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


on tap

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12007) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (1279) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jool (198) - - FEB 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Wow. This is my type of stout. Pours black with a big frothy beige head. Aroma is rich dark chocolate and lightly roasted malts. Taste is light roasted malts, dry belgian mouthfeel, bitter dark chocolate all in a great balance. I could drink a lot of this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (2527) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Ceramic. Pours dark brown, forms a creamy tan head. Smells chocolatey and toasty, with hints of oak. Little to no hops in that one. Two surprising things in that one : first, it is slightly smoky (which is a pretty good thing), and second, how persistent is the banana taste on that one. Also, it just never tastes it’s 8%. Imagine a MUCH darker dunkelweizen, and you have Matt’s Sleepy Time. My beercrush of 2010, without a doubt. EDIT : The 2011 version of the MST seems to be a little boozier than the first offering, but has a stronger wood-oak taste as well. While the first offering felt like stout-ish Weizenbock, this one has much more of an old ale "feel" to it. To be honest, I drank this one just after a Podge Imperial Stout, and while it blew the Podge out of the water, the Podge had certainly more of a stout feeling to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Best of Beaus 2012 4 pack. Pours pitch black with a small oily head. Aroma is strong roast, alcohol, and sugar. Taste is very interesting and complex - strong roast and alcohol in the classic impy sense but mixed with a strong, sweet sugary taste, as well as licorice. Also a dark fruit and port like taste. Short finish. A very complex and unique stout that certainly divided the room I shared it with - I quite liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (318) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
600ml bottle from LCBO #568. Alc./Vol. 8.0% Batch No.: 6571. Packaged Date: 04.20.2014. Toronto, ON. Pours an opaque deep brown colour with one finger of tanned head. Aroma mainly has notes of coffee and chocolate. The taste matches the aroma with a pleasantly smooth bitter finish. Light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. A dark black pour with a big tan head. Plums, raisins, rich dark stone fruit, bread pudding luscious aroma. Med-light bodied with a spritzy mouthfeel, maybe too light. The flavor is wonderful rich chocolate, cocoa, dark breaded fruits - like a pudding, wonderful.

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