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Brewed by The Kernel Brewery
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly Bottled; Regular. Has been seen on draught.
Previously 7.8%, 7.7%, 7.1%, 6.9% and 6.8%.

Based on a recipe from a London Brewery in 1890.
Simple recipe, massive taste. Dark, dark black. Oily texture. Loads of rich dried fruit and alcohol warmth ­ rum and raisin. Then a herbal hop bitterness on top of huge lingering espresso. Hints of leather, tar, smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Roasty.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (3489) - Malmö, - JAN 26, 2013
Kaffe, choklad, vanilj, plommon. Rund, krämig med en angenäm bitter, mörkchokladbeska. Välbalanserad. Riktigt bra.


3.2
climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle marked 7.3% into tulip glass. Looks good - pitch black w thin tan head. Aroma of marmite, leather and molasses. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is a bit woody and disappointing. Marmite coming though - it would be better if vegemite. Not getting any of the espresso or smoke. I have been looking for a great classic English stout or porter but this is unfortunately (or hopefully) not it? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
kaserov (979) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor y buena retención. Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa y ligeramente chispeante, al menos al principio. Aroma a malta torrefacta, café, chocolate, ligerísimo ahumado. Sabor a malta torrefacta, café, chocolate, dark fruits, frutos secos. Final de ligerísimo amargor acompañado de licor sutil. Algo seca. Postgusto a chocolate, café y licor.

3.4
JPC1524 (226) - Devon, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle from The Vessel, Plymouth. Black pour with small tan head. Aroma and taste is mostly coffee. Bitter, a little pine. Nice mouth feel.

4.1
19Michi38 (219) - Cracow, POLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana brązowa, drobniutka, obfita, zostaje na powierzchni i tworzy ładny lacing. W zapachu kawa, czekolada, paloność, kakao, trochę murzynek z tego wychodzi. W smaku gorzka czekolada, kawa, sporo paloności i trochę kakao dodającego balansu. Wysycenie niskie, goryczka średnia, posmak palony, kawowy, trochę czekoladowy.

4.3
Faberanza (17) - Torino, ITALY - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Ottima Stout. Si presenta con un colore scuro impenetrabile, con un cappello di schiuma marrone persistente. Il gusto è secco, molto ben bilanciato con aromi di cacao, caffè, liquirizia. Stout classica ma molto elegante. Molto ben riuscita

4
aliluck (3) - - OCT 21, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 good drinkable taste but nothing extra special. more marmite stout and dark chocolate than anything coffee

3.5
Derbeth (1050) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 18, 2017
On tap. Black colour, frothy head with decent lacing. Aroma is lots of coffee, roasted, a bit of pine. Thick texture, soft carbonation. Solid.

3.5
Ritzn (1808) - GERMANY - OCT 1, 2017
Black with medium brown head. Aroma is molasses, coffee beans, slight fish. Taste is dry, a bit spicy, rather harsh coffee bitterness. But oily and velvety.

3.8
SinH4 (6250) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle. Black color with beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate, strawberries with cream, ash. Taste is ash, chocolate, roasted malts. Soft silky mouthfeel with high, but also soft carbonation. Very good!

3.5
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle. Black, nice dark brown cream. Mole aroma, melange, burnt. Medium light body, slightly flat mouthfeel. Spicy/chili licorice entry, chocolate, milky, roast, citruspeel, cigar, dark choc dry finish.


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