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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Occasional. Previously 7.4%.

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4.1
Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a large nougat coloured head. The aroma holds grapefruit and pine up front with undertones of spicy/minty rye, dark bread, soft roast, wet tobacco, toasted cookies, herbs, resinous wood, black currant tea, tart apricots and marmalade candy. Really bright on the nose. The flavor is light sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of grapefruit, lime, herbs, pine, tea, grass, cookies, rye, bread, tobacco and balanced roast. The mouthfeel is soft and clean with a smooth carbonation. The finish is grapefruity and tea-like with balanced rye and roast. Near medium bodied.

4.1
Theydon_Bois (20922) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Poured from a 330 ml bottle (purchased at the brewery - drank Apr ’12) into a tulip glass to a very dark brown/bordering black colouration with a thick-ish off-white head which gives way after a few minutes.

Pine, roasted malts and a little caramel/toffee hit you on the nose.

On the palate I quickly picked up on the ’rye’ backbone of this IPA although it does not dominate! At the business end I was getting a hop hit with some citrus notes but allied to roasted malts, liquorice and a litle coffee.

Mouthfeel was spot on, medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall another very good IPA from the Kernel, well balanced and a quite a complex series of flavours which all hold up well together!


4
dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s Danish Invasion tasting. End of the bottle, so my pour was mainly yeast! Nice nose though, definite spiced rye characteristic and massive pine hops. Similar flavours, slightly chocolate, some sweet coffee and a nice resinous bitter finish. This is good.

3.9
thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
A - Full citrus with coffee and light rye
A - Dark reddish-brown with creamy lasting head
T - sweet with light sour and bitter
P - Full and soft
O - Good beer

3.9
jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle @ CPK. Deep brown color with a massive, gushing tan head. The nose is of caramel and sweet chocolate. Roasted coffee. Leafy hops. The taste is buoyant light hops, sweet cola, milk chocolate. Light bitter leafy finish. Medium body. Active carbonation. As always, a very good effort from The Kernel.

3.9
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
Kernel Black Rye
330 ml bottle bought @ The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Pours hazy dark brown, almost black, with a huge frothy and fluffy brownish gray head that is rather quick to dissipate while leaving some thick trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, dark bread, grapefruit juice, pine, grapefruit peal, orange peal, lemon balm, dark roast coffee, toffee, chocolate, slightly perfumed tobacco and hints of wood and dill. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and tiny sour with grapefruit juice, green grapes, dark rye bread, pine, dark roast coffee, grape zest, earthy tobacco, orange peal, roasted malts,  lemon zest, burnt caramel, wood, fresh grass, resin, wet soil and subtle hints of liquorice fudge and fresh green herbs. Mouthfeel is smooth, tiny dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and sour with grapefruit juice, dark roast coffee, dark bread, heavily roasted malts, grapefruit peal, grape zest, pine, grass and green herbs. Another extremely solid beer from The Kernel.

3.9
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2013
Almost black with a huge beige foamy head. An aroma of roasted malt, dusty, citrus, hops and fresh. A flavor of roasted malt, liqrice, oily texture, hops, citrus, bitter and a fresh finish.

3.9
Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, citrus, taste is similar, roasted.

3.8
JohnRMurdoch (5097) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2013
330ml bottle from The Kernel Brewery. Almost black colour, big foamy head. Pine hop aroma. Hop grapefruit flavour. Citrus aftertaste. Good black IPA.


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