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Tempest Old Parochial

Brewed by Tempest
Style: Scotch Ale
Kelso, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our latest brew is an Imperial strength Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale. We have taken a traditional beer style and given it a modern day makeover ó with a Tempest twist.
Brewed back in September 2012 using smoked malted barley courtesy of Teviot Smokehouse, and fermented using two different yeast strains specially produced for this beer in our brewery, you might be able to tell weíve given this brew some extra TLC. Itís been cold matured in the brewery for six months in tank, bourbon and sherry casks, and then lovingly blended together into a powerful contemporary ale with plenty of history.
The resulting beer is huge on the nose with a hit of smoked stone fruit, wood, sweet malt, sherry and spice. Bottled and labelled by hand this ale is a rare breed indeed, and with limited availability it wonít be around for long. So get yours while you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1853) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy dark red-brown coloured with vanilla and whisky flavours, spicy red fruit notes and a creamy, leathery, slight tart fruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Benh. Love you Ben. Shared this with Ruslan and the gang at Beergeek. Unanimously loved. Pours dark Brown with an off-White head. Aroma is massive and leaves no doubt about what youíre about to get in to. Toffee, Prunes, Spiced cake dough. The wood is apparent in the feint whisky notes. Itís massive. Chocolate and fruit. Punching in all directions whilst being beautifully blended and well balanced. Tremendous stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
onkelgobber (148) - Edinburgh, - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to James (allmyvinyl). Pours opaque browny black. Very heavy bourbon nose, also lots of toffee. Very heavy in the alcohol. Taste is similar but much more balanced. Could probably do with less barrel aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
50cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - opaque black/brown with a head that decent amount of lace, some of which hangs around. Nose - sweet bourbon notes with smoke. Taste - toffee and smoke, alcohol. Liquorice note from the combination of smoke and sweetness. Palate - full bodied with a big sweet texture and a long but fairly well balanced finish. Overall - almost like a browner maltier version of a barley wine. Itís very good. I would love to try this beer without it having entered the barrel. It would probably hit 4.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (2982) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
A quality piwo with some barley and roasted malt. Deep body, good balance but that one contains a huge disappointment: The finish is definitely smoked. This makes tough to rate that one way above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (2980) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle from BenH - many thanks! The Scotch Ale pours out in a deep dark red-brownish colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of barley and roast. Taste of roasted barley, torf, woods, prunes, dark plums, campfire and rum. Finishes off smokey with light sour-leathery hints. It was nice and drinkable, but too much on the smoke-side for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2141) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a clear dark brown beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma has barrel characters, roasted malts, caramel and well balanced. Flavor is very sweet, big caramel and roasted characters. There is a lovely whisky presence in this beer, not too overwhelming. Very well balanced. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3482) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is malty caramel, fruity notes, some smokey notes, toffee, molasses and light liquorice. Promising. Flavour is roasty caramel, molasses, liquorice, a touch of yeast, wood and more. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 Bottle @home, bb 4th Jan 2014 (but ignore that) pours Brown with a ruby red hint. Big thick white head great lacing. Fruity nose with a malty sweetness, not dissimilar to a belgian quadruple. Dark fruits, plums, spices, oh eck this is one hell of a beer. Cherry and caramel, fruit cake, there is a sweetness about it but itís not unpleasant, itís not forced. You know itís strong but it hides the alcohol well. Right at the very end you get this warming whisky kick that just takes this beer to a fantastic level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Clear dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma has dark roasted malts, sweet liqourice, some woody notes, vainilla, whiskey. Flavour adds hard candy. Very harsh but complex. Alcohol is definitely present.

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