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


on tap

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4314) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Dark copper colour. Beige, thin, but creamy head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate cake, privet leaves. (So, just a bit going off then...). Taste has a hint of salt. Then a big, dry, bitter finish, that slightly overwhelms. Complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1226) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Grassy hops with a little roast aroma. Lots but very smooth and silky carbonation leading into sweet-ish stout-ish blackness. Medium body. Grassy hops are present throughout, even on the palate. A bit juicy, relaxed bitterness. Nice balance though. Beautiful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allanmb (191) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Pours translucent black with medium off-white head. Aromas of nice chocolate malt and citrus hops. Fine carbonation but decent body. Taste is roasted malt, pine hops and slight soapiness. Medium dry and light-medium bitter. Very nice black IPA but not quite as good as Black Betty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (978) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black colour with a beige head. Citrus note. Dark malts. Slightly roasty. Medium body. Great bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (351) - SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
On tap at Irreale. Brownish head with good retention. Very dark brown. Aroma is hoppy, roasted, malt and floral. Taste is dry bitter, resin and piny with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2253) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2016
Botella, de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo. 04/06/2016. BBD:19/05/16 Color negro, espuma beige,aroma lupulado, sabor torrefacto, frutal, cuerpo medio,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (709) - 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 (2757) - 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 (270) - 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 (2041) - 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 (72) - 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.

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