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Amsterdam Barrel Aged Double Tempest

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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Toronto, Canada
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6573-20140808] Bottle. Soya sauce and roasted bread crumbs. Black cola body with no lasting head. Bitten soya sauce and sweet Worcestershire smoke flavour. Full body. Interesting. (8/3-/8/3/15) 3.7
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "No, I want to hit the rider. I don’t want to damage the bicycle."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head with light retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some black chocolates notes with light whiskey notes. Taste is also dominated by sweet roasted malt notes with some black chocolate notes and a whiskey and vanilla finish. Body is full with nice creamy texture and medium carbonation with no alcohol. Very nice beer with smooth drinking features.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bendrixian (1173) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Black as night colour. Big rich boozy bourbon aroma. Sweet vanilla. Huge boozy imperial stout. Very remarkable. Good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 9, 2014
Rich sweet chocolate, vanilla, oak, so sweet you wouldn’t believe the abv but the alcohol slowly warms you. Wouldn’t drink tons of it but a nice cocoa liquor-like digestive.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Krypter (2) - - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
Very smooth, nice delicate mouthfeel, amazing chocolate and rum flavours, heavy alcohol overlay and heavy raisin aftertaste. Very good, hard to walk out of the bar after this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (939) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from February 2013, from Jay. Thick black stuff, with a tan head and a lively carbonation. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and tons is malt. Bourbon oak, caramel, and roast. Bitter chocolate, cocoa. Great stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Une bière brassée le 14 février 2013 et embouteillée le 4 novembre 2013. Version 14,0%. Une robe noire comme la nuit. Un nez de cerises, boisé, chocolat. Une bouche ni trop chaude avec du chocolat, de l’amertume, une touche boisé, l’alcool est discret, le bois bien intégré. Terriblement facile pour ce genre de monstre

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Une bière brassée le 14 février 2013 et embouteillée le 4 novembre 2013. Merci à je ne sais plus qui! Liquide presque noir qui se présente sans tête. Au nez, chocolat, mélasse, bourbon caramélisé et petits fruits sont des parfums qui plaisent à mes narines. Dans la deuxième moitié de la dégustation, une sensation de noix de coco grillée et de vanille. Au goût, le bourbon sait comment plaire. Le chocolat noir, les fruits, le boisé ainsi que les notes rôties ne sont pas dominés. Toujours cette impression de noix de coco grillée qui revient sans cesse. En bouche, un corps soyeux qui montre des bulles petites et piquantes. La finale se fait sur des notes de chocolat trempées dans un bourbon boisé et floral. Étonnamment facile à boire pour sa force. Solide sur toute la ligne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
2014-08-08. Oily looking black body coats the glass, headless. 3+ Aroma is boozy, lots of sweet vanilla bourbon and dark malt base. 7++ Flavour is rich, fairly alcoholic, sweet vanilla bourbon character. It finishes with a good amount of bitterness, moderate roast character. 7++ Smooth medium to full bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. 3++ Delightfully rich but the bourbon is prominent and sits heavily on the palate in such a way that a small portion goes a long way. Bottle from the brewery cellared several months

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
[Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size frothy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, wood, chocolate, dark fruit and leafy hops. Flavour is sweet, roasty and chocolaty along with wood, alcohol and vanilla -- it’s quite sweet. Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. Too sweet and boozy to drink the whole bottle but a small glass of it is lovely.


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