Imperial Brown Stout London 1856 | The Kernel Brewery

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Imperial Brown Stout London 1856Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
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Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by thepeter on 05-07-2011

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Reviews:
27
Ratings:
87
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
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Photo of woosterbill
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, packaged 15 February 2011, into a goblet in the alley behind the brewery.

A: Black body with bright brown glimmers; two fingers of rich, creamy brown head. Strong retention (especially for its strength!) and lovely lace. Strikingly beautiful stout.

S: Huge, sweet aroma of coffee, graham crackers, dark chocolate, spicy alcohol, and light smoke. Each component is powerful, distinct, and well-matched with the others. Amazing.

T: Caramel + coffee are up front, followed by chocolate, smoke, treacle, alcohol, and a long, coffee-tinged finish. Delicious.

M: Fairly thick, smooth body; light, soft carbonation.

O: Wow. THIS is a beer. Sipping this beast of a stout in a grimy alley next to some train tracks is truly, if unorthodoxically, heavenly. I think this would stand up well next to any number of highly hyped American versions of the style, and I hope to have it again someday.

Cheers!

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Photo of thepeter
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour with a dark body and a golden brown head that lasts and cascades down the glass. Smells of cocoa and coffee and citrus and dark malt, Peat, and dark fruit and goodness. tastes much of the same, very complex and delicate not at all living up to the sturdy 10.1% in terms of character. smooth and oh so drinkable, like a 6% beer at the most, Dangerous! Overall this is a fantastic beer which I would drink over an over! Loved it!

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Imperial Brown Stout London 1856 from The Kernel Brewery
4.26 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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