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%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Received in a trade with dresden -- 500mL bottle poured into a tulip, opaque black with almost no head, with tan/brown bubbles. Aroma is roasty, tobacco, and coffee. Tastes very similar as the aroma although a little muted and much more melded. Mouthfeel is s little thin, but I don’t think it detracts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Deep black thin tanned head. Big sticky prune and chocolate. Medium bodied, chewy sweet chocolate and sticky roast and malt. Long chocolate, dry and roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2360) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
(bottle) (2013) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma starts with smoked prunes, then roast, bitter chocolate, dried longan; mostly dry and mineral flavour; creamy palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2014
bottle, definately aged for a few years. Impressed. fuller mouthfeel, roasted malt heavy, chocolate & coffee notes. well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - JUN 4, 2014
First observation is it was extremely hard to get open. Took me about 12 minutes to open it. This is due to them waxing over the cap and it being very reluctant to come off in anything but extremely small flakes. Was it worth the effort? It sure was. Got toasted malts, subtle dark chocolate undertones, and even a tad of coffee. Very flavourful, and right up there amongst some of the best stouts I have had. Would definitely recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
500ml bottle, 2013 vintage, 9%. A very good example of the imperial stout style. Dark black, red edges, big, thick, mocha head. Taste and aroma are mostly dark coffee and some chocolate. Full body. Overall, solid thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3333) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
2013 vintage, thanks to robinvboyer for this one! Pours a rich black with a medium moka head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of big roasted malt (a little ashy even), alcohol and raisins. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, aniseed and not too sweet overall. Finish is ashy and acrid, sadly. Body is full, really full and mouthfeel smooth if you make abstraction of the sad finish. Otherwise it is a fair imperial stout, nothing mindblowing but still well made (except for the finish, ofc). Maybe a little more sweetness would do magic? Anyway, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1670) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Noir profond, sous une mousse chocolatée ; le breuvage est épais, et émet en nez des notes cendrées et de fruits foncés confits. En bouche, l’amertume est prenante, alors que les malts chocolatés dominent en fin de bouche, enrobant la langue. Notes de café grillé et de chocolat très noir, le tout est moelleux, a beaucoup de corps. Un stout impérial dans les tons, soyeux et complexe, enivrant aussi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Bière noire ténébreuse au profil liquoreux qui présente un mince halo de mousse moka. Le nez offre un juste compromis entre un café corsé et un chocolat sucré. Un peu de madérisation en arrière-plan arrive à déstabiliser. En bouche, la puissance de la bière se bute à une douceur qui vient tout contredire et rétablir les bases. Une amertume de café se mêle à un sucre résiduel fort agréable. La bière a une texture soyeuse. Belle découverte, en plein dans mes cordes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (727) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
500ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Has been in the cellar for two winters, and time appears to have treated it well. Pours black with a thin mocha coloured head. Molasses, black licorice, light cocoa, espresso, brown sugar, and very faint spearmint in the nose. Full bodied with great carbonation it’s heavy in black Panda licorice-like notes, raisin, molasses, light bitterness, espresso, big roasty malt notes, and tiny bit of butter in the finish. Very good.

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