Quevillon (2553) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on tap (12 oz) at the Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest 2012, September 29. Cola color, medium head. Aroma of smoked pea, pale malt. Malted barley taste slightly sweet, note of mocha coffee, sweeter than bitter. It is very well made for a strong Schwarzbier!
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle at Wellington Gastropub]
Sweet molasses and dark malt aroma--toasty and with a faint, lagery sulfur note. Opaque brown-black with a lasting, light brown island leaving dots on the glass. Creamy vanilla and toasty molasses flavour that is sweet, but more or less balanced by a moderate bitterness. Accents of peanuts and coffee with milk and sugar. Light body, medium carbonation, lasting coffee flavour in the finish.
cfrancis (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best beer at Oktoberfest not in a cask. Pours pitch black with a frothy beige top. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and mocha. Taste is great light to well roasted flavouring on the malts with some dark chocolate.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2410) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. A very dark brown pour with a filmy tan head(on cask) a very malty sweet aroma roast chocolate and graham. Smooth bodied but on the thin side. The taste is roasty, nutty, malty with maybe a hint of smoke delicious.
Metalchopz (2409) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with PaleAleRider at Pub Italia in Ottawa, ON. Written on front label, packaged SEP 24 12. Pours a dark brown colour with red highlights. The head is big, foamy, beige coloured, long lasting and with dirty lacing. Beautiful roasted malt aromas with notes of dark fruits, coffee and molasses. No alcohol burning at all, not even warming. Goes down refreshing with a silky mouthfeel. Nicely balanced between the roasted malt and hop. Not too powerful, making this a beautiful strong schwarbier that has great drinkability. Was great with the food from Pub Italia. For those who want the flavours of a dark beer, but not the heavy body.
radiomgb (2392) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour with a thin tan head, light lacing. The aroma is very toasty, nutty, some coffee. The flavour has some light fruit, some sweetness, roasted malts, light coffee. Finishes long, bitter.
Ontbeertaster (2345) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, pours a nice black, with a light tan head, aroma is roasty and so is the beer, the flavour has lots of chocolate and really smooth, very stout like to me, overal this one was a nice offering
pushkinwow (2101) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome nerdy beer. Black with a nice mocha head. Alcohol, raisin, prune, smoke, chocolate. Moderate body and mild carbonation, becomes dry with more chocolate and roasted malt. Very nice finish and worth trying.
TheJester (1963) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 mL bottle. Stout dark with a thin beige head. Appealing aroma is an even mix of roast and caramel. The flavour is more roast than sweet, but finishes quickly. A little thin, but it is a lager after all. It’s better than I’m making it sound. It’s actually one of the better Beau’s offerings I’ve tried.
VT (1701) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 ml bottle. Pours orange-reddish tinted black with a very thick, resilient beige head. Smell is dark fruits, roast, hazelnut. Taste is hazelnut, dark berries, light milk chocolate, roast. Finish is roasty, a bit of dark chocolate bitterness at first, which with time morphs into an obvious coffee bitterness. Lingering dark berry flavor. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Probably the best Schwarzbier I’ve had, and one of the best beers I’ve had from Beau’s.