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

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


3.4
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2178) - 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,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (667) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2737) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
romanstep (248) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1986) - 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.

4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maersk (156) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
No head. Brownish black colour. Grassy, fruity, catty nelson flavour. Tiny hint of chocolate in the taste, some unbalanced bitterness, nevertheless very mild. Solid black ipa with long bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1440) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle at home from top of the hops Kilmarnock a dark brown colour beer Pine tropical fruit aroma flavour is tropical fruit dark roasted malts pine hop finish with some woody notes

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4758) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2016
330ml bottle (6.6%; Nelson Sauvin hops) at home from Top of the Hops, Kilmarnock (bb 19 May 2016), pine, roasted malty, tropical fruits aroma, opaque very dark brown with a bubbly tan head, chocolate with grassy hops, creamy with a potent hoppy finish.


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