Export Stout | The Kernel Brewery

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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,013
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
95
pDev:
7.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a small patch of very thin film surrounded by a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts along with very light hint of charred malts and a hint of coffee with light aroma of licorice/anise. Light aromas of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with light flavors of charred malts and minimal amounts of sweetness. Light flavors of coffee and licorice/anise as well as moderate amounts of earthy hops. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin for the style.

O: Very enjoyable with really nice flavors and aromas even if it is a little thin in mouthfeel for the style. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color—only slight traces of dark red are visible near the corners of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with lots of wisps of tan bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with notes of licorice.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts and coffee beans with notes of black licorice and hints of charred malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This export stout seems to be a little lighter in body compared to other beers in the style but is bursting with flavors of dark malts and licorice. It is quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp and allowed to warm over about 45 min. Pours jet black with a gorgeous brown head. Nose is huge roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, and some chocolate. Classic stout. Taste follows the nose, but the bitterness is overly evident here. Getting chocolate, licorice, smoke, and tobacco. Bitterness really sticks around in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy, but medium bodied.

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Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of priley
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Export Stout from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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