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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Dark brownish murk with coffee head. Aroma of heavy malts, coffee and chocolate hints. Flavour is equal however the body is a little thin. Afters are bitter but such a thin body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
500 mL bottle. Pours opaque black with a nice tan head and lots of lacing. Rich chocolatey aroma with layers of vanilla, coffee, deep caramel, roast and herbal hop. Big lingering mouth feel with moderate carbonation and a full body. Lightly sweet offset by a good hop bite. Undetectable alcohol. Very well made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
2012 bottle. Creamy, milk chocolate, dark malt. Really mellow rich aroma. Completely black, long lasting brown aroma, very viscous pour. Looks great. Really smooth, upfront some sweetness and chocolate, finishes with soy sauce, metal and a slight leafy hop bitterness. The age definitely smoothed this one out. Full bodied, average carbonation. A great imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1487) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Midnight black colour with a nice frothy brown head that laces well enough. Huge aroma of espresso, chocolate, roast and some barley notes. On the palate the roast and toasty bitterness comes through with hints of choclate and some hoppy fruityness as well. Very good stuff fresh. can’t wait to see how she ages. Also, totally spelling mistake on the second sentence and has a tons of wax on the bottle. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (1088) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 2013 500ml bottle. Pours black as night with a half-finger tan head that thins to a film and ring.Aroma is large. Big roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and a touch of coffee and alcohol. Taste is a solid bitter with a bitter chocolaty, mild coffee finish.Full body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly oily with a creamy mouth and a mild alcohol warmth.Overall very nice. Solid aroma with a great roasty, bitter chocolaty taste. Will buy again and cellar a few to see how the years treat it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (1047) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Getting this bottle open was a mission for me. The wax was more stubborn than a crack smoking mayor. (Amsterdam should take a lead from bourbon kingpins Makers Mark for a more enjoyable wax immersion experience). Pours darker than an pipeline oil spill. Love the mouth on this one: this is thick, rich boozy fun. Great for the cooler months. Just pour yourself something to drink while you try to open this. Hate to be an Englsh teacher on y’all but there’s a brutal error in the 2nd sentence on the back label. I will proofread & edit for free beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours jet black from a bottle. 2013. Little to no head. Aroma is very roasty with some chocolate. Very bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes very dry. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1459) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
2012 bottle. Oily black with a nice brown head. Aroma is heavy of roasted malt, chocolate, and light vanilla. Taste is roast, soy sauce, bitter hocolate and booze. Pretty nice stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours a motor oil black with a short lived beige head. The aroma is roasty malts, coffee, black strap molasses, anise, and chocolate. The flavour follows suite, little thin on the finish bit of black coffee bitterness. Solid beer, but not unique enough to be anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a persistent mocha head. Aroma: Oddly fruity and mashy, lots of grape bubblegum, alcohol, hard to pull much of the expected coffee/chocolate/dark-roasted malt notes. Palate: Medium+ body, gentle, relaxed effervescence. Flav.: Still pretty fruity, like a Belgian Tripel...odd, a touch of roasted barley comes through, alcohol again, blah; dry with decent bitterness and finally some decent Impy stout flavour.

Maybe I got a bad bottle or something. Not successful.

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