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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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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7687) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Chocolate, oiley, fruity, licorice, coca, nice hoppy, lovely, bitterness, high licorice, light wooden, high malty Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle from Beer Merchants. Black pour with a tan head. Dark berries, chocolate, caramel and butterscotch aromas. Burnt caramel, coffee, dark chocolate flavours. Sweet, malty finish. Excellent, well crafted brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
clear dark brown, smooth light brown head. roasted stuff in the aroma, licorice. mild considering the abv. flavor is roasted stuff, licorice, malts, wood, thick. very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark malty and slight fruity. Dark roasted malty and thick liqourice malty. Lingering dark and slight fruity. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a thick and syrupy pitch black with a tiny brown head. Hard roast malt in the nose, almost tar-like. Very thick and solid body, extreme roastiness, almost charcoalish with loads of chocolate and a solid malt astringency in the finish. 200111

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle purchased from Beer Merchants and consumed 31.12.10 Pours black, really shark eye black with a beige head. There is loads of liquorice, dark bitter chocolate and coffee in this. It’s a cracking beer and one that I really must re-visit again, superb stuff! A8 A5 T8 P4 Ov16 4.1

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baltimorioles (40) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Sweet aroma of roasted chestnuts. Pours pitch black with small brown head. Tastes smokey and earthy, with hints of toffee, rum, and chocolate. A great beer, but with age, could be amazing.


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