armando629 (2209) - Budapest, - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep brown with a delicious pillowy-creamy tan head. Very rich aroma with pines, juniper and herbs, fruits, tropical fruits, cocoa and some roasted grains. Smooth mouthfeel with balanced, aromatic resin and pine, grapefruits, caramel and some liquerice.
Osprey87 (585) - London via, WALES - MAR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dec 2012 - This is the best IPA Iíve tasted from the Kernel so far. Sweet pineapple and resin, rich hoppiness, not too much bitterness but an enduring dryness. All of the flavour is at the start and there isnít much aftertaste. Sweet, tropical...great.
Habanero (1698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a fair lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, peach, citrus and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily text and soft CO2. An excellent black IPA. ★★★★
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from somewhere uninteresting. I love this, this is, to my mind, the nicest black ipa I have had. well tasty.
visionthing (1725) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Black (or very dark reddish brown) with an off-white to beige head. Hoppy! Aroma of pine, citrus, herb and malt with some roasty notes and caramel. Sweet and hoppy with a nice citrussy bitterness in the finish. The hoppy IPA aromas is quite dominating, the black parts are more modest. Refreshing and delicious! (2013-01-26)
worldbeertaste (1133) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Under the light it has some brown but mostly it looks black with a fizzy tan, lasting but just a thin ring head. Lots of hops on the nose. Citrus grapefruit, pine and grass with roasted malt, caramel. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Crisp. Tastes of hops and fruit. Sweet peach and malt at first with a bitter hop grass dry citrus pine finish. Every time I go to smell it I canít help bit take a sip. The smell and the taste are so similar. Leaves the mouth sour and citrus filled. A great drink and a solid IPA. Not as much dark malt or roast as I would have expected though.
Finn (3090) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
6,5%. Flaske 0,33l spandert av Rune under rateseanse i H9 2 Jan 13. Ekstremt dyp amber. GjÝrmete. HÝyt skum som danner gropform. God, litt tung fruktaroma. Smaken er sitrus. Svakt bitter syrlig ettersmak.
The_Bish (973) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.5% version. I remember Black III being ridiculously good, just brilliant thickness. Chewy. This is very delicious. No coins, well, not much. Thick niceness. Actually, this is really good. Really good. Superbly balanced between hops and roasted malt. Rare. Excellent brewing. Cheers Kernel. Sad I missed thier double Black. Come on Kernel, brew us another.
snzcujo (274) - RUSSIA - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 13/11/2012.
Aroma is extra fresh, zesty, not very intense, but quite pleasant.
Taste is classic proper ipa-ish upfront, with just amazing, roasty character in the end.
Aftertaste is very long-lasting, piny and a bit tart, lovely. Bitterness is more than average.
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Dommod2011 (509) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked this up on a quick run for Diabolus. Really loving black IPA, need to explore more. This is delicious. Iím serving this as a pre steak and chips drink, which will be followed by a Floretine and an afternoon in the company of Raiseonline. An inevitable defeat at Citeh is also on the cards but more beers like this and I wonít care...
jackl (2827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the legend of Kris Wines. Good to see some of the Kernel backlog being remade! The pourís 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.