Monday, 27 January 2014

Beau's Sleepy Time

Sleepy Time is a Belgian Imperial Stout from Vankleek Hill, Ontario's Beau's All Natural Brewing Company.  I had a pint on tap at a Hamilton beer bar.  Sleepy Time is a pretty much opaque, black brew. It contains a sizable 8% alcohol and arrived with a tan head.

The subtle aroma has notes of coffee and is fairly malty. This beer is very smooth bodied for a strong stout. The flavour is surprisingly mild, with notes of fruitcake and chocolate. It starts malty, building to a patient, bitter finish.

Sleepy Time is warm without tasting overly boozy. It's really nicely balanced for a high alcohol stout. Rich, flavourful, strong, and a tad unusual, this stuff makes for a pretty interesting pint. Buy some if you dig chewy stouts.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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