The Kernel LBA Porter
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13850) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and hops with notes of hops. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and nuts. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 27, 2011
Botella. Hazy dark brown colour. Sweetish roasty malty chocolate aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of roasty malt, chocolate, bit dark fruit and a pleasant medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light yeasty and distinct hops fruity. Fruity, bitter and dark roasted malty. Slight sweet toffee dark malty to breadish. Light citrusy and bitter hoppy. Ends dark malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. According to Angelo different from the Redemption version. Pours a cloudy nutty brown with a lacing off-white head - quite lively. Hard roast aroma. Medium body, lively carbonation, hard roast and licorice with a massive malt astringency. Nice sessionable Porter. 150211

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17022) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
330ml bottle @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. To be honest, Iím 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 Iíll 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3178) - 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 canít place, and maybe some black pepper med/thin body and moderately fizzy big coffee flavour. coffee and burnt cereal. a very nice porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - 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 Ė 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8270) - 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, íthe piano demosí for This is the Sea, the two go together very well. Bit of a gusher on opening for some reason, strange as it really hasnít 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

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