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Export Stout - The Kernel Brewery

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.8%

Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: dougofthefuture on 12-19-2010)
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Reviews by FrostBlast:
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Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

330mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-

APPEARANCE : Pitch black with a rich mocha colour head that retains some big bubbles and falls down slowly. To my eye, that's the sign of a good, well built beer. There is some lacing, not much though.

SMELL : First nose is roasted malt, coffee, mocha, some discreet hops that blend in with the coffee aromas. Second nose expands on the coffee aromas. Third nose brings out the hops profile in a way consistent with the first nose : well blended with the coffee aromas. This coffee side is a definite centrepiece in this beer.

TASTE : Oh man, this is good. Sweet-ish malts that take on a chocolate quality, coffee, mocha, vanilla, hops blended into the coffee. Rich, rich, rich. Incredibly well layered.

MOUTHFEEL : Thick, but not too much, just round enough, coats your mouth with with sweet chocolaty coffee goodness. Not quite like syrup, but it's getting there. Very impressive.

OVERALL : One of the best stouts I've had the utmost pleasure of tasting. I've been a huge fan of this beer for a few years now and no matter what the price, I always try to get another case of 24 before the one I currently have is spent. It's one of those beers I'll always be faithful to, falling back to it on hard days when I feel I definitely need a treat for myself. I treasure what I have since I can't have it regularly nor cheaply. This is some seriously awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:01:20 | More by FrostBlast
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-07-2014 01:02:29 | More by Sammy
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Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 01:18:14 | More by jrenihan
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-03-2014 04:31:27 | More by kjkinsey
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2014 04:27:35 | More by Texasfan549
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United Kingdom (England)

3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

7.2% Version, 330ml bottle: BBD 9 Jan 15. Shared between three of us during the second ever Shrewsbury Bottle Share on 24th Feb 14, thanks Mat for bringing this.

Dark and deep, malts all the way in this old recipe brewed beer. I found all sorts of aromas and tastes within the brew: All malt based (I think). Loads of dark berries, malty molasses and traces of chocolate and vanilla on a smoldering, wet horse blanket,

Different and pleasant, good depth of body which hid the alcohol content well. Most likely the best Kernel I've had so far (I like malty brews, not citrus based washing up liquid type golden beers).

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 11:09:28 | More by BlackHaddock
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United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-07-2014 20:27:52 | More by steverx8
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a tulip. Beer dated 12/07/12-12/07/14

App: No seeing through the beer. Black and pours a 2 finger beige head that recedes down to the edges of the glass.

Smell: The obvious of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. A little nutiness. Hints of hops peeking through in the back. Coffee seems to be most dominant.

Taste: Coffee, more like a mocha cappuccino in a way. Dark chocolate, but not overly bitter. Toffee or caramel, never good at distinguishing those two. Nice malt bitterness. Slight spiciness in there. The beer's full and creamy, maybe could be a bit more so but let's not ask for too much more out of this already outstanding beer. Flavors stick to the tongue well.

Would love to have this on tap someday to contrast the bottle. In the end, the nose does edge out the taste a bit, but not by much. Outstanding stout from probably one of the best breweries in the world, but of course it goes with out saying 'in my opinion'.
A bit pricey, but pick up this beer or anything from the Kernel. It's a treat and well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 15:41:51 | More by truebluebums
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-26-2014 17:27:16 | More by samEBC
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2013 22:03:33 | More by mtbdonn
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-15-2013 12:12:24 | More by Ciocanelu
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

11-26-2013 03:05:57 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of ONUMello


4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 330ml bottle (bottled 10/14/13) into a juice glass (sadly all that's available in my hotel room). This batch is labeled 7% abv
A: Pours a pitch black with a one-finger mocha-colored head that slowly settles
S: I could smell this for hours... cocoa, roasted coffee, molasses, dark malts, dried fruit, a hint of hop oil... so complex & pleasant
T: Lots of roasted malt goodness, like a well made multigrain bread along with the molasses & cocoa served with a cup of coffee. Call it a breakfast stout? Not quite as complex as the nose but very tasty
M: Full-bodied, rich & smooth
O: If only this was indeed exported... delicious & well made, one of the better stouts I've had recently

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 23:27:39 | More by ONUMello
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-31-2013 16:12:32 | More by Liquoric3
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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My bottle, bought from Etre Gourmet, is 7.2% abv and bottled on July 22, 2013.

It pours pitch black and has only a fine layer of tannish foam. Served cold so that could explain the lack of foam. Which I tend to agree with seeing the fine lacing a cold bottle leaves behind.

Whoa, the nose isn't lacking. Big aromas of coffee and dark chocolate with *something* fruity in there. Maybe the tasting will reveal that fruitiness.

Oh yes, the coffee and chocolate are big and bold and up front and bring a strong bitterness. I'm not having much luck identifying any fruit character but there's something there that kind of reminds me of The Abyss. Totally different brew in most ways, mind you, but there *is* something. Very very dry due to the almost extreme bitter factor.

Hehe///settling in with this rather big bad boy now. The coffee and chocolate bitter bites never seem to cease. Hey now. I just got an inkling of something sweet, just before the finish. Te very next sip and I don't get that at all. Weird tastings going on but Export Stout is tickling my fancy.

Medium bodied, light with the carbonation.

Foreign/Export Stout it claims to be and it sure as damn well is. Very nicely done and a joy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 18:28:11 | More by Bitterbill
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-20-2013 17:39:11 | More by jroof1
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

10-12-2013 18:33:27 | More by mendvicdog
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-03-2013 05:31:59 | More by InfernoBoss
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

09-09-2013 13:36:00 | More by Brewer1980
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at The Kernel Brewery while on vacation in London. Pitch black pour with a nice two finger beige head with great retention and lacing. The nose is earthy and roasty with lots of coffee and dark chocolate along with hints of leather, cocoa, and nuts. The taste rich and flavorful with loads of roasty coffee and bitter chocolate along with hints of tobacco, cocoa, leather, and some subtle dark fruit and hops. The mouthfeel is thick, oily, and slightly chewy with a bit more carbonation than I had expected. The finish is dry, bitter, and mouth-coating. Overall, another stellar offering from The Kernel.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 14:48:40 | More by beerdrifter
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-16-2013 14:43:22 | More by Kikuzzo
Photo of MarkJBurch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-09-2013 16:33:45 | More by MarkJBurch
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New York

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black with a thin, light brown head that leaves a good amount on the glass. Smell is chocolate, coffee, and roasted grain. Taste is mildly bitter and heavy on the coffee with a dry, almost piney finish. Feel is fairly heavy and sticky, with a medium carbonation. Overall, this is very enjoyable. Definitely my favorite of their beers so far and one of the best export stouts I've had.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 21:29:54 | More by JohnQVD
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2013 09:31:10 | More by Kirk
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-31-2013 22:09:20 | More by brbrocc
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Export Stout from The Kernel Brewery
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