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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Melker's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melker (256) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonGregorio (206) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (655) - Heestert-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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinaccio (32) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (6269) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (1452) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2017
30cl van de tap bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 7,2% Uitgetapt in Zeezicht glas Uiterlijk: zwart met kleine cremelaag Aroma en smaak: koffie, chocolade, goede bitter, gebrande mouten Conclusie: lekkere volle Engelse stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
castor010 (241) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Aromat - dużo czarnej kawy, czekolada deserowa. Smak - dużo kawy i nut palonych, czekolada. Długi posmak kawowy. Ciut za mało ciała.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (430) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2017
Densa, oleosa. En nariz primero chocolate con leche y ciruelas pasas, luego mucho caf molido. En boca torrefacta y equilibrada, con un fondo de amargor herbal. Regusto seco y prolongado. Cervezote! Bottled on 22/12/2016. BB 22/12/2018

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (479) - Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 25, 2017
Color negro, opaco, con capa de espuma marrn de dos dedos de grosor (buena retencin). Carbonatacin mnima. Textura aceitosa. Aroma torrefacto, a caf, chocolate, pasas. Sabor dulce en boca, pasas, caf, con final de caf amargo y duradero. Muy rica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7539) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, hay, raisins and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, caramel, hay, grains and bread. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1388) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2017
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a oily dark black color forming a medium and creamy beige head with medium retention that forms lots of spotty and molasses lacings in the glass. S: Nose is sweet, fruity and biscuity. Strong notes of roasted malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate and earth. Notes of Oreo and dark dry fruits. Grassy hops. Hints of nuts and alcohol. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of roasted malts, Oreo, dark chocolate, coffee beans, dried berries, raisins. Becomes dry and bitter but keeps a bit of sweetness. Grassy hops profile. Hints of nuts and alcohol in the end. Medium bitterness as expected. M: Medium to full body. Medium to low carbonation. Dark chocolate, coffee and nuts in the aftertaste. O: Very good drinkability. Masterpiece.

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