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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - MAR 11, 2013
500ml bottle. ar: herbal hop and roasty. ap: black, minimal head, lacing. ta: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. pa: medium body, texture oily-creamy, carbonation lively. Finish: lingering bitterness and malt. Overall: well-flavoured stout/porter. Choice of hops compliment the roasty backbone.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (1272) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (737) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle. Sensoric. Dark brown with medium, semi-thick, light brown head. Good head retention and moderate lacing. Moderately malty aroma - roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Moderate hoppy aroma - mainly citrus (orange, grapefruit), slightly piney. Taste is moderately bitter and moderately sweet, quite hoppy. The bitterness lasts for quite a long time ends up with some grassy and ashy notes. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, finish is bitter, grapefruit, roasted, slightly chocolate and earthy. Summary: Taste and aroma are acceptable, nothing really outstanding. The good thing is quite diverse aroma as for the porter. Still slightly dusty, but in overall very good brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
invinoveritas (147) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Pours a dark viscous cola brown with a light head. Hop-forward nose and indeed hop-forward tongue. Theres a nice coffee-chocolate oily malty bitterness underneath but its drowned out by the extremely assertive hops. Hoppy finish as well!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (830) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 30, 2016
Dark brown, opaque. Aroma: oily citrusy hops, grassy hops, light bitter chocolate. Dry and bitter. Flavour: grapefruit peel, spicy herbs, bitter chocolate, raw cocoa. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1561) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2016
Black colored, medium tan creamy lasting head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and some floral hops. Taste is medium sweet malt, dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, medium roasty bitterness, some earthy and floral hops, dry roasty finish, bit burnt. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imperator_lrrr (5) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 27, 2016 does not count
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Szybko opadająca, drobnopęcherzykowa piana, utrzymuje się cieńką warstewką do końca picia, ładnie oblepiając szkło. W zapachu pierwsze rzucają się amerykańskie chmiele, zaraz potem paloność, czekolada, skrka chlebowa. W smaku chmielowe mango, w tle lekka kwaskowatość, paloność Nasycenie nie za wysokie, bardzo przyjemne.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BenL8 (89) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Very black with a nice mocha head which remains for a long time. Aroma has some dark malts but is dominated by hops. I estimate mosaic, there is that unique mosaic aroma of spicy/herbal earthiness. Flavour is similar. Medium body, dark malts give a chocolatey and coffee-like base. Beer is very hoppy, herbal/earthy. Has a delicious long finish with resiny, herbal hoppiness and dry chocolate. Wow. Awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10305) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle (from the Bierkoning,NL): Almost black,medium-sized and stable creamy and lacy tanned head; moderate to solid bitter-sweet nose of roasted malt, dried fruits, cacao&vanilla plus spicy hops in the background; almost solid bitter-sweet flavour with delicate sourish traces, medium bodied , soft to silky MF; lingering drier roasty and chocolatey finish with an increasing bitterness in the aftertaste. A very nice Porter...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (529) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
Pours dark brown with medium head. Aroma: nice hops aroma, in particular some herbs, roasted sunflower seeds, plus roasted malt. Taste: roasted malt, again tons of hops reminding me of herbs, some coffee and chocolate. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (367) - - NOV 23, 2016
Roasted notes, coffee, chocolate, practically black with a good tan head, medium body, too carbonated for me, again cholate than the hoppy profile with citrus...good beer.


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