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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (681) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s house. caramel, spruce, black, lightly bitter, light body, sticky, average carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ej (615) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
Expired bottle (bb09.03.13) Deep brown with a slightly tan head. Pine and resinous aroma along with roasted malts. A rather harsh flavour is obscuring what has propably been an awesome brew, but the age has taken its toll on this one, and I can only curse myself for not drinking it earlier. Still has decent bitterness and some pine/resin. Medium to medium-pluss body and soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (420) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
deeep dark brown pour retains a thin tan head subtle aroma of tropical fruits with dark roasted malts lingering in the background. loads of flavours, coffee, choc, lemon, lime, crushed overripe strawberry, a little licorice and a slight burnt charcoal. amazing mouthfeel. silky smooth. very bitter and hoppy finsh.

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.

3.9
   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 .


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