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

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RATINGS: 139   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1262) - 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!

3.8
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3496) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeRochon (23) - - FEB 27, 2013
Black and opaque, notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses, baking spice. Full bodied, rich and creamy while still retaining balance. Excellent example of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsquirrel29 (82) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
I definitely liked this beer. A very nice stout and not as heavy as many of the other more popular stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5464) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a rather large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with some black chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Taste is mix between some roasted coffee notes with light bitter notes of black chocolate with some subtle notes of liquorice and light lactose finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very drinkable and well balanced though doesn’t necessarily stand out from the pack with limited complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Black beer,Brown head. Surprising light wine scent. Body has a thick oily feel. Flavour is a bit heavy and muddled. Alcohol, licorice, thick dusty chocolate body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1010) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
(500ml 2012 bottle from LCBO) Poured opaque black with a thin tan head and no lace. Aromas of molasses, roasted malts, coffee, nutty vanilla and a little soy, but not particularly overpowering on the nose. Flavour a little more full. Roasted sweet dark malts, light coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, wood, a tick sour towards the finish. Finish reasonably dry and bitter with wood and roast. Mouthfeel is not smooth but not very full, carb soft, little alcohol even when warm. Decent flavours, balanced but nothing to stand out from the imperial stout crowd.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lanchester (190) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a jet black with a thin, beige head; recedes to a thin ring around the glass and yields very sparse lacing. Rich, earthy aroma of roasted malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate and molasses...a winning combination. Taste follows aroma with a pleasing and well-balanced bitterness throughout. Full-bodied and smooth on the palate, low carbonation allows for all the flavors to assert themselves. A solid offering, and would certainly add this one to my list of go-to brews for the winter!


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