thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Once again I’m left underwhelmed by Beau’s. With all the hype it gets around my parts (perhaps being a Grad student does this--Beau’s ticks off all the right boxes for my demographic), I have yet to taste a Beau’s beer that really gets me excited. I have yet to have a bad beer by the brewer, but for me even their one-offs can’t touch those of other Ontario brewers like Flying Monkeys, Muskoka, Nickel Brook, etc. This beer is no different. It pours beautifully, really great deep ruby red colour with a solid, slightly tan head. The smell and taste is of fresh coffee--and I suppose your love of coffee determines a lot with the beer. Underneath the coffee flavour is some sweet maltiness, a typical amber combination of flavours and not much else. Thin bodied for something that initially seems to be much heavier. A beer that could be more than it is; I wouldn’t turn it down, but it is not something I would search out either.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the back of my stash - I suspect it’s a year or so old, oops! Very slightly hazy and dark copper-amber with a thin cap of creamy mocha foam. Aroma is all about freshly ground coffee at first, before some toasted, caramely malt starts to poke through. Flavour is pretty well balanced - sweet biscuity malt, strong coffee, a bit of sweet-tart fruitiness, and a medium length, moderately bitter finish. Quite good for an unintentionally aged beer that really should’ve been sampled fresh.
asheft (2421) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet coffee with milk aroma that is slightly sour. Slightly hazy bronze orange under a lazy off-white cover. Dry coffee flavor of coffee beans and fruit including watermelon. Sweet and with an interesting blend of fruit. Good balance. Light body moderate to high carbonation.
HipHopOpotamus (186) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Right away you can smell and taste the Coffee. Myself not really being a coffee drinker this beer obviously was not for me. But i could definitely see why a coffee drinker could love this beer.
BiereLuc (720) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière cuivrée avec un nez matinal de café. La bouche est cendrée avec du café corsé. Belle torréfaction, bon goût. Un exercice de style réussi.
wilderthanyou (744) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cherry wood/amber, thin short lived head. The aroma is dominated by coffee, its really all I can smell, well roasted, well brewed, cold coffee. The flavour is equally coffee dominated, again its pretty much all I can taste and it tastes good. I would say it’s simple, and one dimensional, but that wouldn’t really be true, the coffee notes have a complexity all on their own.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a medium brown, a bit murky looking, the flavour is really nice, a nice light coffee. A good mouth feel and a really nice offering
lukin (408) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours ruby/amber, off-white head. Aroma is strong coffee, drowns out any other smells. Taste is also coffee-dominated, also some biscuity malts. Bitter, roasted. Took about a third of a glass to get into this one, but as a coffee-lover I enjoyed it.
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear light amber color ale with a huge light brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of floral dry coffee notes is quite strong and dominated any other characteristics. Taste is also dominated by floral coffee notes with just the right amount of astringency. Body is light with good carbonation. Very well brewed though I am not enough of a coffee junky to appreciate this to the full extent.
Raistlin (88) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really impressed with this beer. You will love it if you love coffee. It has a taste that is completely dominated by coffee. Its not sweet at all, has some bitterness just like black dark coffee would. Head is tasty and brown, but goes away quickly. It leaves a bit of a lingering taste in your mouth just like coffee would.
BreWedge (251) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a large off white head. Aroma is distinctly used coffee grounds. Taste is bitter coffee, no hops appear to contribute to the bitterness. Gritty bite, almost like putting coffee grounds on the tongue. Medium bitter finish. Overall this beer is dominated by the coffee, no complexity. I would not try again.
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