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

bottled
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RATINGS: 139   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, - JUL 13, 2013
Poured reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of roast malt and dark soaked fruit. Medium body, flavour is quite sweet, ripe berries, some toffee and a hint of liquorice. Interesting if not great.


4
buddybutch (122) - 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 (630) - 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 (787) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Barrel notes are in front of everything. Lot of fruits, whiskey notes. Good bitterness. Semi sweet.

4.2
PasternaG (15) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 5, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2017 on tap. бочково-карамельный нос. вкус мягкий, алкоголь не чувствуется, как-будто пьешь ликер но без ликерной сладости.

3.6
kaserov (922) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 26, 2017
Color marrón oscuro, rojizo si le da la luz, turbio, con capa de espuma marrón claro de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa. En nariz es pura vainilla con toque ahumado bastante presente (recuerda a barbacoa), fruta madura y reminiscencias de chocolate (algo de alcohol también hay en aroma). En boca hay fruta madura (pasas, sobre todo), vainilla, madera más presente que en aroma, ligero ahumado, reminiscencias de chocolate y frutos secos. Final algo alcohólico y ligeramente amargo, con bastante fruta madura.

3.7
omhper (25541) - 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 (418) - 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 (854) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Kufle i kapsle. Kandyzowane owoce, karmel, waniliia, mokre drewno. Konsystencja oleista. Gryzace w podniebienie.

3.8
rami_pl (4199) - 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 :)


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