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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1357) - 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 (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - 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 (719) - 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 (6902) - 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 (8548) - 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 (1029) - 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 (6671) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Purchased at Bellwoods in Toronto, ON; enjoyed at a friends place while waiting for a notoriously late friend. Appearance is a dark toffee brown with a rich and frothy tan head that nicely laces to the glass. Aroma of sour cherries, smells dry, decent. Taste is pretty good, moderate sourness, interesting flavor, kind of like a sour cherry stout. Great brewery!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerenberger (1561) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
(Bottle 645 of 1563 - May 2013) Aroma of raspberries/cherries and roasted malts, with suggestions of milk chocolate and sourness. Pours a dense black with a mostly lasting tan head and no lacing. The taste is wonderful!! Tart fruit and sourness combined with roasted malt flavors. What’s not to like! Medium body with somewhat crisp/fizzy carbonation. Mouthfeel is round with a satisfyisfying crisp finish. Whoa! This is a wonderful beer. A "not over the top" sour flavor combined with a "not over the top" roasted flavor equals an exceptionally satisfying and pleasurable experience. Amazing balance between sour and roastiness. I want more! (A tip of the hat to Sammy for a great trade…many thanks!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
A very well made beer, one of the best Bellwoods has been involved in. Black with lace at the bottom. Cherry aroma. Brux and Lamb and Lactob. and pedioccus and magnum and Flemish yeast. Chocolate in finish. Carbonation understated, a plus. A Flemish without palate erasing. Worth seeking out.


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