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%.

sm89walt's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1947) - Sydney, - 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 it’s 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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10626) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, citrus, taste is similar, roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4372) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3756) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4123) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle, from Kernel Brewery, consumed at Church Stretton, Shropshire, campsite, Thursday 23rd August 2012 Soft in mouth, sweet lemon with some chocolate, really good tanginess, furry, fuzzy bitterness, some dark chocolate bourbon biscuit. Lovely, really good combination of flavours. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov16 3.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Pspsø’s - Thanks. Murkey brown - white head. Yeasty, high yeasty, raiisins, cheese, high bitterness, fruity, light spicy rye notes - behind the yeast, baking yeast, very unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40482) - 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 (34376) - 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 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.

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