Rated among the world's top-20 Scotch Ales, Old Parochial by Tempest already made a name for itself, so it's reassuring to know the new bourbon barrel-aged version manages to improve on this superb recipe.
With the same deep amber body and pale-cream head, Old Parochial BA offers a big, bold bouquet full of warm toasted malt and dried fruit, and a conspicuous whisky note.
Barrel-aging has also transformed the familiar palate, taking it from exceptional to sensational, with smoky, woody caramels, dried fruit and cherries to finish on a warming spice note.
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