kevinsenn (1357) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ferris (6902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mcberko (8548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Crockett (1029) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
blipp (6671) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a beige head. Funky and lightly tart, with lightly roasted malts, dark fruits, and toast. Good stuff.
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Beerenberger (1561) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(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. Whatâ€™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 tradeâ€¦many thanks!)
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.