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Amsterdam Tempest Imperial Stout - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Tempest Imperial StoutAmsterdam Tempest Imperial Stout

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very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 05-29-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Kmat10, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

chickenm, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of beerluvr
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours black as night, thick and opaque with a lingering deep brown head of foam.

S - Deep and dark with espresso and roasted barley aromas

T - Coffee, burnt malt, tobacco and bitter chocolate, alcohol and some hoppiness but it's overshadowed here by the intense roasty malts.

M - Thick and warming, flows over the tongue with some viscosity to it

O - A super roasty take on an Imp Stout.

beerluvr, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Cramshawbar, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

RedAleMan, Nov 09, 2013
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AugustusRex, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

irishkyle21, Nov 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

kevinlater, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

nullbort, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Derek, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours completely black, no amber glints even to speak of. The espresso colored compact head leaves several meandering trails of lace on the glass. In the nose, chocolate and black coffee mix with some citrus and alcohol. The taste is enormously malty and roasty with molasses, tobacco, coffee and cocoa flavors. A creeping alcohol heat is always evident. Citrus and pine hops are in the background, providing a good balance to the maltiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a subtle, moderate carbonation. A moderate hop bitterness blends with chocolate, roasty and booze flavors in the long finish.

This is a good Imperial Stout. It could be a little fuller bodied and modest in alcohol flavor, but still definitely worth a try.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

kodt, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of SebD
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick mocha head that dies down moderately and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of chocolate, coffee, rich roasted malts, dark fruit (raisins maybe) and some smokiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some definite chocolate, bitter coffee, roasted malts, raisins, some smoke and sweet caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Definitely the best beer I've had from Amsterdam.

SebD, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

HATS4BATS, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

philmen, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Molson2000, Jun 29, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Marcus for sending this brew out me as an extra. Bottled 2012.

A - A deep mocha hue with a well formed inch head. Good retention with some lacing.

S - Smoked wood, sweet chocolate, dark fruits, light coffee, warmth from the booze and caramel. Nice!

T - Dark chocolate is at the forefront with this one. Nice sweetness with added bitterness. Bit of coffee surfacing on the back end. Light vanilla flavor throughout.

M - Chewy medium plus body with moderate carbonation.

O - Really impressed with this one and it saddens me it will be some time until I am graced with one again. If you have the chance, pick this one up.

mscudder, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jimctin, May 15, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My brother bought me this bottle from the LCBO a few months ago. Way too much wax on the bottle that I had to scrape off just to be able to fit the bottle opener on it. 2012 vintage.

A - One finger creamy brown head gone fast. Black colour. Mild carbonation coming up. No lace, no retention.

S - Nice sweet chocolate and roast. Dark fruit and coffee. Big dark fruit notes with that roast. Similar to much stronger and more complex impy stouts I've had with much higher ABVs.

T - Roast, chocolate, light booze, vanilla. Milky coffee, roasted notes coming out more when it opens up.

M - Nice carbonation, full body, sweet dark fruit finish that gets a little bitter in the end. Pretty smooth stuff.

O/D - A fairly nice Imperial Stout and one I've wanted to try for a while. The few months of smoothing out have probably done this well. A complex and enjoyable one from Amsterdam, and one that Ontario should be proud of.

tbeckett, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

phirleh, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

KrisDLSmith, Mar 02, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

***2012 Vintage***

Thanks to jrenihan for this one.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle.

Appearance: A very dense, black body but the head barely manages more than a finger before disappearing. Not much lacing left.

Smell: Miles better than the looks. Alcohol soaked raisins, brownies, fudge, coffee. Quite powerful.

Taste: Mix of milky & robust coffee, chunks of chocolate, good constant roastedness.

Moputhfeel: Slightly gassy at first but smooths out after a while yet still retains some bitterness.

Overall: All over the map on this one but overall, it's good but not great. Worth a shot.

papat444, Feb 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

oldp0rt, Feb 23, 2013
Amsterdam Tempest Imperial Stout from Amsterdam Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.