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


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (937) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Pitch black pour, strong dark fruit aroma, some roasty malt, some barrel, some anise. Very nice stuff, lots of smooth malt, some soy, some coffee. I’m a bigger fan of cognac barrel than cognac, i think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Tasted on 2/7/14 from a bottle at the Friday night tasting at RBWG Asheville, thanks to Ferris (I think) for sharing. Pours dark opaque brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is darkly roasted stout malt with an added sweet caramel and vanilla note. The flavor is a bit sweeter than expected with vanilla and caramel up front, moving to to all of the nicely roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The body is full with a little under average carbonation and a long roasted malt and sweetish Cognac finish. Good, but a little one note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6531) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5190-20130406] Tap. Soya-soaked wood malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy brown head. Bold campfire charred cedar wood flavour. Full body, about as big as you can get. Tasty but reminds me of a sauna. (7/3/8/4/14) 3.6
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Czar. Pitch black small Brown head.Nose liquory barrel notes. Fruity notes with light alcohol. Light dark chocolate notes with light coffee. Taste roasted.malt liquory sweetness with fruits. Dark.chocolate on finish. Some coffee.and light ashes. Light resinous hops.as well. Nice persistent finish. Quite flavorfull and well.balanced. Not.much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty2 ][ 500mL ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Pours inky black with ruby highlights. Big cognac barrel nose, soy, sharp candied orange, Grand Marnier. Taste is tart lemon, some sugar, a tad headache inducing atop all of the roast and chocolate. Palate is rich, warming, spicy. Enjoyed this one nevertheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has strong dark grains with dark fruit, a bit of roast and a note of cognac. Flavor has a lot of sweet dark grains backed by roasted malts and a hint of cognac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #41. Bottle shared at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a dark brown color with a thin foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big roasted malts, leather, tobacco, herbal hops. The taste is roasted malts, bitter coffee, tobacco, leather, bitter hops. Medium bodied, chewy texture. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2251) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of someone. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Bourbon, chocolate, thick, syrupy flavors. Alright barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Dark chocolate, dark fruity, plum, roasty aroma. A bit thick. Goopy. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours tar black with brown head. Nose and taste of cognac, roast chocolate, chocolate pudding, vanilla, oak, licorice root and brownie. Full bodied. Well balanced.

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