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Export Stout - The Kernel Brewery

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dougofthefuture on 12-19-2010)
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Bubbles, May 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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.

gutbucket2, Oct 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Arcanor, Dec 03, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

pixieskid, Sep 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%
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-
sensitive.

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.

FrostBlast, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

stephenlee, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

InfernoBoss, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MarkJBurch, Jul 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mtbdonn, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MisledTitan, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Lare453, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

brbrocc, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bobmus, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of FinalFantasyBrewing
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Although at first i should say the ABV on my bottle was 7.2%, not should that matter.

Look at it!! Completely dark almost opaque

HEAD!! was present in a thin coffee colour manner.

smell!!! was heavy roasted coffee balanced by a medium body of vinilla, dark fruits, pralines

Taste!!! smooth as you like, does not feel like a 7.2% stout no alcohol burn until it reaches you're stomach. minimal carbonation. Rich viscus coffee coats you're mouth like sticky toffee! Hints of vinilla and Dark Caramel. It has a smoky BBQ after taste which is very welcoming.

Overall !! Sublime a perfect addition to the kernel range and does not disappoint, Imperial brown stout may have a slight edge over this in taste wise but this is as close as you'll get to a near perfect stout. Find it ,drink it , live it, love it.

FinalFantasyBrewing, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of JohnQVD
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

JohnQVD, Jun 28, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at the De Molen bottleshop in Bodegraven.

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Black pour yields a one finger, medium-thick, fluffy, tan head with great retention. Black body with a touch of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A good wisp remains and leaves some really good looking lacing down the dies of the glass.

SMELL: Big, roasted nose. Roasted malts, sweet cream with some coffee and cocoa notes. Light vanilla cream works really well with the roasted base. Bold and very enticing.

TASTE: Nice and smooth for sure. Roasted malts, caramel malts and some nice sweet cream notes. Very roasted and charred malts all the way through, and finishes with lots of bitterness, coffee and cocoa. Big and lasting aftertaste is bitter, very roasted and burnt, with some sweet cream as well. Very flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body with medium carbonation evident. Smooth and creamy on the palate, enough weight as well, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Pretty solid here.

OVERALL: Excellent stuff. Had never even heard of this brewery before the 2011 BOREFTS Festival at De Molen, but glad I decided to get a couple of bottles to bring home with me. Bold, full flavored and very enjoyable stuff. Well worth checking out if you get the chance, and I’ll be looking to try more beers from this brewery. Recommended.

Jeffo, Oct 26, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

atrocity, Sep 30, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark as night, with one finger of light brown head. Head clings to the glass nicely.

Smell: Dark chocolate and coffee, slight sour aroma.

Taste: Malty roasted coffee with a hint of dark chocolate and sourness.

Mouthfeel: Moderately creamy/velvety. Good mouthfeel for the style.

Overall: Great stout, easy drinking for the abv and moreish with the coffee and chocolate notes balance well.

Boozecamel, Oct 04, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

rmehughes, Sep 02, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2013. ABV is stated as 7.1%. Picked up some time ago from my local beer specialist.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Deep black - the colour of black holes. Yields a decent head of creamy light brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. An intense, rich aroma; bitter coffee, roasted malt and cocoa along with hints of molasses, dried fruit and stewed hops. A faint, warming whiff of alcohol in the background. Delicious.

A tsunami of flavour - roasted malt with a deep bitter finish. Notes of burnt grain, bitter coffee, cocoa, molasses, hints of dried fruit, stewed hops and yeast. Dry and slightly spicy, with an intense bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, with tingly carbonation and a spicy character. Highly astringent - dries the palate thoroughly. Aftertaste of bitter coffee and roasted malt.

Impressive - a fantastic stout. Like running into a wall of roasted malt and coffee flavours. Great if you love dark beers. The only minor complaint I have is that the mouthfeel seemed a little thin to match the flavour; a more unctuous sensation would have gone down well. Trivialities aside, this is excellent and should be consumed if you have the opportunity.

jazzyjeff13, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of mdagnew
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast...

Poured pretty much pitch black even when held up to the light... Dirty burnt brown head poured thick and foamy then faded fairly quickly to decent thickish covering.. lots of patchy sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice deep roasted chocolate maltiness, coffee beans, leathery and slightly sooty, toasted bread, toffee, treacle, earthy / cardboard hints, roasted nuts, some sticky plum fruitiness...

Taste - Lots of roasted dark chocolate malt bitterness, sooty, some piney hops, very earthy, strong espresso coffee, dried coffee grains, toasted nutty sweetness, some treacle, faint anise...

Feel - Smooth and fairly creamy then a little sharpness comes through... medium / full bodied... fairly drinkable for a 7.8% brew..

Overall - A beautifully balanced stout from Kernel... highly recommended...

mdagnew, Dec 16, 2011
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Export Stout from The Kernel Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.