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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8219) - 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 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 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Keg at the Bat. Jet black, viscous pour with no head. Soft cocoa, mocha, touch of vanilla on the nose. Slightest whisky booze maybe, but nothing strong. Rich molasses, mocha and a soft fruity whisky character on the palate. Oaky, warm finish married with a rich roasty bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee and whisky barrel with only hints of chocolate and brown sugar. Taste is rich chocolate and vanilla with coffee bitter and roasted malt. Barrels are there but controlled. Body is full and creamy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Keg at the bat ... deep black ... rich toffee malt roast ,.. soft light whiskey nose ... cchewy malts ... dark berry fruits ... plums and figs ... lightest charcoal ... soft mellow whiskey linger 8% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Black beer with a small head. Roasted tar aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, hay, licorice, vanilla notes, bourbon, grassy, peat notes. Roasted cocoa flavor, peat, whisky, licorice, grassy, warming alcohol, vanilla, coffee. Soot finish with coffee, dark chocolate, peat, vanilla and woods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013

Pours pitch black with a tiny white head. Aroma of grainy malts, some wooden and oaky notes with roastiness. Taste is smooth, mildly grainy and roasty with some warming whisky notes. Finish has some whiskey, wood and oaky notes with some roastiness. Quite smooth and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours a pitch black colour with a white small head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, mudcake, salty licorice and bread. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, oak, dark chocolate and mellow sweetness probably from the whiskey. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, rich, pungent wood finish. Such a good drinkability. Kernel rules.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (613) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
CBC. Almost black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and whisky. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 040513

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