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Export Stout - The Kernel Brewery

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 13
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dougofthefuture on 12-19-2010

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Photo of paleomau
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soulcougher
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeKSmith
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakenator
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mine is 7.1% ABV.

A: Black with a coffee brown crema of a head. Pours out like treacle.
S: Big coffee and toffee.
T: Thankfully nice and sweet with lots of coffee, Galaxy Minstrels, liquorice and zingy honeycomb toffee. Not all that earthy. After pouring the yeast in there's a chocolate orange flavour. Left with an almost ginseng-like prickliness.
M: Heavy but has a zingy effervescence in the finish.
O: Really good. The first thing from this brewery I've enjoyed.

Photo of Beervana
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Pour pitch black with a nice tall tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted nuts and trace of chocolat. Taste is a super. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Full body, creamy and average carbonisation. Long sweet, bitter and coffee finish.

Photo of gutbucket2
5/5  rDev +17.6%

330ml bottle-conditioned, sampled 8 months after bottling.
A: dark brown with tan head.
S: chocolate, leather.
T: intense chocolate.
M: thick taste, not overly syrupy. Lingering dark malt.
O: Stunning beer, full of flavour.

Photo of atrocity
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of vinicole
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Bottled 30/12/2014 7.5% ABV
Very deep dark brown. No head.
Smell of heavily roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of liquorice.
Initial sweetness is overtaken by the roasted coffee bitterness.
Lightly carbonated. Rather oily but smooth. Sticky around the lips.
Slow sipper.

Photo of atpca
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bobmus
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of rmehughes
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of stephenlee
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of xhuang61
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of FLima
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It poured a Pitch black color with no light going through and with a thin caramel head with short retention.
Strong aroma with notes of roasted coffee beans, cocoa powder and licorice. Hints of ashes.
Rich flavor with notes of pine, deep roasted coffee, herbal hops, vanilla and dark chocolate.
Very dry and bitter aftertaste with a long lasting coffee note.
Full body with low carbonation. Oily and creamy mouth feel. Alcohol of 7.2% abv is intimated by its flavors.
Excellent Foreign Stout, bold and tasty. Truly balanced with just enough bells and whistles to be great, no pointless exaggeration. I would not change one thing. Definitely one of the best stouts I have tasted.

Photo of Bubbles
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on-tap at the brewery on the Bermondsey Mile. The version I tried was 8.2% ABV.

Pours a deep, opaque black-brown with a fairly heavy weight behind it. Looks almost gelatinous in the glass. Head is a yellowed mocha brown with a fair, fine consistency to it that helps form lots of streaks and rings of lace. Carbonation is a bit coarse. Looks good overall.

Nose is toasty and warm. Roast comes through suggesting a touch of acid. Rounded sweetness like marshmallow is also present. Everything is well integrated and coherent. It's smooth and very aromatic.

Light acidic entry from the darker malts—it's just a buzz and disappears quickly, leading to smooth brown mid-malt characters and a solid body. Crispness on the back gives a smack of lemon and rye crackers with lingering overtones of dark chocolate and cherry. Finish is dry, leaving cocoa powder duskiness on the back.

Feel is smooth but light—perhaps another suggestion of lower-than-average pH.

Tasty, roasty and interesting. The flavours are well integrated overall, making it seem like a more intentional beer. Despite the aggression that's present it all still seems coherent.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of pknyc
3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled: 30.12.13
Best Before: 30.12.15
Opened: 23.04.14

Note: This review reflects what appears to have been an issue with this bottle; either from the brewery or in storage. I opened it within a week of purchasing at London's Borough market.

A: When I opened the bottle I immediately noticed that there was a brown slime on the bottom of the bottle cap and on the inside lip of the bottle that was maybe a couple of ml thick. Reminds me of a melted milk chocolate bar. It does not appear to be a yeast slurry or anything similar to the dregs of bottle conditioned beer. After an aggressive pour there was a 1/4 finger mocha colored head which quickly became a ring. The brew appears to be a very dark brown which allows just a touch of light through. Excluding the slime, it would have been fine.

S: This was the highlight of the beer and makes me think of what this may have may have been. Dark roast and some mild alcohol. The espresso is light, but noticeable. Some dark chocolate in there.

T: There is a dash of alcohol in accordance with the style. Bitter, but with a little bit of sweetness; I'm not sure why. It tastes a lot like a bottled Egg Cream I used to have as a kid.

MF: Light to light medium. It is not flat, but there is very little carbonation.

O: It smelled great, but there was a gross bit of slime (I do not believe it to be dregs or anything related to bottle conditioning, but I could always be wrong) on the inside of the bottle cap and inside the lip and neck of the bottle. There was some normal settlement on the bottom of the bottle like one would normally expect for a bottle conditioned export stout that was four months old.

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jrenihan
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled October 14, 2013

Beer is black with a small tan head. Head fades fairly quickly.

Nose contains malt, vanilla, chocolate. A slight roasted, burnt smell.

Taste is good, a straightforward robust porter. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Fairly bitter. Strong and nice taste.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation level, fairly smooth.

Overall, a very good stout. Straightforward, nothing unusual, just very high quality.

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Export Stout from The Kernel Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.