GlasgowTAD (165) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is heavy smoked mackerel. Head is almost non-existant. Taste is salty smoked fish, sweet lager maltiness and a mellow smooth finish which does not last long. This is an interesting style, very smokey and salty reminiscent of smoked fish. Goes well with smoked fish, unsurprisingly.
Stuu666 (4112) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is smoked sausage, caramel, taste is similar, fruity.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, as Tempest Unforgiven, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2012, thx alot to Tad for the bonus!, complex brew, malty/woody/smoked and slightly floral/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew
Sjohnh (287) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle, clever, interesting. The smoke takes the lead but isn’t overpowering. Then some malt sweetness, meatiness, peppery spice and hints of peaty malt whisky. Nice copper brown body, little head or lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to sic1314. Pours clear amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, wood, caramel, herbs and almost a peatiness. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of rauched malt, dark fruit. Medium body, flavour is moderately sweet, medium smoked and lightly bitter. Well balanced.
deanso (5825) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Sic1314.
No head. Lightly smoked aroma. Slightly hazy amber pour. Well balanced smokiness junipers and oak. Nicely done.
zimbo (618) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a lot going on here in the glass. Copper coloured, long nose.Gentle and deep lingering smokiness reminiscent of the best of Schenkerla. Tempest never fails to impress.
Lowenbrau (2339) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 21-09-2014.
In short: subtle smoky spicy ale.
Pours hazy copper with some little white head. Moderate head retention, poor lacing. Smoky, wood, spicy aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is subtle smoky, some wood, spicy, some caramel, quite well balanced flavours. Enjoyable.
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours orange / amber, with smoked beechwood aroma. Taste is basically smoked bacon frazzles with some grain and bitter rye. Tasty.