It’s been a while since I had beer from Tempest, a brewery that used to blow my socks off.
I’m happy to report that, with this beer, they still blow my socks off.
An Imperial Brown Ale aged in Bourbon barrels, this is a deep dark and warm beer.
It’s big and round and thick and chewy, heavy with red berry jam, tamarind, treacle tart and just a splash of Worcester Sauce.
There’s a great big crunchy autumnal leaf litter, conker and toffee apple body, hefty with sticky honey and prickling with holly and hazel leaves.
And all of this is wrapped in a boozy oak laden rum and raisin cardigan that’ll keep you warm and snug while feeling both comfy and sexy at the same time.