ncube (58) - - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of piney citrusy hops, oak, nuts, toast. Beautiful red-brown colour. Taste like the aroma but frankly too sweet. The alcohol content is well hidden, however - just warming. Could have been a contender.
BytownJon (30) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the "Best of Beau’s" 4-pack for 2012 - dark and heavy like apple cider. Copper beige head. A sweet, fruity aroma that tricks you, or at least tricked me. The bite of the hops hidden by the sweetness and oak flavour and bite lingers quite long at the back of the mouth. If opening a bottle, let it breath a it. Not quite my thing, but a pretty layered, full flavoured brew for Beau’s. Oh and the 10% alcohol is accurate. As a light weight, felt like I had taken a few shots of tequila.
MikeRochon (23) - - DEC 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange, copper color with thin head. Aromas of Oak, caramel, grass and nuts. Oak, nuts, pine, grass and caramel on the palate. Smooth, a touch of bitterness and lots of oak on the finish, best beer from beau's yet!
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Metalchopz (2078) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of their "Best of Beau’s" 4-pack for 2012. Nice to try one of the early Wild Oats Series (No. 3) and with a 9.9% ABV. this time. Pours a clean copper colour with a beige head, decent retention and dirty lacing. Interesting hoppy nose with warm caramel malt and alcohol. Hints of tropical fruits and nuts even. No burning at all in the mouthfeel (is this really a 10% ABV. brew ??). Goes down too smoothly... ha, ha. Nice warming taste of grapefruits, caramel, with notes of nuts, wood and hop dryness. This is quite good for a cold winter and the 99 IBUs balance things very well.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best of 2012 Beaus 4 pack. Dark orange, medium sized orange tinted head. Strong alcohol and sweet malt aroma. Taste is quite good - really strong sweet malt taste, a ton of booze, and a ton of earthy hops. Sweet and thick, yet really easy to drink. This was very good and the whole 4 pack was very solid. Glad to get a chance to try Beaus one offs, well done folks!
Spab (2093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle from LCBO (from Best of Beau’s pack). Pours a clear amber brown with modest-sized eggshell coloured head. Aroma is candied fruit, caramel, wood and gentle pine. Flavour has a big blast of sweet candied fruit, oak, toasty caramel and some piney bitterness. Moderately syrupy mouthfeel. Relatively light hopping. Pleasant though.
robinvboyer (2827) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
600ml bottle from the LCBO.
Darm amber pour, small white head. Aroma is filled with boozy, sherry, oaky malts that are woody and sticky. there is very little hops in the aroma, just tinges of grass and pine. the body is viscous, and sticky. The finish is quite bitter with a little bit of hops, and a big slam over the head with boozy, sticky, woody malts. I’m not sure this is an IPA. I also don’t understand the reason for oak ageing IPA’s.
shaynsawchuk (340) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
600 mL bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a lacy, lasting head of beige foam. Aroma is complex, candied orange, oak, caramel malt, cream and pine. Big and sweet, rounded out by a great big hop bite, 99 IBU’s of it to be exact, a long layered finish. Smooth as silk and medium carbonation. Do yourself a favour, don’t waste this by serving it right out of the fridge. A massive beer, really liked it.
mojorisn (26) - - DEC 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I always like a nice dark IPA. This 99 IBU kicker hides the hops a bit with a malt forward blast of caramel and chocolate. Nice and roasty, with a touch of pine. Long bitter finish. Nice thickish sticky mouthfeel. Surprised it’s not rated higher. At first I was like blah, but then it grew on me quick by the end. Unique for sure. I think I might prefer it to the double mad tom’s even.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a thin white head. No carbonation. aroma is malt and fruit with some hops, caramel and a hint of vanilla. flavour is sweet and slightly sour. pretty interesting. worth trying