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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black IPA brewed with Pacific Jade, Columbus & Citra


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at home. Red-black, with thin off-white head. Lovely nose, honey, melon and pineapple, possibly also even caramel. Very interesting flavours, like a hoppy porter, with honey and floral hop flavours balanced against a dry, bitter coffee finish, with a touch of oatmeal. Very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at home. Brown/black, small tan head. Juicy IPA nose, plenty of citrus and guava with an underlying roasty note. Surprisingly dry yet juicy, full-on citrus with coffee grounds and a slightly roasty bitter finish. Interesting, a bit more roasty than I was expecting but still very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
From bottle. As good as black with a small tan head. Aroma of tropical fruit hops and some coffee. Similar taste, absolutely delicious. Nice bitter finish. One if his better ones

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Now I was one of the first to embrace this style but also one of the first to fall out of love with it. There was just too much going on. A lack of harmony. So I approach this beer with a levep of scepticism. Black looking beer with thick dark beige head. A good lokking beer no doubt. Citrusy hops on the aroma are aluring. Yes well the malt is not the roasted variety that some have usex and it is without doubt a tasty beer and pushed back a certain amount of my prejudice. Its smooth with just a dash of ash. Its good. Yes a hoppy what? A hoppy dark ale? Smooth hoppy and rather good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Pours dark brown, with a prim cream head. The smell is just fantastic: mesmirising actually. Flavour is really good: juicy, limey, tropical hops, becoming slowly smooth, muddy malt. Long, interesting finish, which remains hoppy, but also smooth and choc-ish. Obviously delicious. This has ended up with a whopping score, because I can’t really see where it can be marked down.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Nice lemon aroma with a hint of espresso . The colour black with a yeast haze . Very dormant flavour of citra hops , but balanced roast malt flavour , perhaps a hint of vanilla in the background .

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2702) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is juicy, guava, mango and papaya. Some coffee too. Taste has some watery coffee to start. Bitter mango. Faint bitter coffee on the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a very rich lasting beige/brown head. Hoppy aroma, fruity, spicy, grapefruit and some chocolate. Hoppy flavor, metal, fruity, figs, perfume, chocolate, dry grassy, some grapefruit. Bitter hop finish with metal and perfume.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4556) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2012
14/I/2012 33cl bottle @ RBBWG 2012 - BB: n/a (2012-50) Thanks to Antoine for bringing the bottle!

Pretty cloudy caramel coloured beer, small beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: cheesy, stinky feet, sweet fruits, overripe fruits, some pineapple, pepper. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: pretty sour start, lemony, pineapple, lychee, ripe banana. Aftertaste: passion fruits, some pineapple, bitter finish but still fruity. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
From a bottle in London. Brown, hazy with a offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy and malty taste. A nice beer.


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