Tempest Brewing Co. In the Dark We Live (7.2%)

Oh Tempest, you are super.
This is their Black IPA and I want to drink it forever.
It pours an inky black with a creamy fluffy head and smells of peaches, plums and candy floss, and once inside you find that there’s what can only be described as a magnificent malt body.
It’s rich and thick, creamy and round, warm with coffee and black treacle, it oozes honey and waffles and has a lovely dry and woody walnut bread base.
In fact it’s a body that you’d love to find in a really good Porter.
And then the hops do their thing, giving you lemon curd, sherbet and lime zest, orange marmalade, passion fruit and grapefruit, and a big dry metallic hit of fresh herbal greenery that leads to a long dry bitter finish.
Really, Tempest, wow.

Source: Imperial Beer Club

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
This entry was posted in Beer Review, CAMRGB and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.