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Export Stout - The Kernel Brewery

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 11
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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Photo of FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

09-28-2013 02:01:20 | More by FrostBlast
Photo of Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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


4.21/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

08-12-2013 14:48:40 | More by beerdrifter
Photo of Kikuzzo


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

New York

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

06-28-2013 21:29:54 | More by JohnQVD
Photo of Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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


4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

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


4/5  rDev -5.2%

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


4/5  rDev -5.2%

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 !

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -12.3%

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.

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

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.05/5  rDev -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.

02-16-2012 17:03:10 | More by CwrwAmByth
Export Stout from The Kernel Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.