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The Kernel India Pale Ale Double SCCANS (Whisky Barrel)

The Kernel India Pale Ale Double SCCANS (Whisky Barrel)
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Our India Pale Ale (Double SCCANS, 10.1%) aged for 12 weeks in 1974 Strathmill Whisky Cask.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (972) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Second one of the two BADSCCANS beers I got, both bottled on 14/6/12 so just over a year old. This one doesnít have the Galaxy dry hop. In the nose it you get the Strathmill whisky aromas, very nice they are too. Lots of citrussy & pine hop flavours coming through with caramel malt, quite sweet but not sickly and the finish is crisp and slightly bitter. Complex but very well balanced. Not a world away from the dry hopped version but I think the whisky comes through even more here and itís very good too. Really enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11871) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Tap at Borefts 2012 - Bodegraven. Pours clear gold with a light, frothy white head. White bread malt nose, some punches of alcohol. Medium sweet flavor with further simple white bread malts, some white sugar, hay, booze. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with still more white bread, sugar, some moderately ripe citrus fruits. Meh. Itís alright but The Kernel can do much better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
Poured golden yellow, with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of herbs, caramel, whiskey, earth, orange peel, perhaps a bit of vanilla. Bitter, piney taste in a medium body and plenty of carbonation. Alcohol is definitely there. Unusual, but a good one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
@BBF12. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, whiskey notes and oak. Flavour is caramel, whiskey, fruit, oak, vanilla dn alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
On tap @ Borefts 2012. This is a blurry golden-honey colored one with a small quickly fading off-white head. Itís a bit anonymous on the aroma at first, but I get a faint peach-fruity thing with some soft citrus nuances and hints of green grapes. Nice but subtle for this kind of beer. Nice flavors! Really fruity and different. Light astringent and mouthdrying in the finish. I also get a hint of vanilla, pepper corns and wood. An experiment that took the correct direction in my opinion. 28.09.2012

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a near clear deep amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a bitter pine note with swee grains and a whiskey backing. Flavor has a bit of resinous pine with a sweet grain and a musty whiskey note that grows.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a hazy and golden beer with a white head. The aroma is malt and hops with grass, dirt and wood. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is bitterness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 29th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 2. Hazy amber beer, small white head. A little malt cream. Mild vanilla wood. Mellow sweet whisky and mild citrus and marmalade hops. A trace of pineapple cube sweets in the head. Semi dry finish. Lovely mellow BA DIPA. One of the highlights of the festival and I finished my tokens on several of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012

Draught @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, wood, light peat - whisky. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120928]

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikO (27) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Wow. Big sweet nose (candy, dried fruit, faint floral notes) followed by lots of hop aroma (mainly citric - marmalade, grapefruit, pith - but also resin, wood, a bit of leather) balanced by a nice sweet body (again dried fruit - think dried fruit mix - and some candy) and with hints of the whisky barrel. The barrel-aging becomes more evident as you drink and the beer warms up, you get more vanilla/caramel-type whisky-notes). Magnificent; one of Kernelís best.


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