Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 528   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (4033) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
@ Basunen 16-12-28: riktig trevlig kaffe ton med fin balans och trevlig eftersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (1340) - Bled/SF, - DEC 27, 2016
Pours reddish dark brown, almost black, with creamy one finger brown head. Aroma: roasted barley, dark mc alt aroma, with intense note of coffee, dark cocoa chocolate, supported with gentle dark fruits esters. Flavor ispractically the same. Finish is dry. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation is moderate. Superb "breakfast" Stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob19a (248) - - DEC 22, 2016
13/20 dark, smoky and powerful. A bit too carbonated and taste hsa too much smoke / tobacco. Full flavour for 6.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (832) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Backlog. Synchronizing with notes and Untappd.
Amazing balance. Great drinkability. Very smooth mouthfeel. A classic stout with a benchmark balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (939) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle. Pint. Pitch black with medium light brown, thick, frothy head. Moderate head retention and good lacing. Aroma is heavily malty - mainly roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bitter cocoa, licorice, toasty, slightly caramel. Moderate notes of dried fruits - prunes, raisins, very nice override fruit aroma. Lightly earth, ashy, tar and tobacco notes. Taste is almost heavy sweet and moderately bitter, long and stable. Medium to full body, oily and sticky texture, soft carbonation, finish is complex, full of roasted and dried fruits notes with slight espresso-like acidic. . Summary: Complex, balanced and rich foreign stout with almost perfectly palate. Highly drinkable. Very good balance between heavy malty notes and bitterness. ABV is very well hidden. Podsumowanie: Dla prawdziwych mężczyzn ;) Solidna dawka palonych słodw, smolisty, tytoniowy charakter złagodzone odrobiną nut waniliowych. Jednym słowem zrwnoważone piwo dwa poziomy do RIS, kwintesencja stylu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3754) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle (7.0%), thanks to my wife. I like counter-signaling labels. Black with a dense tan head thats a fairly soon a coat but never less. Aroma of mocha, cream, prunes, blackcurrants, mint, a hint of smoke. Smooth texture, lowish carbonation. Full bodied, but not heavy. Somewhat earthy and nutty with mocha, berries, spices. Bitterness is on the high side of moderate and builds after a while. Roasty, bitter and slightly salty finish goes on indefinitely. A slower drinker as it went.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cinek (207) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2016
sample.bottle. czarne jak smoła, piana niewielka, szybko znika. w aromacie czekolada, słody palone, kakao, alkohol niewyczuwalny, aromaty mega intensywne, w blind teście spodziewał bym się bardzo wysokiego ekstraktu i mega słodyczy, ale w smaku stonowane, głwnie słody palone, alkohol wzorowo ułożony, niesamowicie długo utrzymuje się na podniebieniu, kakao, czekolada, cichy zabjca

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matzou (157) - SPAIN - NOV 12, 2016
Good smell of coffee Beautiful black body with a small tan head. Taste of coffee Mouthfeel is amazingly soft and creamy medium body is. Very good beer by the kernel team

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (2339) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle Aroma-chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisin, Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, flat, bitter finish Overall-perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7751) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle with thanks to Ben! Pours opaque black, small dark brown head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is cocoa, molasses, ashtray, deeply roasted malts. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, huge roast overtones; tobacco, cocoa, espresso grounds. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid beer.

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