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


on tap

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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (463) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2016
Look: dark brown, almost opaque, slightly hazy. Aroma: citrus, grassy, light chocolate notes, some cat piss. Taste: dry with moderate bitterness. Flavour: citrus, arabica, bitter chocolate. Long bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2477) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 7, 2016
33cl bottle from zymology lisboa. Dark color. Thin brown head. Medium high bitterness. Medium oily body. Aroma is hoppy, roasted, mango.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
romanstep (119) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 26, 2016
W nosie głównie aromaty chmielowe, białe winogrona, cytrusy, i coś jakby truskawki nie wiem czy to zasługa chmielu Nelson Sauvin, na końcu trochę prażonego słonecznika. W sumie aromat bardzo subtelny. Bawa ciemnobrązowa, prawie czarna, piana bardzo drobna, super oblepia szkło. W smaku średnio wytrawne, cytrusowe, żywiczne, później trochę kawowo-czekoladowe. Goryczka wyraźna, palona i trochę popiołowa. Wysycenie dość wysokie przez co piwo jest stosunkowo lekkie. Kernel to jednak europejska czołówka w piwach z użyciem nowofalowych chmieli. Szkoda że są to piwa u nas tak trudno dostępne. Butelka do 19.05.2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1675) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
100 ml sample, courtesy of Maersk. Dark brown, almost black. (Just) hoppy aroma, dank and catty with notes of white wine (?). The taste is also mostly hoppy, yet with a light but clear velvety chocolate note. Smooth mouth feel. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunstoneale (49) - MOLDOVA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle brought by Maersk, thanks! Pours black with an off creamy head. Unmistakable Nelson Sauvin aroma: white grapes, white wine, some light grass. At the same time, as the beer gets warmer hints of chocolate and coffee also appear in the nose, rendering the overall impression as a hoppy chocolate bar. Medium body, pleasant palate. Taste fully corresponds to aroma with notes of chocolate and coffee over a refreshing hop profile. Finishes dry and pleasantly bitter with both roasty and hoppy character. Very pleasant black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maersk (96) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
No head. Brownish black colour. Grassy, fruity, catty nelson flavour. Tiny hint of chocolate in the taste, some unbalanced bitterness, nevertheless very mild. Solid black ipa with long bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1322) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle at home from top of the hops Kilmarnock a dark brown colour beer Pine tropical fruit aroma flavour is tropical fruit dark roasted malts pine hop finish with some woody notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4514) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2016
330ml bottle (6.6%; Nelson Sauvin hops) at home from Top of the Hops, Kilmarnock (bb 19 May 2016), pine, roasted malty, tropical fruits aroma, opaque very dark brown with a bubbly tan head, chocolate with grassy hops, creamy with a potent hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlGagario (104) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 3, 2016
In bottiglia, a casa. Colore nero profondo con risvolti color cola nel sottotesta. Schiuma da bianca a color caffč, alta e persistente, da soapy a pannosa. Olfatto molto soddisfacente ed intenso di agrumi maturi. Carbonazione da soffice a media. Aroma inizialmente citrico, con evidenza di pompelmo e cedro, ma anche mandarino e mango, nota di caffč lontana che diviene via via piů percettibile con l’aumentare della temperatura. Amaro tostato reso frizzante dagli agrumi. Carattere maltato pronunciato, sovrastato dall’agrume ma in recupero nel dopo beva, con tocco appena setoso alle gonadi. Mouthfeel agrumato con picco amaro e nota brulče smorzata. Finale amaro breve e gentile. Corpo da medio a pieno, struttura da watery a oleosa con a tratti sensazione lattica. Nota alcoolica di chiara avvertenza ma gentilmente smorzata. Nelson Sauvin unico luppolo, qui lega bene le componenti per un prodotto molto armonico. Davvero una ottima black IPA, da manuale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (1391) - LATVIA - FEB 2, 2016
With Nelson Sauvin hops. Dark brown with medium beige head. Nice hoppy aroma with fruity notes. Good hoppy bitteness mixed with roasted caramel. Fruit, vanilla, coffee and chocolade notes.

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