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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreamflower (772) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
This beer is intoxicating. :) It’s heaven in a glass. Caramel chocolate aroma. Toasted caramel head. Deep dark chocolate colour. Chocolate caramel coffee taste. I want to steal this from northropfrye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
500ml bottle, 9% a/v To start, the wax dip is cool, but harder to get off than id like! Spent a minute just trying to get into the bottle. Pours a thick creamy looking black color with a thick chocolatey looking brown head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, and roasty coffee (though I had a stuffed up nose during this rating, so may have missed some nuances). The taste is fantastic, espresso, chocolate, and a bit nutty. Palate is thick, creamy and taste. Overall a spectacular brew, worth the minute of getting through the wax! Great brew Jaime and pals!

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Opaque black with beautiful thick yellow-brown foam. Very deep and strong coffee, cocoa + herbal aroma. Taste is also very deep, hints of dark chocolate, carmel, licorice and champagne.The taste is even developing more when the temperature increases, so do not cool down it too much. Very good beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 EARLY NOVEMBER 2011 - Same batch of stout mellowing and improving in the bottle 4 mos - less green hop bitter, more integrated and smooth with vanilla-cocoa overtones and a smooth sweet aroma. Should have bought up the 9-10 bottles if only it did not deprive others, I could drink this all year! ** old rate ** EARLY JULY 2011 - Waxed bottle from brewery. Pours a solid brown-black with gold-red highlights. Small espresso foam cap. Aroma is smooth and restrained showing lemon and sweet coffee, a little milky acidity. Taste is layered with replays of dark dried fruit and brandied cherry, coffee bitterness, aromatic dark cocoa, lemon citrus acidity, and a long play of grassy herbal hop bitterness. A little spicy and smoky. The hops seem a bit green but, taking away this the beer may age into a real beauty. Over the fence good. 7 3 9 4 16 = 3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2014) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. Pours opaque dark with a thin brown head. Aroma is really roasty, with leather and molasses. Taste is roasty, with bitter dark chocolate, and a bitter finish. A creamy vanilla taste creeps up over time. Smooth palatte, with light carbonation and a full body. This was great stuff - by far the best offering I’ve had from Amsterdam!

   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Waaaaaaa...this stuffs amazing...I could pour it all over my flapjacks on Saturday. Yeaaah buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (3220) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is hoppy, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is hoppy bitter, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, cocoa. Very nice sweet and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - JUN 4, 2014
First observation is it was extremely hard to get open. Took me about 12 minutes to open it. This is due to them waxing over the cap and it being very reluctant to come off in anything but extremely small flakes. Was it worth the effort? It sure was. Got toasted malts, subtle dark chocolate undertones, and even a tad of coffee. Very flavourful, and right up there amongst some of the best stouts I have had. Would definitely recommend it.

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