The Kernel Stout (Glen Garioch Barrel Aged)
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Stout
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The Kernel stout blend, aged in 21 year old Glen Garioch casks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
January 31, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. My 330ml bottle. Deep brown-red, smallish frothy tan head. Amazing aroma - deep roast, chocolate and coffee, some light peat - holy crap! Taste has more bitterness, definitely more Islay character - really more a fantastic black IPA - I love how this barrel treatment is so subtle. Slick, light carbonation, emerging roasty/Islay peatiness. Loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7964) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from madmitch76. Pours black with a good sized creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and wood. Smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonated. Taste is light roasted dark malts, touch of coffee and chocolate, dark red fruits, lingering with some weak whisky, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to Colin. Pours black with thin brown head ring. Nose and taste of whiskey, oak, roast chocolate, chalky vanilla and light coffee. Medium body. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Dark opaque color, tiny brown head. Roasted, coffeish aroma, some whiskey there. Medium to full-bodied. Smooth palate. Whiskey but not alcoholic, toasted malty. Nicely balanced and drinkable despite of ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As The Kernel Stout Whisky Barrel Aged ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - whisky - bourbon, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, dry, whisky, ash notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130504]

Bottle 330ml.

[ As The Kernel Stout (Glen Garioch Barrel Aged) ].
ABV: 8.0%. Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light coffee, moderate hoppy, licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee, wood, alcohol, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130810]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
15/IX/13 - 33cl bottle @ post-Zwanzeday tasting at home - BB: 7/II/15, bottled: 7/II/13 (2013-871)Thanks to KyotoLefty for sharing the bottle!

Very dark brown to black beer, aery beige to brown head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very intense mocha and coffee aroma’s, dark caramel, earthy, roasted, a bit smoky, charcoal, soy sauce. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted and burnt flavours, little sour, coffee, soy sauce, bit salty, maybe umami, pretty bitter and roasted. Aftertaste: bitter hops, little fruity, dry woody touch, dark caramel, coffee, red berries, bit sweet, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle at home, from the brewery, 24/09/13. Pours mid black with a good sized tan head that retains well. Nose is roast malts, dark fruit twang, oaky, light whisky notes, soap was pretty evident to me initiially but muted somewhat as I drank. Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, lactic notes, molasses, light mineral bite, subtle whisky notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, super drinkable. Great BA stout, the soapy nose prevents it from being a great in my book but the look, taste and feel are top draw. The whisky is kept well in check and never dominates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Very big nose, umami, some soy, chocolate, creamy and rich, very meaty. Black with a low, bubbly tan head. Salty, roasty falvor, soy, berries, chocolate. Rather tangy and woody, fruity. Rather light, soft body, light carbonation. Prickly, hoppy finish with some orange. Soy moves on to hops. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma of licorice, coffee and peat. Taste is quite rich peaty chocolate with some coffee, tiramisu. Flat oily texture lets it down. Nice flavour, well barreled

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6724) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a pitch black colour with a small brownish head. Aroma is quite mild but balanced and complex with notes of chocolate, wood, vanilla and coffee beans. Not much in way of whisky really. Taste is more intense, quite sweet with some smoky bitterness. Once again, notes of chocolate vanilla and wood prevail. Not much whisky really. Mouthfeel is quite thick with soft carbonation. Overall, good but could use more intense flavours and more whisky being a BA stout.

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