Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-Knig (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
Geruch sauber malzig, schokoladig. Antrunk dunkelmalzig. Mitte schokoladig, rstig, sehr dicht, fruchtig. Bitterrstiger kerniger Abgang, schokoladig. Super!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (16066) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at The Kernel, pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma brings out lots of roasted malt and cocoa. Flavour is very rich and complex, with lots of roasted malt and dry cocoa. Rich and velvety on the palate, with exceptional depth. Another gem from the masters of the UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle bottled on 30.12.13 from Beermoth, Manchester. Black pour, aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, rum and raisins. Taste is coffee, rum, roast malts, nice bitterness and a chocolatey note throughout the beer, with a nice blend of sweetness and hops bitterness. Exquisite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (4655) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Black with small brown head and nice bubbles. Lots of coffee, roasted malts, ash, some fruits, raw cocoa beans, vanilla, sweet coffee candy. Medium bodied, slightly watery and velvet texture. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Fra fad, CBC 2014. Knald sort med et stort, hurtigt aftagende mrkebrunt skumhovede. Indtagende aroma med mindelser om frisklavet espresso, mrk chocolade, lakrids, varme kulbriketter, tjre, trrede mrke frugter. De mrke frugter dominerer smagen, som er sd, med noter af kaffe og bitter mrk chokolade. Cremet textur, semi-tr finish, bld karbonering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vladivostok (466) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Strong, bitter-sweet, complex and intensely hoppy with a faint dusty hoppiness, in fact a perfectly classic stout. I dont imagine these are in absolute terms particularly difficult beers to brew as most companies that attempt them make a reasonable job of it. Nonetheless this is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6231) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
330 ml. Bottle. It pours a very dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma is sweet caramel, chocolate, raisins and roasted malt. The flavor is chocolaty and heavily roasted up front with more raisin and plum coming through mid palate. The body is medium/heavy for the style and the carbonation is slightly on the low end. The finish is mildly bitter, roasted with hints of coffee and dark fruit. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2567) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Smoke and dark roast, hints of peppery tobacco, dark chocolate and coffee. The taste surprisingly shifts to a more acidic character lightly citric on this bulbous round bodied beer. Touches of fruit with herbal, earthy aromas. This is really good.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
As i clicked rate this i was amazed to see the other reviews, so im going to guess my bottle was off, but a nose of cheese and vinegar on to top of a black body , a taste of sour vinegar a thin palate i left the rest. rank.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hermanw7 (28) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
33cl bottle from Bierkoning. Appearance: Very dark brown to black, with a somewhat thin light brown / tan foamy head. Aromas of coffee, salt, caramel, chocolate. Flavors of chocolate, butter, caramel, liquorice. Palate: bigger body than expected. medium, a bit sweet, with a nice hint of bitterness following at the end. A winner :)

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