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The Kernel / Brodies Scanner Darkly Black India Pale Ale

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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
London, England
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery (back in 2013). Poured a hazy, dark brown colour, with a halo of off-white head. Aroma of citrus hop, dark chocolate and liquorice. Pine hop bitterness, mixed with roasted malt and some molasses. Finish was burnt toast, hop resin and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottled 500ml PBFVIII
Murky brown color, small off-white head. Hops, sweet licorice. Medium-bodied. Salty licorice, toasted notes, nice resiny hoppyness. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timmwillum (66) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
Fin porter. Ikke meget aroma. Brunligt let forgængeligt skum. Cremet bitterhed med fin kulsyre. Kaffe og jord i eftersmag. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. It’s been on my shelf for a while, mainly because black IPA is not really my favourite stye. When it pours it gushes out, but I’m ready with a glass. Colour is dark brown with some reddish clarity but a little opaque. The nose is amazing though. Big zingy citrousy hops, grapefruit, lemon and a hint of lime. Some tropical papaya and a little mango. The head is nice and creamy. On the taste is big zingy hops, citrous grapefruit, lemon, lime, papaya, underneath which is some nice roasted malt. Big bold hops with some nice roasted malt to balance. Finish is grapefruit citrous bitter and some roasted malt and black coffee bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown, almost black beer with a medium sized, beige head on top. Head leaves decent lacing. Aroma is still very hoppy, despite this being an older bottle. (bottle date Jan 29 2013), full aroma’s of licorice, molasses, grapefruits and other citric fruits. Aroma is well balanced between the malty darkness and hops. Flavor reflects that perfectly. Starts off sweet and malty, but the hoppiness start to take over the flavor somewhere in the middle. Finishes quite bittersweet and long. Great balance again! Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottled@PBF VIII (thanks teddybeer). Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is quite black ipa and flavour too. Wellmade, but umm. Too black ipa for being anything for taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5694) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
33 cl bottle @ PBF VIII. Bottled 29.01.2013, BBE 29.05.2013
Aroma has hops, some fruity notes, vanilla and hints of raspberries. Flavour has harsh bitterness, some roasted notes and nuts. Decent BIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6194) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
33 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours dark murky brown color with a small head. Aroma of hops, some roasted malts, licorice and dark fruits. Flavor of malts, hops, licorice notes and some caramel. A bit old but still in decent shape hop-wise.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
330ml bottle @ PBF 2013

Pours dark brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of grainy malts, fruity hops, hints of roastiness, grass and exotic fruits. Taste is smooth, grainy and fruity with hints of roastiness, grass and lemon. Finish is dry, fruity and bitter with some roastiness. Okay black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6240) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, dark chocolate, grass and salty licorice. Flavour of smooth roasted malts, cream, rather strong floral hops, chocolate, some biscuit and also alcohol. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes roasty and floral, lingering bitter. Good stuff even though bottled at January.


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