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Export Stout - The Kernel Brewery

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 11
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dougofthefuture on 12-19-2010)
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-09-2013 13:36:00 | More by Brewer1980
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Kikuzzo

Italy

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

New York

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-31-2013 22:09:20 | More by brbrocc
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DerekKetelaars

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-22-2013 11:12:12 | More by DerekKetelaars
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TallSaint

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-20-2013 21:10:00 | More by TallSaint
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-19-2013 14:37:49 | More by aztraz
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FinalFantasyBrewing

United Kingdom (England)

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 13:49:53 | More by FinalFantasyBrewing
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-21-2013 23:08:21 | More by Lare453
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Matagal

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2013 23:50:43 | More by Matagal
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (Hivernale): Poured a deep black color stout with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of nice floral coffee notes with some dark chocolate is very enticing. Taste is dominated by some very nice floral coffee notes with very little bitter chocolate and almost no astringency which is surprising considering the amount of coffee notes that are discernable. Light smokey notes are also perceptible though dark fruits notes are not really detectable as per brewer’s notes. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. I very much enjoyed this beer and definitely makes me want to try some of their other beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 20:03:53 | More by Phyl21ca
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-03-2013 11:47:04 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-16-2012 19:15:17 | More by Pelicanrocks
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-15-2012 22:56:36 | More by MisledTitan
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pixieskid

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-26-2012 08:43:43 | More by pixieskid
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-11-2012 21:18:33 | More by DrinkSlurm
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 23:19:06 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-09-2012 17:27:21 | More by Cyclone8
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beerpirates

Belgium

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thx to woosterbill for this stout !

33 cl bottel poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

A : Black, wit a small mocha brown head, nice lacing
S : Aroma of lovely fresh coffee, moccha, bitter chocolate,
T : Flavour is hard roasted malts, tar, coffee, rum, espresso, cacao powder , light dark fruits, nice bitterness,
M : very hard roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied.
O : Aroma promises more than flavour delivers, Nice example for the style !

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 20:09:43 | More by beerpirates
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ruds for this one.

Poured from a 330ml. bottle, best before 19.12.13. ABV 7.1%.

Appearance: A totally opaque black body with a creamy mocha head (2-3 fingers) that settles to a fat ring with nit much lacing.

Smell: Fresh coffee grinds mixed with milk chocolate and a roasted and robust aroma.

Taste: Chocolatey (a bit sweet) with some good coffee flavor and nuts as well. Roasted feel is tame. Good but not as good as aroma.

Mouthfeel: A bit viscous, thick feel with some low bitterness but medium bodied.

Overall: Good but fell a bit short of a great stout. Also, i don't see the potential for aging so of you've got it, drink it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 11:09:04 | More by papat444
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass. Purchased from Discount Supermarket in Cardiff, slightly past it's best before date.

Pours a deep black with a lovely but short lived off white head.

Smells of burnt malts and coffee, alcohol and a touch of hops.

Tastes of bitter and burnt chocolate, coffee, dark malts, slightly bitter hops too.

Overall a decent stout. The price is very high though so I wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 17:03:10 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Ruds

United Kingdom (England)

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

Purchased from the brewery in Jan '12, BB 19.12.13, now at 7.1%

Pours a rich black colour with a decent finger of creamy off-white head that soon vanishes becoming a small swirl mid glass with a thin layer around the edge

Rich roasted malts on the nose, liquorice and burnt coffee/caramel and a touch of chocolate

Flavours pretty much match the nose, a fairly bitter blend of chocolate in the taste and spice also in the mix

Mouthfeel is fairly full in body with a medium dry aftertaste

Around halfway through my glass now and the head has dissipated to a very thin layer around the edge and not even a complete circle at that !

A very decent export stout to tease your taste buds - hats off to the Kernel boys once again!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 22:03:08 | More by Ruds
Export Stout from The Kernel Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.