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

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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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3.7
omhper (25372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2017
Bottled. Hazy mahogany colour, coarse head. Malty bready nose with some peach brandy. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Mildly smokey, heavy on sherry and vodka. Caramel and bread. Warming finish with long bitterness.

3.8
rodbod (398) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Dark brown with a modest head (looks like heavy). Nose is malty, dry, and slightly smoky. Dry like barley malt. Taste is treacly, malty, bitter in the finish. It's intense, heavy, and distinctly boozy. I'm reminded of the liqueur Muscat I was drinking earlier because of the burnt black treacle notes. Palate is clean, full bodied, smooth. It's affa boozy!

4
AcctError490323 (14) - - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 dark redish brown. fruity aroma and taste with sweet fruits and notes of smoke and sugar.

3.8
tomekboniek (816) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Kufle i kapsle. Kandyzowane owoce, karmel, waniliia, mokre drewno. Konsystencja oleista. Gryzace w podniebienie.

3.8
rami_pl (3994) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Old Parochial by Tempest Brewing Co. at Kufle i Kapsle Bardzo geste, lepkawe, syropowe cialo. Duzo sporo kandyzowanych i suszonych, ciemnych owocow. Karmelowo-toffi, mocno slodkie z ostrym posmak
Rami Rami: Alko troche wadzi w smaku, chyba ze znow myle z jakas ostra, przyprawowa badz papryczkowa goryczka
Rami Rami: Butle na lezak sobie wezme :)

3.4
Mister_Li (1479) - GERMANY - AUG 30, 2017
Trübes Dunkelbraun mit wenig Schaum. Röstmalzig, süßlich, Raucharomen, minimal Vanille, etwas Barrique, Pflaumen, leicht alkoholisch.

4
g_georgiou (591) - CYPRUS - AUG 18, 2017
Light brown body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is ripe dark fruits, caramel, wood, alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and low bitter. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3.8
BlazerT (1201) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 11, 2017
Nice heavy malty, roasted chocolate, slightly smokey notes. Bourbon character brings nice pure vanilla-like notes. In overall good - nice bourbon character and very style-like.

3.9
matbli (426) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle, pours clear dark amber with no head. Aroma of raisins, dried fruits, smoke, marzipan and alcohol. Very boozy in aroma. In taste medium to high sweetness with a light bitter finish. Could be a bit less boozy, but all in all a good brew.

3.7
beer-yum (1827) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2017
Big boozy aroma in a copper brown pour. Big malt body with complex mix of tastes (preserved fruits and smoked wood) but maybe lacking a little subtlety? Probably better than my rating would indicate as I’m not generally a fan of the style.


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