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