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The Kernel LBA Porter

The Kernel LBA Porter
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bottled, Occasional;


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ The Kernel, London.

Light unclear medium to dark amber brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, toasted - caramel, coffee, sweet malt, burnt sugar - caramel, wood notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Black - offwhite head. Smokey, ok bitterness, licorice, fruity, ok malty, rather high malty, coffee, chocolate, caramel, a bit simple and thin finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle at The Kernel, London. Pours foggy brown with a fine, tan head. Aroma holds some dark malts with decent roast and dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with sturdy roasted malts, earth, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dark malts to finish with some dry roast, minerals and earthy bitterness. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle from the Kernel brewery that had been hanging around my house for a while. It pours dark brown, with a decent beige head. The nose is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and toffee. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, filter coffee and some dark fruit, with a dry-bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad, but not up to the high standards of Kernel (also maybe I should have rated this fresh!).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of matl and caramel as well as lighter notes of roasted malt and chocolate, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle at home courtesy of Thomas who passed this onto me at Merton Winter Beer Festival Feb 2011, thanks Thomas consumed 01.05.11 Sat drinking this whilst listening to The Waterboys - In a Special Place, ’the piano demos’ for This is the Sea, the two go together very well. Bit of a gusher on opening for some reason, strange as it really hasn’t been moved for quite while, lost about a third of a bottle. Dark brown in colour with a light beige head. This is a touch lighter than I expected but there is a nice chocolate seam throughout, a gentle sour dark fruitiness also showing, coffee and then a touch dry at the back end. A7 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2011
[330ml bottle, The Kernel Brewery, London] When I was last down at the Kernel Evin gave me some of the LBA collaboration porter brewed at Redemption which he had bottled (and hand labelled at 5.3% rather than 5.7%). It pours a dark brownish black with a thin head – quite highly carbonated for a porter, it was actually a bit of a gusher. Decent roasty aromas, good solid chocolate and coffee porter staples on the taste with a good, bitter finish as the coffee gets the upper hand. Very drinkable for a 5.3% as well, really not much alcohol in evidence [12032011]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2610) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
bottle at cgarvieuk - 12 Mar 2011 ruby brown colour, hazy w/ thin tan head interesting nose. some coffee, celery(?), and some spice that i can’t place, and maybe some black pepper med/thin body and moderately fizzy big coffee flavour. coffee and burnt cereal. a very nice porter!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2011
bottle at home tasting 12-03-11 ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft ovaltine coffee malts nose ... light dry malts front ... light ovaltine ... light dark berry fruit ... nice enough

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
330ml bottle @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. To be honest, I’m not sure whether this is re-interpretation made at Kernel or simply the stuff made at Redemption put in a Kernel bottle. The consensus here seems to be that it is a separate beer so I’ll go with that. Very dark brown. Dry and quite roasty with a fairly sharp bitterness. Certainly seemed different (and less enjoyable) to the cask version I tried. Decent enough though.


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