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The Kernel Imperial Stout

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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. Bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
330ml bottle, consumed on 2 December 2010. Brewed on 29/09/10. Very dark. Brown head. Lasting. Rich chocolate character. Lots of bitterness too. Very rich. Just a little alcoholic, but it’s more warming than burning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Pitch black beer with a nice brownish head. Lovely chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, licorice, figs, raisins, prunes, vinous, roasted, salty, sweetish, some anise. Roasted chocolate flavor, figs, prunes, caramel, raisins, oily, salty, some vinous notes. Delicious. Old rating: 3.8. Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Black beer with a brown head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, some licorice. Hoppy roasted flavor, licorice and tar, chocolate and some salty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6886) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
330ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Fruity and vinous aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Roasted, chocolatey and fruity taste with notes of coffee, plain chocolate. Very rich and full-bodied and it will be interesting to see how this ages.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6726) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
Bottled from Kris Wines Balck with an almost orange head. Slightly cereal with loads of pretty vinous chocolate. Flavour with salmiak and soy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2011
[330ml bottle from Evin at the Kernel] Pours jet black with a thin tan read that reduces to a lacing very quickly. Deep, treacly roast aromas, coffee on the nose as well. Really thick mouthfeel, bitter 100% dark chocolate flavours at first, then a rich velvety sweetness with a bitter punch of alcohol. Coffee and tobacco with a bit of ash there on the aftertaste Big, rich, sweet aftertaste. Quite delicious and really something [14022011]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8031) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2011
33 cl botle from beermerchants.com. Pours thick black with a small roasted brown head.Heavy roasted malty nose, maybe some christmas spices as well.Aroma is strong and rich, thats for sure. Taste is extremely rich roasted malts, dark chocolate caramel. Very thick and chunky mouthfeel.Lingering medium sweet roasted aftertaste. Good beer?- Indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6311) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle thx to larsniclas, cons 2011-02-04 Billdal AR: dark and bitter chocolate, AP: dark brown, fluffy brown head F: bitter, choclate, salt licorice, chinese soya

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
Courtesy of larsniclas. Pours black black with a great brown head leaving lace. Roasted, meaty, peaty, dark fruits and fidges aroma. Fullbodied meaty mouthfeel. Tary, meaty, velvety, sourish and salty licorice flavor. Nice palate. Finishes salty, meaty and longlived tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
33 cl bottle thanks to larsniclas! On February 4, 2011
Brewed 29.08.10
Black color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate, salty, alcohol scent. Thick, sweet, vinous, salty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 (Bottle) Pours black with a medium, brown head. The aroma is really roasted for a English Imp - tar, asphalt, black coffee and cocoa powder. The hop profile is also more notable then your average UK Imp. Still well balanced. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium bitter and light to medium acidic. Coffee, cocoa and tar alongside a stable hop profile. The mouthfeel is fat, round and oily with light carbonation. Lingering, super roasted and citric hoppy finish. Full bodied. Simple, but fantastic.

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