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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1342) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Tap at Loose Moose, Toronto 05/07/14. Pours dark coca cola brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, watered down rum and coke. Medium body, medium carb. Lots of dark sugar, treacle, some rum, light dark fruits... Oddly thin, and lacking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
650ml bottle from the lcbo consumed on the last visit the the old cottage on Oxtongue lake pretty good little thin for an imperial but still nice flavour

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (829) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
bottle. Poured opaque, very dark brown with a dense creamy mocha head. Aroma lightly spiced with clove and cocoa. Full rich body with an astringent mouthfeel and moderate bitterness. Roasted malt flavour , bitter chocolate, raisins, with a belgian yeasty note. Lingering warming finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7677) - 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 donít have the type of flavor I like in the style.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (111) - Toronto, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Oh Iím tired. And I understand Mattís problem. Even a weaker Imperial at 8% is going to push me into sleepy time too. Was it worth it? Well.. Pours a stealthy dark brown with a little cloud, just enough to obscure the moon. Smells like some sweet molasses, caramel malts. Tastes a little sweet on the pallet with toasted malts, more of that aforementioned molasses, a little sweet, sweet booze and a touch of bitterness. Not bad. Worth the ensuing nap? Well ya, plus naps are awesome.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (145) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours pitch black with a frothy two fingered head. Estery aroma that blend well with roast, caramel and chocolate notes and sports a backdrop of dark fruit. Creamy palate with a good roasty toasty bitterness and some yeasty flavours make this a wonderful brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (36) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a dark black with lots of dense tan head. Very little nose, just a hint of dark chocolate. Flavours of dark chocolate, roasted malt, some yeast and biscuit notes too. Overall this one is a decent stout that is heavy on the malt chacteristics and not that sweet. I would say itís a good stout but not one I would run out and buy again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
black with some redish brown at bottom. smells of chocolate raisins,figs,plums,grape. Taste starts of chocolate little roasted and a little salty peanut taste, then raisins,figs,plums, a little grapish . Medium to heavy bodied, a little burn from the 8% and after a while dryes out. Itís like a stout mixed with a high % Belgian beer and watered down a little. A little thin. Doesnít wow me but nothing sucks about it cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (324) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
600ml bottle. Black with a foamy brown head. Flavors are chocolate, dark fruits, banana, coffee, licorice, vanilla, spices, molasses and roasted malts. Medium body, soft carbonation, thin texture.


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