Brewed by The Kernel Brewery
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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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Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2017
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of chalk, roasted malt and coffee. Af flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chalk, dry and malt.

biir (1534) - Berlin, - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle from Lagerlager - pitch black motor oil color, beige head. taste is pumpernickel, bread, dark malts, dark chocolate, dry medium bitter finish. good stout, but I am not that impressed.

KraftowyJakup (423) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Ocena przepisana z notatek / innego serwisu, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na RateBeer. Butelka. Dość szczodrze palony, sporo kakao i espresso, balans przesunięty w stronę półwytrawną, słodu tylko tyle co trzeba, goryczka średnio-wysoka, palono-chmielowa, sporo pełni, nisko wysycone, gładkie. Chętnie powtórzę, jak gdzieś zobaczę.

kubasok (25) - POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bardzo dobry fes, czuc mleczna czekolad?, kakao, orzechy. W smaku jest spora gor?czka i fajnie ukryty alkohol, troch? palonosci.

ArtificialCyst (1276) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Aroma: Cocoa, dark chocolate, some coffee, very intensive. Appearance: Black body, creamy beige head. Taste: A roasted FES, lots of dark chocolate, tobacco, cocoa, some chocolate, nicely bitter, mediumly sweet, yummy. Palate: Very soft texture, despite the bitterness, low carbonation, medium-high body, semi-dry finish.

MelvinKalksma (1676) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. This is especially true for its abv. Super sweet chocolate start with a decent roasted finish as well. Perfect appearance and a great aroma and palate. Mighty fine beer from The Kernel again.

DonGregorio (506) - POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Tap at Pułapka, Gdańsk. Pitch black beer with rocky brown head, good retention and lacing. Aroma of high quality coffee, tobacco, cocoa, light vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and bitter, of smooth coffee, bitter chocolate, roasty, with notes of cocoa, licorice and dark fruits. Medium+ body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Great FES!

nutjes (1182) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2017
Proefglas van 33cl-fles tijdens HOP goes Black in Gainsbar te Kortrijk. U: Zwart met een bruine schuimkraag. G: Koffie, cacao en een beetje kalisse. S: Zoet met een stevige moutbitterheid. Koffie, cacao, drop en wat vanille. M: Volmondig, licht sticky en medium carbonatie.

Tinaccio (469) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle from The Kernel Brewery, Bermonsdey, London (UK). Colour dark brown. Roasted complex aroma of liquorice, light coffee, dark chocolate, notes of dried fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, dried fruits, vanilla.

Beer5000 (6672) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle, well stored. Pitch black body with a big, stable, dense tan head. Strong aroma of dark, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is very smooth but heavy roasted at the same time, dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and balanced mild bitterness. Well balanced body and long lasting strong and smooth aftertaste. Pure joy, lots of flavor and no sharp edges really.

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