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Export India Porter | The Kernel Brewery

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92 Ratings
Export India PorterExport India Porter

Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by AgentMunky on 05-21-2011

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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of aleigator
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Gavin for the bottle

Pours a black color, with a medium, brown head.

Smells unusual hoppy for this style of beer, with grassy oranges among, roasted, smoky, salt topped dark malts. Results into a beautiful nose featuring soft bakers chocolate, infused with orange- and lemon peel.

Drinks outstandingly smooth with a lower carbonation, featuring a dough creaminess.

Tastes of toasty, earthen malts, which got a subtle toffee sweetness to them, as well as a salty minerality. On top of that settles a whiff of earthy coffee and a fruity, orange defined hoppiness. The hops turn a tad grassier during the beers finish, while they blend very well into a pleasant, slightly dry coffee bitterness, without getting less creamy.

Fantastic balanced, smooth and versatile porter. Almost reminds me of a black Ipa with a good amount of roast to it, while it features a creamy smoothness and remains sessionable.

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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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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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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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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -8.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

500ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
Yet another outstanding beer from The Kernel, they never seem to let me down. I wasn't expecting anywhere near as many hops coming through in this one but they proved to be a welcome addition and the beer definitely worked well as a result. It's certainly one of the most hop-filled dark beers I've tried and I wasn't sure how this one would rank alongside some of the lighter IPA's or America pale ales from the brewery but it more than held its own, it's definitely one I'd pick up again as well.

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