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

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 weve given this brew some extra TLC. Its 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 wont be around for long. So get yours while you can.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1219) - The Hague, - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is wood, raisins, dark fruits and soap (lol). Flavour is heavy sweet with a little bitter. Not bad not great. Rerate: better than before. 8-3-7-4-16


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2764) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxs place. Thanks Shmupi. Dark brown. Smoky, wood, malt, some vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, sweet, a bit of bitterness, warm alcohol, rounded mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (735) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2017
330ml bottle shared. Cloudy dark brown with a thin off white head that left some great lacing down the glass. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavour is the same, with dark chocolate and a little leather. Like an Belgian abbey beer but less yeasty

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1301) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2017
Murky, reddish-brown beer. Smells of malt, chocolate, caramel, fruit. Flavour has the same qualities. A toasted taste to it as well. Rich and smooth with a fruity finish to it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1813) - LATVIA - MAR 1, 2017
Dark brown with small beige/light brown head. Malty aroma with roasted notes. Strong bitterness with medium sweetness (derlinga - on too of bitterness), malty and strong roasted notes. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (1131) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (19337) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (779) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4943) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (3477) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, creamy foam. Aroma and taste: barrels, caramel, prunes, whisky, sherry, warming.


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