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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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An Imperial stout that was aged in cognac barrels for 3 months. Released on April 6th 2013 to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Bellwoods.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
Pour is pitch black with little to no brown head and very little lacing. Aroma has dark fruits, coconut, bitter chocolate, booze, oak. Taste has lots of oak, bitter coffee, very boozy, light chocolate presence and little coconut, sweet but not cloying. Full body and low carbonation. Ok RIS that could take some aging.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4733) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dirty brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry bitter roasted malt with some black chocolate notes with very subtle Cognac notes. Taste is also dominated by dry bitter roasted malt notes with sweet undertones and black chocolates notes with light warming Cognac notes. Body is full with oily-like texture with good carbonation. Enjoyable though Cognac doesn’t really come out as much as I had anticipated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
500ml bottle. Super dark chocolate colour, slight brown around the edges, small milk chocolate head. Cognac, dark sugar, slightly burnt caramel aromas. Really dark taste, molasses and raisins. Body is super thick and sticky. Overall, this is intense. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
bottle from Rudolf, BIG!!!! dark black pour, tan head. big syrupy mouthfeel, oily shimmery look. Huge roast, chocolate, cognac all competing to dominate, they work well with each other. very full flavored, complex. sipper & small sample appreciated. share this

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours an opaque black with a decent amount of tan head that takes a while to appear and a while to dissipates. Smell is slightly sweet with some molasses and brown sugar though has a definite cognac smell from the barrels. Palate is super thick bodied, just like a real imperial stout should be, but still manages to get some good carbonation, nailed the palate for sure. Taste is a bit of a let down comparatively, starts out a bit sweet then gets a bitter roasty kick that dies down somewhat quickly before leaving a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Could really use more roastiness, doesn’t compare in taste to a Stone RIS or an Ola Dubh 40.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (4278) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle - Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts. Jet black with a rich brown head. Sweet oak, liquorice, vanilla, toasted malts and lots of goodness. There is a small bite which I think will mellow nicely with some age, but this is a great beer to drink now. Not in large qty but a snifter would do you well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2015) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
500ml bottle. Black with dark brown head. Cognac, sweet, plum, chocolate, semi-sweet malt, oak, alcohol, molasses. Moderate to full body, mild carbonation, bitter, creamy, enjoyable and complex. Definitely worth seeking some out.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Another great, big beer. Only complaint is serving size at the brewpub - but it’s a a huge beer. Deep notes, good balance, nice head and a long lingering body of carmel and pleasant heat. Will age very well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
500 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a thick, near-black, very dark brown with lasting, creamy brown head. Roasty cocoa, dark fruit, wood and alcohol in the aroma that is a little mild compared to the flavour. Flavour just bursts with rich dark fruits, cocoa, anise, gentlee woodniess and lots of booziness. Thick, lustrous mouthfeel. Body is verging on full. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3113) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Possibly the thickest beer ive ever poured. Jet, black hole, black. Medium brown head. As the beer sits the head turns chocolate brown, wow. Deep aroma of soy, charred malts, bitter cocoa, molasses, and touches of wood and alcohol. The mouth feel is very viscous, with a super soft carbonation. The finish is quite sweet, with a light to medium bitter end. More charred malts nd soy come through. The barrel is hard to find. I think its emparting a woody sweetness, but its slight at best. Still an impressive impy.


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