This is not very good it has a weird off note like cereals that have gone past their best and the palate is drying but as it says on the bottle it is an IPA Experiment so something different I suppose.
There is a side to his that for some reason reminds me of Famous Grouse.Drinkable but not my thing and I do not like the nose.
On the nose, spices, varied fresh fruits and "hops"! On the palate, it stings immediately, a little rough, fruit in the vein apple pear, spices quite sweet, a little dry on the tongue, we do not smell the beer, but a tannic side. In the final, it's short !! A finish flirting with the IPA beers that have made their happiness, here it does not bring much more!
I don't buy this whole IPA aroma. I totally don't feel IPA there. I tried the method with a little salt on the tongue - the taste has changed, still no IPA. IPA barrels are not very active, so the finish is a bit too little for something to happen here. It's a bit better Glenfiddich 12.
typical bourbon - biscuits, vanilla, nuts ... name it, honey,
Just had this randomly, in a a bar, and it turned out better than expected. Think I‘d prefer this over the Project XX: less new/tannic oak, no bubblegum fruitiness, everything is more restrained and laid back. Does it matter that they used beer casks for this? No idea, really. Perhaps with much imagination and goodwill I can persuade myself that I sensed some fizzy, beery foaminess and IPA bitters toward the death, but that’s just more or less just a suspicion. Well made, though, bright and sparkly and fruity but with enough wood and older components that it doesn’t feel too young. I‘d be happy to have this again.