Export India Porter | The Kernel Brewery

Export India PorterExport India Porter
BA SCORE
3.99/5
92 Ratings
Export India PorterExport India Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AgentMunky on 05-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,393
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
92
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of ElCommodoro
2.38/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from a 500 ml bottle in which it was bottle conditioned. The pour was lovely. It was completely opaque and a dark brown with a rich tan head that left some lovely lacing. However, the good qualities ended there.
It smelled like a pine tree, and the taste was more of the same. It had an astringent taste with pine-like hops dominating a background of roasted malt. If the roasted malt had been allowed to come through, it may have been decent, but that wasn't the case, just astringent piney hops. Very simple and not very good. That's about all I have to say about this beer.

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Photo of HurrahBeer
2.9/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Good, clean, crisp pour. Dark in color and a beautiful head. Primary smell of hops and herbs, with a secondary, fading roasted malt. Finish was a bit too bitter and dry for my tastes. Also tasted a bit on the watery side.

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Photo of Jmitchell3
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at St. Andrews Brewing Co. brewpub.

Near black, opaque body with a good tan head and ruby highlights at the edges. The glass is left partially coated with sticky lacing.

Aroma: Dark roasted grains, some coffee and a ouch of chocolate.

Flavor: plenty of dark roasted grains; just a touch of burnt toast. mildly bitter aftertaste.

O: this porter features dark roasted malts.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Export India Porter Columbus - not sure if this is the same beer but here goes. A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2012 (bottled April 2012). Picked up from Trembling Madness in York quite a while back.

Note: this was ridiculously overcarbonated. I lost about a third of it down the drain - it just kept on coming. Like puncturing a spray-can or something. As it wasn't cheap, I can't say I'm impressed....

Poured into a Duvel tulip (what was left anyway). Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown that appears black in the glass. A ton of chunky sediment floating around, though it settles out after a while. Produces a vast head of creamy beige foam with a fine, meringue-like texture. It looks pretty good - the head eventually reduces to a surface layer. Aroma of rich roasted malt with notes of burnt grain, coffee, cocoa, molasses, dried fruit, pine, stewed hops and yeast. Mildly funky. A warming whiff of booze in the background.

Tastes of intensely dark malt with a roasty, hoppy character and a strident bitter finish. Notes of burnt grain, coffee, cocoa, molasses, liquorice, dried fruit, mild pine resin, stewed hops and earthy yeast. There is a faint but distinct blue-cheese funkiness in the background - possibly due to all the sediment that ended up in the glass. A notable bitterness upon swallowing, along with a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, thick and pleasingly tingly, though flatter than might be expected. Perhaps all the CO2 took off at the beginning. Slightly spicy on the tongue. Good body for the style. One or two odd hard chunks - yeast? Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of roasted malt, pine and funky yeast.

An interesting style with a big flavour. Tons of dark malt aroma and flavour, though the hops aren't quite so forthcoming. Mostly pine notes but even these seem muted - I expected the hops to be more dominant. Perhaps the roasted malt conquers all. Marked down overall due to flawed execution - this was seriously overcarbed and contained a lorry-load of yeast sediment (which could have been avoided). As I reach the bottom of the glass it's becoming clear that the yeast is adding some undesireable mould/funk character to the flavour. Still, problems aside this is a quality brew that is well worth sampling. Calling all dark beer fans....

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Photo of Dave1999
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with tan coloured head.

The smell is roasted malts, coffee. A little light.

The taste is roasted malts,milk chocolate, bitter dark chocolate. It a good flavour but it too light with a watery quality.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall there are some good flavour in this beer but it is too light.

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Photo of MartinCalvino
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Ruds
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle in Feb '12 (BB Jan '13) into a tulip style glass.

Pours an extreme dark brown verging on black with a creamy beige head soon subsiding to frothy bubbles around the rim of the glass and a small puddle in the centre.

Aroma is high on roasted malts with a little burnt sugar, hints of toffee, a modicum of licqourice and a faint whiff of coffee.

The malts come through in the taste, with a toffee/caramel background and a little pepper in the aftertaste!

On the mouth this beer is medium in body with a dryish finish and a little watery.

Overall a decent porter from the Kernel but in all honesty I enjoyed the others I've tried more.

One post tasting note worthy of consideration, I took this beer from my outhouse (where I store a lot of my beers) which is a brickbuilt building in the garden. It was a cold day here in the UK with temperatures hovering around freezing. When I poured the 2nd half of the bottle into the glass the flvaour was more abundant and pronounced.

Let this beer warm to room temperature to enjoy it at it's best, don't take it straight from the fridge (something I'd never consider but today the outhouse was fridge like)!

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Photo of BlazerT
3.75/5  rDev -6%

AP: Pitch black with medium dense, mocca. medium lasting head. Low lacing. A: Strong roasted malts aroma - mainly ashy and dusty, some dark chocolate and coffee. Touch of booze noticable. T: Medium bitterness, strong ashy notes, dry, noticable roasted malts - dark chocolate. Light dark fruits aroma. Coffee aftertaste and fruity aftertaste. P: Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, dry, no alcohol warmth, finishing is dry and bitter.

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Photo of brianthebadger
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of AMack11
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle, best before 3 jan 2015. Poured in to a large snifter.

A - jet black almost. With a finger of creamy, tan coloured head. Looks like a Guinness extra stout.

S - smell great. Coffee,chocolate,nuts,cream and a hint of hop in the back.

T - bitter. Espresso,dark chocolate. Tons of roasted flavours. A nice smokey finish A very fair dark fruit/cherry on the finish.

F - thin,but crisp. Nice carbonation.

O - pretty damn good! Very similar to the Guinness extra stout. Perhaps a little pricey for what,to me, is a Guinness replica, but still a nice beer. One improvement however, would be a creamier mouthfeel. This is a wee bit too crisp for my liking, especially in a porter. I think this would go great with a sweet tobacco cigar.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a cervoise glass. Best before 17 March 2013.

A: A large head sits tenuously on top of an opaque beer of the darkest brown. Direct backlighting provokes only a ruddy glow on the edges. Heavy, scattered lacing.

S: Loads of hops! Astringent, piney citrus reminds me of Nelson Sauvin. Actually, hops are pretty much the only thing I can smell. Strange, but not unpleasant.

T: The hops cut through with a medicinal tone quickly belied by bitter ground coffee. The maintaste is nutty and pleasingly bitter, a combination of hops and coffee which fades more towards the latter for the aftertaste. There is an acerbic quality that is not entirely welcome, but it's a good beer nonetheless.

M: Heavy and drying. Good show.

O: An exceedingly unusual porter and one that merits a trial. I think it is, perhaps, over-hopped -- the softer nuttiness and roasted bitterness never have a chance to exert themselves. It feels stronger than it is. I enjoyed everything except for the oddly medicinal hops, but I probably wouldn't have another one.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured to a pokal glass.

A: The body is pitch black. The head is beige with a 5mm thickness.
S: The aroma is very interesting, as it has a profile of coffee (yet weak coffee), roasted malts and a small hint of burnt things and in the end, a splendid hoppy aroma for a Porter. Wasn't defenately expecting this.
T: The taste is mid way between a Euro Dark Lager and a over roasted malt Porter. It's somewhat empty but still looking for the coffee and chocolaty hints of the roasted malts. In the end, a very slight hoppy taste on Chinook.
M: Body is low as expected. Carbonation is perfect. Bitterness is higher than expected and actually better.
O: The aroma got me but the taste isn't that great. However, a hoppy Porter seems to be a nice style to dive in.

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Photo of TGS
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azkkr
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Export India Porter from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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