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The Kernel India Pale Ale Black

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle from the legend of Kris Wines. Good to see some of the Kernel backlog being remade! The pour’s deep brown with a massive tan head. The nose is licorice, charred wood, some sweet pineapple and bitter chocolate. Hints of grass. The taste is mild fruit salad, a bit of salt, driftwood. Light and dry grassy finish. Nice rustic, earthy charred grain notes. Light body, smooth. Overall, another solid effort from the lords of Bermondsey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhyshewer (59) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Aroma: Dark chocolate, coffee, plum, mango. Appearance: Dark brown, opaque, minimal tan head. Taste: Coffee, grapefruit, mild bitterness and a soft roastiness. Palate: Medium body, slightly oily texture, medium carbonation and a soft warming finish. Overall: A mild, very drinkable, well-balanced Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - APR 15, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (817) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
Mooie donkere chocoladebruine kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, honing, citrus. Smaakt fruitig, hop, bitter, grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (627) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts, floral hops, chocolate, coffee, grapefruit, pine, mango. Flavour is similar in nature, sweet and hoppy. Very nice Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (883) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Keg @ Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington. Pours a very dark brown, smooth & light but a bit too mellow on the hop and general taste front. Yet another disappointing Kernel, lacking the citrus or coaldust quality I prefer form other black IPAs. Also tastes about 3%, not 6.5% as labelled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
33cl bottle at home. new batch. bottled on 05/feb/2014 at a 6.3%ABV. poured a dark brown colour with a tan head. chocolate, pines, roasted malts, floral hops, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, some sweet burned sugar. well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. great pale ale AGAIN!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (49) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 15/2-2014. Flaska från Mikkeller Bottle Shop, Köpenhamn. Fruktig, citrus, grape, rostad malt & medelbeska. Ganska lång avslutning. En mycket god Black IPA helt enkelt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (553) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Mikkeller Bottle Shop (40 DKK). 6,5%. Fruktig, citrus, grape, söt rostad malt, lakrits/salmiak, medelbeska, medelfyllig. Lång avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (651) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
2013 version 6.5% abv, pours almost black with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, with dry citrus hop and a bit of pepper. Finish is long and bitter with roasted malt aftertaste. Carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery. Poured a hazy, dark ruby colour with a large beige head. Strong aroma of cocoa, treacle and citrus hop. Full flavours with notes of dark fruit, grapefruit, dark chocolate and roast malt. Finished was balanced coffee, tropical fruit and caramel. Excellent stuff.

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