overall
99
100
style
Brewed by The Kernel Brewery
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (5971) - Bratislava, - NOV 13, 2012
330ml Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk
6.7% ABV
Big brown head, almost black colour. Strong aroma of chocolate and coffee right out of the bottle. Roasted malt, stinging hints of smoke/wood. Taste is malty with light heavy roasty bitterness, medium smoke, almost medium coffee. Dark chocolate. Light fruity. Massive indeed. Finish is rather simple, but enjoyable roasty bitterness with a pinch of smoky tartness. Very nice, I hope to have this again someday.

It really calls for a juicy steak to go with.


4.6
Grzesiek79 (4359) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Version with 7 % ABV. Fantastyczne ciemne piwo jak czekolada o zawartosci kakao 99%. Piana pelna pechezykow ciemna, bezowa. Spora lecz opada szybko, ale znaczy i oblepia szklo. Fantastyczny aromat, ciemnego pieczywa, makowca dobrze wypieczonego. W smaku piernik zalany hiszpanskim winem malaga. Pelno rodzynek, trufle i mufinka czekoladowa. Alkohol ukryty. Mimo lekkiej slodyczy jest tu spora dawka palonego slodu i goryczki chmielowej. Na zakonczenie czekolada gozka ze srednim wloskim espresso. Niemal rewelacja. Goraco polecam po wieczornym posilku.

4.2
FCox143 (63) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2017
A proper dark stout, with chocolate and coffee notes - very slightly sweet, but mostly delicious roasted flavour! Lovely! 330ml bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants

4.3
robinshute123 (52) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2017
A really black dark stout. Flavours are Dark chocolate, coffee and slightly smoky. Very bold flavour and a great stout!

4
beton (647) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Rasowy, klasyczny stout. Zapach intensywny, aromat gorzkiej czekolady, tostów, lukrecji. W smaku dosyć słodkie z nutami prażonego słodu w postaci deserowej czekolady z wytrawnym ciut popiołowym finiszem. Pyszne.

3.9
scanovajr (753) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 A black opaque beer with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffeee. Taste is roasted, dark chocolate with some smokiness. Dry. Great beer

4
Kiezmar (741) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 2, 2017
Bottle. Dark choclate, vanilla, roasted barley, a little bit smoky. Taste is semi sweet, a lot of dark choclate, roasted notes, some vanilla. Nice smooth aftertaste. Semi body.

4.2
90 (614) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2017
Nose is heavy chocolate and coffee. Taste likewise. Pepper. White pepper and black pepper. Herbal. Hop. Bitter ending. Great aftertaste. Wry and dry. Top notch!

4
LazyPyro (1383) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2017
330ml bottle, 6.8% bottled November 2016. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma: rich, dried fruits, raisin, dark chocolate, berries. Taste: rich and malty, dried fruits, raisin, dark chocolate, roasty/smokey notes, vanilla, coffee, finishes with a strong bitterness. Full bodied, fine carbonation. Lovely.

4
bjorn77 (629) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Aromat: mocny i intensywny, czekolada, kawa, palone słody, pralinki. Wygląd: czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piękna, wysoka warstwa brązowej i drobnopecherzykowej piany. Smak: dosyć wytrawne, gorzka czekolada, dużo kawy, słody palone, kakao. Lekka kawowa cierpkość przechodząca w wiśnie w czekoladzie. Nuty rodzynek i suszonych śliwek i fig, wanilii . Ciała sporo, dobrze ułożone, w smaku wyraźne i intensywne, mocno palone, goryczka spora, wchodzi łatwo i lekko. Bardzo dobre piwo. 8/5/8/4/15

3.5
weihenweizen (3982) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Refrigerated 330 ml brown bottle from Brighton poured into a glass. Black with small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, medium body, medium/carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is chocolate and salty soy sauce.


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