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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Bottle conditioned; Special


_angst_'s rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2701) - Göteborg, - JAN 27, 2013
330 ml bottle bought @ beermerchants.com. Pours dark brown with a rather small frothy and bubbly gray head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, salty and fruity with roasted malts, soy sauce, grapefruit juice, salty liquorice, pine, resinous wood, tropical fruit hard candy, black pepper, burnt cookies and hints of perfume like lemon. Taste is bitter and salty with roasted malts, lemony soap, oily pine, resinous wood, pineapple, mango, star fruit, soy sauce, salty liquorice and dark bread. Mouthfeel is slightly astringent, tiny round and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, grapefruit rinds, dark bread, resinous wood, black pepper, oily pine and salty liquorice. I possibly held on to this a bit too long.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Draft - Light roast and pine.  Jet brown with a decent brown head.  Lots of pine and almost no roast.  Nice mouthfeel, but no balance with the ’black’.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10138) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color. caramel, hints of roast and grapefruit in teh aroma. Roast, citrus, grapefruit in the somewhat tart flavor. Grassy notes. Firm, well balanced beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jerohen (1991) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Bottled, thanks to Arjen for sharing. Black colored, lasting lasting. Hoppy nose with roasted malts, some licorice. Flavor is dominated by licorice, quite some bitterness from the hops. Probably well brewed, but the combination of hops and licorice in black IPA’s just don’t work for me.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1498) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
33cl bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. Lovely citrusy, resinous grassy aroma and taste, with great background charcoal and woody notes. Pours a fine jet black colour, with a bubbly light tan head. Great lively, bitter finish, moreish and another great Kernel beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ppils (135) - - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark beer. Aromas of hop, cloves and fruit. Taste is good. Fruit, cloves and a nice bitter. A really good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (857) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours almost black with a beige head. Roasted, resinous hoppy aroma. Resin hops, roasty malts, some licorice in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
(Draught at the brewery, 12 Apr 2014) Dark brown colour, almost black, with creamy beige head. Malty, roasted, hoppy nose with notes of coffee, pine needles and a touch of mint. Malty, roasted, hoppy taste with coffee, pine needles, grapefruit, resin and a generous piney/resiney bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Tasty and quite well balanced and drinkable for its strength and relative bitterness. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3710) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 23, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy, darkest brown colour with late awakening, average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Citrusy hoppy aroma with a grassy touch, roasty dark malty background. Taste is initially dominated by grassy and slightly citrusy hop notes with roasty, dark malty background, later more malt dominated with hints of coffee. Very nice, but could be a bit more spicy and "dirty" to scratch perfection.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6115) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 19, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a huge off-white head. Very hoppy and fruity on the nose with some roasted notes bursting through, mild malty notes as well as some licorice. Flavor is nicely balanced with the resinous hops and roasty malts, the citric fruits and licorice are there too. Bitter and malty. This leans more towards refreshing fruity hops than the dry burnt malty notes and seems to work very nicely at that. Excellent
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3704) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
330ml bottle as The Kernel IPA Black Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial

Bottled 05.02.14 - Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hops, fruity notes, citrus and coffee. Taste is smooth, roasty and dark fruity with some grass, citrus, coffee and licorice. Finish is roasty, hoppy and lingering bitter with some citrus, fruits and grass. Pretty tasty black IPA, but missing that special something.


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