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.

fsquirrel29's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsquirrel29 (84) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (397) - - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Bottled in 2013. Pitch black with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, raisin and molasses aromas. Tastes of leather and coffee, with some chocolate and smoke. Bit harsh on the tongue, but it is an imperial stout. From what I recall from trying this relatively fresh, this beer has definitely improved with age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arcanor (218) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
500ml bottled in 2014. Pour pitch black with a nice medium to tall foam. Aroma of roasted malt and smoke with notes of chocolat. Same on the taste. A bit thin than expected. Nice alcohol warmth. Long smoky and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackmetal (210) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
quite impressive as it is nicely roasted but yet has not too much syropy taste as well as chocolaty taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, black licorice. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, some black licorice. Finish is ash, tobacco. Lingering ash and chocolate. Light to medium body, weak to average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1679) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Bouteille 500ml, 2014, gracieuseté de SebD lors du CanBIF Spring 2016, Thanks Sébastien! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée fuyante laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arôme de malt torréfié, alcool, anis, mélasse. Goût de malt torréfié, café, amertume moyenne-élevée, alcool, café noir fort, peu sucré. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6090) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10760) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1279) - 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.

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