Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, huge thanks to Kenny for another Kernel whale, 23/01/14.
Hazed dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is light roast, earthy cocoa, toffee.
Taste comprises dark toffee, dark chocolate, earthy, light roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure.
harrisoni (14232) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery drunk at home. Very dark brown near black beer. Thin lasting dark beige head. Powdery choc coffee aroma. Smooth in mouth mind and a decent level of sting on the finish. A strange old stout. Just a touch powdery in terms of the flavours maybe but what do I know?
fonefan (36563) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml. @ home.
Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, cacao, mokka. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate - cacao, dark chocolate, coal - coke, dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18th December 2011
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Dry crisp palate. Mild minerals. A brief lacto note and then roasted malt, not too heavy. Coffee. A little dark chocolate. Some nice orangey hops underneath. Dry finish. Nicely joined up and not bad at all considering it’s original name was going to be ’Small Beer, Thin, Dry and Astringent’. Definitely a porter though ....
Scopey (7643) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Kernel Brewery. It pours very dark brown, with a thin beige lace. The nose is treacle, caramel, coffee, soy sauce and rubber. The taste is salted caramel, cardboard, toffee, treacle, earth and filter coffee, with a dry finish. Thin-medium body and fine carbonation. Light and drinkable, but not up to the usual (high) flavourful standards of Kernel.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg served at The Brewery. Black, with swirling brown body. Nose is strong roasted grain, coffee, maltiness like ’Shreddies’ cereal, earthiness. Taste is very malty, dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder. His a smoothness and lightness to it and less complex and hoppy than there other stouts but very easy drinking.
Leighton (12243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Bottle at home in London. Pours dark brown with a medium, foamy beige head. Aroma holds lovely, dry baking cocoa, scorched and dusty earth, dark malts, light peat and roast. Light to medium sweet, quite tangy, some dry chocolate, light grass, light roast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate roast finish, baking cocoa, earthy bitterness. Seems slightly light in body and character compared to other Kernel beers, but this one does have the immense drinkability of other Kernel offerings. Overall a very decent brew.