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100
style
Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly Bottled; Regular. Has been seen on draught.
Previously 7.8%, 7.7% and 7.1%.

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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2354) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2016
0.33 l bottle from De Bierkoning, 7.4% abv, bottled in january 2015. Pitch black with a thin, creamy, stable, brown head. Sweetish-malty, roasty aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark ripe fruits, hazelnut and some vanilla. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, some licorice and hints of dark ripe fruits, followed by medium long, moderately roasty-bitter finish. Full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, flat. Good balance, not too much complexity maybe, but great on the palate and rather easily drinkable. Very nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Estebanik (824) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Piana tworzy się wysoka, beżowa, ale bardzo szybko opada. Piwo jest refermentowane w butelce, więc pod koniec nalewania robi się już bardzo mętne. Starałem się nalewać klarowne, ale w drodze ze sklepu chyba trochę się zabełtało, no i wyszło tak sobie. Aromat dość intensywny, sporo gorzkiej czekolady, obecne są też te słynne tytoniowe nuty od angielskich chmieli. Gdzieś tam z tyłu kręci się też lekko kwaskowaty drożdżowy aromat. W smaku mocno palone - po prostu intensywny smak palonego ziarna. Średnio pełne. Pozostawia lekko popiołowy posmak. Piwo jest okej, ale jestem w stanie wymienić co najmniej pięć polskich extra stoutw, ktre bardziej mi podpasowały.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
redders1974 (1066) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 Magnificent beer jet black good tan head vanilla Italian espresso tar big roasts balances switch a milkshake sweetness silky oil mouthfeel tastes stronger than its 6.5 great stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KarlPopper (73) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Poured from the 0,33 bottle. Wonderfoul brown head, aroma of bitterr cocoa, dark and burnt malts, melanoidines. Pretty strong bitterness balancing the thick (as for a stout or even foreign extra stout) body. Some hints of bitter chocolate and strong burnt malts (even tar) in the aftertaste. Some features of RIS in a beer which has only 6,5 abv. Pretty good beer, could contain less of tary notes, but overall great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (3096) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with espresso, roasted malts, vanilla, nuts, hops, rum, a bit of chocolate and dark fruits. Bitter finish with espresso, nuts, vanilla, a bit of chocolate and roasted malts. Exquisite export stout.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smithld1 (200) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Raisiny nose, great looking head. Coffee dominated taste but pretty bitter too. An excellent stout. Bottle. Bottled August 2015.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (1125) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2016
330ml bottle. Black with one finger beige head. Big coffee aroma, some lactose aroma. Flavor is a lot coffee, nice flavor. Ends dry. Great stout.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (969) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Aktualnie No 1 na świecie w kategorii : Foreign Stout
Alkohol: 7,1% obj.
Kolor : Czarny . Nieprzejrzysty. Delikatne rubinowe refleksy u podstawy piany.
Piana: Ciemno beżowa z lekkimi rubinowymi refleksami. Czapowata, bardzo zwarta i intensywna jak wata cukrowa. Tworzy liczne drobne pęcherzyki. Bardzo długo się utrzymuje.
Zapach: Aromatyczna kawa z odrobiną mleka. Karmel. Vanillia. Gorzka czekolada. Dymione nuty w tle. Minimalne torfowe i popiołowe aromaty rwnież wyczuwalne.
Smak: Dokładnie to samo co w zapachu. Prcz tego jeżyny., lekkie rumowe nuty, kakao, karmel. Wyraźna paloność. Goryczka jest umiarkowana i bardzo stonowana. Alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa, ale nie wychodzi na wierzch. Wysycenie: Niskie.
Podsumowanie:
Świetny stout. Dokładnie pomiędzy klasycznym stoutem, a RIS-em. Jest bardzo dobrze zbalansowany. Pomimo że jest wytrawny pije się go lekko i przyjemnie. Alkohol mimo wysokiego woltażu praktycznie niewyczuwalny. Cholernie smaczny!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1945) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle 13 months old. 7.4% Dark and fairly viscous, very black with dark brown head. Nose is stewed prunes, tar. Taste is burnt malts, dark stewed fruit, bitter hops. Classic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (800) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Looks fabulous, with frothy coffee lacing on a sleek black body. Big milky coffee aroma with a hint of cherry. Medium body, creamy texture. Taste has espresso, bitter chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt.


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