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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12428) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle - Bittersweet syrupy chocolate. Jet black creamy brown head. Bittersweet chocolate, syrup and light bitterness. Long chocolate syrup finish. Not bad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2012
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy dark brown beer with a rubish hue; pretty nice foam left; nice lacework; deep aroma of cold coffee, cocoa and vanilla, roasted and with notes of hazelnut; full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation; some sweetness and a respectable bitterness, very long chocolatey and nutty finish with light notes of warming alcohol - superb

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11075) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
Enjoyed on-tap at Bar Volo, with the owner of Beaus. A complex aroma of coffee and yeast. Black with a notion of head. Medium mouthfeel, or even a tad below for its style. A story in chocolate, and yeast. Very drinkable, more of a single stout really. A touch of sourness mid-sip.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
2010-04-14. Black body with a modest tan head. 4+ Flavour is interesting, pleasant modest roast, sweeter core of muted malt, fruity yeasty character throughout. 7+ Aroma is mild, partly because its cold. Light fruity yeast and alcohol comes out as it warms. Smooth medium bodied palate is appropriately carbonated. Enjoyable. The roast contrasts with the underlying fruity character which varies in how well it works. On tap at Volo, Toronto

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie and Grippitis. Dark brown, amber highlights, very lively tan head. Not a lot of roast in here, more dark fruits, dark caramel, sublte spices. Nice enough, but not very stouty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate and earth evolve into a chicory-like bitterness in this lean and forgettable Belgian-style Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the dark brown.
-This is a tad too vegetal for my tastes (not from DMS though).
-The mouthfeel lacks comfort.
-The malt flavors don’t have the type of flavor I like in the style.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Deep black pour with a touch of soft licorice and a bit of light clove and cocoa. A touch of bitterness and some distinctly spicy character. Softly peppery. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
[2835-20100414] Cask. Light roasty sweet fruit aroma. Hazy, dark dark brown red body with a quick creamy light brown head. Initially a sour-bitter fruit roast flavour then mild mouldy coffee grounds and old medicinal wood with a long bitter finish. Full body is rough and unrefined. Not in the mood for it tonight.
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
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!


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