Breakfast Beer Tasting: Kernel Export India Porter
Tuesday morning. What does that mean? Yep, it’s Kernel time.
The basics: It’s a 5.7% and bottle-conditioned. This one was a real gusher-it must be the liveliest bottle I’ve ever had by far. Eventually it poured a dark brown with good carbonation and a creamy beige head. The aroma was of roast coffee and smoky whisky.
Taste: Initially quite a velvet mouthfeel and then the flavours start hitting home. Caramel and roast malt come through with resinous hop bitterness dominating in the end. Dry and satisfying on the palate.
Finish: Smooth with a short burst of medium bitterness.
Conclusion: I’m not exactly sure what an Indian Export Porter is supposed to taste like, but this a good find for fans of Porter. It slips down easy enough in a way that belies its strength and is another Kernel winner.