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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark brown colour with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, roasted, coffee notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131006]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22493) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , 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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (20866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle courtesy of JefVerstraete, thank you sir! Dark brown color. Aroma of pine and roast. Taste is nicely balanced bitter pine and roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20691) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Cask at the 9a ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... melow soft malt nose ... rich chocolate ... dark malts ... Full rounded body ... rich complex smooth chocolate. .. 4.0 Keg at cloisters... Dark black thin tan lacing.. Soft rich woody chocolate roast malts nose... Dark roast.. Light bitter chocolate... Lught pine... Little too fizzy... Thin body 3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Huge thanks to Paul for this Scottish gem. Pours deep brown with a large, frothy beige head. The aroma holds some juicy citrus, wet pine, subtle toast. Medium sweet flavor with tons of juicy orange and grapefruit, subtle roast, a bit of sticky pine, dirt. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderate resinous finish, toasty pine, chocolate, soft roast, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, dirt. Lovely stuff. Exceptional balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (15432) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
From trade with Douberd, many thanks! 33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium good lasting tan head. Aroma of coffee, burned malt, very hoppy, spruce. Taste is very hoppy, spruce, vanilla, toffee, coffee in the aftertaste, very delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12759) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Dark brown color, medium sized light brown head that lasts for quite a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, lightly roasty, lots of hops. Taste malts, lightly roasty, again lots of hops, a bit fruity, decently bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12180) - 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.

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