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The Kernel India Pale Ale Black Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook, Zeus
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
From tap. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Toasted malty, light phenolic and caramelish. Bitter, soapy and toasted malty. Dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
Draft. A brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma haas notes of citrusy hops, malt, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, caramel, bread, and coitrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller and Friends. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of dark chocolate and petroleum. Light roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops, grapefruits and grass. Hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
12th October 2013
Opaque black beer with a good pale tan head. Palate is soft, airy and semi dry. Soft dark malts with a touch of cream. Floral hops with a touch of sherbet candy. Light citrus and bitterish orange marmalade. Dry crisp finish. Really nice joined up version.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, hops, flowers, chocolate, fruits and has a long bitter finish. Yummy!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Black - offwhite head. Nice burned malts. Licorice. Dark bread. Nice bitterness. Resin. Dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11277) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle @ The Kernel, London. Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - citrus and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 051013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle, 6.5%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, spicy, caramel, little bread and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little bread, medium sweet, hop, earthy and medium bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle at home in London - bought at the brewery. It pours clear, deep reddish-brown with a large, thick and lasting beige froth head. The aroma has notes of earth, burnt cocoa, toasted pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with well toasted bread, some bittersweet cocoa. dirty pine, touches of juicy citrus. Medium bodied with average to lively, massaging carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with lots of burnt bread, mild grapefruit, earth, pine, a bit of baking cocoa. A slow starter but the beer really grew on me as I worked my way through it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweetness and some chocolate. Rich flavour of roasted malts, strong floral bitterness, winegum, cream and some chocolate. Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel and soft carbonation as well. Nice and roasty.


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