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

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RATINGS: 556   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%, 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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fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, dark malt. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, dark roasted. Body is medium full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20100731]

4
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt and liqourice. Mild smoked like touch. Dark roasted malt and liqourice. Lingering dark malty and vague overripe fruity. Lasting roasted to smoked note into the far finish.

3.8
Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a thick brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, alcohol, and sugar, leading to a dry and quite roasted finish.

3.7
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle in a hotel room in London. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of liquorice and dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits. Roasted flavour of liquorice and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Roasted finish.

3.7
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of licorice and caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of licorice in the aftertaste.

3.9
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Bottled (from the Kernel, London). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, mild toast as well as some liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, some ashes as well as mild liquorice and mild grassyness. Also some quite vanillaish notes.

4.2
Travlr (26087) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2011 33 cl bottle from Menno’s place. Nearly black, thin brown head that settles quickly to an edge. Aroma of burnt espresso and dark cocoa. Taste is dark roasted coffee, bitter cocoa. Finish is very bitter. Decent body. Could use a slight throttle back of the bittering hops, but otherwise a very nice stout.

3.8
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate ... light meaty ... nose ... light bitter chocolate ... soft burnt tone in background ... nice 3.7 tap at brewdog ... deep black ... thin lacing ... soft dry dark roast malt nose ... dark malts ... light bitter charcoal roast ... litle chocolate ... quite dry ... nice if a little dry and little bitter for me 3.8 tap at the southern ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet roast ... juicy malts ... deep blackcurrant ... soft sweet toffee malts ... light fruity chocolate 3.8 Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft mellow sweet coffee roast nose... soft roast ... little thin in body ... dark chocolate and coffee ... soft dark fruits ... nice but not the one id have chossen for the Jamie and Jimmy Food fight.... quite a lot of ovaltine in the linger ... im sticking at 3.8 Keg at hanging bat.. Deep black.. Thinest tan lacing... Soft dark blackcurrant roast.. Soft chocolate roast malts nose... Dark sweet chocolate roast.. Jammy roast chocolate roast... Dark sweet chocolate roast 4.0

3.8
omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2011
Bottled. Very black, beige head. Aroma of licorice and tobacco. Dryish with meaty full body, clean, rounded mouthfeel. Plenty of dark chocolate, notes of smoke. Salty salmiak finish. Quite intense.

3.5
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
20th November 2010.
Opaque black stout, good tan head. Crispish dry palate. Minerally dark malt and bitter coffee. Trace of cream and a whisper of orangey hop fruit. Dry crisp fresh finish. The fresh crisp palate elevates this stout out of the odinary.


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