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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


onystrom's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onystrom (1319) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - MAY 2, 2012
Hazy brown color with fine head. Wonderful hoppy aroma and flavor, very well balanced and doesn’t seem so strong.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 24.07.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC "best-before-last-summer-tasting":
Big creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, dark malts, hops, wet leafs, grass, caramel, rubber, thinner. Taste is harsh sour-ish, dark malts, old hops, cardboard, harsh grass, wet leafs, rubber, burnt caramel. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Old bottle that has passed it’s pride.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ej (708) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4025) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Bottle, shared with Beer Geek Tasting Crew @ "Best Before Last Summer Tasting 2013". Dark brown body, small white head. Nose is licorice, burnt sugar, herbal notes and hints of resin. Taste is licorice, burnt sugar, resin, oxidized dark fruits and some lingering bitter notes in the finish. Hints of dark chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation. Ok, but sadly another case of overaging. Our bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5257) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2012
330ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Soap, pine, liquorice and chocolate in the aroma. Hoppy, roasted and slightly soapy taste with notes of chocolate, liquorice and roasted malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Oh boy. This is good. Saved bottle from while back cause it was just too tasty. Not had another BIPA like it. No coins. No coins. Just full thick standard BIPA flavours without the tuppence. All good smooth tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Courtesy of jan (fonefan)
Dark brown color, with creamy beige creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, fruity, overwhelming any kind of roasted malt; there is also some yeast. Smooth mouthfeel; chocolate flavor with roasted malt; strong bitterness, with just a dash of yeast and fruits, and infinitesimal liquorice.
Excellent example for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Heavy amlty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flaor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Not the biggest fan of black IPAs but this is nice. Pours dark brown, off white head. Nose is lots of tropical fruit and citrous. Lots of pineapple juice, then passion fruit, mango, papaya, guava. Citrous and lime and bit of grapefruit bitter. Taste is tropical fruit sweet. If I were blindfolded I wouldn’t necessarily know this was a black rather than West Coast IPA. Doesn’t have that black sugary cloyingness. Fair amount of grapefruit, pine and dash of eucalyptus on finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (428) - 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.


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