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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, special
BARREL AGED IMPERIAL SCOTCH ALE
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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is wood, raisins, dark fruits and soap (lol). Flavour is heavy sweet with a little bitter. Not bad not great. Rerate: better than before. 8-3-7-4-16


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (932) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Aromat ziemisty, beczkowy, karmelowy, suszone i czerwone owoce. Smak słodki, karmelowy, drewno, susz. Dobre

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark brownish amber shade. Short head. Strong malty aroma, meaty, smoky, lots of barrel influence. Taste has a lot of red fruits and caramel. Drinkability is decent. Well put together stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1989) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black brown beer with no carbonation and small ivory head. Smell: caramel malt, toffee, alcohol notes. High malt concentration. Sweet. Taste: full body with roasted malt notes, caramel malt. Toffee, sweet domination. Good caramel notes. Very intensive. Superb balance, quiet drinkable. Good attenuation. Roasted notes, alcohol finish. Aftertaste: roasted notes, caramel and toffee, alcohol. Wow!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (666) - HUNGARY - AUG 6, 2016
Scotch ale-hez ritkábban van szerencsém, imperial változathoz még inkább, a bourbon és sherry hordók említése pedig külön öröm a számomra. Krémes, tejszínes aromákkal indít, az érlelés adta jegyek a meghatározók, süteményes, lekváros piskótás illatelemek kíséretében. A sherry és a whisky karaktere is tisztán kivehető némi idő elteltével, bár a kavalkád nem a letisztultság jegyében zajlik. Kissé darabos az ízvilág is, egy utolsó simítás még ráférne, de önmagukban igen élvezetes benyomást nyújtanak a befőttes, lágy és krémes, cseresznyés, fekete bogyós, zsúfoltig tömött malátás elemek. Vaníliás bourbon-jegyek, száraz sherry-hangulatok, likőrös kicsengés teszi élvezetessé a nehezebb műfajok rajongói számára.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2474) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 31, 2016
Couleur noire, légčre mousse. Nez puissant sur le café, café vert, alcool, note boisee. Gout café sucré, vieux fruits, praliné, cremeux, un peu torrefie, note alcool et chene. Superbe

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleksander9 (1343) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
-cask hanging bat- black with beige head. Whiskey, vanilla, herbal and oak. Smooth, slick, velvety and whiskey finish. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (613) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2016
Deep brown body, small brownish head. Aroma of many different caramel layers, dried fruits, wood, alcohol fusel, vanilla, behind very light acidic-vinegar-like aroma. Flavours of caramel, toasted malt, wood, vanilla, alcohol fusel, hoppy bitter backbone. Medium sweet caramely finish. Ends up warm, bitter and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle 33cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Hazy amber. T: Roasted malt, caramel, raisins, licorice, alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - JUN 21, 2016
10%ABV. Imperial scotch ale. Poured out rusty brown. 28şSRM. Nose has overripe fruit, candy, malt, corn syrup and honey. There is also from a distance a whiff of fresh barley water. Mouthfeel is syrupy and honey water. Palate is honey, toasted Graham cracker, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, molasses. Nice mid palate of dark, brown wheat toast and sweet corn. No hops. Finish is sweet and sticky. Goes on Favorites List !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2487) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
330ml bottle. Black-brown colour, beige foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of chocolate, malt, woody, vanilla, booze. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, milk chocolate, dried fruits, raisins, oak, vanilla, warm boozy. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carnbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.


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