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


on tap

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (3844) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8709) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (744) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2161) - , 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5918) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1867) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5726) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Draught@Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some fruits, mild chocolate, alcohol and some slight wooden notes as well. Flavour is very similar, with the liquorice, alcohol and sweetish wooden notes making a good and tasty base for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1611) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2014 vintage courtesy of Snuffy. Aroma is really barrel forward and somewhat boozy. Quite a bit of cognac with light oak. Moderate chocolate notes with some light roast. Pours black with a fairly thick, somewhat small, dark mocha head that recedes to a thin film in the middle and along the edges. No lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is somewhat roasty with some light caramel notes. Moderate dark chocolate. Light oak with moderate alcohol notes. Some moderately strong, but nice cognac character. A bit boozy. Some medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Medium low astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall, a big, boozy stout with a lot of cognac character. Decent malt notes, but the barrel character overwhelms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (1101) - - JUL 11, 2015
Black pour, dark brown head. Nose is chocolate brownie, cognac, vanilla, very light ash. Taste is chocolate, cognac, peat, ash, smokey, umami on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

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