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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (804) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
500 mL bottle. Jet black pour, finger of wet sand rocky head. Big aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, espresso and a bit of booze. similar taste, lovely bit of bitterness. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5520) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle, 2013. Black pour with thin ring of tan head. Aroma is roasty, light smokiness, boozy, light coffee. Taste is boozy, bitter, roasty grain, scotch like flavor. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13167) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured black color with a moderate fizzy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8449) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
500 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, some bitterness to the finish, decent imperial stout, albeit a touch thin, flavor is solid enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
500ml bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Very dark brown, near-black color. Thin tan head, leaving good bits of lace. Awesome coffee, moderate roast malt. Smoke. Earthy hop. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Just a touch ashy, but I don’t mind. Just slightly biting in the finish. Enjoyable imperial stout to try. I dig the smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7880) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Cinci crew; thanks DuffMan). This vintage is 9%. Looks good; a lightly translucent brownish cola with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and a bit of roast and what seems like oak (even though there isn’t any mention of a barrel). Tastes like it smells with a bit of bitterness and a medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (1793) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, 2014, 9%. Pours in black body with medium froasty tan head which is gone within a minute or two. Aroma has a gentle roastiness, little bit of dark chocolate, along with some pretty light acidity on the nose. Taste has high earthy acidic bitterness right upfront but gets balanced by a high roasty sweetness, coffee, dark chocolate. Long bitterness in the after taste. Body is pretty dry, heavy, medium-high carbonation. Alcohol is a little bit too warming for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2849) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO Hawkesbury (Ontario) on November 28, 2014 (9% version). Black, small beige head. Fruity coffee aroma, not to strong. Spicy moka coffee taste, but somewhat dry, nice bitter coffee aftertaste. Not a tempest in your mouth, but at less not an over the top monster now a days!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
500 ml bottle from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a dark black with a bit of tan head, shorter retention and lots of lacing.

Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, dark malt, smoke.

Flavours: Coco, dark malt, cola, black coffee

Mouthfeel: Thinner with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice imperial stout. Not as good as some of the other options on the market like Bolsevik Bastard but still petty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dleblanc87 (15) - windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
All around good but very boozey tasting... better when it sits for a while... going to cellar a bottle to see if its better

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