MikeRochon (19) - - 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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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.
Gorbalev (2823) - 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 (2735) - 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!
sseb69 (1257) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 600 ml. 9.9%. Couleur Ambrée-orangée, mousse crémeuse beige. Arôme de bois, houblons, malt caramel. En bouche, douce, bois, malt, torréfaction, un peu de toffee, alcool, fruits noirs séchés. Finale caramel, houblon, amertume. Très bon, je m’attendais à moins...je ne sais pas si c’est la nouvelle batch mais wow...excellente.
Metalchopz (1742) - 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.
shaynsawchuk (163) - 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.
andrewturba (455) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper colour with a bit of a reddish tinge and a small off white head that disappears into a faint ring around the glass. Aromas of oak, caramel, light citrus and pine. Flavours of oak, vanilla, alcohol, citrus, sweet caramel, bitterness is a bit low but may have mellowed from time and oak aging.
Lubiere (8239) - 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.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cak at the Rhino, part of the 2010 Cask Crawl - came a foxy amber shade almost clear, with a decent white foamy head. Fruity, slightly piney aroma. Very balanced, lots of malt to back up the bitter US hopping levels. Very bready. Alcohol noticeable. Hybrid Brit/US DIPA. Unusual, tasty brew, and certainly one to be sipped rather than quaffed. Very nice.