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

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6537) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle via BeersIveKnown cheers Steve; cloudy dark brown pour with a thin tan head, hint of pine and roast in the aroma, taste has some citrus action, chocolate, quite big bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 8/23/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cards on the table I’m scared to add a new beer so I’m reviewing a retired one with a different ABV, ok dark brown pour velvet beige head, pine and roasted malt hop, pine comes through in the taste but not as massive, dominated by roasted malts, I’m enjoying this greatly but the taste doesn’t match the aroma, oh it has a zizzy carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy dark brown with tan lacing, dark cocoa chocolate and licorice, pine and orange peel, dry bitterness, roasty, pithy hop oils, dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/27/2011 Total Score: 4.1
Citrus and pine resin on the nose, well carbonated. Fruity bitterness up front with a slight suggestion of chocolate malt. Dark mahogany, beige foam head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6608) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, malt.
Body: Medium body, a bit lively carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, hops, grapefruit, some raisin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle a few months past bb date. Black with nice sized beige head. Oh yeah lots of nice hops with lemon, grapefruit and herbs. Light roasted malts with some chocolate and Americano coffee. Very fresh and light bitter touch. Medium bodied with slight creamy feel. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (2755) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
Flaska. I det närmaste helt svart öl med ett stort smutsvitt skum. Underbara dofter och smaker av kaffe, choklad, citrus och rostad malt. I doften också en släng av lakrits. Mjuk munkänsla. Medelstor beska, medelsötma. Ren och skär njutning.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (194) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours one finger of head. Nose: citrus. Taste: dark malt, citrus. Very good black IPA. Perfectly balanced!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle conditioned at 6.7% ABV. Includes the Colombus, Centennial and Simcoe hop varieties. Nose is nutty, black malt, lemon, grapefruit, citrus. Black liquorice, Coca-Cola, orange sherbet, blackcurrant, Marmite. Bitter. Some sugar and some tang. Dry finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6912) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a nice frothy beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Pleasant lovely aroma. Hoppy, fruity, chocolate and coffee.
Palate: Full to medium body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate, fruity and hoppy.
Overall impression: Lovely ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (1239) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma from this oxymoron, India Pale Ale Black, is fresh and citrusy. I catch a really nice aroma here from the hops. The taste is a little bit roasty from the malts but is strongly supressed by piney, tropical, citrus zest hops. It’s really good and well balanced and it leaves a rather long bitter aftertaste that is very pleasant. A good black IPA for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
7stern (592) - Bromma, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Dark brown, almost black with lasting laces. Pine and melon aroma. Grapefruit, soap and some toast. Balanced and nice


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