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Amsterdam Barrel Aged Double Tempest

Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
BARREL AGED DOUBLE TEMPEST is made with double the malt and double the hops that it takes to make Tempest Imperial Stout. Aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels for 9 months, and hopped with generous amounts of Warrior hops, BARREL AGED DOUBLE TEMPEST is full of dense chocolate and deep malt flavours with a rich, long candied bourbon and oak finish. At 15% ABV and 115 IBU, this strong beer ages well for up to 3 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
2013 (Four Roses Bourbon) Barrel Aged Double Tempest, possibly one of Amsterdam’s raddest attempts. Bottles are from the Leaside LC right near the brewery. Gorgeous classic RIS look. Heavy on the bready-sweet malt richness and the bourbon is certainly apparent. This is a 2.7 year old bottle and my first taste, and it is what it says it is. Dark fruit, dark demerara and and mellowed roast malts and smooth espresso seem to predominate. Slight oily palate, finishes only a bit dry with some notable toasty oak and oak tannins. Touch of bourbon burn is nice. Aroma is sweet dark malt and espresso. Mature bottle lacks coconut from the oak, and could be a touch drier but all is well, and the Bourbon sweetness is now forward if anything so all is well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (1279) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 Première édition de cette bière brassée le 14/02/2013, bue après 40 mois. Je dois avouer que je l’avais un peu oubliée. Robe noire comme la nuit surmonté d’un généreux col de mousse beige et laiteux qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes de malt rôti légèrement maderisé qui présente des effluves de figues et mûres confites, enrobage de chocolat et de léger café, vanille. Le bourbon semble plus discret, ou plutôt plus imprégné au malt. En bouche, le bourbon est plus présent et nous entraîne par la suite dans des saveurs de chocolat au lait, vanille, bois gorgé d’alcool, café de légère torréfaction, noisettes et malt rôtis. La petite madérisation perçue au nez ne semble pas être d’actualité ici. La finale est longue et invitante, où chocolat, vanille et alcool se partagent la pôle. Texture onctueuse et laiteuse, corps bien rond, fine carbonatation qui permet d’apprécier le liquide sous tout ses aspects. La bière parfaite sur le bord du feu où je suis. Seul point faible: le haut taux d’alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Black with a light beige head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a long tasty finish. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dates.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, beautiful sweet fruity chocolate malt with light dark fruits, plums, licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice and pleasant. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with dark fruits, molasses, plums, licorice, pinot de charente, alcohol warmth, beautiful and complex. Bottle at OttBottShare April 2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
(2015 version, on tap @ Bar Hop BrewCo, Jan 6 2016) Pours black with a big head of dark tan foam and lace. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, toasted oak, a bit of coffee. Flavour is fairly sweet bourbon, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, some fruit liqueur, fairly high roast. Finish carries lots of bourbon and a bit of oak, roast, slight ash, chocolate, medium-dry and fairly bitter with a touch of alcohol. Medium-full body, not super-viscous, smooth carbonation. Not quite as rich as some in the style, nicely balanced, quite drinkable really. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
2015 bottle. 11.9% abv. Nose barrel wood, dark fruit, roasted malt, sweet bourbon. Taste: chocolate, bourbon, delicious barrel, warming. Goes down easy considering it’s weight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting, shared by the ever cool dennoman. Whereas the straight version was a bit of a let down, this one is hitting all the right buttons: intensely roasted, balanced and a nice additional wood character that makes this a well drinkable RIS, of which the alcohol is very well hidden. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (6372) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by Dennoman. Pours black, small to no grey head. Smell is bourbon-like roasted grains. Taste is intense, boozy. Sharp grains and bourbon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
RIch looking very dark brown bodied, drunk more than a year aged as this style should be. Above average mouthfeel., this is well malted. Aroma of barreling (the coconut) and chocolate. All comes together in a great taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spab (3438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
650 ml bottle from brewery retail store (cellared about one year). Pours a virtually black dark brown and moderate-sized light brown head. Aroma is extremely roasty with lots of cocoa, some dark fruit, vanilla and a little bourbon. Flavour is quite roasty but with a nearly as strong sweetness; lots of cocoa, raisin, brown sugar, vanilla, gentle woodiness, bourbon and a little leather. Rich, slick mouthfeel. Not as boozy as I’d have expected, even with the aging. A very impressive beer.

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