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


on tap

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RATINGS: 140   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1672) - 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 (583) - 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 (463) - 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 (1108) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1676) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting, shared by the ever cool dennoman. Lots of coffee in this one, but all in all lacking a bit of thickness and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psytron (1740) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Smell of coffee, chocolate. Black colour, mid-brown head. Ashy palate. Aroma of burnt malt, ash, some oak. Also cocoa. Finishes with chocolate and coffee. Roasty bitter. Soft but rather plentiful carbon. Palate is part oily, part velvety.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5724) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared bydennoman. Pours black, no real head. Smell is bit sweet, grainy. Taste is a bit sharp, grainy, somewhat bitter. I like the label-detailed picture part as well. cool !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4903) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). 2013 vintage. From Sammy, thanks! Split 3-ways with JulienHuxley and Minderbinder.

Appearance: Black with a medium beige-brown head and little lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, light chocolate, citrus, smokey notes and mild vanilla.

Taste: Smokey with a light acidity, roasted malts, hints of citrus, ashes and alcohol.

Palate: Medium to full body. Moderate to medium carbonation. A bit of warmth in the finish.

Overall: Decent/good european style RIS. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3173) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle 500ml. [2013] Pours jet black with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, vanilla. Taste is of roasted malt, creamy coffee, bitterness, ashes, alcohol, spices. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Nice. Good malt features.

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