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64
style
Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial IPA
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our India Pale Ale (Double SCCANS, 10.1%) aged for 12 weeks in 1974 Strathmill Whisky Cask.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, - 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.


3.9
mrol (330) - - JUL 24, 2017
Pours golden color, small to medium sized white head. Smell and taste of malts, citrus, whisky, lightly fruity. Medium body and soft carbonation.

3.7
mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 19/07/2017. Many thanks to Adrian Tipple for this one. A hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lose off white head. Aroma is cakey malts, vanilla, whisky and oak, sherry, oak. Flavour is oak, whisky, oak, vanilla, cakey malts, . Plate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Oily, vanilla. Nice. Little age.

4
MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Intense sweet grain malts, whiskey, molasses, dark, sweet citrus fruits. Hazy, dark gold, small, creamy, off-white head. Light sweet. More whiskey flavours, sweet citrus fruits, orange, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Beautiful ESA, rich in whisky and citrus flavours, aged beautifully!. Bottle shared at L42 tasting - sourced from The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

3.4
Theydon_Bois (19537) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle split at L42, big thanks to Adrian for sourcing this KWhale, 19/07/17. Murky orange amber with a decent off white cap. Nose is orange peel, light oxidisation, mellow whisky bite, peach, dusty hop, straw. Taste comprises sweet malts, mellow barrel, orange peel, candied fruits, dusty, light spice. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a whisky kiss and mellow hop vibes. Has held up fairly well.

3.9
Stuu666 (13433) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, orange, toffee, taste is similar, light whisky.

4.3
spacecube (1723) - 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 doesn’t 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 it’s very good too. Really enjoyed this.

3.6
Leighton (21296) - 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. It’s alright but The Kernel can do much better.

3.7
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
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, 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
Palme (4811) - 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. It’s 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


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