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Tempest | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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48 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
risingtidebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by ToasterChef on 09-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
48
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of trevorpost
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cnwillis31
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of st9647v3
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of topace
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of braican
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of vande
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JSBILK
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ppoitras
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" tan head over the clear burgundy brown brew. Head promptly skims and swirls toward the edges, with slow-falling sheeting lace. Aroma is nutty sweetness and coffee.

Taste starts mocha sweet, coffee carries through from end to end, with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is way creamy smooth, and drinkability is great. Nice one here.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jdauria
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of tneenan1
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In my pint glass this beer was a very dark brown, almost black, color. There was a tiny tan head, and no lace.

A roasted malt aroma. Some coffee and chocolate.

The taste was more exciting than the aroma. Mostly coffee, some chocolate, more sweet than bitter. Burnt toast.

A lighter beer, very enjoyable.

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic, the beer is a dark, vibrant, ruby-highlighted, dark brown color with a healthy amount of carbonation bubbling along the glass and a thin, filmy, off-white surface coating of head. Aromas of bitter and dark roasted coffee beans, with a hint of dark, bitter chocolate. Seriously smells like a fresh, slow roast. Flavors of roast fill your tastebuds initially, followed by a bitterness that is smooth and strong. There are hints of bitter baker's chocolate in the undertones, and a touch of creaminess that brings some levity to the dark, robust flavors. Coffee grinds and roast in the aftertaste, riding a thin, clean body. Clean, smooth finish, with a slight roasty linger. Solid brew, very heavy on the coffee throughout.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
5.2% ABV, no date.

Thanks Keith!

A - Tempest, when held up to the light, displays a clear rich brown color with almond highlights. A dense light khaki head rises up but sinks somewhat quickly to a skim with little fingers of wispy lace.

S - Soothing, moderately roasted coffee wafts out with a pleasing and inviting aroma, surrounded by lightly roasted chocolate malts. Dusty, dirty, dry cocoa pulls through for a rough earthy scent that compliments the coffee and malt well.

T - Coffee flavor has begun it's departure from the shores of the aroma leaving a fuller flavor of the brown porter ashore. Brown and roasted malt give the taste a touch of dark chocolate with more cocoa notes coming through.

M - Despite this coffee porter's name, this beer is incredibly smooth and medium-light bodied. Light carbonation bubbles are present but not harsh and the dry finish is welcome amidst the roasted, lightly bitter notes of the coffee.

O - Rising Tide's Tempest is a very smooth, almost delicate beer that brings some robust flavor attributes to the table. Coffee and notes of chocolate go well together but are light enough to not overpower the lighter body. Nicely brewed, I think I'll enjoy this with some Espresso-rubbed cheese from Sartori.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Billolick
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottle

Pours near black, noderate retention of the mocha head, collar, low sheeting and more then respectable fine and high on the glass lace.

Mild chocolate on the nose.

Smooth and flavorful porter, I get mostly layers of chocolate, with a light cafe au lait coffee presence.

Def. on the light side body wise, but hey, so what? Enjoyable, easy drinking and flavorful enough. The finish is bone dry.

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Tempest from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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