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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Uh, mega intense, rich malt, sugars, barrel, all that. Stand a spoon in this. Alcohol, barrel, bad ass sweet sugary granddad of commandaria prune juice insanity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Black beer with a small brown head. Chocolate, vanilla, licorice, dark dried fruits and cognac aroma. Chocolate, vanilla, dried dark fruits and caramell flavour. A nice one :-)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
2014 version.This beer is amazing!. Smell the cognac right off the bat. Nice choc malts. Mouthfeel is smooth! So smooth! Flavour is nice dark malts followed by some dried fruit, cognac and chocolate. Fantastic job! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours inky black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and sweetness from the barrel treatment. Taste is so delicate for a stout. The cognac is great, subtle but adds to the great balance. So nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4984) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
(Bouteille 1587, 7 avril 2013). Une grosse noire avec sa bonne mousse qui fond tranquillement. Mes narines sont vitement bombardées par la réglisse, le cognac en fleurs et en fruits, le chocolat et la mélasse. Une petite fumée de torréfaction se révèle après quelques plongées. Le goût n’est certainement différent. Les saveurs de réglisse salée, de chocolat, de fudge en friandise et de mélasse sont enrobées par une eau-de-vie grasse et bien fruitée. En bouche, le corps est fort et le pétillement modéré à bas. La texture est légèrement collante. La finale est bien chocolatée avec un café amérisant et un cognac adoucisseur. Succulente.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4759) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Noirceur impénétrable, mousse mocha bruyante et éphémère, chocolat noir et petits fruits rouges. L’enrobage du cognac intensifie la sécheresse inévitable, apporte pommes et poires et son lot de réchauffement.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Whatup14 (1580) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Bouteille 500ml, 2014, 1463/2100, gracieuseté de wilco, Thanks Mike! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncé crémeuse mais fuyante laissant une légère dentelle. Arôme de lait au chocolat noir, cognac, boisé, malt torréfié, noix de pécan, caramel brûlé. Goût de cognac, chocolat, bois, malt torréfié en fin de bouche, café en arrière-goût, l’alcool est invisible. Carbonatation faible, corps dense, lourd. Un autre chef d’œuvre de la part de Bellwoods.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oakbluff (436) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at brewery. Black motor oil in the glass. Wispy mocha head. Nose of boozy dark chocolate. Taste powdered chocolate , raisins, almost seems oxidized but likely barrel treatment making it seem that way. The booze and chocolate are the main notes of this brew. Solid supper

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (1079) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 2014, 500ml bottle. Pours a near black with a ring of a mocha head. Aroma had a big boozy barrel cognac, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is huge. Big roast, dark chocolate, boozey alcohol, and a strong, coffee bitter finish. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation with a big, dry finish and a tinge of tart on the end. Overall awesome great.


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