Wild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev -14.9%
Fresh bottle, bottled on Nov 26/12. Poured in to tulip.
A - Dark copper with an amber glow around the edges. One finger of dirty white head with good lacing.
S - A muted floral hop aroma up front with some spice. A fairly prominent sweet bready malt aroma. The oak is not detectable at all. Weak nose.
T - A big sweetness up front with caramel and brown sugar flavours that give way to a floral/grassy hop profile and a moderate bitterness. Some woody notes are present but they definitely fade in to the background. A bitter, dry finish.
M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.
O - This did not drink like a DIPA at all, despite the freshness. Very average and disappointing.
12-20-2012 02:41:13 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
From Best of Beaus Mix Pack 2012
600ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 9.9%.
A - Poured a clear mahogany with copper highlights. 1cm cream head. reduced to surface bubbles. Some lacing.
S - The aroma is on the malty side with lots of caramel then followed by oak, pine, some spice and a bit of citrus. The oak becomes more prominent as the beer warms.
T - Caramel with a hint of molasses upfront, citrus fruit in the middle, a bit of vanilla, the finish is a combination of smoky wood and plenty of bitter hops.
M - Medium carbonation, medium-heavy body, some prickliness on tongue, sticky, oily, a bit of heat, lasting aftertaste. The ABV is well hidden.
O - This is very drinkable. Good beer.
12-08-2012 02:59:10 | More by decimator
3.65/5 rDev -1.4%
Bottled November 26, 2012. A very fresh bottle from an LCBO? Will wonders never cease!
Beer is a dark toffee colour. A vigorous pour results in almost zero head, just a small bit of off-white bubbles.
Surprisingly malty scent for a DIPA. Caramel jumps out. Oak is the second most prominent scent, but plays a secondary role. Fruity scent, apple and pear stick out for me, with a bit of citrus. Slight pine.
Like the nose, taste is quite unusual for a DIPA. Caramel and fruit flavour are strong, with the fruit being more of an apple, pear and plum flavour than the citrus fruits that one may expect. Oak is certainly noticeable. Begins quite sweet, though the finish has some bitterness.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Hides the alcohol very well.
Overall, fairly tasty, but a very unusual DIPA.
12-06-2012 02:08:34 | More by jrenihan
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
Delighted to have picked up one of the last 2011 bottles available at the brewery. It lists 9.9% ABV and 99 IBU.
Beautiful dark, clear amber with perfect head. Little lacing, but decent carbonation and plesantly creamy mouthfeel. Aroma is very pleasant "west coast" hop, but the taste has a real kick. I can't tell whether the burning at the finish is from the alcohol or the bittering hops... Tropical notes, citrus and caramelized malts in the taste, but the finish is harsher than I'd choose. Perhaps more "barley wine" than DIPA?
Glad to have tried it and will purchase again in future years, but also glad I didn't stock up on a full case this year.
06-16-2011 23:46:12 | More by hopsolutely
3.45/5 rDev -6.8%
I was excited to try this but slightly disappointed when it finally came time to crack this one open. Its a dark reddish amber colour that had to be forced to produce any head at all. It was off-white and disappeared very quickly.
Screaming Beaver smells a lot like black licorice, with notes of caramel/molasses and hops. It's actually quite good.
The taste, well, more of the same. It has a much stronger licorice flavour than I can tolerate. It's quite sweet up front, but the it's more of a 'burnt' sweetness than anything else. Very bitter finish, but oddly not in a good way. Um.... ok.
Syrupy, flat, boring. FAIL.
I won't be trying this again.
06-15-2011 01:47:46 | More by Intrinsic
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
Draught at Chancey Smith's- Deep hazed copper, pours a thick eggshell cap with sticky lace. Nose of fresh west coast hops, pine, citrus, perfume and caramel/crystal malts, and a bit of alcohol. Flavours are much of the same, add some tropical fruit, but focus on piney hops and sweet caramel malts. Has a bitter metallic edge towards the finish and certainly isn't shy about the alcohol. Full bodied, long bitter finish. You can feel this bad boy after one glass. Good!
03-05-2011 00:00:25 | More by mrmanning
3.45/5 rDev -6.8%
A month or so ago the guys at Beau's were kind enough to send me a bottle of their brand new Vrienden, as well as their Screaming Beaver Oak Aged Angry IPA. The Screaming Beaver is the third installment in Beau's Wild Oats series of beers; all one off organic beers brewed with no regard for convention, and plenty of imagination. This one is an Oak Aged Double IPA - a beefed up version of their spring seasonal, the Beaver River I.P.Eh.
The Screaming beaver was dry hopped and oak aged, comes in at 8% abv, 60 IBUs, and when available was in a 750ml ceramic bottle. This version is no longer around, but I expect another Double IPA will find its way into Beau's experimental lineup of beers at some point. Double IPA's, or any hop-focused beers are really picking up steam right now, and in Canada we are just starting to catch up to the hoppy beer revolution that was spread throughout the United States. Lets see how Ontario will fair.
I opened the heavy ceramic bottle at the upper range of cool around 12C (54F) and poured it into a tulip glass. The pour was smooth and slightly oily building a glowing amber brown beer with huge amounts of copper orange and big reds brimming through every inch. A nice frothy and pillowy head build an inch and a touch on top of the beer with a slightly off white color and very precise carbonation showing up everywhere.
The beer is slightly hazy and slightly transparent at the same time. When held into the light, rays of sun could beam through, but exited the beer in a foggy state.
The nose was crisp and sharp with a big initial aroma of aggressive hops. Fruity, citrus, gently tart and slightly floral hops pour in with hints of grapefruit and pine, but then an easily noticeable alcohol scent. Malts come through the back in the way of light caramel, brown sugar, grains, biscuit and herbs. The overall sensation here is dry and clean. Notes of apricot and wood come through at the end, but it is tough to hypothesize what this beer is going to become.
Allowing a large flow of the Screaming Beaver into my palate brought a cool and tartly crisp wave of hop sensations and touches of sharp alcohol. Citrus peels and earthy bitterness comes out strong right away on your tongue, and really builds in bitter sensations as it curls off your tongue and onto your cheeks. The malts are there hidden in behind the power of the bitter, and they do show creamy and slightly oily caramel and biscuit flavors. Hints of sweet toffee and burnt brown sugar fade in as well.
The booze sensation comes back and brings grapefruit and hints of pine along with it. This overall bitterness is more of a sensation to me than a flavor. It actually was beginning to become to much so. The quenching capabilities of the beer are fantastic, but its just very sharp on the palate and lacks the aromatic powers that a Double IPA could have.
Its as if you feel the bitter and don't taste it. Its not really a fair judgement of the beer, cause I was really enjoying it. The mouthfeel was sublime and it was a unique and very distinct flavor that we have never seen in Canada. The 60 IBUs seems like it may be an underestimate because it feels like its higher, or perhaps it was just my bottle.
I would like to see a greater aromatic character from this beer and richer oak flavors. The oak come in a bit right in the heart of this beer, but it was hidden in the bitter hops. I'm not sure if the beer was dry hopped then oak aged, or dry hopped while oak aged, but I feel like the oak muted the freshness of the hops and mulled them into this very rich bitter sensation which lasted in my plate for a good half hour later.
Overall though a fun beer to enjoy with a friend, and it cut through the green curry I was eating with no problem at all. I am excited to see what Beau's does next; I know if will be eually interesting.
08-20-2010 02:01:35 | More by StephenRich
3.65/5 rDev -1.4%
On cask at Volo, found my notes.
Pours a mostly clear amber/orange, some bright highlights, thick off white head forms and settles to a thin ring around the glass, some big lacing sticks.
Smell is interesting, big and boozy, very malty, caramel, some lightly floral, grapefruit, apricot, very fruity, biscuit and toasty malt, a bit of pinesol.
Taste is similar, very malty and not hoppy enough for a real DIPA, caramel, biscuity, lightly fruity, pretty boozy and hot through the middle, light floral and some grapefruit, balanced in the finish but could use some more IBU's.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, pretty hot going down. A decent first attempt but more of a strong ale than a DIPA due to lack of hops. Not bad though, I dug it.
06-07-2010 23:32:04 | More by Viggo
4.05/5 rDev +9.5%
Cask pint of double IPA at the Rhino for about $5. I guess those west end rents aren't as high as I thought they were.
Rich copper with a splash of blood orange and a creamy yellow tinged head that dropped to a film, leaving some streaks of lace behind. Grapefruit, big caramel and vanilla aroma is not overly hoppy, but pleasing nonetheless. Nice flavour isn't quite double IPA, but is certainly bigger than a regular IPA. Call her an IPA and a half. Quite sweet with a lot of caramel and some neat vanilla (did they use oak chips in this?). Hops come through as tropical - some mango, pineapple and grapefruit. Alcohol is well-hidden. Fuller, creamy mouthfeel is great. Ridiculously drinkable... truly ridiculous.
Not quite what I expected for the style, and one that divided the opinion of those that had some. Three of us liked it and two didn't. Hard to view explicitly as a double IPA, but its still up to Beau's high standards. That said, I wish an Ontario brewer would tack on a few points in alcohol and 50% more IBUs.
05-10-2010 14:07:35 | More by bobsy
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
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. Sugar. Interesting, and a British element. Some carbonation. A sipper.
05-09-2010 13:40:59 | More by Sammy
Wild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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