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The Kernel Indian Brown Ale

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Chocolately murky brown, tan head, aroma of tropical fruits, some bitter roasted coffee, taste is hoppy, malty, bready, sweet, and bitter. It’s a very good beer, if not a perfect one. I feel as if the hopping mixed with the roasted coffee doesn’t quite work, although it’s very close to being in harmony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (1151) - - AUG 24, 2012
Murky brown. Tan head. Sweet tropical fruits, piney hops. Tastes of tropical fruits, slight roasted bitter coffee, really bitter finish. Too much bitterness from the hops without enough malt balance, but still very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrystrill (91) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Nice deep brown colour with creamy head floral sharp and slightly bitter but stkl quite a light flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2012
(Bottle, purchased at the brewery outlet) Dark brown colour with lasting, creamy, beige head. Malty, hoppy taste with chocolate, roasted malt, dark bread, grapefruit and pine needles. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of toasty malt, dark bread, chocolate, raisins and lots of citric, piney hops in a fairly bitter finish. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Very tasty and well balanced. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle @ home. Muddy brown with a big tan head. The aroma is sweet chestnut, coffee, light chocolate and caramel. Dark fruits. Dry hay. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, grassy hops and pumpernickel bread. Some salt and cracked black pepper. Light blackberry. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Overall, decent. The labeling on the bottle suggests this was a pre-expansion bottle, so I’d imagine this is drinking a bit tired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2012
Murky brown, firm and frothy tan head. Fresh forest aroma, fresh roast, pine, dark chocolate hint and dry grass. Good balanced bitterness and well interchange between the darker notes and hops. Loads of yeast residue: be careful. Tasty. (33cl bottle, thanks to Leighton for the trade)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pretty bad - no bottling date so assuming fresh. This is all hop bitterness and dank, nothing to speak of in terms of hops. No real malt character. Craft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Charlieboy (60) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Lovely nut brown beer, great aroma, good bodied. Fruity and complex. Much prefered this to the last beer I had, thanks to my nephew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2012
bottle at home ... deep brown ... big tan head ... soft sweet roast ... big pine hop nose .... light fizz ... dark malts .. hints of bitter coffee ... very oily lime peel ... quite bitter ... not sure about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Cloudy dark red/brown - white head. Roasted, dry roasted, ok hoppy, fruity, kalk, light berries, nutty notes, smokey, tobacco notes. OK.

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