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


on tap

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Abv has varied. 2011 edition had 9% 2014 edition was 9% Unique to Ontario, Tempest Imperial Stout is brewed with a complex grain bill and three types of hops. Tempest has a bracing bitterness that quickly blends with deep malt notes and a slight spiciness. Cellered for 3 months prior to packaging and then wax dipped, this beer will cellar well for up to 3 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Bvery, thanks buddy! Dark black pour with ring of head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste follows with some hot spice. Dry finish with some ash. Interesting and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Super dark dense pour with a beige head. Nose is roasty and sweet. Little bit of booze, dry roasty taste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
Noir avec une robe moyenne marron foncer. L’arôme est du chocolat et surtout du malt torréfié avec un peu d’alcool et d’houblon. En bouche c’est onctueux avec plein du malt et chocolat avec une bonne finale amer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Thanks to cards04 for this. Very deep brown with just a thin wisp of tan foam. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Flavor is roasted grains, espresso, and blackened toast. Finish is bitter with charred wood and only a slight chocolate sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2015
Aroma: strong burned robusta, malts. Taste: light sourness, light to moderate burned and alcohol bitterness. Flavour: robusta, ashe, dry alcohol, light bitter chocolate notes. Alcohol and hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (2048) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 20, 2015
BOTTLE 50CL from bunget. Pitch black, espresso head. Strong coffee and chocolate in the nose, roasty, a touch of alcohol. Tastes roasty, coffee, acrid black malts, zesty spicy bitterness and some ashes. Correct and classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (605) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Pour is motor oil with a thin espresso cap that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing. Nose is chocolate/molasses/toast/coffee - nice and promising. Taste is....a bit of a let down. There seems to be a watery patch in the middle, despite the 9% ABV and full-ish body. Texture is slick/creamy, with nice lingering bitterness on the finish. Tasty, but lacking a certain punch for my liking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2015
500ml bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours dark dark brown with small rim of tan head. Aroma is a little unsettling. Grain alcohol is most present. Licorice, chocolate, and vanilla notes in the background. Really not great. Taste is mostly bitter. There is a sharp bite with a strong alcohol finish. Body is medium-full. Sharp carbonation. Long alcohol finish. This beer was a huge disappointment. I won’t be finishing this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1417) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Noire comme la nuit et surmontée d’un moelleux collet blanc, cette stout impériale présente une abondance de malts qui trouve équilibre dans une abondance de houblons tout aussi impressionnante. Le nez est de café, de malts rôtis, d’un très léger sucre qui annonce un liquide plutôt sec mais qui finalement ne l’est pas. C’est plus rond en bouche qu’au nez. Je reçus, à la première gorgée, une attaque chaude tissée d’alcool, d’épices et de houblons. Cette première gorgée fut intense et plus ou moins plaisante. Par la suite, les choses se sont calmées et je me suis mis à rechercher (plutôt qu’à fuir) cette attaque amère qui en fin de bouche, laissait place à un sucre résiduel rappelant le caramel et le beurre d’arachides. Très belle bière que je serais très heureux de pouvoir déguster une fois vieillie en fût de bourbon américain!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, hops, cream, some coffee, chocolate and caramel. Tastes of roasted malt, hops, chocolate, coffee & molasses. Bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel.

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