Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottled, occasional
Previously 6.1%
Porter 25.11.09. Made with water, malted barley, hops and yeast.

jtclockwork's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle thanks to Leighton. Pours black with chestnut brown head. Nose and taste of smoked black malt, milk chocolate, light lactose sweetness and hints of vanilla. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle at the Kernel Brewery on 25 Aug 2012. Poured a really dark brown, near black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of dark malt, burnt sugar and grassy hop. Some citrus in the flavour, with dried fruit and toasted malt. Moderate mouth feel, quite a lot of CO2. Finish was dates, hop resin and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottled, 330ml from SH Jones, Banbury. Black with tan head. Quite heavy on the palate, this has a distinct bitter chocolate flavour, rich, silky even. There is a sharp blackcurrant character behind the roasted malts, fairly tart. The whole is a fine beer and well worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Bottle, present. Pours thick-brown black, with solid cinnamon. Dark chocolate, espresso nose. Lovely full roasty taste, with some coffee - grassy herbs and a biter finish. All very balanced, pleasant low ABV: 5,5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
noelM (167) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2013
Demasiado sabor a café y demasiado amarga para mi gusto (particular). Me costó trabajo acabarmela.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, no real head, just a slight beige lacing. Smell malts, some sweetness, slightly coffee and roastyness. Taste malts, dark malts, roastyness and bitter. I also detect a slight hint of wood and alcohol even though the ABV is quite low. Weird. Not bad though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle @ joes thx to benzai. Dark brown to black colour with a minimal beige to brown head. Smells coffee, dark chocolate, sweet, great. Tastes coffee dark chocolate, milk, roasty. Thin to medium body, soft carbo, but a long lasting taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
33 cl bottle (5,5%) @ olio, bottled 03.07.2012, BBE 03.04.2013
Aroma is stale and rather hoppy with gooseberry bush, roasted notes and ash. Flavour has hops gooseberry bush, some fruitiness, nettles, ash and roasted notes. Closer to a black IPA than porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a thick creamy.head. Aroma of strong grassy hops, grapefruit and a lot of sweet fruitiness. Flavour of strong grassy hops, sweet fruits, caramel and some chocolate. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a long, bitter, grapefruity finish. Nice one, although more of a black IPA than a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9370) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
33 cl bottle, 5,5%. Bottled on 03.07.2012, BBE 03.04.2013
Pours deep dark red color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of hops, fruits, some malts and caramel. Flavor of roasted malts, mild ash-dry chocolate, hops, some fruits and caramel. Dry and somewhat bitter palate. More like a light black ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6487) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
330ml bottle

5.5% ABV version, bottled on 03.07.12, BBE 03.04.13 - Pours dark brown with a nice large and foamy light brown head. Aroma of massively fruity hops, some roasty malts, hints of cocoa and ash. Taste is ashy with notes of roastiness, grains, some hints of cocoa and hops. Finish is grainy with notes of hops, ash and roastiness. Decent, a bit unbalanced porter.

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