Matt’s Sleepy Time

Matt’s Sleepy Time is an imperial stout that has been fermented with Belgian Ale yeast, and aged on oak staves. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla are complemented with a blend of German and New Zealand hops, and a true Belgian character in the finish.

Belgian-Style Imperial Stout
8.0% • Wild Oats Series No. 1

History & Style

The Imperial Stout style is brewed to weigh-in high on alcohol, with the roasted character typical of a stout. The Beau’s brew team adds a stylistic twist by fermenting Matt’s Sleepy Time with Belgian ale yeast, imparting a noticeable fruitiness and mild banana flavour, as well as hinting at a spicy, peppery character not typical of a stout. Matt’s Sleepy Time became the first-ever Beau’s Wild Oats release in 2010.

Tasting Notes

Black in colour, with a medium-full body. Tastes of mocha and dried raisins or figs with mild spicy, peppery notes, and a lingering, warming alcohol finish. Hints of vanilla come courtesy of the rest on oak staves.

Food Pairings

70% dark chocolate mousse; blue cheese like Ermite or Glengarry Celtic Blue; fresh oysters.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 8.0%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley malts, organic roasted barley, organic hops, brewer’s yeast.
  • MALTS: Pale Ale, North American 2-Row, Caramunich, Carafoam, Cararoma, Roasted Barley, Carafa (All Organic)
  • HOPS: Perle, Centennial, Cascade (All Organic)
  • YEAST: Monastery Ale
  • IBU’S: 38
  • OG: 18.5° P
  • FG: 3.8° P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 9-12° C
  • GLASSWARE: Snifter