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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 edition had 9%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle from liamt07. Black with no head. Anise, dark roasted, almost burnt malts, bit nutty, some coffee, chocolate - and unfortunately not too much else with a stuffed up nose :( Relatively smooth, not much alcohol but its there, relatively sweet but a bit of underlying bitterness, chocolate is present as well. Quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3114) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
T.hanks to jb84 for the bottle! Typical impy pour, black, small mocha head. Aroma of dark fruit matls mixed with dark burnt malts, with some coffee, and dry cocoa. Mouthfeel is a touch thin, and the carb is low. Finish is very roasty with some leafy hops. Medium bitterness, and a big dose of roast. A touch of alcohol, and some espresso lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3161) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
Bouteille de 500ml de Patrick dit le Slovaque. Imperial Stout brun foncée avec une mousse brune qu’il a fallu prendre en photo car elle s’est transformé en anneau très rapidement. Le nez est surprenant car il est complexe. Les notes fruitées, vineuses se mêlent avec la mélasse et le chocolat. La bouche a une très belle texture, elle est ronde. L’alcool est discret pour ses 9 degrés. De bonnes saveurs de cerises sont perceptibles, tout comme une certaine amertume.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3203) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
(A bottle from JB84) Un liquide profondément brun qui laisse entrevoir un contour rouge foncé. Un délicat anneau de mousse. Un nez bien chocolaté et crémeux avec des malts et une levure qui développent un côté fruité. Des saveurs de malts rôtis bien enrobés par le chocolat. Une touche de café aromatisé. Une présente plus feutrée des fruits. Un alcool qui, subitement, se pointe le bout du nez. Une bouche assez ronde avec un pétillement plutôt faible. Une finale sur des notes amères chocolatées posées. Selon moi, un impy stout simple mais bien fait.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (992) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
500ml bottle
9.0% ABV
I tried this beer on December 16, 2011 at "Bar Volo" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a solid black colour with a thin creamy tan coloured head. Aroma was pretty standard with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, creamy with medium carbonation. The flavour mirrored the aroma with coffee and chocolate notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2180) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 500ml bottle shared by JB84 and Kish84 with Jeremy and myself. nice black pour with a tan head. nice roasty thick imppy nose. the flavour is a little rough, dark malt bitterness, lacking a little body. the second best ontario imperial stout.//////////////////////////////// having had both the 2012 and 2013 vintages fresh as well as aged bottles of the 2012 i simply dont understand the local love for this beer. its a passable impy but the fermentation is sloppy and it doesnt drink well fresh or aged. vastly imflated in both price and rating by a complete lack of local options. a shame.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6074) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle [500ml]. First off, I must say that the bottle looks great with the black wax, but holy fuck is it ever a bitch to get open! O.K., onto the rating: Pours black with an average size lasting frothy beige head and some decent lacing on the glass -- looks great. Nice aroma of roasted malt, leafy hops, cream, some coffee, chocolate and caramel. Great flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops, chocolate and alcohol along with some coffee, molasses and a roasty, bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, this is a solid Impy Stout and one of the best beers Amsterdam have ever put out -- well done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
Taps a deep dark brown with a 2 finger sand colored cap...good head retention, soft carbonation. Aroma is pleasant with common Impy tones coffee, cocoa sweet malts some grassy hops. Light bodied for an Imp, nice rounded character, good balance and a touch of complexity, gets bitter and roasty in the finish. Very approachable for an IMP, too easy to drink too many of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2949) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at Smokeless Joe new location on college st. Deep black color, with a tan creamy head, mild roasty, black, chocolate malt, warm alcohol in the nose, with some faint chocolate cake, chocolate granola bar, roasted coffee bean accents, and some burnt toast, black coffee notes in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth buzzy, mild roasty, chocolate, black malt, light dark bitter chocolate, black coffee character, with a light flowery leafy, grassy hop undertone, leading towards a warming, soft roasted bitterness, lingering leafy, hop bitterness finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2685) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 17, 2011
Amsterdam tempest imperial stout. Appearance: Pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma: Roasty, dark fruit, sherry, creamy, a little alcohol in the nose. Flavour: lots of malty chocolate at first, dark fruit. Leather, peat, lightly smoked too. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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