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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Bottle conditioned; Occasional. Previously 7.4%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2474) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, tropical fruits, zesty. Taste has orange zest, grapefruit, coffee and chocolate, little pine. Smooth and bitter, over carbonated. Not bad

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5613) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours dark as Coke with an enourmous frothy light tanned head. Aroma is rye, floral and fruity hops, some peppers and equalyptus as well. Taste is intense fresh & crisp hops, high carbonated, medium bodied. Some nice liquorice, sweet malts and mints towards the lingering dry bitter end, do i need to say this is very good?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Bottled. Deep coppery colour with a small brown head. Aroma is fruity, floral and some grassy notes. Also some sweet maltyness as well. Flavour is sweet malts, liquorice, mild rye as well as quite big salted liquorice in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6227) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
Strong rye bread aroma, rather sour. The flavour has the rye playing with the hops in a remarkable way. Pine, euchaluptus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (2502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours a brown color, almost ruby on the edges of the glass. Head is huge and tanned. Long lasting foam. Aroma is similar to a porter: roast and coffee notes surrounded by a piney hoppiness. Taste is bitter up front, slightly acidic in the middle, than bitter again in the finish. Long astringent finish. Quite dry. Mouthful is almost creamy with soft carbonation. Itís quite mild both on roasted and hoppy notes compared to other BIPA Iíve head. Iíd say this tasted more like a well hopped British porter to me. Still a nice brew for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at cgarvieukís Danish Invasion tasting. End of the bottle, so my pour was mainly yeast! Nice nose though, definite spiced rye characteristic and massive pine hops. Similar flavours, slightly chocolate, some sweet coffee and a nice resinous bitter finish. This is good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft toffee roast ... deep malts ... soft lime hop nose ... little co2 prickly .... nice roast malts ... little chocolate ... big sweet oily pine hop ... little pine bitter ... bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... very very fizzy ... deep chocolate roast ... quite bitter ... soft lime hop ... little oily ... 3.6

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1777) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2012
330ml bottle from the brewery. Very lively out of the bottle; even†once half had been poured the remaining beer in the bottle continued to froth towards the top. In the glass itís†a deep & murky looking brown colour with a huge, dense, lasting & lacing light tan head. Heady grapefruit, pine, kiwi & peach to the fore on the nose backed by delicate roasted malt & coffee tones. The malt component is much more prominent on the tongue though never becoming more dominant than the hop element; roasted malt, coffee & chocolate counterbalanced by pine, grapefruit & resinous hops. Medium body, medium carbonation - quite crisp, dry & fresh on the palate - some warmth in the throat & finishing with a lingering hop/malt bittersweetness. Big hops in the Kernel way and decent dark malt interplay. Not a style for everyone but it floats my boat & Kernel have done it very well to my mind on this occasion. 7.1%

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4803) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle @ CPK. Deep brown color with a massive, gushing tan head. The nose is of caramel and sweet chocolate. Roasted coffee. Leafy hops. The taste is buoyant light hops, sweet cola, milk chocolate. Light bitter leafy finish. Medium body. Active carbonation. As always, a very good effort from The Kernel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (967) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle at home 4th April. Aroma is intense pine orange grapefruit and a hint of chocolate orange. Great mouth feel, smooth. Taste is delicious, pine fresh hop, slightly numbing in the mouth. Another very good black IPA from Kernel


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