Imperial Brown Stout London 1856 - The Kernel Brewery

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 26
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: thepeter on 05-07-2011)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours nearly still, just a slight suggestion of head, no bubbles visible. Dark cola color, with moderately thick legs.

S: Nutty chocolate. Even as it warms up, pretty minimal, perhaps hindered by lack of carbonation.

T: Certainly not an American Imperial Stout. This keeps the classic london stout characteristics, but dials everything up a bit, without getting sweet or cloying or harsh. Dark chocolate, a hint of coffee and dried dark fruit

M: A delicate balance. Slight sweetness lingers on the corners of the mouth, but generally finishes dry, but not overly bitter. No carbonation to speak of, but despite that it isn't heavy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured pitch black... Burnt mocha tan head poured very big thick and foamy with a pock marked meringue like topping which faded slowly to good thick covering with lots of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of roasted / charred chocolate malts, tar, sooty smoke, charred bread, molasses / treacle sweetness, dark fruits (black cherries and grapes, dates, raisins), roasted nut brittle, some balsamic vinegar notes, some soy, very earthy, burnt coffee beans...

Taste -Toasted chocolate malts to the fore followed by light treacle and molasses sweetness, sooty notes, strong espresso coffee, toasted / charred bread, stewed prunes, black cherries, grassy hops, light oakiness, fresh vanilla, quite peppery, nice warming booze...

Feel - Sharp initially then and smooths out nicely... full bodied... incredibly drinkable for 9.9% although you can certainly feel the effects of the booze after a while...

Overall - A complex stout which takes a few sips before all the flavours emerge. Highly recommended...

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Imperial Brown Stout London 1856 from The Kernel Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.