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Brewed by The Kernel Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 Bottle; from Brwery, thanks Evin! Opaque black colour, mocha lacing diminishes, aroma is smoke, chocolate, light peat, fudge, some citrus hops. Taste is superb. Stunning dark Belgian chocolate, like real premium stuff, smoke, some leather, some peat, fudge, toffee, roasted malts, a littel rough on the bitternes, oil ,vanilla, raisins, brown sugar, depth and complexity is stunning, really long drinking and warms up very very nicely. Ken is right, lay this for a year and it woulld be intrigueing. I may do the same. Great work, Evin! Drinkability is there and alcohol is well hidden. Great stuff. Bottle - bottled on 7th October 2013 - re-rate. Deep guey chocolate gateaux; motor oil; tar; leather; velvet; stupidly drinkable for the abv; nice roasted malts; slight charcoal; cigar ash and wooden notes. Some blackcurrant and oil and cream. A very rich and rewarding imperial stout and in my eyes probably the best in the country of course along with GKHR SR. Aged this is even better! 4.5


3.7
ippopotamo36 (2538) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 21, 2017
Tap at Luppolo Station (Rome). Black pour, medium brownish foam with drafts. Nose: milk cocoa, butter cookies, pan cakes. Mouth: soft carbo, muck mocha, coffee and chocolate. Rough powdery somehow, tart end.

4.4
kaserov (988) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2017
9,9%. Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de dos dedos de grosor y buena retención (disminuye rápidamente pero nunca llega a disiparse del todo, dejando como medio dedo de espuma sobre la negrura). Carbonatación mínima. Textura oleosa casi cremosa. Chocolate, cacao, melaza, café, vainilla y malta torrefacta en aroma. Si bien el aroma es intenso y se nota que es una cerveza con no poco alcohol precisamente, hay que decir, también, que el alcohol está perfectamente integrado tanto en aroma como en boca. Sabor a chocolate, vainilla, toques de café, melaza, ligeros frutos secos. No es abiertamente dulce y al final del trago hay cierto amargor ligero acompañado de malta torrefacta. Postgusto a chocolate, ligera vainilla y ceniza.

3.8
47574xeCD (1266) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Draft key keg at Beer Gonzo taproom. Poured black with beige head. Nose and taste is chocolate cocoa dark malts and red wine hint. Decent impy.

4.3
Faberanza (17) - Torino, ITALY - NOV 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2017 Birra dal colore scuro impenetrabile, schiuma beige. Al Naso forti note tostate, caffe, vaniglia, cioccolato. Molto corposa, frizzantezza non eccessiva, sapore di caffe e malti tostati su tutto. Molto ben strutturata. Eccellente Stout

3.9
theprof (1246) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2017
Tap. Pours dark chocolate body brown tan cream top. Aroma has caramel, coffee, chocolate, raisin, and a touch of spice. Taste is medium sweet with light sour alcohol finish. Palate is medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, imperious as well as imperial. Abv does indeed vary. Mine was 9.9% so even better when shared.

4.5
kapusil (1505) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 11, 2017
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body with a creamy brown head. Loads of chocolate to it with notes of caramel, coffee, raisins, nutmeg and floral hops. Medium carbonation with a creamy texture and a nice bitterness in the finish from the roasted malts and the hops. Awesome RIS.

3.5
wojanex (403) - warszawa, POLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Jakiś niezapaszek z tego, moźe trafiona warka: spleśniały pumpernikiel? Przepocona bluza narodowca? W każdym razie piwo z wadą w aromacie, smak ostry, wytrawny, risowy.

3.9
venom666 (1079) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2017
Pours a jet black color with medium brown head. Aroma is very balanced, roasted malts, with cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Taste follows the nose, again, a very balanced roastiness, with coffee-chocolaty notes, caramel-toffee and dark fruits. Moderate bitter aftertaste.

3.9
jandorris (835) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
W aromacie ciemne owoce, czekilada, pumpernikiel, jakaś taka śliwka w czekoladzie właśnie. W smaku palone słody, czekolada, znowu ciemne owoce idące w stronę rodzynek. Raczej słodko.

4.2
peponi (2013) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Aroma: roasted dark malts, burnt malts, bitter chocolate, some herbal notes. Appearance: jet black and brown head. Taste: low herbal bitterness, roasted dark malts, burnt malts, bitter chocolate, smooth, smoky, earthy, rather dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: amazing complex beer, very intensive.


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