Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2017
Flaske 330ml spandert av Rune. Delt med ham og djoeye i WCveien 23 Mar 17. Gylden. Filmskum. Heftig aroma. Mest whisky. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken sherry & whisky. Tørr fruktig ettersmak. Innholdsrik. Uklar siste kvelling. Litt bunnfall. djoeye (5411) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2017
Rune (13732) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
Aroma; caramel, wine, grapes, oak, whisky, yeast, malts. Look; off white head, misty golden amber body. Taste; toffee, whisky, malts, fruits, salamander, almond, herbes, roasted dark malts - almond malted oak’ey dokey finish. Feel; solid body, soft co2, quarter dry. Overall; tasty sipper, really solid brew. Skip the whisky, take this instead. [[email protected]
Session w Finn 23mrs17]
330ml bottle bought at the brewery in London in November 2012 and stored in my cellar for the next few years. Pours a warm golden body, almost clear. Remaining filmy layer leaving dotted spots on the glass. Juicy malts and ripe citrus nose. Comprehensive taste profile of apricot, honeyed malts, dried fruits and oak. Rounded, warming, and lingering bittersweet finish. Well bodied. Lovely (Shared with Finn and djoeye, rating session in Tromsø 23.03.2017). mezr (158) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Poured from a 330ml bottle. It’s a cloudy yellow/orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is citrus, with a little spruce in the background. Medium bitter taste, and at first creamy but stickiness comes through. Average carbonation and a long, soft, bitter finish. Very pleasant and easy to drink, even for an IPA novice. Would welcome this any time. EdKing (2667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
So I’ve had this bottle bought from the brewery for about a year. On opening it is quite a thing of beauty. Very rich bright orange, hazy, white head which dissipates to nothing. Beautiful looking. And the nose too. Like a cross between a barley wine and a DIPA. Lots of sugary orange citrous fruit, caramel, orange liqueur, earthy cold stones, very mild oxidisation, grapefruit peel, minerally. Taste is surprisingly quite mellow. Subtle orange liqueur, slight earthy damp cellar, orange and grapefruit citrous bitter, bit of the wood barrel, vanilla and oak, acidic. It’s a really interesting beer. The flavours are starting to smooth out, but it’s still got a bitter kick. Damp cellar quite strong too.
Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, big thanks to Kenneth Veronica Mitchell (I seen his passyport!) for digging up another Kernel from the archives, 23/01/14.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering that thins a little.
Nose is woody, bitter tropicals, orange pith, grapefruit, mango, hops, light boozedom.
Taste comprises pineapple, bitter orange, woody booze, mango, light BA qualities.
Fullish bodiment, fine carbonation, drying fanfare.
Good stuff, not easy to pull off but the whisky BA has worked well whilst retaining DIPA qualities. Prutzo (11) - - NOV 3, 2013
Molt bona ipa per a començar la tarda. Aromes típics del Galaxy. Molt bona pas per boca. Recomanable.
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 28, 2013
12oz bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Leighton! It pours a hazy medium amber with a thin white head and lots of broken lace. The aroma is rich and hoppy with hints of whisky. A sign of things to come. The flavour is strong bitter, rich and hoppy too. There is some liqourice bitterness,but what makes this such a great beer is that the the bitterness does not dominate and the palate is super smooth with the alcohol pretty well hidden. tderoeck (10617) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2013
2/VII/13 - 33cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: 14/VI/17, bottled: 14/VI/12 (2013-593) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Clear orange beer, small to no head. Aroma: bit sweet, caramel, honey, sugary, vanilla, some banana, spicy, bit peppery even. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty bitter start, citrus, alcohol, woody, some caramel and honey, spices. Aftertaste: bitter, alcohol is noticeable, dry, tannins, some whisky touch (you don’t say!), little sugary, dry and bitter finish. A bit too boozy, but pretty good for a barrel aged (double) IPA. Usually that sort of thing doesn’t work out too well.
Bottle shared at Paul’s birthday party at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Just some whale I harpooned many moons ago! Pours lightly hazy gold with a big, frothy white head. The aroma is all dried pale malts, dried citrus, hints of toffee. Medium to big sweet flavor with pale bread, ripe grapefruit, orange, hay and tangerine. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, lightly resinous, with some further dry pale malts, pale wood, a bit of whisky kick, dried citrus. Interesting, but in the end The Kernel’s DIPAs don’t get better when tossed into a barrel.