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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Garrold's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2707) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11229) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (637) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5860) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1149) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Malty, hoppy, bitter, roasted coffee, I absolutely love the style and I love Kernel. A BIPA to dream about. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5861) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2015
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3406) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (582) - Elche, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (4402) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
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.


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