Garrold (2707) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bierkoning (11229) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Opague. Grapefruit, lemon and roast in the aroma. Roasty, malty swet flavor with lots of citrus fruit. Tart notes. Caramel. Lovely!
MonsterMagnet (637) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Pine, grapefruit, roast, floral, roast, coffee, chocolate, dark bread. Light sweet, medium high bitter, oily to creamy texture, medium body, average carbonation. Lasting fruity bitter roasty finish. Great balance, lovely india black ale.
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bolttle
Appearance: Clear deep brown beer, creamy brown head, good retention and leaving night lacing spots.
Aroma: citrus, mocha, caramel, dried fruits, sniffing to long reveals a odd chlorine tone.Not thereduring drinking.
Taste: sweet start, some caramel, chocolate, hints of soap, and gentely the hops take over soft fruity bitterness before it finishes light roasty and resinous.
Aftertaste: fudge,coffee, citrus,& exotic fruits, soft roast,
ok carbon, medium body. ok carbonation
MichaelAwesome (5860) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Angenehmes, sehr klassisches Black IPA mit feiner Hopfung, etwas Kaffee, ein wenig Malz und leichter Fruchtigkeit. Im Abgang moderate Bitterkeit. Einfach zu trinken, süffig, wunderbar.
ElManana (1149) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Malty, hoppy, bitter, roasted coffee, I absolutely love the style and I love Kernel. A BIPA to dream about. Great.
McTapps (5861) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has got a deep blalck colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of hops, amlt and pine. Taste of hops, barley, bread, malt, chocolate, pine and mild herbs. Flowery hoppy finish. Enjoyed it.
Alengrin (3406) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kernel’s BIPA, expectations are high. Stable and lacing, pale greyish beige head, very dark ruby bronze colour, as good as black but translucid on the edges. Wonderful, lush aroma of American C-hops and other goodies: fresh grapefruit, pine resin, lemon blossom, caramel, tad chocolate, field flowers. Dried fruits, very nutty from the start, soft carbo, smooth caramelly and lightly chocolatey maltiness leading to a beautifully hopped finish, peppery and bittering, resiny, very long and lushly citrussy. Exemplary BIPA, I’d recommend this to anyone trying to get acquainted with this fascinating new style.
venom666 (582) - Elche, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Close to black dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma has pine, citrus and some tropical fruits, with a strong notes of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts, very balanced. Taste follows the aroma, citrus and tropical fruits, pine and resin, with sweet maltiness, chocolate and coffee beans. Bitter aftertaste. My kind of Black IPA, 60% IPA and 40% Black.
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost pitch black, beige head. Aroma of pine, tropical and citrus fruits with a touch of roastiness. In taste hoppy, piney, low sweet, quite dry with solid bitter finish. Nice.
Desverger (4402) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath, London - fuzzy dark brown to black coloured pour with a beige/tan head. Aroma and taste is a mix of medium roasted malts and tropical fruits, prominent hoppy, grapefruit, pine needles, some caramel, cocoa, bitter hoppy finish. Great brew.