Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin white head. A pleasant sweet malt aroma, light vinous notes with smooth hops and butterscotch. In mouth, a sweet barley wine like I2PA with sweet malt, British herbal hops, nice and lingering, treacle, warming alcohol. Quite nice for the last remains of the keg. On tap at Cheshire Cat, May 29 2010.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at the Rhino. Amber pour. Malty and chewy with a sweet, sticky underattenuated palate. Diacetyl and DMS – they may call this an IPA – but it ain’t.
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
enjoyed on cask at The Rhino pub crawl. Copper colour, with pinkish tinge. Whisp of a head. Neutral aroma. Medium, though creamy mouthfeel, bulked up by caramel. Somewhat of a hoppy barleywine, with a fruity taste. Interesting, and a British element. Some carbonation. A sipper.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 2010-05-29. Darker orange amber body, small off white head. 3+ Aroma is a bit odd. Alcohol, caramel, vanilla? 6+ Flavour is on the sweet side, caramel, light bitterness. Average plus bodied palate is very lightly carbonated. Okay. 6+/3+/6/3/13+ - 3.2 Blind Tasting at Volo, Toronto
2010-05-08. Very lightly hazy, dark orange body with a nice foamy beige head. Interesting aroma, a character I know but can’t places, yeast and dusty caramel malt, modest hops. Flavour is slightly off putting up front, fairly fruity, orange citrus, light bitterness. Sweeter overall than I expected and a lot less hop flavour than I was hoping for. Smooth average plus bodied palate is very lightly carbonated, perhaps to its detriment. Did not benefit from following up a Ten Bitter Years. Mabel tried them in the revers order and enjoyed this one more than I did. I suspect though that this one might be better on tap so I hope to try it again in future. Okay, but not one I would necessarily return to. 7/4/7/3/13 - 3.4 Cask at Volo, Toronto
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On cask at Volo. Thick-looking, somewhat cloudy orange-amber pour with minimal bubbly head. The aroma ... a little tantalizing; some intriguing vaguely citrusy pungent floral bitterness, but looming over it was an ominous boozy/sugariness. The taste - oh my, what a trainwreck; imagine if Trafalgar tried to take an old Avery booze monster recipe and jam a whack of inappropriate floral hops into it ... my tongue was assaulted by something that seemed a lot like a whole packet of tangerine Koolaid stirred into about 3 ounces of cheap vodka - boozy, thick, incredibly sugary ... it stuck to my palate like a lamprey; I drank about 1/3 of my glass and eventually had the bartender pour it off - I followed it with a REAL DIPA (Black Oak Ten Bitter Years) on cask, which was so much better this Beaus rating had 2 points knocked off its already low score as a further penalty. Another over-hyped misguided undrinkable offering from Beau’s: I’m betting it won’t be the last one.
** update: someone complained about my rating, saying I’m not fair to Beau’s: this is true. I scored it too high - I’m dropping it by .3.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Rhino. Pours a clear orange-copper with no head. Aroma of oily, resiny hops and alcohol backed by caramel malt. Flavour of resiny hops, alcohol, fruit and caramel malt -- a little too sweet for the style and a little too boozy to fully enjoy. Average to medium bodied, oily mouthfeel. Not bad but not as good as I expected and not on style.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 [2862-20100508] Cask. Mild petrol grassy hops aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head with lots of suspendies. Fruity thick bitter toasted orange skins flavour has oak and buttery notes with a bitter petrol hint aftertaste. Medium-full body. Surprisingly smooth for so bitter a brew. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
[2893E-20100529] Tap. Mild alcohol English profile hops aroma with some oak notes. Clear, amber body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet sugary molasses-like malt flavour. Medium body. Not very hoppy. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(Blind Tasting @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear copper-red with a decent light beige head, retention and lacing. toasted breadiness, strawberries, citrus, light herbal and grass notes, some sweetness, almost cloying. lightly oaked. average to soft carbonation, medium body. ok.
Gorbalev (2870) - 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!
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ceramic 750 ml swing-top bottle. Packaged on May 18th, consumed on Sep 2nd. I first tried this beer on cask back in the spring, and honestly didn’t care for it too much - my notes say that I found "more booze than hops" in the aroma and flavour, and that the palate was sweet and sticky, making it tough to finish the pint. So I left this bottle in the fridge and half-forgot about it until finally cracking it tonight. I’m not sure if it was just because of bottle vs. cask, or if the three months or so of cold aging helped it, but I found it to be a quite different and very enjoyable beer. The aroma is less boozy than I recall, but still big, with the oak, malt and hops playing very nicely off each other, creating a nice combination of orange, caramel and mellow wood. The flavour starts sweet, with some notes of caramel and tropical fruit, but it turns dry and bitter remarkably quickly, with a wonderfully long and lingering finish of pine and grapefruit and wood. Mouthfeel is full but not sticky or cloying, with just enough carbonation to keep it feeling lively. All in all, a very nice beer!