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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Deep amber beer with a very light haze. Big fluffy pale tan head. Palate is airy and light. Mild dark malts, airy with a touch of very light cream. Decent piney hops morphing in to mild tropical fruits, Little citric bitterness. Light semi dry finish. Comes together well, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12737) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the Kvass House, thanks to Bro Kenneth, 10/07/14. Black with a good sized tan head that dissipates but retains. Nose is light roast, pine resin, bitter grapefruit fumes, Ribena berries, earthy hops, liqourice. Taste comprises earthy hops, a trace of booze introduces itself, spice, liqourice, pine cloak, Beeny berries, bitter citric rinse, hint of minerals. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a dose of hop bitterness. Decent CDA. Over to you Jan ........ !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2393) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, pine aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, pine, a little grapefruit and some chocolate. A beautifully complex Black IPA. I really enjoy Tempest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (5395) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s bush. Opaque black pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is earthy liquorice, chic, berry and pine hip. Flavour is semi sweet nutty malt, resin and choc. Good integration of malt and hop. Palate is medium body, nicely rounded. Lingering wood liquorice and berry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Keg at Brewdog. Black, big foamy tan head lasts a minute or so. Aroma of pine and lime. Body is medium, touch of spritz, slightly foamy. Taste is soft lemon, chocolatey, semisweet, pot pourri in the finish. Not really bitter but it’s a little drying. Incredibly drinkable and very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are smoky with toffee and nutty coffee bean. Cream with chocolate malt drink and light pine. Earthy with yeast and hints of lemon. Flavours are earthy coffee with blackberries and green, leafy pine. Spiced oranges with creamy oak barrel. A little funky, in a good way, with dark chocolate and low grapefruit bitterness. Green on the finish. Warming alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE:black beer, small unstable beige head. UFO’s NOSE: vanilla, chocolate, hoppy. TASTE: very hoppy, nothing black in the taste actually...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2188) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Pours brown with orange highlights and a tan head. The smell is pine and citrus. The taste is pine, citrus, roasted malt, caramel ending dry. Light/medium with fine elegant carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG, 2014. Bottle from Deliciouslydifferent. Dark brown, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of light roasted malts with lots of grapefruit and bitter hops. Very well balanced. Very nice example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Bouteille 50cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Jef, yet another awesome beer, thanks! BB 23/11/2014 Brune foncée, col fin beige. Arôme offre un régal olfactif au niveau de pin et houblon (Chinook / Simcoe?), le tout accompagné par un super malté grillé qui arrive plus en retrait tout comme les effluves de chocolat. Palais est profond au niveau malté, grillé et caramel, le tout assez anglais dans l’approche mais efficace. Le tout est accompagné par un super fini houblonné, principalement sur des pointes de pin. Petite touche de chocolat poudreux arrive en fin de bouche pour lier le tout. Simple, mais super bien brassée.

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