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Bellwoods / Evil Twin Brewing No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The result of a collaboration brew done late in the fall of 2012 with Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark & Brooklyn). This stout was soured in barrels by an army of wee beasties over a period of 6 months. The resulting beer pairs natural acidic and tart fruit flavors with roasted malts. Mighty tasty. Draft 8.7% ABV, bottles refermented and 9.2% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2967) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on May 15 2013, bottle 506 of 1,563, gift from Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on May 8 2014; eye: dark brown, opaque, nice voluminous beige head that turns into a thin sheet, average lacing; nose: sourness, woody, wild yeasts, light musk, fruity; mouth: sourness, woody, wild yeasts, light musk, light acidity, fruity, sour finale with presence of musk, medium-full body, good carbonation, vinous texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, 9,2 %, bouteille 506 de 1 563, cadeau de Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 8 mai 2014; œil : brun foncé, opaque, belle mousse beige abondante qui se transforme en une mince couverture, dentelle moyenne; nez : aigreur, boisé, levures sauvages, léger musc, fruité; bouche : aigreur, boisé, levures sauvages, léger musc, légère acidité, fruité, finale aigre avec présence de musc, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, texture vineuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some dry roasted notes that are also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some tart notes with some dry roasted malt notes with light funky and acidic undertones. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix but I am not personally a big fan of those soured stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. May 15, 2013.
Pours black with a long lasting off-white billowing head. An abundance of cherries in the aroma along with roasted malts. Very drinkable for its strength. Lots of things going on here, I like this style. Tart fruit flavours and rich stout character make for a nice beer. 2014-02-22

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
500 mL bottle from the brewery, #1376/1563, served in a branded stem glass. Pours black with a tall, rocky tan head that fades slowly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of sour cherry and green apple, along with roasted malts and dark chocolate. The flavour is moderately dry and slightly sour up front, becoming a bit more sour towards the end. Notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and subtle smoke pair nicely with the sour fruit. It closes out with a long, sour fruit finish with just a touch of roasted malt. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice sour stout that effectively balances two distinct flavour profiles while retaining each. Well done. 2014-01-18

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is chocolate, bitterness, tartness. Flavor is lots of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits and coconut. Finish is very tart, oldish, woodey. Medium to full body, average to strong carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
bottle, medium bodied pour, medium stout notes, lots of cherry tartness. some funkiness, chocolate tart cherries,. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
bottle from tom10101, thanks bro. pours very dark brown with a nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. big charred roasty malts - red fruitiness makes it way - mostly cherries with their light tartness, burnt caramel, mushrooms, light smoke, oak. very light acidity. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, grassy-spicy and lightly astringent finish. nicely done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1748) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Pours black (very dark brown) with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, fruits. Taste is of fruits, sourness, slight acid, some roasted malt, sugar. Alcohol (not well hidden). Palate: Medium body. Overall: "ok". Not a "style" I enjoy that much. Too much alcohol. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2723) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Thanks to Sammy for this one. Dark brown wit a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and light fruitiness. Taste is of roasted malt, light to moderate sourness (that is not really present in the aroma), milk chocolate and vanilla. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Good dark Sour. Nice balanced. Well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is similar with some watery chocolate and roasted malt coming through strongly. There is also a light amount of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. If this wasn’t listed as a sour I would have had no idea it was supposed to be sour, because I got no sour notes in the flavor or aroma.

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