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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We have brewed a beer to commemorate the birth of our son. It is a strong dark beer which hopefully will keep until he is of age to drink it. Brewed in collaboration with Phil Lowry, Simon Siemsgluess and Chrigl Luthy.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mR_fr0g (2456) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
(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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervewtf (52) - - OCT 8, 2012
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

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2012
Dall’inghilterra un gradito regalo, però noooooo non ha nnulla di inglese e picchia come un cammello!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7830) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle. Strong coffee and smoke aroma. Warming alcohol. Sharp edge of alcohol, to be precise. Not properly balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6235) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
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.


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