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99
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned, 500ml and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary slightly.
N.B. If the hops used in the beer are listed on the back of the bottle, then the beer is not a new entry and should be rated here.

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3.9
MatiF96 (210) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bardzo ładny wygląd, brązowa drobnopęcherzowa piana i czarna barwa piwa. Aromat przyjemny, chmielowy, mocno kawowy, do tego gorzka czekolada. W smaku podobnie. Intensywna chmielowość, mimo tego bardziej wyrazista jest kawa, przyjemna, bardzo długo utrzymująca się na języku. Kremowa faktura. Amerykańskie odmiany chmielu wnoszą ciekawe nuty do piwa, nieco przypomina Black IPA, jednak wciąż dominuje porterowy charakter. Bardzo udane piwo, świetny balans

3.7
Johnstledger8 (1190) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 26, 2017
Draught. Pitch black with a mostly lasting coffee brown thin foamy head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, grassy, nuts, biscuits. Taste is of dark chocolate, coffee, biscuits, caramel, citrus, grassy, bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

4
LazyPyro (1200) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
500ml bottle, hops: Bramling Cross, Centennial. 5.9%. Pours jet black with a large tan head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste of piney hops, some dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Long bitter finish. Creamy texture, medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
Mjp12 (1861) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Really good cocoa and coffee aroma, great mouthfeel for its abv, nice bitter finish

3.6
JohnRMurdoch (4863) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2017
330ml bottle. Almost black, reasonable head. Earthy coffee chocolate aroma. Leafy coffee flavour. Smooth with bitter sweet aftertaste. Good but not outstanding.
Earlier Rating: 7/31/2011 Total Score: 3.9
330ml bottles from Beermerchants.com & Ales by Mail. Almost black with a big beige foamy head. Strong toasted coffee chocolate aroma & flavour. Bitter coffee aftertaste. A really good porter.

4
Mister_Li (1373) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2017
Klares, sehr dunkles Braun mit reichlich Schaum. Röstmalzig, dunkle Schokolade, Kakao, etwas Vanille, Kaffee, leicht fruchtig, etwas Grapefuit, leicht bitter.

4.4
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle.Black with a small head,aroma of pine hops coffee and dark malt,taste is earthy,rich and hoppy with dark choc tobacco wood and malt,long hoppy grapefruit leather bitter finish.

3.7
DuffMan (10421) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle, from minutemat (thanks!). Dark brown, amber highlights, beige head. Big piney green hop character with full bodied roast. This could easily qualify as a black IPA! Really tasty.

4.2
malushky (135) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
330 ml bottle from Theatre of WIne, hopped with Chinook. Pours black with a fine, brown, lasting head, lacing present. Very nice aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and plums. Taste starts off hoppy, dried plums, middle is chocolate, finish is long, bitter, lasting coffee. Oily texture, medium-bodied, lasting bitterness. Great porter.

3.9
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at BrewDog, Clerkenwell, London in Jan 2016 - Opaque Black in colour. Good creamy beige head. Good lacing. Very Malty; deep roasty malts, coffee, espresso, dark chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits. Quite spicy. Hoppy; good hop bitterness. Great depth of flavour. Bittersweet roast coffee chocolate malty and spicy fruity throughout. Terrific Porter! (2016-01-16)


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