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The Kernel India Brown Ale (5.6 %)

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Brown Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1890) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Murky dark brown pour with a thin off white head. Chocolate and roast aplenty in the nose. Malty flavour with some fruits and welcome hops. Decent balance. Very tidy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1056) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle into a Westmalle glass. Very dark brown, almost black, nice head but it doesn’t last long. Nice complex hop and malt aroma, citrus, and crystal. Smooth, crystal and chocolate malt, very tasty. Dry and bitter aftertaste, a little too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Almost black beer with a beige creamy head. Hoppy, coffee, raisins, fruity, chocolate and a bit salty aroma. Hoppy, caramell, floral, raisins, citrus, fruity and salty flavour. A nice beer :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (224) - - MAY 21, 2013
Combining the chocolately roasted malts with the fresh pine and citrus hops. A very good beer. Quite light and very drinkable. Perfect for a winter evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3526) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of winning a bet with StoreMy; cheers mate. ;-) Pours a deep, near-black mahogany brown with a large rocky light khaki-hued head. Nose is grassy melon tones, peaches, hints of pine and dark malts. Some faint chocolate and nutty tones complimenting the hops. Nice. Taste is brown malty nut tones, grains, pine and hints of herbal grassy notes. Some strange metal-like hints in the back draws back the impression a bit, but otherwise this is a pleasant creation. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Nice enough, but fails to go the extra mile somehow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2013
Deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... big chcololate nose ..huge chocolate /... dark malts ... mellow chocolate roast .... ligth oakyness?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1182) - London via, WALES - APR 8, 2013
Room temp bottle from last year. 5.6%. Pours a thin caramel black like coke. Smell is not great - musty and yeasty. Flavour is slight resin, a little mint. Not bitter but dry. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Dark, muddy brown, no head; great hoppy aroma of pine, lush dark fruit, chocolate and coffee; smooth, lightly roasted flavour with dark fruit and lots of dusty hops; some soft chocolate too; quite dry; a touch of mint in the long finish; very nice indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (910) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
330ml bottle from the Cheese & Wine Shop, Darlington. Black-brown colour, tan head that diminishes and aroma of coffee, smoke & roasted malt. The taste is initially pine, then sweetish roasted malt & raisins, with an underlying dry bitterness through to the finish. Smooth medium bodied and soft carbonation. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4207) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. An opaque magohany brown pour with a trace of beige head; rich chocolate malt aroma; in the mouth, the hops dominate at first, giving lots of astringent pine, before a milky stout-like body; the finish is again dominated by the hops and some unbalanced alcohol, but there is also a residual malty sweetness, which is, I guess, why this is called a Brown Ale in the first place. Overall I don’t think this is a very successful deviation from what Kernel do best - hoppy pale ales.

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