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Brewed by The Kernel Brewery
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, occasional
Previously 6.1%
Porter 25.11.09. Made with water, malted barley, hops and yeast.

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3.5
murzyn (479) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Barwa czarna, piana spora. Aromat kawy, czekolady, lekki karmel. W smaku lekko eytrawne, czekolada gorzka, kawa. Spoko pifko.

3.7
Kauge (2119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2017
Not sure which version of Kernel’s Porter was on tap at Café Oto a couple days ago so I’m rating this one even though I know it was probably something else... An extremely smooth and velvety beer with strong roasty character and modest hops. Full on the palate with fine crispish carbonation. Excellent. So yea that’s all I remember.

3.5
Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle at the Kernel Brewery on 25 Aug 2012. Poured a really dark brown, near black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of dark malt, burnt sugar and grassy hop. Some citrus in the flavour, with dried fruit and toasted malt. Moderate mouth feel, quite a lot of CO2. Finish was dates, hop resin and coffee.

3.8
imdownthepub (15325) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottled, 330ml from SH Jones, Banbury. Black with tan head. Quite heavy on the palate, this has a distinct bitter chocolate flavour, rich, silky even. There is a sharp blackcurrant character behind the roasted malts, fairly tart. The whole is a fine beer and well worth trying.

3.8
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Bottle, present. Pours thick-brown black, with solid cinnamon. Dark chocolate, espresso nose. Lovely full roasty taste, with some coffee - grassy herbs and a biter finish. All very balanced, pleasant low ABV: 5,5%.

2.8
noelM (167) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2013
Demasiado sabor a café y demasiado amarga para mi gusto (particular). Me costó trabajo acabarmela.

3.4
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, no real head, just a slight beige lacing. Smell malts, some sweetness, slightly coffee and roastyness. Taste malts, dark malts, roastyness and bitter. I also detect a slight hint of wood and alcohol even though the ABV is quite low. Weird. Not bad though.

3.9
DutchDrebus (6191) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle @ joes thx to benzai. Dark brown to black colour with a minimal beige to brown head. Smells coffee, dark chocolate, sweet, great. Tastes coffee dark chocolate, milk, roasty. Thin to medium body, soft carbo, but a long lasting taste.

3.4
laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
33 cl bottle (5,5%) @ olio, bottled 03.07.2012, BBE 03.04.2013
Aroma is stale and rather hoppy with gooseberry bush, roasted notes and ash. Flavour has hops gooseberry bush, some fruitiness, nettles, ash and roasted notes. Closer to a black IPA than porter.

3.6
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a thick creamy.head. Aroma of strong grassy hops, grapefruit and a lot of sweet fruitiness. Flavour of strong grassy hops, sweet fruits, caramel and some chocolate. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a long, bitter, grapefruity finish. Nice one, although more of a black IPA than a porter.


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