Tempest Brew Co The Old Fashioned

Brewed by Tempest Brewing Co
Style: American Strong Ale
Tweedbank, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
An American original reimagined. Sit yourself down at the bar, and sip on our rye imperial pale ale aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. For our latest barrel aged concoction, we decided to pay homage to one of the original, classy cocktails that would truly test our ability to balance flavours. What’s more, it’s in 660ml bottles, hand labelled, and wax dipped for a beer sure to impress. The Old Fashioned takes our well-loved orange and ginger double IPA, and infuses it with the smooth, warming, vanilla character of Heaven Hill’s famous Kentucky straight bourbon. That whiskey warmth and flavour brings out the sweeter notes in the orange and ginger, but the hops give that distinct bitterness you’d expect in the cocktail itself. It has also been conditioned in bottle, allowing it to develop a rich, smooth texture that goes down a treat. Brewers Note: the Old Fashioned’s base is a pale ale with lots of hops and citrus fruits. It will not benefit from extended aging; we have matured it in barrels for you already. Drink now for maximum freshness and enjoyment.

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DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsn's place. Thanks zvsn and rayaron. Hazy orange, white head. Orange, cookie, a bit of ginger, vanilla, bourbon, malt, caramel, sweet, alcohol, very bitter, medium-bodied. So-so. Not really my thing.

90 (883) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2017
@ Beerlovers Bar
Aroma is Bourbon and orange zest. Taste is malty but way too wry bitterness. Aftertaste is also very bitter. 'Fat' palate.

tderoeck (10335) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2017
22/IX/17 - on tap @ Borefts Bierfestival 2017 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2017-1584) Thanks to ratebeerians and friends for sharing today's beers!

Clear orange to amber beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, fruity, honey, bit sugary, malty. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: bit malty, grains, bitter touch, some apples, citrus, alcohol, bit floral. Aftertaste: bitter, hoppy, floral, resinous, alcohol. Decent stuff.

mr_h (6012) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2017
660ml bottle, (9.5%) present from and shared with Stuartyboy at home on 3 Dec 2017 (bb 22 Dec 2017): woody, rye, bourbon aroma, cloudy amber with a thin bubbly off-white head, some vanilla, bourbon, some spice, complex beer, sweet and viscous.

Stuartyboy (1780) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle from Good Spirits Co Glasgow shared with Mr_H a deep amber brown colour beer with spicy fruity aroma flavour is buttery sweet carmel spicy citrus fruit with carmelised orange and hints of ginger and rye giving spicy overtones overall a complex but very smooth strong beer with sweet spicy boozy profile

jamestulloch (4367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Keg at The Southern. Hazy golden body with a thin off-white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of honey, wood and marmalade. Flavour of orange rind, ginger beer and syrup. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A serious, sophisticated beer. I’m not usually keen on whisky/bourbon-barrel-aged beers, but it seems to have been well judged here.

kraddel (9170) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2017
Tap at beerlovers bar. Craftnight 3 : Tempest . Pours rather unclear darker amberblonde. Small white head. Smell is plain sweet bourbon booze. Very buttery bourbon sweetness ( no diacethyl ) taste is sharp, buttery bourbon sweetness, some boozyness. Too much barrel In The taste. The whole feels a bit like a mess. Not my fav . Also, as a sidenote ( not influencing the score ) why the hell would you wax a beer you need to drink fresh ????

Scrumpy369 (959) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2017
On tap at polyhistor. Hazy amber colour beige microfoam with good retention. Nose is rye, malts, whiskey. Taste is bitterness, whiskey. Lovely, just

Koelschtrinker (21828) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 15, 2017
Trocken herb-alkoholischer Antrunk. Sehr trocken, alkoholisch, brennend, Rum. Langer Nachhall. Monoton. 10/8/9/8//9

nihtila (3954) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 New batch 9.2% small bottle from Beerhive. Slightly murky amber. Nose is bitter, saison-like fruity and spicy yeast notes, orange, vanilla, booziness. Tastes bitter orange, spicy rye-like maltiness, vanilla, citrus.

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