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Brewed by Tempest Brewing Co
Style: Scotch Ale
Tweedbank, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 113   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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3.5
ironcontra (206) - POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
On tap @ Edinburgh Beer Festival. Heavy scotch vibes but also some caramel to offset those strident flavors, tastes a bit boozy but in a warming way, nice lacing

3.4
erikaraeb (138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2017
Strong whiskey on the nose. Woodsy flavour with long whiskey finish. I personally don’t like whiskey, but objectively think this is a good barrel aged brew for those who do enjoy such tastes.

3.9
Heidbummer (602) - SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Taster EBCF. Pours deep copper/amber, minimal white head. Aroma quite muted - soft red fruits, hint of port/claret. Much bigger taste - prunes, Armagnac, caramel, molasses, nice booze hit. Great.

3.4
elbernays (1475) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle from Saveur beer. Pours brown with red hues. Oak, honey, raisin, cherry nose with hint of cocoa. Flavour is a caramel with a earthy oak, chocolate, honey finish. Smooth with an alcohol finish.

4.2
dysenteri (320) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2017
Amberbrownish color with lightly beige head. toffe, malts, hints of coaly woody smokiness. Sherry comes through in the flavour. Great mouthfeel, medium sweetness. The body travels to lighter to more full and ends with a creamy bitter dry end. Beautiful. A little bit more aroma would be nice, the taste and the mouthfeel is awesome.

4
beton (592) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

2.3
vbaudry (139) - - APR 30, 2017
Typical scotch ale nose. Didn’t like this beer, way too sweet and alcohol too present.

4.1
Lambister (520) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2017
35cl bottle, thanks to k0mpsa. This effort of brewing in it’s style reminds me of saying: “Don’t join an easy crowd. You won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform and achieve are high.” Jim Rohn. Something different and delicious. Lengthy.

3.4
davidezdonz (487) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 25, 2017
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 28th December 2018. Poured into a snifter. It was a cloudy brown colour with quite a bit of small to tiny sediment, a thin tanned head that dissipated quickly and some sparse spotty lacing. Aromas were sweet, malty, caramel, dark dried fruit, wood with some light smoke and alcohol. Tastes of roasted malts, caramel, wood, vanilla and smoke. There is some whisky character, and light sweet dark dried fruit, mostly prunes and raisins. Full bodied with light carbonation. Overall, I find that not many beers taste better than its aroma, but this beer falls in that category. The sweetness coming from the aroma kind of put me off a bit. But this was not the case when I tasted it as the barrel character was clearly the main attraction (smoke, vanilla, wood) and it was a good thing (for me), that the sweetness of the dried fruit was only in the background.

4.1
k0mpsa (2914) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle from alus celle, riga. Deep brown color, tanned head. Wonderful aroma has oak notes, sweet caramel notes, some plums. Balanced sweet body, burnt sugar, plums, oak notes.


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