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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 536   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJvd (1275) - - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oiolosse (126) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2017
Aroma: malta tostada, caf. Aspecto: negro de tono, cabeza cremosa gruesa del marrn, desapareciendo bastante rpidamente. Sabor: inicialmente dulce y luego un poco mordedor. Boca: cremosa, baja carbonatacin, los amargos continan. En general: impresionante Foreign Stout.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (669) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2017
33 cl bottle served in pint glass at La Linterna Ciega, Seville. Pours slowly (so dense) bright jet black with thick, dense, long-lasting, moccha-coloured head. Heavy aromas of espresso coffee. Also bacon, oak coals, black olive. Mouthfeel is dense, oily, velvety. Powerful and balanced. Very bitter long-lasting finish, with more coffee and milky scents. Great one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2017
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of chalk, roasted malt and coffee. Af flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chalk, dry and malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (1266) - Berlin, - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle from Lagerlager - pitch black motor oil color, beige head. taste is pumpernickel, bread, dark malts, dark chocolate, dry medium bitter finish. good stout, but I am not that impressed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KraftowyJakup (240) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Ocena przepisana z notatek / innego serwisu, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na RateBeer. Butelka. Dość szczodrze palony, sporo kakao i espresso, balans przesunięty w stronę płwytrawną, słodu tylko tyle co trzeba, goryczka średnio-wysoka, palono-chmielowa, sporo pełni, nisko wysycone, gładkie. Chętnie powtrzę, jak gdzieś zobaczę.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kubasok (23) - POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bardzo dobry fes, czuc mleczna czekolad?, kakao, orzechy. W smaku jest spora gor?czka i fajnie ukryty alkohol, troch? palonosci.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArtificialCyst (1059) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Aroma: Cocoa, dark chocolate, some coffee, very intensive. Appearance: Black body, creamy beige head. Taste: A roasted FES, lots of dark chocolate, tobacco, cocoa, some chocolate, nicely bitter, mediumly sweet, yummy. Palate: Very soft texture, despite the bitterness, low carbonation, medium-high body, semi-dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1466) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. This is especially true for its abv. Super sweet chocolate start with a decent roasted finish as well. Perfect appearance and a great aroma and palate. Mighty fine beer from The Kernel again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonGregorio (317) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (779) - 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.


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