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Tempest Double Cresta Stout

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Brewed by Tempest
Style: Imperial Stout
Kelso, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A double version of our four grain session stout. Barley, Oats, Rye and Wheat, mashed with and aged on whole toasted hazelnuts.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is nutty, chocolate, taste is dry, nutty, sweet chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (977) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with big briwn head. Malt, chocolate aroma. Malt, chocolate, roasted, dark fruits and wood taste. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (553) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Roasty metallic nose with a good big loosish fine tan head. Medium bodied but complex glossy sappy body which ends with some lengthy dark juice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Draught @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

[ As Tempest Double Cresta Stout ].
Clear dark dark brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, wood - hazelnut notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, wood - hazelnut note. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140415]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (1316) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins. Black body with a massive brown head that quickly fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate and filter coffee. Flavour of hazelnut, burnt toast and wood. Peppery finish. Incredibly drinkable for its strength. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation, which I feel is a good thing as it lifts what would otherwise be a more heavy-going beer. An impressive beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Keg at the Cask, Pimlico, 11/04/14. Light black with a good sized dirty tan covering. Nose is rich chocolate, roast malt, grainy notes, toffee. Taste comprises roast malt, dark chocolate, molasses, light spice, toffee fudge. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the closure. Ok impy, an easy drinker but lacks the complexity to make it a great, decent none the less. The alcohol is well integrated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (1994) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Keg at Earl of Essex, Islington, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, malty, chocolate, hint of licquorice. rich and slightly sweet. Lovely Imperial Stout from north of the border.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (7948) - Troms, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
Half pint on tap at Brauhaus. Coal black body, good amount of lacing for a non-existent head. Prominent cocoa nose, smooth roasted. Gentle taste of chocolate malts mixed with dark fruits and liquorice. Rounded, roasted bittersweet tail. Integrated alcohol. Full bodied. A well-made stout (Edinburgh 06.08.2013).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14709) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
17th July 2013
Cask Pub & Kitchen. Keg. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Little pale tan head. Smooth palate. Fine minerally carbonation. Creamy dark malt, quite light and showing no roast or bitterness. Light tang and a pleasant cherry streak. Touches of dark fruits and esters.Finishes smooth. For a beer of this style and strength it could so with a lot more richness and complexity, but its quite drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Keg at CASK pub & Kitchen. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, earth, light smoke, cherry, blueberry, treacle and ash. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasted malt, treacle, earth, light smoke, cherry, blueberry, caramel, cola, toast and light ash with a dry, roasty finish. Medium+ body and low carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. Would have been better with a touch more carbonation, but still pretty tasty stuff.


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