overall
99
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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Melker's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melker (253) - Gteborg, - JAN 19, 2014
Dark brown colour, small brown head. Very roasty, almost burnt malty aroma. Hints of chocolate, dark fruit, coffee. Bitter and somewhat dry.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3604) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cinek (114) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matzou (61) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (2099) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7217) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordSierra (15) - Getafe, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Cervezorama, Madrid. Great coffee smell, excellent strong flavour and really good palate. Best stout I have ever drunk.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElDesmadre (3336) - Mikołw, POLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, kahlua, chocolate liqueur, full, chewy body. Perfect beer, amazingly balanced, with a massive aroma depth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mishnok (125) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
From 330ml bottle. Pours almost black with tan head that slowly fades. Beautiful chocolate aroma which carries through to the taste. Rich, velvety chocolate, with toasty coffee notes and a bittersweet aftertaste. Very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (828) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2016
6,9% op het etiket. Zwart bier met bruin schuim. Geur: gebrande mout, brood, koffie, licht vineus. Smaak: stroperig, bitter, koffie, ristretto. Volmondig. Afdronk: bitter, koffie en iets pikant die lang blijft nazinderen. Zeer complex en geprononceerd bier!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (429) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Pours inky black with a brown head. Aroma of cocoa, rum essence and peppery, minty hop. Initial sweetness followed by bitterness. Lots of flavours: roast malt, rum and raisin, dark fruits and more hop - a peppermint leafy flavour I associate with Westmalle Dubbel. Smooth, slightly oily, rich and complex - a fantastic beer.


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