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

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.

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3.9
AleRider78 (1456) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2017
Pours a huge foamy tan head that doesn’t stick around very long and leaves a thin ring around inside. Has an extremely dark appearance, almost pitch black. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, toasty malts and even hints of soya? Flavours are sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee and mocha. Some earthy hops as well. Very tasty and all around thickness and slight bitterness. Slick and oily mouthfeel. Warming sensation. Full bodied. Faint carbonation. Medium length finish. Sweet and bitter, well balanced. Nicely done, not too strong and goes down real well.

4.6
worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Dark black with a lasting tan, creamy medium, sticky head. Smells of deep malt, and nice full roast, spice, hops, raisin. Full rich body. Oily chewy thick. No carbonation. Initial bitter taste of hops that is rounded out to sweetness in the mouth and finishes with deep roast bitterness. Burnt lasting roast aftertaste.

3.6
Stoned99 (1674) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
2014 vintage bottle @home watching the Habs. Aroma: big rich chocolate, toffee, molasses, raisin and some far away hoppy notes. App: pitch black, small mocha head leaving nice lacing. Taste and palate: medium to full body, moderate sweetness, smooth, light to moderate bitter finish. Overall: well executed. Can’t remember exactly when I bought this bottle. Might even have been a gift from a trade. Anyway, it’s good. Maybe a bit too rich for my liking but it’s still not that hard to drink (so far at 1/3 of the bottle). Could probably have aged one more year.

4.1
crazy_cat_lady (705) - - 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.

3.7
Arcanor (422) - 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.

3.5
blackmetal (246) - 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

3.6
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.

3.5
Whatup14 (2163) - 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.

3.8
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.


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