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


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16724) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7747) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear deep dark ruby with a huge creamy, long lasting beige head. Lovely inviting aroma, some cocoa , dark light roasted malts and strong piney hops. Taste is light sweet, more roasted malts, cocoa and some nice piney and resiny hops. Creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation, lovely beer again from Bermondsey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle at home from ales by mail
dark ruby brown, fluffy beige head which stuck around a while. Pine, peaches, citrus...slight oxidation notes perhaps (july bottling). Slightly toasty malt at first then some orange and red berries leading to a longish dry chocolate and orange peel finish. Hops muted somewhat but still fantastic. Carbonation perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17424) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (1406) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2013
Color ruby oscuro con espuma color crema densa y con buena formacion. Aroma de pino resinas y uva. En boca, con densidad media es refrescante con presencia de tostados y un final amargo con un equilibrio entre resinas y frutas. Excelente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15170) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18221) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6380) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Bottled 31.07.13 - Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, grassy hops, hints of fruits and resin. Taste is smooth, hoppy, slightly roasty and fruity with notes of licorice, coffee and resinous grassy hops. Finish is roasty, fruity and bitter with some resinous grassy notes and hints of coffee. Okay, quite smooth but complex black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Black - offwhite head. Nice burned malts. Licorice. Dark bread. Nice bitterness. Resin. Dry bitter finish.

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