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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1637) - 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 (1950) - 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 (6376) - 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 (5389) - 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 (3297) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (851) - 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 (5640) - 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 (13615) - 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 (9140) - 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 (9671) - 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.

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