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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
Kernel Black Rye 330 ml bottle bought @ The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Pours hazy dark brown, almost black, with a huge frothy and fluffy brownish gray head that is rather quick to dissipate while leaving some thick trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, dark bread, grapefruit juice, pine, grapefruit peal, orange peal, lemon balm, dark roast coffee, toffee, chocolate, slightly perfumed tobacco and hints of wood and dill. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and tiny sour with grapefruit juice, green grapes, dark rye bread, pine, dark roast coffee, grape zest, earthy tobacco, orange peal, roasted malts,  lemon zest, burnt caramel, wood, fresh grass, resin, wet soil and subtle hints of liquorice fudge and fresh green herbs. Mouthfeel is smooth, tiny dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and sour with grapefruit juice, dark roast coffee, dark bread, heavily roasted malts, grapefruit peal, grape zest, pine, grass and green herbs. Another extremely solid beer from The Kernel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2013
330ml bottle from The Kernel Brewery. Almost black colour, big foamy head. Pine hop aroma. Hop grapefruit flavour. Citrus aftertaste. Good black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4185) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
0.33l bottle (7.1% ABV) from beermerchants.com A deep dark brown one with a massive and lasting beige head that’s nicely lacing down the sides of the glass. On the aroma it’s really hoppy with citrus, ripe fruits but it also has a really nice - but subtle sweet chocolate thing going on. It smells really nice. It has a really slick texture with a average big-bubbly carbonation level. Flavors are almost roasted-hoppy ans also a bit sweet with dark malts, subtle chocolate, some alcohol, strong bitter - almost peppery finish and aftertaste with a watery mouthfeel in the aftertaste, but the flavor just sticks around forever. Mildly dry all the way also actually. A strange experience, but I liked it. Again a good one again from the Kernel. 18.06.2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
14 dec 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Too dark to say but it looks a bit hazy. Nose is alcohol, oatmeal cookies, grassy hops. Thin body and fizzy. Some pineapple, bitter grapefruit rind, very bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2012
Bottle from the old brewery. Very dark brown pretty much black colour. Golden bubbly head, fades quite quickly. Aroma is roasty, bit of coffee, and lots of hoppy citrus fruitiness. Grapefruit sharpness. Taste is initially hoppy bitter, then goes to roasty and chocolatey malt, and finishes a slow fade of coffee and grapefruit bitterness. Very nice and smooth in the mouth. Bit further down more fruit, orange and some tropical hints. Really nice. I must have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2013
Almost black with a huge beige foamy head. An aroma of roasted malt, dusty, citrus, hops and fresh. A flavor of roasted malt, liqrice, oily texture, hops, citrus, bitter and a fresh finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Murky orange brown with a dense beige head. Light roast, licorice, herbal, fruity hops in the nose. Lively mouthfeel. Flavor is dark malty, roast, citrus, a whiff of coffe, quite dry long, lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a large nougat coloured head. The aroma holds grapefruit and pine up front with undertones of spicy/minty rye, dark bread, soft roast, wet tobacco, toasted cookies, herbs, resinous wood, black currant tea, tart apricots and marmalade candy. Really bright on the nose. The flavor is light sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of grapefruit, lime, herbs, pine, tea, grass, cookies, rye, bread, tobacco and balanced roast. The mouthfeel is soft and clean with a smooth carbonation. The finish is grapefruity and tea-like with balanced rye and roast. Near medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle on the links. Brown with a white. Lovely aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavour has some malty chocolate and coffee resting on the outskirts of a lovely hoppiness. Mango and pineapple. Again, a little yeasty but still delicious.

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