Brewed by The Kernel Brewery
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle conditioned, 500ml and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
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N.B. If the hops used in the beer are listed on the back of the bottle, then the beer is not a new entry and should be rated here.

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Martinsh (296) - Crewe, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2020 Tap at Tap 40, Crewe (as 6.3%). Bit of a complex case this one. It calls itself an India Porter, but I would say it’s really a Black IPA. It pours jet black with a strong but transient beige head. The nose has coffee to the fore, but plenty of citrus in the background. The initial taste is sharpness, bitter like lettuce base. But there is also coffee and chocolate with burnt toast hints. The finish is bitter black coffee, and alcoholic warmth in the stomach. Excellent !

DeanF (6230) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2019 This pours a perfect black with a beige mousse that would make French pattisières fill with envy. There's a strong but subdued coffee, intelligently refined, not overly cloying nor syrupy, just an honest delivery that seems so basic in its elements but somehow seems to elude many breweries on this side of the world. The flavour is smooth barley, honest hops not trying to fry your tastebuds. A great mouthfeel with solid oiliness. Wonderful in all respects, nothing amazingly unique but every element is balanced and delivered in the right amount at the right time.

YantarCoast (2719) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 31, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2019 500ml bottle @ 6.5% ABV from Hop Burns and Black. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma is pine resin, roasted malt, coffee, citrus. Taste is light sweet, citrusy hops, burnt malt, earthy, pine, a little boozey. Moderate bitter finish.

rauchbierlover (2090) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2019 Black body with a thick beige head. Aroma is coffee. Taste is coffee again. Dry, coffeish finish. medium body soft carbonation oily texture.

Wim (4913) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2019 samen met yves bij hem thuis een zwart kleurig lichaam met een bruinige kop en met een geroosterde mout chocolat koffie aroma een mout koffie chocolat bitter smaak met een bitter einde

Yves (3560) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2019 Shared with Wim at my home. Brown colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation and no carbonation. Malty chocolote aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty roasted bitter.

Singularity (7211) - Out there, ICELAND - JUL 18, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2019 On tap at DOK taproom. Near black with small tan head. roasted malt, herbal floral earthy hops, mellow composition with a roasted finish. Nice.

alteregoo (3179) - Kalisz, POLAND - JUL 15, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2019 Praktycznie czarne, z obfitą, drobną pianą. W zapachu żywiczny chmiel dominuje. W smaku półwytrawne, goryczkowe, czekoladowe, palone, dość wysoko wysycone. Trochę takie BIPA.

IBUExports18 (48) - - JUN 28, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2019 Dark beer goût torifie mais pas trop fort, goût de houblon assez faible plutôt bonne pas de sucre

Trolleo (5042) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2019 Bottle from Hoptimism, Export India Porter (Mandarina Bavaria, Nelson Sauvin, Ekuanot). Pure Black IPA aroma, lots of roasted malt, herbal notes and hoppy notes. Color is pitch black, seems clear, medium sized creamy brown head. Roasted malt, tangerine and chocolate taste, bit herbal, coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation. Bloody awesome!

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