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


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Bottle conditioned; Occasional. Previously 7.4%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is dense hoppy, grapefruity and mango. Dark roasted malty and solid hoppy. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. A murky brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, hops, and rye, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma of grass, hops and pine needles with roasted notes. Fruity flavour of grass, grapefruits and pine needles with roasted notes. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy opaque brown with an off-white head. Lightly greasy and citrusy hop aroma with subtle roast. Medium body, carbonation is a little excessive, licorice and roast with a subtle bitterness. Pleasant. 150812

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 2, 2012 18th March 2012
Clear dark brown - red beer. Decent pale tan - cream head. Smooth dry palate, semi soft with fine carbonation. A little malt cream to start. Very mildly roasted dark malt with a whisper of coffee. Dry tangy citrus hops - orange and lemon. Pine. Some red berry fruits coming to the fore towards the dry finish. Bitter linger. A whisper of rye spice. Another very complex Black IPA form the Kernel. Great stuff!

2nd April 2012
Rounded off nicely now - lost some of the coffee grit but is nicely piney and pithy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18714) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
Bottle at the old brewery, London. Pours dark brown with a frothy, beige foam head. Light roast, subtle coffee and light grapefruit in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with some tangy dark malts, dark and toasty bread, roasted malts, some grapefruit and pineapple. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Faintly roasty finish with light resinous stickiness, mild cocoa, some pine, faint coffee, light dry grass, citrus fruits. Pretty superb. Very dynamic with different aspects coming through as I drink. Apparently this was Nate’s last brew; he left us with a wonderful farewell beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Poured from a 330 ml bottle (purchased at the brewery - drank Apr ’12) into a tulip glass to a very dark brown/bordering black colouration with a thick-ish off-white head which gives way after a few minutes. Pine, roasted malts and a little caramel/toffee hit you on the nose. On the palate I quickly picked up on the ’rye’ backbone of this IPA although it does not dominate! At the business end I was getting a hop hit with some citrus notes but allied to roasted malts, liquorice and a litle coffee. Mouthfeel was spot on, medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall another very good IPA from the Kernel, well balanced and a quite a complex series of flavours which all hold up well together!

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