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

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, - JUN 17, 2011
Pours out a gem, deep black with dense creamy head. Nose is quite restrained, slight spice, light choco & waft of caramel, light citrus acidity. Palate is well rounded & soft, flavours are roasted barley, spiciness & slightly chalky dry finish with a light dusting of milk choco. It’s a nice enough beer but lacks a little complexity & the hops have fallen away somewhere. I reckon this might have been blinding just after it was brewed.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (143) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from beermerchants.com. Aroma is sweet and has notes of grass-like hops. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head. Taste is hoppy and has a easy pleasant body and is overall very fresh. The beer is very drinkable and fresh. Overall a pleasant beer. It dosen’t look very inviting but does deliver taste-wise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (189) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
33cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with beige head. fruity aroma with loads of hops and citrus. Nice bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (452) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
330ml brown bottle with a minimalistic but informative label design. Rated 6.7% ABV bottled on 23.07.14, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque dark nearly black brown with a medium sized frothy tan head, with good retention that when reduced left lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and malts. Flavours of grapefruit, caramel, orange peels, dark bread and a hint of chocolate. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, somewhat slick texture and average carbonation. Overall a great Black IPA, maybe slightly too sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (367) - - SEP 16, 2014
Fresh lime, grapefruit, and citrus aroma. Unripe currants too. Sweet taste of brown sugar and caramel, paired with grapefruit notes. Strange, as most black IPAs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bisseparoni (8) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
good beige head, soft-looking head crown also stays for a good time on the beer, clear black colour, some sweetness and mangoes in the aroma (I also think I found some blackcurrants when I opened the bottle but couldnt find the same aroma afterwards), nicely hopped and the dark roasted malts are complementing the beer in a great way, a well balanced mouthfeel, one of my favourite beers so far, I poured the sediments from the bottle to the glass when I topped it, didnt make the beer any worse

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
From keg at Brewdog Shoreditch. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is malty, bit roasted, fruity, some citrus, hops. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, slightly sour, fruity, roasted notes, some coffee, bit spicy, hoppy. Aftertaste is bitter, spicy, boozy, soft carbonation. Good but a bit unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (630) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
Kolsvart med litet vit skum. Doftar humligt citrus! Smaken är citrus humle, lite rostad malt och salt.Bra beska! Mycket bra Bipa!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1108) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Hoppy as hell, citric, resinous, fruity, slightly roasty and salty, Brown/black colour, medium beige head, lacing. Big bite, mid-sweet, awesome! Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter and aromatic finish.great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1376) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Pours dark dark brown with medium off white head Aromas of dark malts, coffee, hints of chocolate, some hoppyness Taste has nice hoppy tropical and dark fruits, chocolate, sweet caramel, coffee

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abergdahl (43) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Not crazy about this one, a bit stale, uninspiring color, vary nice aroma with lots of hops and a OK taste.


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