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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: 39   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012

Draught @ The Kernel Brewery, 98 Druid Street, London, Greater London, England SE1 2HQ.

Unclear - hazy dark brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel, coffee, moderate hoppy, grass, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36878) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malty and solid hoppy. Thick malty, dark roasted malty and solid hops grapefruity. Bitter and bone dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31416) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. A hazy red-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, hops, caramel, and malts. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, malt, caramel, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a hazy orangey brown with an off-white head. Nutty, roasty nose with quite some citrusy aroma hops. Medium body, roast, nuts, licorice and again pleasantly aromatic hops. Dry, hoppy finish. Nice indeed. 140212

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head. Fruity and roasted aroma of hops, caramel, dark chocolate, pine needles and grass. Fruity and roasted flavour of hops, grass, caramel, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23583) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Draught@Kernel. Hazy brown colour, small beige head. Aroma si hops, wood, some caramel and mild nectary notes. Flavour is bitter fruits, floral hops, mild herbal notes as well as some slight wooden notes. Surprisingly boring brew from Kernel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21867) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
Bottled at the brewpub. Cloudy chocolate brown. Grapefruity hop aroma. Above medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Lots of grapefruity and salty chocolate, really bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
4th Deember 2011
Cloudy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Lovely even malt base, not roasty but robust. Fantastic piney hops with beautifully integrated citrus. The hops are strong but the malt base never loses it’s grip and balance. Finishes smooth with a little minerals. Another bottle on Christmas day revealed all of the above and developing red fruits. Imperial English Bitter? Who cares! A lovely lovely beer that is already getting better. A bit of a stunner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle from the brewery drunk at home. Very dark brown near black colour thick rocky cream head. Now this I rather like. Hoppy brown malty aroma. Very full in mouth good carbonation good flavour good brown malts and well balanced but quite forward hops. Good choc flavour. Bit of mint on end from the hop mixes well with the choc flavour. Very decent

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