Old Parochial | Tempest Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tempest Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom
tempestbrewco.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CwrwAmByth on 12-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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2
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2
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 28th December 2018. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A cloudy brown colour with quite a bit of small to tiny sediment, a thin tanned head that dissipated quickly and some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet, malty, caramel, dark dried fruit, wood with some light smoke and alcohol.

Taste: Roasted malts, caramel, wood, vanilla and smoke. There is some whisky character, and light sweet dark dried fruit, mostly prunes and raisins.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with light carbonation.

Overall: I find that not many beers taste better than its aroma, but this beer falls in that category. The sweetness coming from the aroma kind of put me off a bit. But this was not the case when I tasted it as the barrel character was clearly the main attraction (smoke, vanilla, wood) and it was a good thing (for me), that the sweetness of the dried fruit was only in the background.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Dark, brownish ruby, with a fine-grained beige head that gives way to a sticky lacing. Some sedimentation floating at the top of the glass. Very smooth mouthfeel, with taste notes that include milk chocolate, cappuccino, raisins, walnuts, hazelnuts, bitter cherries, brandy and a bit of bourbon. A very complex beer.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brown color with light brown head. Aroma has some dusty wood and booze. Taste follows dusty, woody, boozy with some caramel and yeast esters. Quite heavy body with medium carbonation. I didn't really this one, too dusty and boozy for my taste.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdenham
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Old Parochial from Tempest Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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