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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 531   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, - SEP 7, 2012
7.2% bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Inky black with chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and whisky flavours with a creamy roasted coffee finish.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kubasok (19) - POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bardzo dobry fes, czuc mleczna czekolad?, kakao, orzechy. W smaku jest spora gor?czka i fajnie ukryty alkohol, troch? palonosci.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArtificialCyst (1021) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Aroma: Cocoa, dark chocolate, some coffee, very intensive. Appearance: Black body, creamy beige head. Taste: A roasted FES, lots of dark chocolate, tobacco, cocoa, some chocolate, nicely bitter, mediumly sweet, yummy. Palate: Very soft texture, despite the bitterness, low carbonation, medium-high body, semi-dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1413) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. This is especially true for its abv. Super sweet chocolate start with a decent roasted finish as well. Perfect appearance and a great aroma and palate. Mighty fine beer from The Kernel again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonGregorio (268) - POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Tap at Pułapka, Gdańsk. Pitch black beer with rocky brown head, good retention and lacing. Aroma of high quality coffee, tobacco, cocoa, light vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and bitter, of smooth coffee, bitter chocolate, roasty, with notes of cocoa, licorice and dark fruits. Medium+ body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Great FES!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (720) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2017
Proefglas van 33cl-fles tijdens HOP goes Black in Gainsbar te Kortrijk. U: Zwart met een bruine schuimkraag. G: Koffie, cacao en een beetje kalisse. S: Zoet met een stevige moutbitterheid. Koffie, cacao, drop en wat vanille. M: Volmondig, licht sticky en medium carbonatie.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinaccio (165) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle from The Kernel Brewery, Bermonsdey, London (UK). Colour dark brown. Roasted complex aroma of liquorice, light coffee, dark chocolate, notes of dried fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, dried fruits, vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (6315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle, well stored. Pitch black body with a big, stable, dense tan head. Strong aroma of dark, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is very smooth but heavy roasted at the same time, dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and balanced mild bitterness. Well balanced body and long lasting strong and smooth aftertaste. Pure joy, lots of flavor and no sharp edges really.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (1460) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2017
30cl van de tap bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 7,2% Uitgetapt in Zeezicht glas Uiterlijk: zwart met kleine cremelaag Aroma en smaak: koffie, chocolade, goede bitter, gebrande mouten Conclusie: lekkere volle Engelse stout

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
castor010 (254) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Aromat - dużo czarnej kawy, czekolada deserowa. Smak - dużo kawy i nut palonych, czekolada. Długi posmak kawowy. Ciut za mało ciała.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (453) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2017
Densa, oleosa. En nariz primero chocolate con leche y ciruelas pasas, luego mucho caf molido. En boca torrefacta y equilibrada, con un fondo de amargor herbal. Regusto seco y prolongado. Cervezote! Bottled on 22/12/2016. BB 22/12/2018


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