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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 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown black color with average to large, frothy to creamy, good, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, chocolate malt, moderate burnt malt, moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy and bitter with a long duration, roasted, caramel, licorice, dark chocolate malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20101202]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40453) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt as well as chocolate. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, combined with medium notes of alcohol and light notes of chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle in a hotel room in London. Black coloured with a small brown head. Roasted aroma of liquorice with notes of smoke and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of liquorice with notes of hops and dark chocolate. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Bottled (thanks TBone!). Very deep brown, close to black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, ashes, some roasted, toffee and caramel. Beautiful. Flavour is rather roasted, ashy and some liquorice, alcohol and toffeeish. Also some dark berries and mild wooden notes, Stinging sweetness. Alcohol burnt quite well on the way down the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23511) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2011
Bottled. Very black, small beige head. Aroma of pear and winegum as well as licorice. Dense and sweet with packed full body. Heavy on salmiak, notes of pears and licorice. Heacily salty bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
4th December 2010
Opaque black stout. Good chocolate coloured head. Rich dark malt nose with a promise of dark fruits and warming spirits. Smooth softish palate, semi dry. Rich dark malt and cream. A little dark chocolate and a trace of coffee. Whisper of red fruits underneath. Finishes semi dry with a little licquorish. Quite light for an Impy and hides the 12.5% quite well. Delicious and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 bottle at home ... deep thick black ... bubbly tan head ... sweet chocolate malts ... little milkyness ... nose ... thick creamy ... dark chocolate malts ... light bitterness ... light oilyness ... bitter chocolate malts ... rich silky ... wonderfull... great body ...

bottle at home ... deep dark roast ... big choclate ... soft roast ... meaty roast ... dark soft coffee malts ... this holds up really well to Nogne Dark Horizon 01 stick at 4.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle. Very dark brown, medium brown head. Aroma of dark cocoa, coffee, black pepper. Taste is spiced chocolate, burnt espresso. Very nice.

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