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Tempest In The Dark We Live

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Brewed by Tempest
Style: Black IPA
Kelso, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Black IPA


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (2963) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
Classy piwo shared with McTapps. Deep in soul and body with balanced aromas. Hops with some berries, bit coffee and some bitter roasted malt. To recommend.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (2965) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from BenH - many thanks! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus and nuts - very nice! Taste of fresh aromatic hops, very light malt, citrus, nuts, straw and spruce. HInts of dark grains and herbs. This Black IPA was so smooth and delicious to drink that I was almost angry when my glass got emptier and emptier. Really great and highly enjoyable beer - quaffable, delicious, smooth drinkable. I loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours black with small creamy tan head. Coffee caramel in the nose. Light hops. Taste has vegetable under notes which I didn’t get from last few bottles. Medium body, hides alcohol well. Good but best drunk fresher than this one. EDIT- the second half of this bottle had warmed a little a really opened up. Loads more flavour and hops come through. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark brown colour with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, roasted, coffee notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131006]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Norwich Tap House. Black - funnily enough. Thin head. Nice full malts with sweet dates and cake. Tempered fresh hops give it a nice bitter bite without going over the top. Just a hint of chocolate in there as well. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at home from alesela
dark ruby brown, rich Seville orange and chocolate. Full bodied, piney herbal hops. Low bitterness, medium carbonation chocolate, marmite, orange peel. Coffee notes in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Pours black with a thin-ish tan head. Slightly lemony on the nose with a general citrus fruit smell. Tastes of chocolate and oranges with raisin and biscuit finish. Very nice, could go back again and will buy more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (1841) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This black beer pours with a quickly disappearing tan head. It has chocolate and tropical fruit flavours with zesty citrus and pine on the finish. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
500ml bottle during a prolonged stay at Brauhaus. Lasting, bubbly, tan-coloured head. Pitch black. Grass and dark fruits to the nose on a roasted malty backbone. Well blended flavours of dark grapefruit and dark malts. Lingering bittersweet tail. Full bodied. Delicious late night sipper (Edinburgh 06.08.2013).

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
vanderkidd (6) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
Looks and smells delicious! Hops are spot on. Slightly chewy. Nice lacing and legs. BOSH!!


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