Wild Oats Series No. 1 - Matt's Sleepy Time Belgian Imperial Stout | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Wild Oats Series No. 1 - Matt's Sleepy Time Belgian Imperial StoutWild Oats Series No. 1 - Matt's Sleepy Time Belgian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sleepy Time is an imperial stout that has been fermented with Belgian yeast and aged on oak staves. Tastes of chocolate, coffee & vanilla are complemented with American hops and a true Belgian character in the finish.

41 IBU

Added by Viggo on 04-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +33%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Smell: Chocolate, raisins, hops, toffee
Taste is dominated by black chocolate. Traces of roasted coffee beans, wood and sugar. Medium carbonation and roundness.
Bitterness. Quite long. Hops and coffee beans bring and small bitter side.
Great beer overall. My best from Beau's so far. I expected oak aging to be more present but that's a tasteful beer though.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Dark brown, light frothy head, long slow lacing.
A: Sweet chocolate, roasted notes, Anise, dried fruit.
T: Roasted coffee, malt and chocolate, rasins and sloe plum, spices. Some lactose.
M: Medium bodied, silky. Good bitterness. Well rounded balance.
O: Very nice Belgium style Imperial Stout. What makes it better is it's organic! Great job from Beaus

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4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #51 (April 2011):

Look at Canadian craft brewers making some noise! Throwing down the gauntlet with a Belgian Imperial Stout that is aged on oak staves. The darkness draws us in and a cropped lacing does its job. Hints of mocha, blackberry jam, musk and burnt bread come to mind within the first few sniffs. Creamy body with a snappy crispness. Complexities try to cram on to the palate all at once; choco-roasted malt, herbal phenols, warming fruity alcohol and a kiss of hop bitterness. Suggestions of anise, charcoal and black peppercorn in the middle. Dry maltiness is strong but lets every- thing slowly unfold. Dark unsweetened chocolate and alcohol in the finish.

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4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for $7.85 600ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a tulip glass

A- Very good. Nice dark and rich head that lasts and lasts. Dark body

S- Peppery. Roasted malt but subdued.

T- Pretty good! Has some chocolate and roasted malt complexity. Coffee hints come right though.

M- Pretty good but a bit dry

O- Pretty good but a touch more flavor would be nice. More chocolate and coffee. Learn from Founders. Good shot though. Don't let this one sit too long as everything will taper off quickly

Food Pairing

This pretty good stout goes well with... morel mushrooms and eggs in the morning

Enjoy

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Wild Oats Series No. 1 - Matt's Sleepy Time Belgian Imperial Stout from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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