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Tempest Old Parochial

Brewed by Tempest Brew Co
Style: Scotch Ale
Tweedbank, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
bottled, special
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 — 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 we’ve given this brew some extra TLC. It’s 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 won’t be around for long. So get yours while you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1223) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. RB Meeting Vienna March Edition. Thanks to Cuso. Brown body with white head. Aroma is alcohol with malts some hints of smoke. Taste is sweet with biscuits and honey. Aftertaste is sweet balanced by some hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1332) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2015
500 ml bottle shared by Cuso at RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Thanks!
Brown, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of dried fruits, spices, smoke, sweet malts, some bourbon.
Taste quite follows this, with more alcohol presence and more caramel like sweet malts.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes alcoholic, a bit dry, with sour dried fruits, some smoke.

Scotch Ale isn’t my style and this one is no exception. But still a good beer and a nice opportunity, as this seems to be quite limited. Lots of sweet, heavy malts, with boozy, barrel aging notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (1644) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2015
Botte. RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Dark amber body with low head. Aroma is roasty, smokey, sausage, light maple syrup. Taste has high caramel sweetness, little bit spicy, medium to low chipotle bitterness. Body is medium, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from BenH, many thanks. Dark chestnut color with small white head. Sweet dark malt, caramel, light smoke, wood, alcohol. Strong sweet dark malt, raisins, prunes, smoke, alcohol, wood. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1296) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 28, 2015
bottle shared by Cuso at RB Vienna March Tasting. brown / redish color, small white head. light smoky taste, slight malty sweetness, dried fruits, light liqueurish, overall malty sweetness is dominating. full body, light smoky taste again, malty sweetness, molasses, very subtle carbonation, very soft oily feeling, some spices, some wooden notes, liqueurish again, alcoholic. sweet / malty / alcoholic finish. pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2524) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at RateBeer Tasting Vienna March 2015 edition. Pours reddish color, lightly beige head. Aroma of smoked fish, bacon, raisins. Taste of cherry, bourbon, smoked fish, raisins, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (3814) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma lots of chocolate, raisins, prunes. Alcohol, light smoke. Very tempting. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is very rich, raisins, prune, rich malty character. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (839) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Pours a deep burgundy red almost black. Slight to no head. Aroma is smoked salmon, redcurrant and hazelnuts. Taste is caramel, hazelnuts and some red grape.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Smoky bacon, toffee, berries on nose, quite smoky and dry, sweet fruits, rich caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3701) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, poured into a snifter. Thanks to Linick for this one! ABV 10% Brown coloured beer, with a tall and thick tan head, average retention.Light lacing on the glass. Aroma is very fruity, with red fruits, marmalade, vanilla, whiskey notes, caramel. Tastes sweet, with lots of red fruits, notable alcohol both tastewise and as a warming feeling, caramel, wood, lots of whiskey notes partially because of the alcohol, some vanilla too. Full body, creamy and smooth, with good carbonation, offering a bite on the tongue. A bit sticky on the palate. Overall this was a great beer, very enjoyable.

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