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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Rocket Rudkin. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and airy. Soft and lightly tangy dark malt, touch of dry cream. Strong coffee but well rounded. Mild cognac underneath. Light dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to the Colinator. Pours deep black-brown with a frothy, beige head. The aroma holds a lot of charred wood, baking cocoa, some earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of oily chocolate, some nice burnt oak, scorched earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lots more dark, bittersweet chocolate, burnt wood, bitter earth. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle, thanks to _angst_. Pirch black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted chocolate and cognac aroma, vanilla, caramel, nuts, earthy, licorice, fruity, prunes, some woody notes. Roasted cognac and chocolate flavor, vanilla, caramel, nuts, figs, earthy, woody, cream, warming alcohol. Woody vanilla, cream, chocolate and cognac finish. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
A deep dark viscous stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, an intense dark chocolate with molasses, licorice, wood extracts, espresso coffee and wine notes. In mouth, a sweet milk chocolate, bourbon, licorice, coffee extract, vanilla and loads of alcohol warmth. Superb interpretation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, cognac, oak, vanilla and bitter chocolate. Palate was full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit, cognac and oak with a smooth dry lingering roasty dark fruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9108) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s tasting lab, from an IP trade with a Canadian fella on BA, 08/04/14. Pitch black with a good sized dirty tan head that thins to a covering and edgework. Nose is dark roast, restrained alcohol, cognac evident, bitter orange, hoppy wafts, bitter chocolate. Taste comprises dark chocolate, spice, roast malt, well tuned cognac BA in force, bitter orange peel, hoppy waistcoat. Full bodied, fine carbonaton, lightly warming booze at the close. Solid BA impy - lovely stuff!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at Bar Volo event. This didn’t work for me. Roast, black with head. Just off, and somewhat musty aroma. Not so great for the style, despite brewer having from my glass to say yeh, its not off (as I did with another of their IS).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8563) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , 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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