Following the Christmas break I’ve managed to get a bit behind on the beerbods again! This is one I should have had 3 or 4 weeks ago, (I was just waiting for the real cold weather to settle in).
Aroma – Hints of roast coffee and chocolate were the predominant aromas that came through after first opening, but after a couple of minutes most of the aroma had disappeared to be honest leaving just the smallest hint of roasted malt.
Appearance – Deep and dark, with hints of red when put in front of the light. Not really much head formation.
Flavour – Roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee, nuts and biscuit throughout. It’s interesting and complex and really makes up for the slightly disappointing aroma.
Mouthfeel – Medium-light and with slight carbonation.
Overall – A really nice and drinkable porter.
Would I buy more? – I really quite like this one, so yes I’d definitely grab hold of some more for the cold evenings.
This is my third bottle of the IPA is Dead series, hailing from New Zealand – Motueka.
Aroma – There’s a really strong piney resin nose to this one, coupled with a light hint of grapefruit.
Appearance – Deep orange, with a slightly off white head and just a little bit hazy.
Flavour – Much like the aroma, it’s got a real piney deep flavour with a background hint of grapefruit and citrus. It’s also slightly sweet, but not enough to leave a bad feeling in your mouth.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with slight carbonation – just enough for it to sparkle on the tongue.
Overall – This is really quite a pleasant IPA, strong, hoppy and flavourful.
Would I buy more? – Yes, I do believe I would if BrewDog ever make some more.
I’ve been looking forward to this one for a little while… Not only is this from one of my favourite of the London microbreweries (The Kernel), it’s also a collaboration brew with some members of my homebrew club (London Amateur Brewers), made with all Eastern European hops – aurora, bobek and celeia.
Aroma – Pine, resin and a slight hint of sweet tropical fruit.
Appearance – Light golden in colour and with a creamy white head that persisted throughout.
Flavour – Interesting. Similar pine and resin notes to the aroma, but not overpowering – quite similar to some of the IPA’s you get from The Kernel, but slightly more subdued. Finishes clean and dry.
Mouthfeel – Medium/light bodied, slight carbonation, and leaves and nice fizz in the mouth.
Would I buy more? – I would love to, but I think they may all be gone already!