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Tempest - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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86
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tempest is the first release from our seven barrel series. A smooth brown porter, Tempest features healthy portions of dark crystal, chocolate, and brown malts, coupled with the addition of coffee beans to the mash and cold-steeped coffee during conditioning for a rich smooth balance of malt and coffee.

We are pleased to have partnered with Bard Coffee to produce this beer. Bard provided the wonderful Nicaragua Don Rodolfo Dark coffee with hints of bittersweet coffee and smoke.

(Beer added by: ToasterChef on 09-12-2012)
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. I had to get this because I love Bard coffee. The body is black; there is a light tan colored head.

The aroma has mild coffee notes, but is overall not very strong.

The taste is light in flavor, with some pumpernickel bread. The coffee flavor is not very roasty, which makes the overall taste in line with a nice brown porter as opposed to the hybrid stout style. Very nice.

This is light in body, with nice crisp carbonation.

I like this. My two reservations are the price (I got mine for about eight bucks) and the labeling of the beer as a coffee porter. Technically it's a coffe porter for sure, but a lot of beer enthusiasts might see that label and have expectations of big bold roasty flavors. Subtlety and drinkability are the name of the game here.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 02:55:14 | More by andrewinski1
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-24-2013 20:37:56 | More by BostonPhilly
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-05-2012 02:45:51 | More by wesley14
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erlenmeyer

Maine

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-20-2012 20:33:27 | More by erlenmeyer
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Azrael


3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-09-2013 23:18:04 | More by Azrael
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a 22oz bottle poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a very dark brown with half a finger of very slightly brown head, some nice spots of lacing.

S: smells light a slightly toasted brown ale, with notes of chocolate and coffee, a nice nuttyness to it as well.

T: much like the nose, nice toasty brown ale flavor with some nuttyness and notes of coffee and chocolate, gets kinda close to the porter style maybe... If it was a very light porter, nice nutty roasty coffe and light chocolate flavor overall.

M: deffiantly on the light side, particuarly for porter style, but they do call it a brown porter on the label, overall seemed to have almost a wateryness to its drinkability and lightness, would have liked to see a touch more heft here.

O: a solid brew, just wish it was a bit more hefty... But I don't think it was supposed to be, like the label says brown porter , I think it is primarily A brown ale with some light porteresque qualitys... Overall a very tasty and drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 02:00:41 | More by PeterIngemi
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meehandennis

Maine

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-25-2012 01:16:39 | More by meehandennis
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BobZ

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a .4L Weizen/Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Light to medium brown in color with little initial head, about 1/4”, which quickly recedes to a cap, nice lacing.

Smell: Big roasted malt with coffee, nice on the nose.

Taste: Roasted malt as advertised and as expected. Nice coffee flavors and overall “lightness” to style, meaning as a porter I expect less depth and richness than I would from a stout. Really not much beyond the roasted malt and coffee flavors, no real chocolate flavors to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Smooth but somehow thinner than expected even for a porter, not much depth of body.

Overall: I really like what this brewery has offered to-date, I thought Polaris was exceptional and I think Ursa Minor is excellent; however, this offering does nothing to stand out. It’s a fairly run of the mill porter that lacks both depth of flavor and body. Not a bad beerby any means, highly drinkable, just an average to slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 01:55:20 | More by BobZ
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-01-2013 00:41:41 | More by JSBILK
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MaineMike

Maine

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-24-2012 19:40:53 | More by MaineMike
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-17-2013 02:51:01 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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jman892

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-20-2013 20:01:37 | More by jman892
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DCav


3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-29-2012 02:02:53 | More by DCav
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tneenan1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-22-2013 02:45:41 | More by tneenan1
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stunna

Maine

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-14-2013 01:37:08 | More by stunna
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topace

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-25-2014 01:33:49 | More by topace
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Rappaman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-27-2013 21:40:53 | More by Rappaman
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jdauria

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-05-2013 22:02:59 | More by jdauria
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Tempest from Rising Tide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.