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


on tap

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RATINGS: 551   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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TheJvd's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJvd (1321) - - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head leaving good lacing. Fantastic aroma with roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. Taste is like you would expect from the aroma with roasted malts, chocolate and some sweetness. Very smooth texture and quite a dry finish with some bitterness and a nice lingering taste of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Another great brew from the Kernel.

aliluck (2) - - OCT 21, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 good drinkable taste but nothing extra special. more marmite stout and dark chocolate than anything coffee

Derbeth (1023) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 18, 2017
On tap. Black colour, frothy head with decent lacing. Aroma is lots of coffee, roasted, a bit of pine. Thick texture, soft carbonation. Solid.

Ritzn (1709) - GERMANY - OCT 1, 2017
Black with medium brown head. Aroma is molasses, coffee beans, slight fish. Taste is dry, a bit spicy, rather harsh coffee bitterness. But oily and velvety.

SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle. Black color with beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate, strawberries with cream, ash. Taste is ash, chocolate, roasted malts. Soft silky mouthfeel with high, but also soft carbonation. Very good!

jonas (7993) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle. Black, nice dark brown cream. Mole aroma, melange, burnt. Medium light body, slightly flat mouthfeel. Spicy/chili licorice entry, chocolate, milky, roast, citruspeel, cigar, dark choc dry finish.

darbeer75 (955) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Aroma: rich and roasty with coffee; Appearance: pitch black with creamy tan head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with gentle nudge of booze; smooth and sweet; very nice; Palate; huge heavy body with long roasty finish; Overall: very nice. Would definitely get again.

BeardedAvenger (1035) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle at Sourced Market, Victoria. Sweet coffee fruity aroma. Dark and glossy. Thick beige head. Light bitter with a sour berry edge. Sugary coffee. Much smoother than the flat white I just had. Thick bodied. Slick and creamy. Average carbonation. Low key finish. For the ABV this is a really light, easily drinkable, stout. Good stuff.

Grzesiek79 (4381) - 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.

FCox143 (101) - 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

robinshute123 (56) - 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!

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