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Bellwoods Donkey Venom

Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Baltic porter aged in brett barrels with additional beasties.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2644) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a good black with a small beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of cherry, roasted malt, alcohol and light vinegar. Taste is of chocolate, fruits and red wine-like grapes. Vinous with a moderate body and carbonation. A pretty good flanders-ish porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4524) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle (500 ml) shared at tasting. Dark brown with a medium beige head leaving good lacing. Aroma is super fruity with brettanomyces, vanilla, roasted malts, chalky notes and cocoa powder. Taste isn’t too sweet but the fruity brettanomyces, despite being quite present, is never overwhelming. There’s roasted malts, cherries/vinous notes, vanilla, oak and cocoa powder. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fruity finish with a mild lingering oak spiciness. Very good brett Porter with amazing fruity features. Not too sour and super flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Pours black/mahogany with medium beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of fruits, vinegar, roasted malt. Taste is of fruits, bretts, roasted malt, weird metal. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Ok, decent, but nothing outstanding or worth getting out of your way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6538) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
pours unclear dark brown, cherry tint, with a very nice reviving light beige cap, nice lacing. smooth milk chocolate - mint clusters, bourbon wood - never too charred and/or overwhelming; leathery cherries, some sweetness - chocolate fondue, never cloying though; salt. bright to moderate carbonation, medium body; semi-sweet woodsy-spicy finish. very solid brett barrel-aged dark stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin (548) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
bottle. Dark black colour with white-brown head. Cherries and coffee with a lot of sour funkiness on top, slightly vinegar/acidic. Complex and interesting but not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
Bottled. Dark body, large brown head. The aroma is cherries, milk chocolate. The taste is cherry, but amazing porter with the sourness of a gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (396) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle of batch 3. Nose is roasted malt, vinegar, sweet chocolate bread, dark fruit, white wine. Taste is a balanced roasted malt and sourness. Dry, very drinkable.Tasty, unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (832) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
Noire. Beau collet moka. Nez: brett. Vinaigre balsamique. Boisé. Fruité. Vin rouge. Bouche: forte effervescence. Très fruité. Cerise. Belle acidité. Levure sauvage. Boisé. Vin rouge. Finale sèche, tannique et cartonné. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Black with a good beige head. Aroma is grape skins, fig, hint of chocolate, funk. Medium bodied, lightly sour on the palate, slightly dry finish. Taste is sour prune, hint of chocolate, fig.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (304) - - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle from the brewery bottle shop. Lovely, interesting and complex aroma of sourness and chocolate and coffee. Mild sourness up front with underlying chocolate and coffee porter flavours. Wonderfully complex beer.

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