Canmoore (255) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a tan head, aroma consists of Belgian yeast and dark rich fruits. Lots of esters, and coffee notes aswell. Tasting notes are quite sweet and include dates, figs, plums, raisins. Belgian yeast, chocolate, coffee, and the oak cask comes through. The finish is spicy, and lingers on the palate. This is perhaps the best beaus offering that I have had!
kevinsenn (1059) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from lcbo. Pours mostly black, clear, with tan head. Sweet roasty spicy aroma. Flavour of licorice, spice, chocolate, grape, berry. Sweet. Full body. Very good for Beau’s.
Freaky_tiki (526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darker than Tim Hudak’s election platform with a one inch brown sugar cap. Not sure what I’m doing drinking a Belgian stout this time of year but it works. Flavour is deeply exciting: you get a rich velvety stout with bonus swirls of fruity sweetness & profound hops. I like the take on the styles. Recommended & one of the more interesting brews from the Beau’s stable.
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours very dark brown, red hue, with a creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. roasted cocoa nibs, spicy and fruity esters throughout, milk chocolate - some lactose-like sweetness, chocolate porridge - dark roasted oatmeal, hint of bubblegum. moderate carbonation, medium to full body, earthy-spicy-fruity-lightly resinous finish. enjoyed it!
HeistAlmighty (1126) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, 2012 Best of Beau’s pack. Unfiltered, ruby red edges on a very dark brown body. Large tan head. Aroma of dates, coffee and chocolate. Taste is fruity, Belgian yeast and roasted barley. Body is not light, but lighter than I expected, with lots of carbonation. Overall, it is clearly both Belgian and stout, and it quite good.
Gethinbeer (2149) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep oak, almost black colour. Off white head and lace. Malt, vanilla aroma. Roast malt, fruit, chocolate and coffee flavour. Dry finish.
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last one from their "Best of Beau’s 2012", but the first one in the Wild Oats Series. Pours a dark brown colour with red highlights. Big frothy mocha head with great retention and a little foamy lace remaining. Aromas of roasted malts, vanilla, alcohol, with hints of grassy hops and chocolate. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a mild warming and slight dry finish. Taste of bananas, spices, mild chocolate and burnt malts, with a hoppy finish. Not as chocolaty as it seems from the description, but a nice Impy Stout that has a bit more hop bite than most others. Real glad I could try this.
neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours deep chestnut-black with a moderate tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of roasted malts, espresso and earthy. The Belgian yeast comes through, but this is largely obscured by roasty, charred notes. The flavour is moderately sweet up front, but quickly becomes intensely bitter. Notes of charred malts and coffee dominate over hints of anise and chocolate. The finish is long and bitter with roasted malts and a surprising dose of hops. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a somewhat dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent imperial stout with a Belgian character. The malts are a bit too harsh and dominate the other flavour notes. The barrel version is likely better. 2012-12-16
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at winterbrewed - little too cold to enjoy considering it was -19C with windchill for a stout but still happy to finally try the base beer after having had the bourbon aged version over a year and half ago. Find this more stout then Belgian, there is some Belgian yeast but more cocoa nibs, roasted semi-sweet malt, bit of smoke too. Moderate body, mild carbonation, slightly sweet, coats the palate, nice roasted malty finish as things dry out.
Jool (183) - - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 600 mL. Brune-foncee presque noire. Belle mousse qui s’estompe tranquillement. Nez de grains rotis et de reglisse. Bouche onctueuse de grains rotis, reglisse, melasse avec un cote l’acte. Corps moyen a fort. Excellente.