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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Occasional. Previously 7.4%.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
A - Full citrus with coffee and light rye A - Dark reddish-brown with creamy lasting head T - sweet with light sour and bitter P - Full and soft O - Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1137) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle from the Kernel. Pours deep black with big white head, looks fantastic. Kernel hoppy aroma. Smooth on the palate, good example of a black ipa with malty background and long bitter finish. Didn’t quite have the extra complexity expected from having rye in the mix, which was a bit disappointing, but it is still very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (579) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 9, 2012
Color: a black liquid diamond with a big heavy brown head and no carbonization. Smell: malt, roasted and finally hops. Taste : malt, caramel. Aftertaste : hops. Really good beer very interesting and strange!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Applejuce (1) - ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012 does not count
C= Very dark brown but not black, more muddy water glasto style farm sludge. Nice looking retention that pops and brakes down in mins. Then a staying firm film. N: Breezy, nutteler, closed, diacetyl vanilla notes mingeling with milky low roast notes. Some pine edges trying to cut through but all very low toned and yeasty/wheaty, that a rye thing?. P: Slick, very balenced! Quick, fleeting but exciting, real bright coco powder thing going on with a nice bitter twang that fades in lighley toasted mocca latte coffee finish. Some light lemon citrus flavours right the way through keeping it lifted and moorish. Nice sweep clean finish that might put of some but very tasty.


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