Idiosynkrasie (5335) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Tropical fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, chocolately dark malty background. Taste is bitter hoppy, tropical fruity, hints of passion fruit, grapefruit, a touch of mango, minimally sweet, chocolately background, minimally chalky flashings in between; rather weak on the malty side.
androman (1142) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home from Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam. Body is nearly black, head is medium, rocky, brownish, mostly lasting, good lacing. Nose is spicy tropical fruits, flavor is roasty, dried fruits, toast, citrus, leaves, old wood, earth, light bread, pine resin. Light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy and roasty medium to heavy bitter. Full body, dry texture, average to lively carbonation. Easy, tasty, dessertish beer, quite good one.
AshtonMcCobb (4212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - big grapefruit and pineapple notes.
Taste - dark chocolate with loads of blood orange.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - yeah, lovely beer.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015. Aroma of citrus, with a touch of licorice. Sweet fruity flavour with classic citrus hops
MrOrla (1171) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours brown with a of white head. Aroma of orange peel, grape, light licorice, tropical. Taste is licorice, grape, tropical. Fedt!
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, roasted malts, coffee, nuts and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus, roasted malts, hops, coffee and a bit of pine. Excellent, very balanced black IPA.
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
29/VI/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 22/X/15, bottled: 22/IV/15 (2015-829)
Clear deep brown beer, creamy irregular brown head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: citrus, mocha, caramel, some chlorine, dried fruits, raisins. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, some caramel, chocolate, little soapy, soft bitter hops, dried fruits, caramel. Aftertaste: fudge, mocha, pretty bitter, coffee, citrus, exotic fruits, soft roast, bit resinous.
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015.06 - 33cl - zwart of wat dacht - geur is niet wat je verwacht (chocolade, koffie, en diets meer), nee de geur van tropisch fruit (wat ik niet associeer met een zwartkleurig bier) - mond : bitter en een hint van koffie
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simcoe/Cent/Colum. - Bb 10/2015, danke idiosynkrasie für die BIPA mini-serie. Suave exotic fruit basket (pineapple, maracuya, grape, sweet orange) held under an upmarket dark chocolate fountain: aroma as it warms promises genteel goodness, mouthfeel and taste turn that expectation down a slight notch from world class to merely excellent: quite bitter, near-ashen black malts obfuscate some of the hop goodnessM whilst an earthier European, herbal bitterness sneaks in and up on the palate, making it less juicy than its nose promised. Also tend to prefer a fuller, seamier mouthfeel in Black IPAs, but this was nicely drinkable.
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated where it belongs:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/the-kernel- />Earlier Rating: 4/9/2011 Total Score: 3.8
19th January 2011
Very dark brown beer. Short pale tan head. Lovely fresh piney hop nose. Crisp dry palate. Mellow dark malt base. Minerally piney hops - fresh and strong. A little fruit!! Black IPAs always seem to accentuate the piney qualities of hops and supress the fruit but here I fancy a spot Of Nelson like hop fruit. The dark malt turns creamy. A really nice Black IPA - best I’ve had I think!
10th April 2014
Simcoe Columbus Centennial version. 6.3%. Hops are noted on the rear label. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and slightly soft. Mild dark malts, softish and airy. Nice hops - well integrated pine and light hop skunk. Nice mellow orange and tropical fruits. Finishes smooth with mellow dark malt and mild coffee and sweeter citrus. Very nice indeed.