samzim (364) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel scent with coffee notes. Clear amber colour. Strong coffee front with hoppy, caramel finish. Medium body and carbonation. A bit coffee heavy but tasty.
mansquito (4861) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 20 ounce bottle: Pours slightly hazy amber brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is sugary malts foremost, hints of coffee, some ambiguous fruitiness. and bread. Taste is more interesting and more complex than the aroma. It is a tad sweet at the front, then hits you with what is clearly the coffee grounds, but also it imparts a sort of herbal taste here. The aftertaste is very mild, but almost like dark chocolate. This is the best Beau’s beer I’ve had, and I say that because I really didn’t like the first two I drank.
Quevillon (2798) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle from the brewery on November 28, 2014. Dark orange, small head. Mild coffee aroma, green herb notes. Taste like sweet herb coffee, nice dry hoppy notes, good bitterness. A coffee beer that is not a porter or a stout and it works!
tom10101 (4789) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (600 ml). Split 2-ways. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks!
Appearance: Hazy amber with a medium easy to revive beige head and little lacing.
Aroma: Coffee is strong and dominant with light green peppers presence and light fruitiness.
Taste: Coffee takes most of the place here too along light green peppers, toasted malts and light fruitiness, Light coffee bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering coffee finish.
Overall: Unidimensional and unbalanced. I guess it’s hard to achieve a much better result by adding coffee to an amber ale (which isn’t the most expressive beer at first), but if it’s the best that can be done, don’t bother brewing it again. Not easy to drink, nor to enjoy.
HopsandBolts (253) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from the 2014 Best of Beau’s pack picked up at the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown colour with lots of dense tan head with great retention. Leaves a fair bit of lacing.
Malt, biscuit, coffee, cereal.
Strong dark coffee, charcoal, grains and cereal.
Average mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This one is a pretty solid offering from Beau’s. It has lots of good aromas and some really strong interesting coffee and cereal flavours. The mouthfeel is decent and not too thin. In my opinion, this is the best bottle from the 2014 Best of Beau’s pack and one of their best beers from 2014.
Minderbinder (3145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, peppers. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, some bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Coffee. Quite straight-forward.
lesifflebiere (1550) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquide orange foncé, ocre tirant sur le brun, avec une couronne de mousse blanche en surface. Nez de brûlé, ou à tout le moins fortement torréfié, avec un brin de caramel et de chocolat au lait. Bouche délicieusement amère, soutenue par une carbonatation parfaite, juste un peu piquante. Assez ronde et savoureuse tout en offrant une buvabilité étonnante (encore une fois on souligne sa pétillance parfaite), elle allie originalité et haute qualité, une habitude chez cette brasserie. Très agréable.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper with a big quickly shrinking white head and a couple spots on the glass. Aroma is cold coffee, malty, roasted notes, light ash, and mild refreshing citrus. Flavour is coffee, malty, roasted malts, cocoa, med bitterness, lightly spicy, citrus and a fairly dry finish.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toast, coffee and light sweet toffee. Taste is coffee, sweet caramel, toast, biscuit and a light floral hop flavor. Complex and smooth with no harshness... A lovely winter sipper that uses coffee we’ll which isn’t easy to do.
Ferris (10523) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Spice and cocoa. Deep dark amber with a rich beige head. Toast, roast and spice with a little bite in the finish. Odd, but quite nice.