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

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RATINGS: 146   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (14716) - The Hague / Amsterdam, - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s sticky table tasting. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, toffee, raisins and soap. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


3.4
VastActiv (7662) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Bottle 0.33l at home, Vantaa. BBE 28 DEC 2018. Colour is dark brown with very small slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, ripe fruits, dry fruits, caramel, some alcohol, sherry? and malts. Quite heavy.

4
Navers (258) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow. Beer served in 8°C, Snifter Glass. Pours dark brown, small head. Woody barrel in the aroma, molasses, dried fruits, earthy, peated like malt, whisky. Taste is rich, whisky influence is noticeable, warming alcohol with cherry, dark dried fruits and roasted hints.

3.9
andrepintado (3702) - Porto, PORTUGAL - NOV 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 Bottle. Dark red brown color. Thin brown head. Taste is medium bitter, light to medium sweet. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is vanilla, caramel, chocolate, chili, nutty, smoke, chocolate.

3.2
rob19a (489) - - NOV 19, 2017
14/20 big alcohol hit, sherry aftertaste - fruit and spices, like a Christmas pudding.

3.9
wojanex (472) - warszawa, POLAND - NOV 9, 2017
herbaciany wygląd, piana szybko znika w wąski krążek, nie zostawia śladów, słodko-tytoniowy smak, w stronę półwytrawnego barley wine, pełne, poważne, oryginalne, dobrze ułożone piwo - ja tam alkoholu nie wyczułem zanadto na języku

3.5
AndySnow (8163) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2017
How: Bottle.

Where: Tasting at Björn, 2017-09-22.

Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a tan head.

Aroma: Malt, wood, fruit, some spices.

Body: Medium body and carbonation.

Flavour: Fruit, malt, alcohol, spices.

3.8
samsomuk (268) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle sourced online from the brewery. Pours dark ruby brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is malty, dry, light smoke, jammy dark fruits, wood. Taste is burnt treacle, dark fruit, smoke, jam, raisins & vanilla. Heavy, distinctly boozy. Full bodied, foamy carb, super dry finish. Very decent, not quite top notch


4
buddybutch (128) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2017
Bottle. No head, semi solid cream. Almost flat. Aroma are dryed fruit, berry, heavy malt, a bit of roast, alcohol. Medium bitterness, mid/heavy sweat. Excellent beer but one is enough at a time, think about it as a 'digestif'

3.7
AssKicker (676) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 6, 2017
Couleur rubis/marron du plus bel effet. Mousse légère et à peine tenace. Elle perdure surtout sur les bord. Nez boisé et madérisé, mais aussi raisin sec. En bouche c'est également très boisé en dominant. Derrière se partagent des notes de caramel, cerise, scotch, et raisin sec. Sur le papier, ça a clairement l'air d'être un brassin d'exception, mais concrètement ça me paraît un poil bourrin pour s'enquiller une bouteiller seul. C'est sympa, certes, mais avec modération.

3.8
Kiezmar (845) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Barrel notes are in front of everything. Lot of fruits, whiskey notes. Good bitterness. Semi sweet.


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