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%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 36
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 Spike
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle, bottled 26/08/16, ABV 6.4%.

L: Black. No red edging when held to the light. Total darkness. Rich, toffee-coloured head that lasts a few minutes. No lacing.
S: Smokey. Coffee & spiced fruit. Light touch of cocoa.
T: Smokey, roasted malts. Dried plums, Espresso coffee. Lingering sweet finish.
F: Medium/light body with a spicy tingle and a long, very dry finish.
O: A serious and complex stout. Lots of coffee. Lots of spiced fruit. Bitter & dry.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
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 chickenm
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keithrow
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As it pours, you can tell it's going to be good by the colour of the head. It doesn't disappoint. Lovely stout.

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Photo of Tdenham
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 WastedYouth
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 captaincoffee
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery yesterday. The must tweek the recipe often since mine was 7.1%, the picture above says 7.8%, and the listing above shows 8.2%. Bottom line, the best stout I've had in a while, so I assume they've been dialing in on the recipe over time Rich think head, malty, burnt chocolate, and espresso nose, and same full flavor. Solid mouthfeel and long finish. They hit all the notes and well balanced too.

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Photo of paleomau
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 MikeKSmith
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakenator
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Beervana
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Pour pitch black with a nice tall tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted nuts and trace of chocolat. Taste is a super. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Full body, creamy and average carbonisation. Long sweet, bitter and coffee finish.

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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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Photo of atrocity
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of vinicole
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Bottled 30/12/2014 7.5% ABV
Very deep dark brown. No head.
Smell of heavily roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of liquorice.
Initial sweetness is overtaken by the roasted coffee bitterness.
Lightly carbonated. Rather oily but smooth. Sticky around the lips.
Slow sipper.

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Photo of atpca
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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