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


on tap


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Cask and bottle conditioned; special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours an almost clear nutty brown with a discreetly lacing beige head. Heavy greasy hop aroma, a little dark fruits. Solid body, sweet roast and licorice with citrusy hop notes. Very boozy finish - a little much. 141111

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2011
Tap @ BBF. Deep murky brown color with a large, off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with some darker notes as well. Quite a lot of liqurice and a bit of coffee behind all of the hoppy goodness. A hint of fresh tobacco as well. Taste is packed with lovely malts, slightly roasted/toasted, some but not a whole lot of bitterness. Very dry and quite bitter towards the end. Some dark syrupy notes as well, along with the sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle at home. Deep brown, gushed out of the bottle, thin tan head fades leaving no lacing. Nose is big, surprisingly sweet pine fruit, big vanilla latte coffee! Similar flavours, starts sweet then develops to a big pine pithy citrus hop profile, agressive yet balanced, big boozy harsh prickly finish, but I love it! Really interesting, slightly unhinged beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Black and tan. Head fades. Nice hop presence. Successful double iPA flavour. Nice hops and a bitter finish. Good gear.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1965) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle at Home, 28th October 2011. Pours with a smooth head that fades, aroma is liquorish and pine, not so much dark chocolate as the Black 2. Taste is strong, pine and hops undertone of the liquorish, the alcohol comes through, but drinks smoothly and below its ABV - one special beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2011
From bottle. Black with tan head. Decent hop aroma. Double ipa taste, hoppy, malty, slight roast malt character. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 16th October 2011
Opaque black beer, thick pale tan head. Nose of pine and subtle fruit. Smooth palate with mild carbonation. Strong piney hops with a lovely sweet citrus underpinning it. A little spicy. The smooth dark malt base is a little creamy with subtle dark chocolate. There is a little aniseed booze here but it belongs and integrates well. Finishes smooth with more pine. Tasty treat of a beer which may well get even better in the next few weeks! Original rating 3.9

24th December 2011
Light haze on this deep dark red beer. Small pale tan head. Palate is a lovely combination of smoothness mixed with prickly carbonation. Creamy malt with dark chocolate and a trace of coffee. Smooth but bittering piney hops perfectly balance the malt. Semi dry finish. Sumptuous and delightful this has got smoother and even more well integrated in the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
Dark, nutty brown, opague colour with a full off-white head. Smells cheese, sweaty feet and unfresh. Tastes very fresh, hoppy, bitter and fruity. Great carbo, full bitter body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
On caskat Borefts 2011. Dark brown colour with lasting thick beige head. Hoppy as hell on aroma. Now that is really quite good. Lots of hops. Some choc touch of mintyness and roastyness. Decent if a bit boozy maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Draught at Borefts 2011. Mild citric hop aroma. Muddy grey brown colour. Very small white head. The flavour is citric and teaish. Does not taste dark or roasted or anything. Good alcohol level.

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