Yet another Beau’s beer at the LCBO! They must be in cahoots or something. This is a strange one though, a Belgian imperial stout. Stout good, imperial stout gooder, Belgian imperial stout sounds fun!
Since it was in a 600 ml bottle, I had to use the biggest stout glass I had and “sample” what didn’t fit. It poured out black and developed quite a large head. The sample was complete with, what I can only imagine was, a lot of floaties. As my first taste of this imperial stout, it was strong. Lucky for me, I had some studying to do so I was able to let it just sit there and mellow out/warm up for a while.
In the glass, the smell was smokey and wheaty and sweet. It was way different from the last imperial stout I had (Big Eddy) which was all booze. The taste was something else, something you could only imagine if you mixed a, say, Green Flash Double Stout with a Mill Street Belgian Wit. The battle between strong, malty and bitter versus sweet, light and aromatic was interesting…and long!
In the amount of time it took me to drink this, the wife decorated a car cake with fondant for Pat’s birthday party the next day. This Beau’s is a check in the like column. Be happy, there aren’t too many there.
Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 8%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle