Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Volo. Dark with a white head. Smells of unsweetened chocolate and faint coffee aroma. Nice roast stout flavours works well with the Belgian yeast. Nice.
robinvboyer (2831) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark pour with a fluffy brown head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate, some tinges of coffee, and quite a bit of sweet malts.
The alcohol is present in the flavor, and its a bit hot. There cocoa fades, and the coffee takes over, this is not a belgian strong, more of a strong sweet stout.
GonZoBeeR (2802) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at the mondial de la biere...
Appearance:Dark brown,good tan head...
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is smokey, burnt coffee, deepest brown, tiny tan head. Flavour is a big roasty malt, smokey bitter coffee and treacle. Medium bodied, very well balanced, bitter and bold. Alcohol is subdued. Wow, very impressive offering!
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught tulip goblet at Volo 2010-06-21. Very very dark ruby-black pour (almost opaque) with a solid creamy tan head, nice ragged lace remnants. Subtle and appealing aroma - roast chocolate/nutty malt, almost burnt, not terribly creamy but a hint of vanilla and some dusty-dry herbal bitterness - would be 8 if it were just a little stronger. The taste is extreeeeemely smooth and balance - chocolate deep roast malt, hints only of anise and young vanilla oakiness (not bourbon, not overly green, not aged, just ... young) - and the usual suspects, coffee beans, dark chocolate, even some sultana - and pretty much NO alcohol. Slick, smooth mouthfeel, perhaps a little light-bodied, not much carbonation (but I for one find carbonation often gets in the way of enjoying an imperial stout) - very soft; starts malty and starts to finish more like an impy, dry with noticeable bitter/alcohol residuals .... slides off the palate easily and leaves a very favourable, easy-to-drink impression behind. Well balanced, quite good - not amazing, but very good. I will drink this again. You’re finally starting to win me over, Beau’s - just don’t make that damned sugar bomb DIPA again, please!!!
DerWeg (1426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
WOW. Great aroma look taste and feel. And why the F is Steve from the Brewery at Bar Volo today when I try this?? Has a very nice blackish viscous look. Aroma is winey with fruit and coffee. Taste is similar, with spice coffee and dark fruit. Really good balance. Was just not expecting this from Beau’s!!
pootzboy (1570) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Puts a dark brown-black ale in the glass, puffy tan cap, good kacing, soft carbonation.
Aroma is musty-Cocoa-toasty, belgian yeast evident here.
Flavor is lightly sweet but toasty-nutty with smoke undertones, not mucj hop balance, what there is is woody oak tones, long roasty chocolate finish.
Interesting and tastey, no hint of the strength of this beer.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 650 ml dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2010 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées et de chocolat avce une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #3068)
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a nice brown with beige head, mouthfeel is nice , nose is malty with some chocolate and booze. flavor is the same but a touch metallic on the finish, would be interesting to age a bottle
Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown stout with reddish hues and a thick brown head. A pungeant chocolate aroma with light fruity esters, dunkel like, very nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with loads of bananas and berries, light cloves, chocolate notes, not a stout really but still a good offering. Bottle from brewery, shared with Inertiaboy, Diogene, Mike H. and GRM.