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

bottled
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Black IPA. Deep within the dark malty complexity live the hops. Palate cleansing up front intensity chased by citrus, pine, BlackBerry and spice. Porter by appearance. IPA by attitude.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1759) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv. Zwart met een bruine kraag. Geur gemiddeld hoppig met wat donker fruit maar ook biscuit en cacao. Smaak bitter en zoet vol iets geroosterd maar ook likeur. In de afdronk drop en koffie. Body is mooi vol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1645) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
33cl Bottle. Appearance: deep dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma:Orange peel and roast Taste Suprisingly a malty sweetness ufront , caramel and roasted malts.. Some licorice and chocolte tones, mint (?), a bit of grapefruit and orange zest in the finish. Dark tones a bit to dominant, if you said it’s a bit hoppy portter I would have believed it as well. medium body, below average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Nicely done. Subtle and well balanced, which is a tough achievement with a BIPA. Pours black with good mocha head. Tico consistency. Roast and dark chocolate with poignant touch of citrus. Tap at Churchkey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1173) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas intensos de fruta naranja, pino y tostados. Cuerpo medio - alto, sabor inicial de fruta naranja pronto sobrepasado por un intenso sabor de pino que acaba con un amargor tostado y resinoso.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottm2588 (95) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma is earthy, dark fruits and slight dust. Taste is earthy, toffee and pine. Decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, moderately bitter, loads of roast malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11672) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Orange peel and roast in the aroma. Malty sweet, firm roasty flavor with licorice, peppermint, grapefruit and orange peel/ I have trouble really getting into these roasty black IPA’s, but this no doubt is a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (850) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle, pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma: pine, citrus, sweat Taste: Chocolate, pine, citrus, espresso, herbs, orange, grass. Light-medium sweet, medium bitter, oily to creamy texture, medium body, average carbonation, lingering orange and chocolate bitter finish. Lovely balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Berts Bierhuis Biltstraat, batch ITD01 BB 27 Apr 2016, large sample. Dark color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of slight roast, piney hops, bit grassy, citrus, grapefruit, bit cedar wood like. Slight sweet in taste, orange, touch of dry wood, medium bitterness, slight chocolate. Bit dry in the finish. Very interesting stuff. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2590) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, some pine, dark, toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: first intense floral hops, toasted malts, some fruitiness. Overall: very nice Black IPA, well-balanced, good aroma. Pint at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh.


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