquiroga. Pours with a glass coating deep brown hued body with minimal head. Aromas are pungent in the glass. Huge alcohol, raisin, brown sugar, chocolate, sugar cookies, and biscuity malt. Flavors are bitter, raisins, cocoa, dark fruits, chocolate, alcohol and leather. Syrupy on the mouth, warming, bitter, bready and roasty with light carbonation.
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, shared with Joes. Pitch black, opaque color. Decent sized brown head that’s quickly gone. Smell coffee, smoked, bacon, liquorice. Taste coffee, alcohol, lightly smoked bacon. Didn’t really like it at First, but after warming up it gets softer and a little sweeter which in this case makes the beer better. Medium but soft carbonation, full body.
KnutAlbert (5776) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong coffee and smoke aroma. Warming alcohol. Sharp edge of alcohol, to be precise. Not properly balanced.
Scopey (5535) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery (bottled on 20/9/10). It pours opaque black, with a thin tan head. The nose is velvety chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, salted caramel and coffee. The taste is rich chocolate, touch of soy sauce, salted caramel, roasted malt, rich-roast coffee, burnt tire, ash and lingering alcohol warmth, with a very long bitter-roasted finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and well balanced. Great stuff.