Brewed by Tempest
Style: Black IPA
Kelso, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imperial Black IPA

   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 (1544) - 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 (201) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11855) - 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 (1566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2014 Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a thick tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, chocolate and pine. Flavour of citrus, chocolate, 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 (240) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, very dark, reddy brown. Thin, tight, lasting, tan coloured head. Blackcurrant. Liquorice. Coffee grinds. Light, peachy grapefruit. Taste is thick, blackcurrant, sweetness. That’s soon boshed out of the way, by a pine resin, pithy bitterness. Creamy palate. Some oiliness. Carbonation is light, and suits the beer beautifully. Finish has a treacly sweetness, with a rising, lasting, pithy, bitterness. Utterly delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh on 17 May. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, toasted malt and burnt sugar. Pine needles and bitter grass in the flavour, with some roasted malt and molasses. Finish was very nice lingering hop bitterness, mixed with burnt malt and dark fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
500ml bottle during a prolonged stay at Brauhaus. Lasting, bubbly, tan-coloured head. Pitch black. Grass and dark fruits to the nose on a roasted malty backbone. Well blended flavours of dark grapefruit and dark malts. Lingering bittersweet tail. Full bodied. Delicious late night sipper (Edinburgh 06.08.2013).

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