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


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.

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CacheManyHose (712) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
From LCBO, drank at Ian's place in Toronto. Inky black with thin beige watery head. Smells of cola, potpourri/florals, spice, dried fruit, bit of soy sauce. Tastes of spiced cola, coffee, slightly syrupy malt, quite bitter. Body is bitter, fizzy.

HKdIPA (798) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from LCBO at Ian's in Toronto. Dark black pour, very little head. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malt. Taste is big but standard imperial stout - mostly roasted malt, some coffee bitterness, some dark fruit. Good coffee flavor. Lasting finish - a bit boozy. Good.

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!

cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Couleur noir avec quelques reflet brun et un mince col beige. Aromes de grains grillés,café,chocolat,tabac,notes terreuse. Dure a boire, ce n’est pas mon style d’imperial stout!

Alpha10 (742) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
2014/12/10 - Pours a jet black colour with a creamy tan head that lingers. Aroma is cocoa, toasted malt, black berries and herbal hops. Taste is bitter cocoa, lactose, dark berries, toasted malt, ash, umami and herbal hop notes. Mouthfeel is slick with biting carbonation and a semi sweet, herbal and mildly boozy finish. Very nice. Really developes with warmth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

bunget (960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
500ml bottle. Opaque black body, medium chocolate head with good retention, a residual foam and layered lacing. Aroma of black currant and blackberry jam, wood charcoal, prunes, herbal hops, metallic and light alcohol. Lovely taste of well-done toast, some wood charcoal, dried berries, blackberry jam a touch of licorice, dark chocolate. A touch of herbal bitterness in the aftertaste. Lovely bouquet. Truly shines when warms to 15-18C.

cards04 (2784) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
A very complex and well crafted stout. Pours a thick black with creamy mocha head. Aromas are dark berries and dried fruit with creamy lactose. As it sits.. Smoke and umami. Flavors are tart raspberry, cream, dark malts and bitter chocolate. Very nice.

ljthiessen (1322) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle, 2014 release, labelled as 9% ABV. Black pour with a medium foamy mocha head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, some dark chocolate and coffee with just a hint of soy sauce. Flavour starts sweet, chocolate and coffee with some subtle cinnamon and nutmeg, finishes with some nice bitterness and roasty flavours, and a touch of hops as it warms. Very thick, oily and creamy with low carbonation, and a touch boozy. A very nice imperial stout!

XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle share. Dark brown. Aroma of burnt plum, prune, date, coffee. Taste is mostly bitter, with a dark chocolate sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, yet dry.

GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Black with a nice brown head. Aroma is roasted grain, chocolate. Medium bodied, slightly bitter roasty on the palate, bittersweet finish. Taste is roasty grains, grass, chocolate, coffee.

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