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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%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (2953) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle at the Kernel Brewery. It pours very dark brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is pine, varnish, caramel, roasted malt and salted liquorice. The taste is salted caramel, rye, roasted malt, coffee, liquorice and pine, with a big dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A tasty black IPA.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2012) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1592) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9628) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of sweetness, tropical fruits, coconut, flowers. Flavour of herbs, light roast, tropical fruits, sweetness. Medium to full bodied. ends on a herbal smooth bitterness. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (2731) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2415) - 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


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