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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
BARREL AGED DOUBLE TEMPEST is made with double the malt and double the hops that it takes to make Tempest Imperial Stout. Aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels for 9 months, and hopped with generous amounts of Warrior hops, BARREL AGED DOUBLE TEMPEST is full of dense chocolate and deep malt flavours with a rich, long candied bourbon and oak finish. At 15% ABV and 115 IBU, this strong beer ages well for up to 3 years.

2015 Batch is 11.9% abv

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiery_1 (578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2017
Backlog Beer Rating, 2016.11.27
650ml bottle @ home. 2015 Vintage
Pours an opaque brown with a small brown head. Nose has ample bourbon with dark fruits. Flavour is rich and complex again with bourbon and dark fruits. Great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1651) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
Merci Yan pour le partage! Vintage 2013 (je crois) qui titre 14% dalcool. Liquide tout ce quil y a de plus huileux, visqueux et gras. Pas beaucoup de mousse mais un filme dhuile en surface. Prdominance de lalcool tant au nez quen bouche. La barrique de Rye est magnifiquement reprsente ici et laisse chapper des vapeurs pices alors que le bourbon demeure plutt discret. Les malts chocolats, agrments de ces pices, prennent lallure de carrs Lindt au piment rouge. Jaime malgr lintensit. Bien huileuse et chaude en bouche, jai limpression que cette bire manque toutefois de profondeur. Curieuse impression quau-del de lalcool et des barriques, la tempest de base est mieux quilibre. Mest davis que plus modre, elle serait suprieure.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 Tasting at Brians. 650ml bottle (thx, Peter!). Vintage 2015. Pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, dark fruits, marshmallow. Taste is very complex with the same notes. Excellent!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
2013 (Four Roses Bourbon) Barrel Aged Double Tempest, possibly one of Amsterdams raddest attempts. Bottles are from the Leaside LC right near the brewery. Gorgeous classic RIS look. Heavy on the bready-sweet malt richness and the bourbon is certainly apparent. This is a 2.7 year old bottle and my first taste, and it is what it says it is. Dark fruit, dark demerara and and mellowed roast malts and smooth espresso seem to predominate. Slight oily palate, finishes only a bit dry with some notable toasty oak and oak tannins. Touch of bourbon burn is nice. Aroma is sweet dark malt and espresso. Mature bottle lacks coconut from the oak, and could be a touch drier but all is well, and the Bourbon sweetness is now forward if anything so all is well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (1440) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 Premire dition de cette bire brasse le 14/02/2013, bue aprs 40 mois. Je dois avouer que je lavais un peu oublie. Robe noire comme la nuit surmont dun gnreux col de mousse beige et laiteux qui sestompe rapidement. Armes de malt rti lgrement maderis qui prsente des effluves de figues et mres confites, enrobage de chocolat et de lger caf, vanille. Le bourbon semble plus discret, ou plutt plus imprgn au malt. En bouche, le bourbon est plus prsent et nous entrane par la suite dans des saveurs de chocolat au lait, vanille, bois gorg dalcool, caf de lgre torrfaction, noisettes et malt rtis. La petite madrisation perue au nez ne semble pas tre dactualit ici. La finale est longue et invitante, o chocolat, vanille et alcool se partagent la ple. Texture onctueuse et laiteuse, corps bien rond, fine carbonatation qui permet dapprcier le liquide sous tout ses aspects. La bire parfaite sur le bord du feu o je suis. Seul point faible: le haut taux dalcool.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Black with a light beige head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a long tasty finish. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dates.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13257) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, beautiful sweet fruity chocolate malt with light dark fruits, plums, licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice and pleasant. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with dark fruits, molasses, plums, licorice, pinot de charente, alcohol warmth, beautiful and complex. Bottle at OttBottShare April 2016.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1350) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
(2015 version, on tap @ Bar Hop BrewCo, Jan 6 2016) Pours black with a big head of dark tan foam and lace. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, toasted oak, a bit of coffee. Flavour is fairly sweet bourbon, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, some fruit liqueur, fairly high roast. Finish carries lots of bourbon and a bit of oak, roast, slight ash, chocolate, medium-dry and fairly bitter with a touch of alcohol. Medium-full body, not super-viscous, smooth carbonation. Not quite as rich as some in the style, nicely balanced, quite drinkable really. Good one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
2015 bottle. 11.9% abv. Nose barrel wood, dark fruit, roasted malt, sweet bourbon. Taste: chocolate, bourbon, delicious barrel, warming. Goes down easy considering its weight.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting, shared by the ever cool dennoman. Whereas the straight version was a bit of a let down, this one is hitting all the right buttons: intensely roasted, balanced and a nice additional wood character that makes this a well drinkable RIS, of which the alcohol is very well hidden. Nicely done.


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