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Formerly brewed at The Kernel Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We have brewed a beer to commemorate the birth of our son. It is a strong dark beer which hopefully will keep until he is of age to drink it. Brewed in collaboration with Phil Lowry, Simon Siemsgluess and Chrigl Luthy. Bottled.

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3.8
Theydon_Bois (20929) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Toby, 30/12/12.
Pitch black with a thin dirty tan head that clears to the edge.
Nose is dark malt, treacle toffee, bitter chocolate, booze.
Taste follows, bitter chocolate, tar, molasses, booze.
Full bodied, smooth on the palate, roasted finish.
Good strong tackle!

4.2
mR_fr0g (13673) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. Thanks Toby from Kernel. really balck with caramel tones. Tan head and some legs. Huge Coffee, caramel aroma. Massive bold, but balanced flavours of coffee toast caramel . Hides the alcohol well with only a small amount of booziness.

4.1
Svesse (8832) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
(Bottle) Black colour with dense, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of sweet espresso, dark chocolate, cacao, liquorice, burnt sugar, caramel and a vinous whiff of alcohol. Malty, roasted taste with strong black coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, cacao, molasses, liquorice, salmiak and a solid coffee/cacao bitterness in a long, vinous finish. Full body, almost oily mouthfeel. Quite sweet. Quite a mouth-filling experience, hardly subtle and balanced is probably not the correct word either. But what in impressive imperial stout. Lovely!

3.8
cervewtf (52) - - OCT 8, 2012
Botella. Stout mas que buena, con buena presencia,carbonico alto y buen cuerpo.Aroma escaso y en boca mucho cacao y roasted malts pero muy buen equilibrio y muy bien afinada. una buena stout

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MannyGoldberg (259) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pretty much everything Kernel do I love. This was the exception. Way too much alcohol burn. I ended up pouring half of it down the sink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Thanks Benjii. Black with a thin tan head. Big chocolately aroma, molasses, burnt sugar. Similar taste, lots of chocolate, lots of roasted character. Quite sweet with a bitter finish. Lovely

3.7
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2012
Dall’inghilterra un gradito regalo, però noooooo non ha nnulla di inglese e picchia come un cammello!

3.8
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from 29.09.10 marked at 12.5% thanks to cquiroga. Pours with a glass coating deep brown hued body with minimal head. Aromas are pungent in the glass. Huge alcohol, raisin, brown sugar, chocolate, sugar cookies, and biscuity malt. Flavors are bitter, raisins, cocoa, dark fruits, chocolate, alcohol and leather. Syrupy on the mouth, warming, bitter, bready and roasty with light carbonation.

3.7
Benzai (16783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle @ home, shared with Joes. Pitch black, opaque color. Decent sized brown head that’s quickly gone. Smell coffee, smoked, bacon, liquorice. Taste coffee, alcohol, lightly smoked bacon. Didn’t really like it at First, but after warming up it gets softer and a little sweeter which in this case makes the beer better. Medium but soft carbonation, full body.

3.3
KnutAlbert (6797) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle.
Strong coffee and smoke aroma. Warming alcohol. Sharp edge of alcohol, to be precise. Not properly balanced.


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