Brewed by Tempest Brew Co
Style: Scotch Ale
Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
bottled, special
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (1080) - FRANCE - NOV 16, 2016
Pours dark brown with medium beige head that quickly vanishes. Nose is caramel and wood. Sweet in taste. Aromas are toasted and roasted malts, caramel, dry fruits, wood barrels, with a peaty/earthy note. Alcohol warm. Low carbonation, full body. Long roasted, bitter and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (18109) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Hazy very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, wood and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and soft. 061116

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (695) - PORTUGAL - NOV 2, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 33B / 17C, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch B000117 (BBF 28-DEZ-2018). AROMA: complex aroma with a slight sweet malt note, dark chocolate, slight coffee, faint smoke and wood and a blend of sherry-like aroma. APPEARANCE: brown ro dark brown-color with rubi body against light. cristal clear. Medium-low light brown head with low retention. lace formation. TASTE: similar to the aroma with a sherry-like flavor, slight toasty malt and faint wood. vinous-like alcohol presence. medium-low bitterness with a semi-dry finish and slight toasty. PALATE: medium-high body and velvety. low carbonation. smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a very nice and complex barrel aged, strong scottish ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4509) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Murky, muddy brown. Halo of beige head. Not a looker. Nose has sticking plaster. Some sweet smoke. Some vine fruit and sweet oak. Taste is sweet and raisin chewy. LeAnn Rimes looks good in that dress. Nice cleavage. Beer has decent body. Slick and rich, but weighs in under the ABV. Some tangy, vinous, fruity bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (2830) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, creamy foam. Aroma and taste: barrels, caramel, prunes, whisky, sherry, warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (1154) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Aromat ziemisty, beczkowy, karmelowy, suszone i czerwone owoce. Smak słodki, karmelowy, drewno, susz. Dobre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1892) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2275) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (713) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2526) - 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

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