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The Kernel Imperial Stout

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6159) - 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 (6247) - 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 (1905) - 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 (6920) - 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 (5432) - 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 (4229) - 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 (9190) - 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 (3070) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsř’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Chocolate, oiley, fruity, licorice, coca, nice hoppy, lovely, bitterness, high licorice, light wooden, high malty Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
330ml bottle from Beermerchants. Have you seen the waxy layer of coffee-coloured filth at the bottom of the bottle?? Bonus point. Ink pour with a moussey, manilla-coloured head. Aroma sweet, blackened, fruity...Neopolitan ice cream with fudge bits, bonfire, smouldering wood. Flavour pungent, deep and bittersweet; a spine of plummy, Struise-like red apple and nectarine buried by a charred, oozing morass of espresso dregs, soy sauce, tar, ashes, fudge. Fat and bulbous. A lick too much sugar. Afters cigar, black bean sauce, black chocolate, charcoal, burnt sugar. Leaves the tackiness of candy floss on the lips. Had a Black Albert the other night (my joint no.1 Earth beer, if the ratings are to be believed), but I enjoyed this more. World class- and nearly better.

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