cinek (300) - POLAND - APR 10, 2017 jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the legend of Kris Wines. Good to see some of the Kernel backlog being remade! The pour’s deep brown with a massive tan head. The nose is licorice, charred wood, some sweet pineapple and bitter chocolate. Hints of grass. The taste is mild fruit salad, a bit of salt, driftwood. Light and dry grassy finish. Nice rustic, earthy charred grain notes. Light body, smooth. Overall, another solid effort from the lords of Bermondsey.
butelka/drugie dno. czarne, klarowne, z kilkumilimetrowym krążkiem brudnobiałej piany. aromat cytrusów, żywicy, iglaków, w aromacie niewyczuwalne żadne palone nuty. w smaku wyraźnie goryczkowe, z palonym finiszem. niezwykle dobre piwo Svesse (8595) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with big, frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with dark chocolate, crisp-bread, blueberries, dried fruit (raisins, dates) and brown sugar. Malty, roasted taste with notes of crisp-bread, raisins, dates, coffee, brown sugar, some pine needles and a balanced coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Not quite as bitter as suspected, actually more chocolate and coffee than pine needles and grapefruit. But really tasty and well balanced. Very nice. Nurmis (674) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2017
0,33l bottle. Pours black. with beige head. Roasted malts and licorice combined with fruity and piney hops. neongolden (1636) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2016
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 12 2016) Pours black with a thick head of medium tan foam that lasts well. Aroma of sweet dark malts, chocolate, mango, dank leafy hops, light to moderate roast, resinous pine, dark bread. Flavour is again rather malt-driven with thick dark toffee, chocolate, cake, pine, toasted malt, mango, orange, weed. Finish has moderate roasted malt, coffee and pine bitterness. Medium-full bodied, smooth carbonation. Solid, balanced black IPA, bit of a hoppy porter feel. BlazerT (1101) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle. Shaker. Deep brown/black with medium, semi-thick, light brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is moderately malty and moderately hoppy, mainly tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit) and citrus, lightly peachy and tangerine notes. Roasted malts here are almostly unnoticeable, just slightly toasty. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter, long and constant duration. Medium body, oily texture, soft to lively carbonation, finish is bitter, semi-dry, citrus, long and astringent. Summary: Very good Black IPA - hoppy, bitter with very little roasted malts influence, moderately drinkable. Podsumowanie: Kolejny ran definicja style - palone słody praktycznienie niewyczuwalne, wyraźnie zaznaczony aromat chmielowy z solidną goryczką. Bez eksperymentów, dokładnie tak jak powinno być.
matzou (188) - SPAIN - DEC 10, 2016
Simcoe mosaic doing their usual tropical job on the aroma, seat back relax and enjoy.
Reddish to black body with a small persistent white head.
Taste is light sweetness light bitterness in a beautiful balance.
Another good job from the kernel. Werckmeister (3180) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 9, 2016
0,33l bottle at home. Bottled 03.08.2016, BB 03.02.2017. black color, very fine bubbly rather big coffee-colored head. smells earthy, bit leathery, some exotic fruits, spices, nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, exotic fruits, mango, some caramel, pines, lightly astringent, licorice. finishes lightly earthy bitter with notes of mango, caramel and some licorice. very nice one, lovely balance, easy drinking. likeatrainwreck (573) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
I had high hopes for this one, as I’m a big fan of the Kernels IPAs and pales, but it fell slightly short for me. Still a lovely beer, but I would have liked the flavours turned up just a notch. Plenty of much better examples of the style out there. Inbreak (5885) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 17.11.2016, tap @ Cerveceria Arte&Sana:melush (4065) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2016
Nice slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry roasted, weeds, old leafs, roasted grain, lawn, minerals, old moss, wet hay, paper, hints of caramel and licorice. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, bark, old leafs, paper, dark malts, harsh hops, old lawn, cardboard, pine needles, hints of soap. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.
@ La Linterna Ciega, Seville, Spain.
T: Roasted malt, hops, resinous, bitter.