Red Eye Flight | Tempest Brewing Company

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Tempest Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NikD on 07-11-2013

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Pitch black with a tan head. Roasted malts, cold coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa and bitter cherries. Hoppy aftertaste. Perfectly balanced.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 50 cl bottle in Edinburgh. 7.4% Imperial porter with cocoa and coffee.

A lot of coffee in the nose and faint dark chocolate.
Creamy smooth with well hidden alcohol.
Good balance in tasting despite the dominance of coffee in the nose.

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Photo of Hallu
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This porter is pretty straight forward. Coffee, coffee and coffee. It doesn't smell of anything else, you only get chocolate and roasted malt in the taste, with a medium bitterness. I like it, but it's not as complex as I would expect a Tempest brew to be. If you like coffee infused porters, this one is for you. It's not sweet at all (it's a british beer after all, not an American one), so it's perfect with a sweet dessert. Towards the end of the glass, I found some slightly herbal tones to it (especially on the burp). I don't miss the dark fruits from most porters, but I think there's too much coffee in it (they cold-infused roasted coffee beans during maturation).

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black body with reddish brown hues and spotty light brown head.

Big coffee aroma with slight cocoa traces
I can't keep up a standard beer review this is full on Americana double shot expresso coffee with a nice level of bitterness, sweetness and slight hop presence to make it drinkable for a latte drinker link me.

Slight bit too much fizz but nothing on the MF to be either heavy going or thin.

I really enjoyed this, it appealed to my dark bitter side lol

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Photo of NikD
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle in Edinburgh. On the label it's described as a 'mocha porter'. It's very dark and smells of chocolate and a bit smoky. Head is thick and lingers for quite a while. Taste is hoppy but not overly bitter. Aftertaste is dry and bitterness lingers a while.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a deep dark burgundy red / almost completely black colour... Dirty tan head poured very fairly thick and foamy with a meringue like top.. this faded slowly to good one finger covering... some decent lacing clings to the glass throughout...

Aroma - Roasted chocolate maltiness, light toasted coffee beans, some leathery and slightly sooty notes, toasted bread, burnt toffee, treacle, earthy / cardboard hints, roasted nuts, black cherries, some alcohol just noticeable...

Taste - Lots of toasted dark chocolate malt bitterness, some piney hops, brown sugar, earthy, strong espresso coffee, dried coffee grains, toasted nutty sweetness, some treacle, faint anise...

Feel - Smooth initially then a little sharpness come through... medium bodied... pretty drinkable for 7.4%

Overall - An excellent straightforward Mocha Porter... recommended...

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Photo of jhavs
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daydesiang
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell: sweet sweet dark chocolate and roast Arabica coffee Taste: taste like how it smell.. bitter sweet chocolate and coffee. Dark chocolate aftertaste. Smooth and medium bodied. Like it.. recommended!

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice coffee porter. Shy smell when cold, the aroma and flavours develop as it warms up. Big coffee presence. Some caramel, dark fruits, vanilla and cocoa notes can be found but it's really about the coffee. Thin but smooth mouthfeel. A really good porter. It remains a sipper, not because of its abv as the beer shows no booziness but for its intense flavours.

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Photo of Brabander
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"Mocha Porter brewed with cocoa and demerara, aged on Italian roast espresso beans.
Bitterness: 60IBU
Hops: Simcoe"

500ml bottle poured into a straight pint glass.

Smells dark, and rich, like Kanye W.... Like coffee and roasted, burnt malts, rather.

Tastes very bitter, strong coffee, strong burnt bitter malts, with an added resinous quality in the background from the hops.

Overall a pretty nice beer, might be too much coffee/burnt bitterness for some though.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Red Eye Flight from Tempest Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 16 ratings