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The Kernel Smoked Baltic Porter

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Baltic Porter
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle; Special - brewed to celebrate the wedding of Paul (Scopey) and Lorna on 18th February 2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is roast malts, light smoke, taste is smoky, chewy,chocolate, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle @ The Kernel. Many thanks to Paul for providing this seldom-seen Kernel rarity! The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is deep, rich roasted chocolate, wood, light marmite and umami aromas. The taste is much the same. Mild smoke, roasted malts. Rich chocolate. Smooth finish. Medium body. Overall, solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Bottle tried at The Kernel, London. Much better than the first bottle I tried (see rating below). This bottle had proper smoked malts, some dark bread, zero tang. Well balanced and super drinkable. (3.9)

Bottle at home in London. Pours rich brown with a strong, creamy beige cap. Nose holds mild smokey malts, some tangy berries, hints of dark sugar. Medium sweet flavor with restrained smokiness, some light char, notes of tangy blackberries. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly drying to finish, some mellow ash, light wood, tangy malts, light smoke. The beer seems to have taken on a tangy edge, which I’m pretty sure is unintentional. Still some good aspects here, though. (3.5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43966) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet malt, smoke, smoked meat, smoked wood, dark roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, sweet meat smoked, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25338) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Rubyish amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is toffee, smoked wood, nice liquorice as well as some floral notes. Flavour is smoked wet wood, fruits, mild smoked meaty notes as well as some pine. Very pleasantly balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
6 July 2012, bottle at cagarvie’s legendary tasting. Nose is smoked malt and burnt coffee beans. Thin and faintly fizzy. Lots of smoke, sugary, smoked, a bit tart. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a very dark brown colour with a lacy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, soy sauce, Weetabix and alcohol. Similar flavours with a mildly vegetal character. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle at home ... Huge thanks to Paul for this ... deep brown ... soft dark malt roast ... quite a lot of smoked malt nose... light fizz ... soft juicy roast ... dark malts ... chewy meaty ... light smoke ... dark roast... ok ... given that im not a huge smoked fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
24th February 2012
A bottle opened by Nate during his leaving weekend bash. Nate has stated money changed hands for this beer so comfortable to rate this now. Made with lager yeast. Cloudy dark brown beer, big pale cream head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Tangy fruits, a little smoke. Smooth finish. Delightful tangy fruity, mildly smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9594) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Keg at the Brewery Sat 25th February 2012 at Nates leaving do Pours very dark brown with a large beige head. Touch fruity and a little tangy, there is plenty of chocolate and coffee swishing about but it isn’t too sweet and there is a little smokiness and even a little bit of brine in here to add a dab of complexity to what was already a good beer in my book. I liked this and returned again for a top up! A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov15 3.9

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