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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1323) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at brewery. jet black colour. big aroma with soured notes, some cherry and apples and a very citrus or lemon note. big beer on the palate with a long finish and a complex and ever developing flavour profile. Flavours of roast and sour candy with a tart finish but fairly balanced. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
2013-07-28. Black body, modest foamy tan head. 3++ Aroma is moderately lactic and lightly roasty. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly sour, light roasty undertones throughout. 7++ Average bodied palate, good carbonation throughout. Tasty but I find it very difficult to find a sour stout that manages a balance between sourness and roast that suits my preferences. I expect that this will be well received but it is not enitrely to my own taste. On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chris__hartley (314) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
It pours opaque mahogany (almost black); the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: red wine, ruby port, and caramel. The taste is medium sour that finishes medium dry; there are notes of: charcoal (on the finish), black-cherries, dark-fruit, and chocolate. The palate is medium-full bodied, sticky, and a long sour finish. Overall, perhaps one of the most unique, and non-novelty beers Iíve ever had - solid gold...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Milk chocolate and sour notes blend together in the aroma, quite an interesting combination. A slight roastyness. Brown/black, quite dark, with thick foamy long lasting head. Looks really nice. Tastes delicious, upfront quite tart and dry, some sweetness coming through with some more milk chocolate and sourness to finish. Hides itís ABV very well. Given itís roasty, chocolaty flavors, seemed a bit thin. Delicious sour stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Deep black pour thin tan head. Bright tart apple. Cheery and raspberry acetic character. A bit of licorice and some white pepper. A touch of fruit. Really delicious. Complex and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatIrish (169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours pitch black with a soft tan head. Aromas of cherry, leather, plums. Moderate bitterness, with a nice tart astringent finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shaynsawchuk (648) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
500 mL bottle. My bottle said 9.2%. Pours opaque black with a beige cap and lots of lacing. There is a hell of a lot going on here but it?s very well balanced. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, coffee, cocoa, heavy cream, porridge and oak. A touch of sweetness, then a big lactic sour bite, rounding into bitter, roasty malt notes. Ridiculously complex. Full bodied with medium carbonation and no noticable alcohol. Bought another bottle I will have to try very hard not to open. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6151) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft at Torst with Clockwork and Joel. Pours a deep brownish black body with no head, thin lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, espresso, roast, and dark malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet dark fruits, cherries, chocolate, espresso roast, oak and malt. Very nice dark, sour ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (738) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Draught at TÝrst. Pours hazy brown with great lace and big initial rocky head. Aroma is light young wine, toasted grain, dusty, musty, very funky. Flavor is all that then woody, fairly sour. Feel is watery, lively, dusty. Really nice drinking wild.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (742) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
(500mL bottle from brewery) Pours a very dark brown/black, deep mahogany highlights with a dark tan head which leaves some spotty lace. Aroma has sour dark cherry and other pit-fruit, some wood character, and in the back roasted malts and coffee to emphasize its stout-ness. Palate starts somewhat acidic and sour and fruity, and then some woody, wine-barrel type sensations and a bit of booze show up, with a tart character, light spice and coffee roast leading to a finish thatís got a light roast bitterness, bit of booze and some lingering sourness on the roof of the mouth. Mouthfeel medium but oily, with some fairly strong effervescent carb at first, but which mercifully fades. Quite a nifty beer, nice blend of stout, sour and wine characters. Another hit from Bellwoods.


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