Tempest Double Cresta Stout

Formerly brewed at Tempest Brewing Co
Style: Imperial Stout
Tweedbank, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
A double version of our four grain session stout. Barley, Oats, Rye and Wheat, mashed with and aged on whole toasted hazelnuts.

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Palme (4902) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
On tap @ BierCab. Oh, it’s really black this. I’d go as far as to call this jet pitch black where it’s floating in the glass. A huge brownish head is safely placed on top. Smells nice also. Roasted and dark. It has a slightly Schwarzbier dry burntness to it. Ink and charred wood. I like it. Really tasteful without being to much. A nice oily feeling in the mouth and it’s below average on the carbonation. Dark roasted flavors also. A tad sweeter than the aroma suggested. Vanilla chocolate cake frosting, some nice warming alcohol that I honestly wasn’t expecting from a relatively mild imperial Stout. It’s just as dark in the taste as it looks really, as it’s leaving a really deep dark black feeling in the mouth for minutes after the swallow. I enjoyed this one. 11.08.2014

Stuu666 (15526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is nutty, chocolate, taste is dry, nutty, sweet chocolate.

BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with big briwn head. Malt, chocolate aroma. Malt, chocolate, roasted, dark fruits and wood taste. Medium body.

zimbo (991) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Roasty metallic nose with a good big loosish fine tan head. Medium bodied but complex glossy sappy body which ends with some lengthy dark juice.

fonefan (53043) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Draught @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

[ As Tempest Double Cresta Stout ].
Clear dark dark brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, wood - hazelnut notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, wood - hazelnut note. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140415]

jamestulloch (4466) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins. Black body with a massive brown head that quickly fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate and filter coffee. Flavour of hazelnut, burnt toast and wood. Peppery finish. Incredibly drinkable for its strength. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation, which I feel is a good thing as it lifts what would otherwise be a more heavy-going beer. An impressive beer.

Theydon_Bois (21853) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Keg at the Cask, Pimlico, 11/04/14. Light black with a good sized dirty tan covering. Nose is rich chocolate, roast malt, grainy notes, toffee. Taste comprises roast malt, dark chocolate, molasses, light spice, toffee fudge. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the closure. Ok impy, an easy drinker but lacks the complexity to make it a great, decent none the less. The alcohol is well integrated.

evergreen0199 (3636) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Keg at Earl of Essex, Islington, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, malty, chocolate, hint of licquorice. rich and slightly sweet. Lovely Imperial Stout from north of the border.

Rune (14060) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
Half pint on tap at Brauhaus. Coal black body, good amount of lacing for a non-existent head. Prominent cocoa nose, smooth roasted. Gentle taste of chocolate malts mixed with dark fruits and liquorice. Rounded, roasted bittersweet tail. Integrated alcohol. Full bodied. A well-made stout (Edinburgh 06.08.2013).

madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
17th July 2013
Cask Pub & Kitchen. Keg. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Little pale tan head. Smooth palate. Fine minerally carbonation. Creamy dark malt, quite light and showing no roast or bitterness. Light tang and a pleasant cherry streak. Touches of dark fruits and esters.Finishes smooth. For a beer of this style and strength it could so with a lot more richness and complexity, but it’s quite drinkable.

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