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Export Stout - The Kernel Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 12
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

jroof1, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

mendvicdog, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

InfernoBoss, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of FrostBlast
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-
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
Photo of Brewer1980
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Brewer1980, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of beerdrifter
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.

beerdrifter, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Kikuzzo
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Kikuzzo, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

MarkJBurch, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of JohnQVD
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.

JohnQVD, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Kirk
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of brbrocc
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

brbrocc, May 31, 2013
Photo of DerekKetelaars
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

DerekKetelaars, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of TallSaint
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

TallSaint, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -5.4%

aztraz, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of FinalFantasyBrewing
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Lare453, Mar 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Matagal, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Pelicanrocks, Oct 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

MisledTitan, Oct 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

pixieskid, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

DrinkSlurm, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
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 Cyclone8
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Cyclone8, Apr 09, 2012
Export Stout from The Kernel Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.