overall
98
99
style
Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 458   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewTom (641) - - MAY 29, 2016
Coffee & dark chocolate nose. A mouth full of feel - bitter, chocolate malt contrasted with a good dose of piney & limey bittering hops. This is an immensely beautiful beer. Rated by BrewTom

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
On tap at OConnors Uppsala. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells and tastes coffee, salty, roasted malt with a clear bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (894) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Black colored beer with a small beige head. Taste is koffie, chocolade, nice hoppy taste, citrus and fruity. Good bitternes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (2441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 16, 2016
BOTTLE 50 CL at 5,6%, Chinook Columbus. Pitch black, dark beige creamy head with good retention. Aroma has smooth lightly sweetened chocolate, and quite a bit of grassy, citrus and even rosebud hops. The taste is just as smooth, dark chocolate with a sweet filling. The hops adds a fruity almost desert-like quality to the chocolate, as well as crisp dry bitter finish. Maybe a bit too resiny. Super smooth and velvety mouth-feel. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6959) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle shared by will run for beer bottle date of 2 December 2015. He hand carried back from England. Aroma is chocolate, earthy grain, pine hops. Flavor follows with a sturdy amount of bitterness to balance out the chocolate and earthy malts. Body is medium with a dry, herbal texture. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1430) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer dated 12/2/15 black pour with a one finger creamy coffee head. Aromas of roasted malt ash hint of earthy hops. Taste is smooth roasty malt molasses and a balanced bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2579) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
500ml bottle picked up at BottleDog Kings Cross. Bottled 02 Dec 15. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Earthy aroma of unsweet chocolate and dark coffee. Flavor is milk chocolate, coffee. Pine bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (579) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2016
7.5cl sample at the Ghent Beer Festival VI (22 VIII 2015). A stout looking ale with brown cassonade coloured foam on top. A roasted coffee and bitterness are omnipresent. The Indian-styled hopping is very mild. Not a true black IPA, but yet a subtly hopped porter with lots of dark, coffee and chocolate bitterness. Lovely ending.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (5006) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Jet black with a thick dark brown head of foam. It has a very rich oak, liquorice, chocolate and tropical fruit flavour with a bitter smoked chocolate and pine on the finish. Excellent!
Earlier Rating: 5/10/2013 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This beer is thick, inky black with a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has very strong orange marmalade and tropical fruit flavours with chocolate and slight roasted coffee on the creamy finish. Superb!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1795) - Rīga, LATVIA - APR 29, 2016
Lovely coffeeish sipper. Quite deep for such low ABV. Nice roast level, coffee, dark choco, noticeable citrussy, floral hops. Well balanced, enjoyable brew, tho I would like more muscled version


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