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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2557) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
330ml bottle from Alesela. Pours a black-brown colour with a beige foamy head leaving lacing. Nose of roast malt, chocolate and resiny citric hop. Taste is roasted, bready malty, with chocolate & coffee, dark fruits and hoppy citrus, grapefruit & pine, tangy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry spicy bitter finish. Very drinkable black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
procraste (472) - FRANCE - APR 21, 2016
Pas mauvais mais j’ai trouvé ça un peu trop liquide et pas assez complexe en bouche ... J’aime pas trop par exemple cette acidité franche en fin de bouche ... Mais pour autant, je trouve ça bien fait et plutôt chouette

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5498) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 19, 2016
Bottle 33cl, a dark ale with medium copper head. Nose is on peach, lychee and orange notes. Aroma is on pine, hop resin, licorice, dark coffee, peppery hops, dark chocolate. Quite bitter with long duration at the finish, dry licorice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from cgarvieuk. Colour with pretty much black with a thick rich tan head. Aroma citrus, coffee, chocolate, taste mellow light sweetness with a longer chocolate finish and mid bitter. Thick oily texture, with light carbonation. A very nice beer this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from Secrets d’Abbaye, Vendin - FR. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown ivory foam. Smell: intensive grassy hops nose balanced with roasted malt and chocolate notes. Very intensive and fresh. Taste: quiet full body with high grassy hops attack balanced with roasted malt and caramel with chocolate finish. Very tasty and easy drinkable. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: superb bitterness, with pine hint and grassy notes. Roasted finish. One if not my best black IPA !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to BenH! Pours very dark brown with a small but long lasting and bubbly beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, resin, grassy, grapefruit, chocolate and liquorice. Taste is medium to heavy bitter and medium sweet. Medium bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is grassy, resinous and slightly roasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (1228) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle from Saveur beer. Pours dark with reddish hue. Grass, pine, citrus, earth, chocolate, wood, chocolate on nose. Chocolate, coffee, toast, citrus with a grapefruit bitter finish. Nice and balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (6415) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, firm, frothy, mostly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Minimally sweet-ish, chocolately, dark malty aroma, notes of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark berries, a sweaty resinous touch, some pine, a touch of liquorice as well. Taste is bitter hoppy and roasty dark malty, notes of dark chocolate, dark berries, a touch of pine, tropical fruity hints of mango, orange zest, a salty touch of liquorice; full body, creamy texture, smooth palate. Rich and complex, instantly addictive - excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty citrus hoppy aroma. roasted malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a roasted malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3408) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2016
Black color, off-white head with good retention. Aroma is roasty, hoppy with coffee beans. Flavor has notes of roasted malts, chocolate, some citrus and resins hops.Coffee and roasty final, easy drinkable.


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