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Bellwoods Black IPA

Bellwoods Black IPA
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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
All the hoppiness of an IPA with the addition of dark roasted malts to create a balanced and flavourful beer.

Malts: Can 2 Row, Marris Otter, Vienna, Carafa Special III, Carafoam, Melanoidin, Carahell

Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Colombus, Chinook, Simcoe

Yeast: American


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2173) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Diolch JoeMcPhee. Black liquorice pour with a frothy tan head and clinging lace. Gorgeous fruit hop aroma with a toasty malt background. Roasted malt, winter berries, liquorice and hop flavour. Full bodied with a cereal finish. Gorgeous beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Draft - Chocolate and cat pee. Deep brown with a yellow head. Cocoa and roast with some hoppy notes. Easy drinking and balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle, via trade with jercraigs (thanks Jeremy!). Dark brown with amber highlights and a big brown head that recedes to chunky flotsam. Aroma is quite sweet, fruity with notes of pine and roast. Light pine, ripe tropical fruits, a touch of manure, sweet dark malts, assertively bitter finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
2014-08-16. Very dark brown body with small beige head. 3+ Aroma of vegetation and green hops. Flavour has similar mix of green hops and vegetation. Very smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Decent, but the greenery of the hops is not entirely to my own tastes. Bottle from the brewery shared at Campground Brewdown

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
50cl bottle at Campground Brewdown, thanks jerc. Medium beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light roast. Medium body, light stickiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours black with a medium beige head. Nose brings out moderate roasted malt, with a touch of salted caramel, and moderate hops. Flavour is exceptionally well-balanced, with a robust roasted malt component, followed by powerful dry hops, and with a touch of caramel as well. Nothing harsh about this, yet the flavours are robust as hell. Smooth, creamy palate and exceedingly high drinkable. Another immense winner from Bellwoods.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1888) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Pours very dark mahogany/burgundy with medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, citrus, fruits. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, sugar. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Medium-full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Lots of roasted malt in there. A tad harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks brah. pours unclear medium dark brown mahogany with a nice reviving light beige cap showing some retention and lacing. dense chocolate - mostly milky yet some bitter cocoa powder, citrus, pine, tropical notes, red fruity berries and cherries, some coffee berries and minerals, pepper. moderately low carbonation, light to medium body - oily and slightly sticky, assertive and never harsh piney-spicy-citrusy-peppery finish. very nice. as if i was drinking something else than my browes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1399) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown and almost murky with a thin beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of dark chocolate and pine needles, a bit tame for a black IPA. Taste is of dark and roasted malts, moderately bitter and sweet. Flavors are hoppy and pleasing overall but a bit lackluster. Body is medium, carbonation too. A good black IPA with pretty good balance but it didn’t wow me, really.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2961) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). From Sammy, thanks! Brown with reddish reflects, a medium beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, resinous notes, tropical fruits, liquorice and cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malt, resinous presence, tropical fruits, liquorice, cocoa and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Decent Black IPA. A tad too sweet for my liking. Balance is average/good. Not too stout-ish, which is good. Interesting.


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