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

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8107) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (1843) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2897) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (258) - 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.

2.8
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, light oxidation, mocha pie, vanilla and coffee. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and chocolate aromas. Chocolate, roasted and malty flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle - 500ml (2014). Pours an opaque black body with an average, fading, beige foamy head. Rich malty aroma with vineous and chocolate hints. Alcohol is not agressive. Its robust malty/hoppy aroma carries roasty, licorice, woody, and plummy notes. Ends with a long, strong, warming, bitter/roasty finish. Very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (587) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
From LCBO, drank at Ian's place in Toronto. Inky black with thin beige watery head. Smells of cola, potpourri/florals, spice, dried fruit, bit of soy sauce. Tastes of spiced cola, coffee, slightly syrupy malt, quite bitter. Body is bitter, fizzy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (675) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from LCBO at Ian's in Toronto. Dark black pour, very little head. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malt. Taste is big but standard imperial stout - mostly roasted malt, some coffee bitterness, some dark fruit. Good coffee flavor. Lasting finish - a bit boozy. Good.


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