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


on tap


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MannyGoldberg (207) - 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

beercalum (12) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle in Edinburgh, pitch black with a very dark tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of malts, liquorice, and coffee. Full-bodied, rich, very flavoursome. Beautiful beer.

bytemesis (8808) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle with thanks to Ben! Pours inky oil-like black, small brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is loaded with molasses and roasted malts, baking cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, rich and loaded with molasses and burnt sugars, leather. Full body, creamy mouthfeel.

ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2016
Sample. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with toast and big body. Semi dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle at le sur mesure in Nantes. Pitch black color with a small disappearing white head. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Lasting roasted aroma. Very nice

pivnizub (10731) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle(purchased in 2011,@The Bottle Shop, Canterbury):Literally black, stable, but very small tanned foamy layer, very solid bitter, fruity, roasty and leathery nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied, smooth; soft and solid lingering bitter and sweet finish with flavours of leather, roasted malt, port and dried fruits. Not the worst session-beer…

MoritzF (10018) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2015
(bottle, 33cl, 12.5% abv, brewed 29.08.2010) Black coloured hue with a brown and short foamy layer. Moderately roasted malty aroma with notes of vanilla, leather, chocolate, coffee and a vinous touch of dried fruits. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter, also subtle sour flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Balanced roasty malty and vinous fruity taste with notes of dried fruits, Port, liquorice, coffee, also traces of vanilla; very lasting roasty bitter and sweet finish, again with fruity accents and a well-embedded alcoholic strength. 19.VIII.15

mateuszk (2755) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Draught. Pours pitch black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, licorice. In taste sweet, roasty with solid bitter finish. Full bodied, oily texture, silky on the palate. Great stout.

jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to whoever found this longtime want! Deep brown pour with a small head. Nose shows cocoa-covered red berries. Somewhat tangy. Showing interesting signs of age. Tangy blackcurrant and rich toasty malts. Espresso. Oxidization can really hurt a beer, but here it seems to have given this stout some interesting complexity. Really fun to try.

The_Osprey (8515) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
330ml bottled Sep 2010 at 12.5%, so over 4 years old now. Black, just a small ring of head. Aroma is yeasty and a little metallic, oil, dark chocolate syrup. Nice aspects but could be better. Body is full, smooth, soft carbonation. Body is spot-on. Taste is smooth malty molasses, chocolate, some ’cold’ tangy alcoholic high notes, a little goat cheese. Drying, woody, bitter finish. Very good.

malrubius (2962) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
From old tasting notes - Black with ring head. Roasted smoky salami (?) char and ash aroma. Rich roasty smoky salami minimal fruit roasted nuts. Soft rich palate. Awesome.

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