Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 517   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJvd (1255) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5991) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2017
(keg) black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of toasted malts and hazelnut husks, with some notes of sugar icing, fudge and cornflakes. flavour is mostly the same, lots of toasted malts and ash, with a hint of charred oak, some light ethanol and a medium toasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speko (288) - DENMARK - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Pours pitch black with large foamy brown head, long retention. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol is noticeable. Pleasant smooth taste with notes of coffee, roasted malts, black berries, some bitterness in the aftertaste. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft to flat carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
creppyiceman (669) - POLAND - FEB 18, 2017
(on tap) Aroma:coffee,dark chocolate. Appearance:almost black color,beige long-lasting head. Taste:dry,flavour of coffee,dark chocolate,roasted malt,malty roasty finish. Palate:medium body,low to medium carbonation. Overall:Nicely done roasty stout.I dig it !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (1195) - POLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się ładna, beżowa piana, dość trwała. Barwa ciemno brązowa, prawie czarna. Aromat intensywny i przyjemny, sporo czekolady, pralinek, lodw czekoladowych, kawy, marcepanu i wanilii, może nawet suszone owoce... W smaku płsłodki, czekoladowy, kawowy, popiołowy. Tu rwnież czuć coś na kształt ciasta czy lodw czekoladowych, w kontrze do tego tytoniowa goryczka i delikatne muśnięcie alkoholu. W odbiorze pełny, gładki, aksamitny i lepki, ze średnim do niskiego wysyceniem.
Bardzo pijalny, chyba jeden z lepszych FESw jakie degustowałem, mimo jego klasyczności i stonowaniu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1285) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
Extremo Espresso Attack. Long, dry & suerlich sanft. Extra britisch und very Worldclass. Majoran & Co schaun auch mal vorbei. A REAL BIG ONE.....RARE BEER TASTING. BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodsquad (111) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Keg at Brewdog Aberdeen. Pours black with a nice toffee-tan head. Treacly malt aromas with dark chocolate, alcohol vapour and vanilla fondant. Taste brings on dark treacle toffee, roast coffee and boozy Christmas pudding. A lovely soft mouthfeel with a gentle to moderate carbonation giving the drink an unexpected spritely effervescence. This is creamy, chocolatey smooth, rich with a surprising sparkle. A boozy treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (3202) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2017
0,33 l bottle BB 22.12.18 chocolate, coffee, roasty, some hints of caramel, black, frothy, brown foam, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomatito (60) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2016
0,33l bottle. Nose: coffee, roast, dates. Taste: coffee, licorice, light roasty notes. Pleasant sweetness. Very drinkable and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1264) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
Robe brune dense, fine mousse. Nez puissant sur les notes de caf froid, de chocolat noir, de caf au lait sur un fond de houblon, et de malt torrfi. Bouche lattaque torrfie, de la fracheur, de la tension, des notes chocolates, une fine bulle acidule et une longueur impressionnante. Une bire riche et complexe, de fin de soire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3966) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
@ Basunen 16-12-28: riktig trevlig kaffe ton med fin balans och trevlig eftersmak.

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