Export Stout | The Kernel Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom
thekernelbrewery.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dougofthefuture on 12-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
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24
Gots:
8
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Photo of Bubbles
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of gutbucket2
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of bultrey
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. This is the best export stout I've ever had, if not the best stout, period. I wish I could find it in the states more.

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Photo of soulcougher
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kikuzzo
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of DerekKetelaars
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of steverx8
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of pixieskid
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of FrostBlast
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body is pure opaque black with a dark toffee color head that presents a good retention.
S: WOW, the smell is great. There's a bit of coffee but lots and lots of chocolate. I've never had the chance of smelling something like this. I'd just say it's not just perfect since the smell both aromas are quite perfectly connected. But just a matter of fact, it's damn great.
T: The beer is hoppy with a great sweet profile, coming both from the coffee, a bit of toffee and mostly chocolate. Wonderful.
M: It's very soft to the touch and very mellow. Great carbonation.
O: What a great export stout. Gotta find my way in the genre of beer. Just fell in love with this.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served at cellar temperature into a Saigon Regal glass.

L) Absolutely opaque black. Started off with an exciting orange-coloured bubbly film.

S) Chocolate, raisins, rum. So nice.

T) Oh my word this is terrific. Dark chocolate, hazelnuts, cappuccino. Lovely little burnt malt bitterness, and a bit of marshmallow sweetness. Balanced, morish.

F) Smooth and mellow. Just lovely subtle bitterness.

O) This easily competes with Founders Breakfast Stout etc. I haven't been convinced about The Kernel's hype until now but I am a convert.

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Photo of hastiecyclist63
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mine is 7.1% ABV.

A: Black with a coffee brown crema of a head. Pours out like treacle.
S: Big coffee and toffee.
T: Thankfully nice and sweet with lots of coffee, Galaxy Minstrels, liquorice and zingy honeycomb toffee. Not all that earthy. After pouring the yeast in there's a chocolate orange flavour. Left with an almost ginseng-like prickliness.
M: Heavy but has a zingy effervescence in the finish.
O: Really good. The first thing from this brewery I've enjoyed.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MarkJBurch
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mtbdonn
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MisledTitan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Lare453
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BenBreeg
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brbrocc
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of bobmus
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of FinalFantasyBrewing
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of JohnQVD
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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