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Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Vankleek Hill, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matt’s Sleepy Time is an imperial stout that has been fermented with Belgian Ale yeast, and aged on oak staves. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla are complemented with a blend of German and New Zealand hops, and a true Belgian character in the finish.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (605) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Première impression au nez : Ouf, c’est mince ce truc pour un suposé Stout Impérial... C’est effectivement sans grandes saveurs et plutôt mince. L’alcool est bien caché mais j’arrive difficillement à trouver d’autres intérêts à cette bière. Très moyen.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4812) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Une bière noire avec son parfum de réglisse, son effet de girofle, son cacao sec et son profil terreux. Certainement des fruits au fil du temps. Les saveurs vont dans le même sens. Le café, entre autre, laisse une dernière impression. Le corps est agréablement crémeux. Les bulles sont tranquilles. La finale invente des styles ou en fusionnent certainement: impérial schwarzdunkelbier? Une expérience intéressante qui reste un peu éloigné de l’idée que j’entretiens face à un stout impérial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (589) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Pour is dark brown, almost black, with a short-lived tan cap. Nose is timid but complex: the usual chocolate and toasted malt, but also lots of dark fruit, brandied cherries and a bit of funky, doughy Belgian yeast. Taste is a sweet, fruity malt with a good dose of spice. Alcohol is there for warmth but never overwhelms. Interesting concoction, and a nice winter sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
A relatively mild nose featuring cocoa, roasted malt and a hint of Belgian yeast. Taste profile features chocolate, cocao, cream, nuts, mild coffee, Belgian yeast (but it is not overdone) and rich dark berries. Solid mouth feel and body. Well balanced, rich and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1742) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at cask days, Toronto 2015. Dark brown, small brown bubbles. The aroma is raisins, the taste is dried fruits and nuts. Very milky. Neat!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Poured into a pint glass, beer poured a deep brown/black with a thin beige head that dissipated about halfway through the glass. Excellent stout - heavy and thick in the mouth, aromas of coffee and dark chocolate with dark fruity undertones. Plenty of alcohol warmth...I could see myself installed behind a few of these on a dark winter’s night. Really, really good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (986) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
Arômes de chocolat, raisins secs, houblon et toffee. En bouche, c’est dominé par le chocolat noir. On perçoit des traces de grains de café grillés, bois et sucre. La finale est plutôt longue, les houblons et grains de café apportant une légère amertume. Effervescence moyenne et bonne rondeur en bouche. Bonne bière en général. Ma meilleure de Beau’s jusqu’à maintenant. J’aurais aimé une présence plus accrue du vieillissement en fût de chêne mais ca reste une bière savoureuse.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maximet (156) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Pitch black with a nice thick light brown head. Dark fruit sweetness, dark chocolate, a little roasted side. Nice balance, start sweet then merge to a bitter brew. Full body with a slick texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2180) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of dried fruit; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
600 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, very roasty, oldish, figs. Finish is strangely woody, vanilla, and coffeeish. Lingering chocolate and boozey notes. Medium to full body, oily and viscous mouthfeel, weak to medium carbonation. Solid!


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