JohnRMurdoch (3285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Orange amber, no head, a bit flat. Very strong sweet resin hop aroma. Sickly sweet hop flavour and strong alcohol hop aftertaste. Too strong & sweet for me. One of the very few poor Kernel beers I have had.
Ragnampiza (424) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a pint glass. Bottled on 31-10-2013. Pours a murky and cloudy dark orange, almost flat with not much head to speak of. Pungent aroma of mainly citrus marmelade and pine needles. A bit of that "cat piss" smell, some rich dark caramel/toffee and a noticeable amount of alchool. Quite harsh and rough during the first sip, because it’s indeed undercarbonated, not helping the drinkability and perhaps showing more booze than usual. But as always with Kernel it’s a tasty beer, sugary sweet, warming, pleasently bitter with a lingering citrusy/piney and resinous aftertaste. Not as balanced and defined as I was expecting, but it grew on me slowly.
olsvammel (3066) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé. Very fresh, hoppy and fruity smell with citrus and peach. Similar taste. Almost no carbonation at all. Not very bitter but still very nice.
gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours hazy deep golden with a very small creamy white head. Aroma is deep fruity malty, strong exotic fruits scent. Surprisingly weak body. Taste is light sweet, light sticky fruity malts, strong oranges ,fruity bitterness, heavy bitter/sweet. Dry itter spicy end, lingering spicy bitterness
CraftBeerNick (893) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home 15th January 14. Pours a little murky, aroma is nice, but not as floral as some Kernels. Taste is great, fairly sweet, some boozy ripe apricot and pineapple, some pine. A little under carbonated. Good, but not as great as the recent Double SCANS
Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, citrus, cheese, golden, pale, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, lively, bitter,
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky gold. This has a fantastic mouth-watering pineapple and grapefruit aroma with a skunky hops. Heavy sweet tropical fruits and a punchy sour bitterness. The high alcohol content is well hidden. A bit flat though.
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Aesthetically challenged, to say the least! Aroma is big, pithy, grapefruit, cheesy and pissy. Taste is mouth watering, pithy bitterness. Herbal and fresh, erring towards minty. Full bodied, oily palate. Bitter, juicy finish.
evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. An orange/gold coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, sweet tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, sweet, tropical fruit, citrus, pineapple and hint of bitterness.
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Islington. Light blond yellow colour, lightly cloudy, not much head. Aroma is lemon and pineapple. Quite powerful. Taste is nice enough, very fruity, got that undiluted squash taste, lots of citrus. Thick in the mouth, low carbonation. Alright, but not so exciting for me.