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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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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


3.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ncube (71) - - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled May 15th. Very little aroma. Smells like sour chocolate wine if that makes sense. Taste of roast and chocolate up front. In the transition to a near lambic level sourness there is a vinious quality that emerges. The sour ending has a lot of complexity as you keep drinking. This includes funky cheese and vinegar. Sour and bitter dark chocolate aftertaste lingers. Overall I think the sour beasties take over this beer a bit too much, bit still a unique pleasurable brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Way too much carb, dark fruits, tasty roast underneath, but it's hard to appreciate. Even with this open for >2hrs! Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(500ml bottle) dark brown, dark tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate, vinegar in background, Chocolate malt/lactose. Taste of medium dark chocolate, light coffee, date/plum and other dark fruit. Well carbonated, peaty linger and a little smoky.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1066) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with a half-inch tan head. Roasty aroma with sour cherry/berry notes. Taste is sour cherry and roasted grains - yum. The first sour imperial stout I’ve ever had, and it makes me want more. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2024) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Une bière moyennement sûre qui se cache derrière une stout vivement torréfiée et rôtie. Des notes de petits fruits et de fûmée se faufilent également pour mener vers une buvabilité acceptable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorlin (640) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Tasted a small sample at a BeerThief gathering. Brown/black in colour with a tan head. The aroma is cherry and coffee. Feel is somehow dry but creamy. Very full feel. Great taste of sour and stout. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (3940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle - Dark roast malts, oak and some sour berry. Jet black with thin brown head. First sour stout I have ever liked. Dark roast, berry, barrel and sourness. Brilliant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
500mL bottle, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out acidic fruit, roasted malt, and oak - very complex and nice mix of sour and stout qualities. Flavour brings out loads of oak barrels, moderate tartness, slight acidic fruit qualities and a little residual roast from the malt. This combines sour and stout extremely well. Quite complex, with the oak and tartness front and centre. Nothing is overbearing, but it all meshes well. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Dark Brown/Black with a fluffy off white head. Nose of yeast, berry and cherry tart, yeast and booze. Macerated fruit, cherries, sour. Funk. Deep dark and rich. Roasted and caramelized sweet plums. Yeast, and bright apples. Palate is strong and is bolstered as the flavours bounce off each other.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours deep brown with a beige head. Funky and lightly tart, with lightly roasted malts, dark fruits, and toast. Good stuff.


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