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The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856

Brewery: The Kernel Brewery
Country: England
ABV: 9%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: ABV varies among batches

Brewer Description: Not much other descriptions I could find.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled on 5th February 2016 and with a best before date of 5th February 2021. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A dark dark brown colour with a reddish hue and a thin tanned head that disappeared quickly but left lots of nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel, coffee, chocolate milk, with hints of nuts and dark fruit.
Taste: Roasty, chocolate, coffee, chocolate milk, slight bitterness, hint of dark fruit and char.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Body was perhaps lighter than I prefer, but despite this, it was still very enjoyable and great to sip.