Brewed by Tempest Brew Co
Style: Stout
Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Low ABV ’irish style’ session stout with a four grain twist barley, rye, oats and wheat. Mashed with a box of walnut clif bars for extra nourishment and bramling cross in the hopback for extra spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dusty coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty coffee, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, toffee, wood, caramel and some slight sweet ripe fruits and mild ashy notes. Flavour is liquorice, floral, fruity and caramelly notes with some mild rye bread and roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
27th February 2012
On tap at the Craft. Opaque black beer, little tan head. Light semi dry palate. Mild tangy coffee. Minerals. A little dark malt. Smooth finish. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 cask in Red Squirell ... deep black ... thin tan head .... dark bitter chocolate nose ... chocolate roast ... huge nuttyness ... soft roast ... mellow malts ... light bitter linger ... light pine resin hop spicyness ... could do with another percent and a little more body 3.9 cask at jolly judge ... deep black ... thin tan head ... sweet cola dark roast nose ... juicy malts .. light flavorsome body ... chocolate .. light nut hint ... light fizzz ... i agree with cgarvieuk could do with bit more body 3.9 cask at blue ... deep black ... thin tan head ... sweet dark chocolate toffee roast malt ... oh my this is WAY nuttier than last time ... rich soft malts ... dark roast ... mellow malt fruits ... nice... very nice 4.1 cask at red squirell ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft nutty nose ... mellow roast ... sweet roast ... soft nutty malts 3.6

Mini Cask at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark chocolate roast malt ... soft nutty nose ... soft body ... sweet roast ... soft toffee ... mellow malts ... nutty linger 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Cask at CBC, London. Dark brown pour with a creamty, beige head. Moderate roast aroma with toasty cereal. Medium sweet flavor, some cocoa, roast, cereal. Light to medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Sweet, lightly roasty dry finish, some cocoa and more cereal. Decent. Somewhat interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
On cask at Craft Beer Co. Black beer with lasting tan. Ok ish coalish beer. Pretty decent fruit edge. Decent enough mild dark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 13/06/13. Dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head. Nose is roast malt, light coffee, touch of chocolate. Taste comprises light roast, oats, toffee, dark malts, blackcurrant, light coffee notes, hint of liqourice. Medium bodied with fine carbonation lending towards a dry finish. Decent enough stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London. Black with tan head. Sweetish, grainy beer initially with hints of nuts and fruit, lowish on impact, a touch underwhelming but reasonable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. It pours very dark brown, with a bubbly beige head. The nose is roasted malt, charcoal, nut, smoke and ham. The taste is dry roasted malt, charcoal, dark fruit (particularly cherry), ash, spice, light smoke and bitter chocolate, with a dry, ashy finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A flavoursome and robust stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
Half pint, cask by hand-pump at Pivni. Ruby dark coloured body. Spotty lacing. Dark malty nose with a peaty touch. Smell of earth, bread and mild roasted meat. Bitter liquorice to the finish. Medium to thin bodied. Ok (York, 26.01.2013).

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