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The Kernel India Pale Ale Black

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
97
style
Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4567) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2143) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Wow, what an amazing beer. Delicious taste of smoothly roasted malt, coffee, grass, soft fruitiness and a nice countering bitterness. Really good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (382) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Grey brown beer opaque, weak head nice carbonation. Hoppy smell, grapefruit, resin and flowery. Subtle fruitiness, caramel. Light tones of chocolate. Bitter sour with a delicious watery oily finish. Coffee bitterness, chocolate and hoppy resin, peels. Long taste development, fruity without sweeteness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (196) - Tasmania, - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a creamy tan had. The aroma has distinct hop notes of grapefruit and lemon, as well as more peach and mango notes. The flavour is hoppy with peach and grapefruit, as well as a nice roast malt character. Good bitterness, slightly creamy. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5055) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
Bottled from de Molen Beershop mentioning the use of Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial, bottled 05.02.14 BB 05.08.14, large sample, served in a TeKu. Dark brown color, medium light brown head. Aroma is quite hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, blackcurrant, roasted malts, slight candy, bit grassy, slight coffee. Quite bitter in taste, some chewy roast as well. Great balanced black IPA, which goes more towards IPA but with the necessary touch of roast. Lovely stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnth (17) - - MAY 29, 2014
Given a bottle of this. Pours dark, minor head. Picked up roast and bitter tones. Wont be to everyones taste but I liked it. Interesting drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
On 33 cl bottle from Beermerchant. Bottled 05.02.14- hops stated on the back; Simcoe, Columbus & Centennial. Very dark brown with some reddish color, good foam. Immediate hops,grapefruit, citrus: medium/ high intensity- also of medium/ low aroma intensity; malt, chocolate , roasted aromas. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, tropical fruit up front, dark roast, dry and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (384) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 25, 2014
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons, served in a nonic half pint glass. Bottled on 05-02-14. Dark brown with some reddish tinges, quite hazy, with a small, bubbly and not very persistent beige head. Roasted and hoppy aroma, notes of freshly burnt coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla and liquorice, and then citrusy hops, resin and pine needles. More IPAish than BlackAleish in the mouth, solid and quite high level of bitterness, tiny astringency, lovely and persistent fruity taste. Almost like a chewing on a strawberry and orange candy. Resinous and hoppy aftertaste, not much malty/roasted/chocolaty presence. Soft carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. The nose could be better, but it’s probably the best tasting BIPA I’ve ever had so far. Great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3015) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Bottled 05 02 14. Black pour, creamy off white head. Aroma is really roasty, piney hoppiness, light fruity hop notes, burnt grain. Taste is really bitter, roasty, burnt toast, lots of burnt toast, almost no sweetness. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Okay, but far from the Kernel I love.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1430) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
Bottled on 05-02-14. Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan bubbling head. Smells fruity, some hints of chocolate. Tastes grapefruit, the bitterness is over powering the chocolate, coffee or roastiness. Very bitter. Average carbo, thin body and a dry oily texture.


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