john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown (almost Black) in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots and lots of chocolate, roast coffee, caramel, some nuts, hints of smoke and liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; slight hops. Tasty. Very smooth. Alcohol well disguised. Sweet chocolate roast malty throughout with some fruitiness and slight hop bitterness. Dry roast malty into the finish. Extremely drinkable. Very Nice Porter!
Svesse (8599) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
(Bottle, purchased at the brewery outlet) Very dark brown colour, almost black. Huge, creamy, beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, cocoa, blueberries and creamy coffee. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, cocoa, dark bread and smooth, creamy coffee coming through towards the end. Gentle coffee bitterness. Medium body, mainly dry. Soft and smooth mouthfeel. Very nice and well balanced porter. evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Cask at Pigs Ear fest 2010. It was called ’A London Porter’. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a smallish beige head. Malty, coffee aroma. Tastes malty, coffee, dark fruit, roasty, slight bitterness. Very good quality porter from the ever improving Kernel. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle at home. Red-brown pour with a light, bubbly head. Cocoa malts and light, brown sugar on the nose. Light to medium sweet, bit of dark malts, mild mocha, some slight sourness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dark, mineral malts to finish, some muddy roast, light sugars. Pretty nice. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty and slighlty smokey chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
wheresthepath (2334) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
[Bottle from West Country Ales, Cheddar] Dark brown, no head, slight prickly carbonation. Smells of chocolate, blackcurrant and (oddly) Marmite. Dry and smokey at first, but plenty of chocolate comes through. A little earth in the finish, and a touch more Marmite. Maybe a little thin. A decent, well-balanced porter, but lacks the wow factor. gunnar (9094) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. 5,5% ABV. Best Before 20.10.11. Pours black with a 1 inch beige creamy head.Aroma of espresso ,some sweet dark chocolate and toffee. Taste is dark roasted malts, thick mouthfeel, mocca and chocolate, medium long aftertaste,
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2011
Pours black brown with nice brown bubbly head leaving very nice lacing. Meaty, smoked, fruity, bready and slightly sweet aroma. Acidy fruity mouthfeel. Flavor of roasted malts, fruits, prunes, smoke, meat and berries. Light body, very refreshing and drinkable indeed. Palate is similar to flavor, more fruity. Finishes fruity acidy with nice tart hoppy aftertaste. mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2011
Absolutely no head. Aroma is earthy, woody and burnt toffee. This beer packs a very big flavour, compared to it’s slightly subdued aroma. Dark malty, liquorice, nuttyand finished with bitter coffee. On the palete is is slick, oily and slighlty syripy. The is very little in the way of carbonation with this one. I think it could do with a little bit more to lift those big flavours off the tongue and get a bit more aroma going. Very enjoyable and went down very easy. DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 5.5% ABV, BB 20/10/11. Oily black pour- no head, tan halo. Earthy, burnt cinder toffee, bonfire aroma with some blackcurrant jam on burnt toast, liquorice. Unusual, burnt Twiglet dunked in black chocolate flavour. Creamy, low condition with a powderiness like drinking chocolate before the bits have all dissolved. Good burnt, high cocoa notes but I’m struggling with the stillness and unmitigated carbon. Loved the other Kernel stuff I’ve had, not sure about this.