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Tempest In The Dark We Live

Brewed by Tempest Brew Co
Style: Black IPA
Tweedbank, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imperial Black IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (144) - - MAY 12, 2015
Black IPA. 330ml, brown bottle, cork and cask, Edinburgh. Scent is strong grapefruit zest and lightly bitter. Pours black with a thin brown head like a cola. Taste is earthy, full-bodied, and malty. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jantek (1) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
Bought in Rehill’s in Newcastle. Pours black with beige head. Looks great. The intensive aroma and taste that of pine and hops with a bit of resin. Medium Bitterness which lingers for a while. One of my favourite black IPAs. Very drinkable too. Recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (376) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Pours a deep black with a large and thick mocha-brown head. Aroma is fruity, roasty, coffee and chocolate sweet. Taste is hop resin, slight caramel, slight malt sweetness, earthy, cocoa and slight coffee. Medium-full bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. BB May 2015 so this bottle has been around for a while but the taste has not deteriorated much when compared to other, fresher Black IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1467) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
27.12.2014. Aroma of burnt malts, strong piney hops, pine needles. Taste is quite strong and intense with dark malts and again strong pine notes, both in taste and hops. Very tast BIPA but heavy so small amount is preferred.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5682) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from European local swap kindly donated by BenH, many thanks. Very dark brown color with huge beige head. Strong citrus hoppy aroma with nutty notes. Strong citrus hoppy taste with grapefruit, pines, resin. Solid dark malty backbone with coffee notes. Long hoppy bitter finish with light roasty notes. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Tasty, well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (806) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. This comes flying out the blocks with a huge pine hop aroma. Flavour continues with the pine hope theme with a mild roast coming from the dark malt. Leans more to the IPA end of the spectrum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (800) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
On tap @ brewdog, Edinburgh. Body is nearly black, head is medium, brownish, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is pine, aroma is roasted malt, mild coffee, dark chocolate, light licorice, pine resins, dried fruits. Medium sweet, medium to heavy roasty and hoppy bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer, very good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
On tap @ BierCab. It’s what you’d call a black one this. A huge brownish head safely on top. Lacing as heck and really lasting also. It smells really lovely. Hoppy and dark roasted, lots of salty licorice and shoey leather. Superb aroma. Oh, it tastes much the same. Lots and lots of licorice and leather in the taste. My dictionary suggested leather jacket, and I actually don’t disagree on that one. Really full-bodied with a average carbonation level. Lovely burp. Fresh hoppy, kinda herbal spicy roasted. That lovely licorice just seduces me. Love it. 08.08.2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, pine, taste is similar, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8283) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Medium to good dense head, dark whipped cream-like over deep red-brown beer, looking jet-black. Impressive, deeply C-hopped nose but with lots of maltbacking. Dry hopbales, straw. Roasted-hoppy; bitter. Burnt wood, but also a marked, near-salty, mineral flavour. As if trassie were added - lots of DMS? Warming up, gets a bit sweet, rosewater from the hops. Medium bodied, not more, well-carbonated. Reasonable, but not really demarcating Imperial (?) Black (??) IPA... (Please STOP inventing silly style names!!)

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