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

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, - JUN 17, 2011
Pours out a gem, deep black with dense creamy head. Nose is quite restrained, slight spice, light choco & waft of caramel, light citrus acidity. Palate is well rounded & soft, flavours are roasted barley, spiciness & slightly chalky dry finish with a light dusting of milk choco. Its a nice enough beer but lacks a little complexity & the hops have fallen away somewhere. I reckon this might have been blinding just after it was brewed.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1327) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2016
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linkping, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (746) - 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 eksperymentw, dokładnie tak jak powinno być.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matzou (125) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2504) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (521) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
I had high hopes for this one, as Im 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (5036) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 17.11.2016, tap @ Cerveceria Arte&Sana:
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3309) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ La Linterna Ciega, Seville, Spain. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, hops, resinous, bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2946) - GREECE - NOV 7, 2016
330 ml bottle at Craftbeer Corner, Cologne. Black color with beige head. Hoppy and roasted malty aroma, grass, grapefruit, pine, licorice, light coffee, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - NOV 3, 2016
On tap. Dark brown with big beige head. Roasted malt aroma, grapefruit, tangerine. Fruity and malty sweet flavour with heavy bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
romanstep (373) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
W nosie średnio intensywnie, słodkie cytrusy, aromaty leśne. Barwa czarna z pojedynczymi miedzianymi refleksami, piana wysoka. W smaku wytrawne, dominują nuty leśne i żywiczne, dalej cytrusy w postaci grejpfruta, w tle trochę kawy i gorzkiej czekolady. Goryczka średnia żywiczno-grejpfrutowa. Dobre. Butelka do 03.02.2017
Earlier Rating: 3/26/2016 Total Score: 4.2
W nosie głwnie aromaty chmielowe, białe winogrona, cytrusy, i coś jakby truskawki nie wiem czy to zasługa chmielu Nelson Sauvin, na końcu trochę prażonego słonecznika. W sumie aromat bardzo subtelny. Bawa ciemnobrązowa, prawie czarna, piana bardzo drobna, super oblepia szkło. W smaku średnio wytrawne, cytrusowe, żywiczne, pźniej trochę kawowo-czekoladowe. Goryczka wyraźna, palona i trochę popiołowa. Wysycenie dość wysokie przez co piwo jest stosunkowo lekkie. Kernel to jednak europejska czołwka w piwach z użyciem nowofalowych chmieli. Szkoda że są to piwa u nas tak trudno dostępne. Butelka do 19.05.2016


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