MannyGoldberg (173) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, - 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.
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MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle, 33cl, 12.5% abv, brewed 29.08.2010) Black coloured hue with a brown and short foamy layer. Moderately roasted malty aroma with notes of vanilla, leather, chocolate, coffee and a vinous touch of dried fruits. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter, also subtle sour flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Balanced roasty malty and vinous fruity taste with notes of dried fruits, Port, liquorice, coffee, also traces of vanilla; very lasting roasty bitter and sweet finish, again with fruity accents and a well-embedded alcoholic strength. 19.VIII.15
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours pitch black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, licorice. In taste sweet, roasty with solid bitter finish. Full bodied, oily texture, silky on the palate. Great stout.
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to whoever found this longtime want! Deep brown pour with a small head. Nose shows cocoa-covered red berries. Somewhat tangy. Showing interesting signs of age. Tangy blackcurrant and rich toasty malts. Espresso. Oxidization can really hurt a beer, but here it seems to have given this stout some interesting complexity. Really fun to try.
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottled Sep 2010 at 12.5%, so over 4 years old now. Black, just a small ring of head. Aroma is yeasty and a little metallic, oil, dark chocolate syrup. Nice aspects but could be better. Body is full, smooth, soft carbonation. Body is spot-on. Taste is smooth malty molasses, chocolate, some ’cold’ tangy alcoholic high notes, a little goat cheese. Drying, woody, bitter finish. Very good.
malrubius (2186) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From old tasting notes - Black with ring head. Roasted smoky salami (?) char and ash aroma. Rich roasty smoky salami minimal fruit roasted nuts. Soft rich palate. Awesome.
Stuu666 (7330) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, taste is chocolate, bitter, dry.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Bottled Sept 2010; Drank Jan 2013 - BCA; heavily sedimented. Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, dark and milk chocolate, liquorice, burnt toffee, some espresso coffee, hints of smoke. Tarry. Fruity; notes of dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Some warming alcohol; not too surprising at this ABV. Sweet roast malty with intense chocolate flavours. Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific Imperial Stout!
olliejobbins (1447) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
x/1/13 had in Newcastle. pours a very dark brown almost black. small head that lasts. aroma is of coffee and alcohol. very nice taste. thinnish mouth feel but really nice alcohol and bitter coffee taste.
tderoeck (6667) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/X/13 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2013-931) Thanks to Nicki and Mike for transporting the bottles!
Clear dark brown to black beer, irregular big bubbled beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha and coffee are dominating, liquorish, alcohol, lots of caramel, some vanilla, bit sugary. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sugar, mocha, coffee, cocoa powder, alcohol, dried fruits, slightly sourish, hint of overripe fruits. Aftetaste: chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, alcohol, very roasted almost burnt taste.
Inbreak (3134) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 24.07.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC "best-before-last-summer-tasting" :
Nice brown creamy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, dark sugar, hops, alcohol, perfume, licorice, coffee, cocoa, thinner. Taste is slightly sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, harsh hay, sour coffee, grass, perfume, thinner, oak, cocoa, caramel, licorice. Longlasting bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Not for me!