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Amsterdam Barrel Aged Double Tempest - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Barrel Aged Double Tempest
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BA SCORE
89
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 6.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 11-30-2013)
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Reviews by peensteen:
Photo of peensteen
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black with a ring of tan head, no lace to speak of here. Smell is an initial mix of bourbon, oak and roast, vanilla and coconut, lots of dark chocolate and to a lesser extent coffee, while not extremely noticeable I'm sure this was generously hopped as it strikes similarities to a hoppy imperial stout at its core. Taste is big and roasty followed by a big but not overpowering bourbon flavour, vanilla and woody/oaky flavours roll in after bringing some chocolate and fudge flavours, a light alcohol is present but feels well below the 14% mark, a touch of bitterness, chocolate cake aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, full body, oily and rich, big chewy body. Solid stuff, surely one of the better BA stouts to come out of Ontario in a while.

peensteen, May 08, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Ronnief
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Ronnief, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark inky black colour with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Intense bourbon and chocolate fudge aromas with charred oak, roast, vanilla and molasses notes also present.

T - Rich chocolate fudge, molasses, bitter roast, vanilla and anise with a massive charred oak presence. The bourbon is there as well in a pleasant way. Warming alcohol throughout. The massive bitterness becomes more and more prevalent as the beer warms to room temperature.

M - Full body. Thick and viscous. Light carbonation.

O - This was a massive beer and I think it will benefit considerably from a year or two of aging. Well done Amsterdam!

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of ritzkiss
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A giant among men at 14%, it drinks with relative ease. Bold hop dryness balances with cocoa, molasses, vanilla and gentle roast notes, moderate and balanced sweetness without the sometimes cloying sweetness big beers bring (though, I think as the hops fade it might lean towards a sweeter version). A touch of oak and bourbon but far from dominating, each sip is in balance. A touch hot but for how big & how fresh it is, I would expect more - this beer is already punching at weight.

It compares favourably to something like GI's Nightstalker, without the citrus hops that beer brings to the table. It's big, balanced, drinkable, and has layers that reveal themselves as the glass goes down. There are few in Ontario, or even Canada, that match it in its category. Dear Amsterdam, please feel free to make this one again...

ritzkiss, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber tasted thanks to igeunard

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, wood, burnt notes

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and vanilla. There is also some coffee, anise, and some bourbon. There is also quite a bit of a burnt/roasted flavour.

Overall - The 14% ABV seemed really well hidden all things considered. The taste is along the lines of a regular RIS.. nothing over the top like a Dark Lord etc. This is a beer that I would love to see at the lcbo some day.

spinrsx, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed Feb 14, 2013 and bottled November 4, 2013. This is a stronger version of Tempest aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels for 9 months.

Beer is jet black with a small tan head. Head disappears quickly.

The bourbon is quite strong in the nose, but not excessively so. Oak and vanilla. Under the bourbon is some roasted malt, and I think I can smell the rye to some extent, a bit of a spicy scent. Hard to tell underneath the bourbon.

The taste is good, although there is a lot of alcohol heat. Bourbon and its accompanying flavours are right up front. The base beer is certainly big enough to handle it, though. Roasted malt, some spicy rye flavours, molasses and chocolate.

Full bodied (surprise), moderate carbonation level. Quite hot.

Overall, very good, but the booze is a bit intense. If it calms down a bit with age it would be an improvement.

jrenihan, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

KeKeKumba, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Hypersomnia, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

yancot, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bleedsblu, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DaPan, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

tom10101, Apr 21, 2014
Amsterdam Barrel Aged Double Tempest from Amsterdam Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.