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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2013 version was aged for 3 months in first use cognac barrels and released on April 6th 2013 to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Bellwoods. 2014 version was aged for 12 months in first use cognac barrels and released in Nov 2014. This will be annual release.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap at RB festival
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and sweet chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee and woody
Nice and smooth. My first beer of the fest and one of the better ones of the day.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1540) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at ratebeer beerfest 2016. Pours black with brown cream head. Aroma of wood an toasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with some vanilla and molasses

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5782) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at rbwg festival. pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is the cognac lots of barrel roast malts coffee molasses. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness vanilla roast malts cognac big booze and a great end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (4176) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
draft at RBWG 2016. Nose is huge in cognac barrel influence. Almost grape and sweet. Taste is incredible. Soft coffee and deep dark chocolate. A light vanilla. Incredibly smooth only lightly warming. A great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
At ratebeer awards bottle share. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate and cognac aroma. There is a delicious chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a nice cognac finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Oily black pour, small head. Smells like a herbal bitter, very strong, cognac obviously. Flavor it’s huge, dark chocolate, candy fruit, very full bodied, no harshness despite alcohol warmth, very well balanced. Dessert in a glass, exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2249) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
(2015)(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; thi palate; aroma of cognac, milk chocolate, roast; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish, strong alcohol

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5996) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle: #1238/1699: Thanks Pushkinwow: Chouffe glass: Deep dark almost pitch black body with a creamy brown head/lacing. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, fudge, rum, wood, raisin in alcohol, marzipan, brown sugars, sweet tar, mocha, dessert like! Very nice! Flavour is deep and dark: roast, coffee, cognac, chocolate, mocha, malt roast, light liquor tone, bitters, some wood, raisin/prunes, light earthy and a leather tint, some brown sugars and a rum tint. Very nice! Aftertaste is roast with bitters, some brown fruit and sugars and cognac, rum and some chocolate. Low carbo, silky oily mouthfeel, full bodied. Wow, really good! Thick, rich and full! Quality sipper!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1974) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
The beer is black with a small tan head. Brown at the edges. The aroma has a big brown sugar note with a little bit of raisiny sweetness. Sugar cookie, molasses, mild roast. Pretty big vinous, cognac barrel note. Fairly sweet. Lots of barrel flavor. A little bit of acidity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5962) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2015
B2, thnx to dennis. Pours black, good , bit dark head. Smell is intense,coffee ,roast, chocolate,bitter, bit boozy. Taste is rich,dark malts , chocolate , bit booze , some oak. Very graibt. Lovely ! Good mouthfeel


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