In a nutshell: A strong, clean, smooth and creamy porter from Bermondsey's Kernel Brewery.
The lowdown: To make this beer they've modified the recipe for their Export India Porter mainly by fermenting it with lager yeast and then lagering it for 9 weeks which creates a cleaner, smoother and creamier texture. The flavour profile has more dark chocolate with some milk chocolate velvetiness and the roasted notes have been smoothed down to give it extra drinkability.
One of the grandfathers of the London craft beer scene, Bermondsey's Kernel Brewery was founded by Evan O'Riordain back in 2010.
His mission then was to brew beer worthy of attention, and was one of the first UK breweries to brew huge, hop-forward IPAs. Now internationally recognised as one of the best breweries in the world, Evan's beers changed the way that people drank in the capital and was the inspiration behind most of the new wave of London breweries. They still brew in small batches and now produce wonderful sours and fantastic porters and stouts.