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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: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Imperial Black IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Jet black and opaque, with a tight, beige, head. Rich aroma of ripe blackberries, pine, plain chocolate and orange peel. Flavour had more chocolate, toasty malts, some black currant fruit pastille sweetness, followed by some pine and a dryish finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayumiH (379) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Toasted malt, blackberry, bitter chocolate, citrus and pine. Porter by appearance. IPA by attitude. Top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (2103) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours almost black with a good tan head. Big sweet grapefruit and pine aroma. The taste is full with lots of resinous pine and sweeter tropical notes. The roasted malt flavour is a little in the background. Some coffee and burnt toast. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1316) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
330ml bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, pine. Body is light medium, texture is creamy, finish is moderate bitter and roasty. Carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (106) - SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. (£2.39) This is excellent. Beautiful aroma. Smells and tastes alive! Huge flavour, long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - 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 (588) - 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 (1721) - 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 (5977) - 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.

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