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

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RATINGS: 140   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.


Gorbalev's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - NOV 29, 2012
2012 Bottle, 9%, LCBO. Pitch black with a chocolatey brown head. Aroma is interesting but not quite inviting - sort of tinny, some alcohol, but in a port sort of way, a bit of roast malt - this threw me off a bit. Taste - better! Sweet, strong, roasty and rich. Medium oily mouthfeel suits it perfectly. A thick big beast of a stout that is very good, but just finishes too short - lacks the complexity of the exceptional beers in this category. Still, a fine effort that I will buy again (and have already) - aging should do this one some good as well.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
500ml bottle. Black in colour with a thin beige head ring around the glass, very light and patchy lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, some liquorice, roasty, some coffee. The flavour is of light chocolate, roasted coffee beans, some alcohol, light sweetness, vanilla. Warming mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes a bit thin, warming. A bit thin in the body but other then that a proper Imperial Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5712) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle:(2014) Pours deep, oil-brown with a small tan head. Burnt coffee/chocolate aroma. Taste is dark chocolate malt, molasses...a bit of ash and alcohol bitter. Tasty, but just a little weak in the body. Excellent bottle art.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
2013 vintage. Nose is deep dark roasted malt and dark fruit, currants, raisins, molasses, cherries. Taste is sweet, lots of dark fruit, some cocoa, roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel. A nice sipper that held up well since 2013.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9997) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle (thanks to cards04). Maple syrup, chocolate malt, and wood ash aroma. Black with small light brown head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hay/wood ash flavor. Body on the light side.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (912) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Bouteille datée 2014, bue en octobre.2015. Robe noire presque qu’opaque, de minces reflets acajou filtrent à travers le liquide. Un col de mousse quasi inexistant excepté un petit cerne de mousse autour du verre. Arômes de houblons bien agrumé. Pamplemousse, mandarine, lime. Le tout sur un fond de malt rôti et chocolat noir. En bouche, beaucoup de houblons. Des agrumes, une bonne amertume poignante. Un léger côté torréfié titille les papilles. Encore du chocolat noir, un peu d’anis. Plus une black ipa qu’une imperial stout. Une texture intéressant mais un peu décevante comme tenu du style. Un corps moyennement rond.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (610) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Bvery, thanks buddy! Dark black pour with ring of head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste follows with some hot spice. Dry finish with some ash. Interesting and good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Super dark dense pour with a beige head. Nose is roasty and sweet. Little bit of booze, dry roasty taste. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1183) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
Noir avec une robe moyenne marron foncer. L’arôme est du chocolat et surtout du malt torréfié avec un peu d’alcool et d’houblon. En bouche c’est onctueux avec plein du malt et chocolat avec une bonne finale amer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1506) - Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Thanks to cards04 for this. Very deep brown with just a thin wisp of tan foam. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Flavor is roasted grains, espresso, and blackened toast. Finish is bitter with charred wood and only a slight chocolate sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (458) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2015
Aroma: strong burned robusta, malts. Taste: light sourness, light to moderate burned and alcohol bitterness. Flavour: robusta, ashe, dry alcohol, light bitter chocolate notes. Alcohol and hop bitterness in the aftertaste.


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