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


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
vanderkidd (7) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
Looks and smells delicious! Hops are spot on. Slightly chewy. Nice lacing and legs. BOSH!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1796) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 bottle Coppers Ncl. Hops pine and chocolate perfectly combined. Creamy bitter palate with a lovely long dry finish. The pine and spruce lingers long in the aftertaste. Really excellent. *Rerate, 10/10/14. Bottle with a BBE 02.04.14. Even richer and more vineous, loads of body, the hop hot is still as fresh. Truly stunning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
themightyjag (267) - - JUL 13, 2013
500ml bottle from The Beerhive. Large tan head, good lacing. Body is almost dark. Nose mainly coffee and chocolate, citrus comes through more as the beer warms. Flavour is tropical fruit and mocha battling it out, finish is bitter chocolate. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Another big winner from Tempest.

   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (241) - - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (6262) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayumiH (452) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14746) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a thick tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, cocoa powder, orange, chocolate and pine. Flavour of citrus, chocolate, blackcurrant, freshly rubbed hops and pine. Sharp, lingering bitterness. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. A fruity, flavoursome Black IPA - it’s not as rich or chocolatey as some, but this beer is just lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (473) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours black with small creamy tan head. Coffee caramel in the nose. Light hops. Taste has vegetable under notes which I didn’t get from last few bottles. Medium body, hides alcohol well. Good but best drunk fresher than this one. EDIT- the second half of this bottle had warmed a little a really opened up. Loads more flavour and hops come through. Really good.

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