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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: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Baltic porter aged in brett barrels with additional beasties.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2387) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery in Toronto, Ontario. Black in colour with a thin tan coloured head, light lacing. The aroma is of oak, cherries, some sourness, vinous. The flavour is of wood, earth, some roasted malts, some sourness. Sour mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, woody, sour and a bit warming. An interesting brett porter, a nice touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6470-20140708] Bottle. Grainy fruity malt aroma has a soupy barbecue sauce hint. Hazy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sour saucy grains and toasted malty flavour. Medium-full body has a sour base. Good. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "I’m gonna try your peachy butt sauce." "He has a bit of an asbestos mouth, actually."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
2013 bottle. Black with a mocha head. Light Brett, chocolate, slightly nutty, tart, some cherry. High carbonation and moderate body, dry, fruity, some Chardonnay and oak, some ash, yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DarkDust (2) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
2013 bottle, aged one-year in the cellar. Absolutely first-rate. Rich and complex, with a delicious sourness that’s not overpowering. Truly venomous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 10, 2014
Interesting brett porter, roasted chocolate malt, figs, cherry tart, lively carbonation, sour sweet finish. Complex and dangerous venom, these guys are really brett magicians.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottled sample at ribeye jacks. Strong boozy beer. Pours really dark. Thick tasting. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
A deep dark ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light corky notes, funk, light licorice, grassy notes, espresso, OK. In mouth, a rather tart and harsh chocolate, off flavors, spoiled, burnt character, not pleasant. On tap at Sacred Oak fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1012) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Roughly a year old. Pours dark brown with ruby hues. Quick dissipating brown bubbly head. Made a fuss on the way out of the bottle. Nose of balsamic vinegar, ripe berries, and molasses. Very tart. Light salt. Very sour. Loads of brett. Body seems thin. Grape must. Sharp and funky with plenty of carbonation. Roasted malt bitters, with some herbal and citrus hop showing. Some harsh cheap red wine notes. Sticky finish. It’s interesting, and would probably pair better with a meal than all on its own. This would probably had done better for me in a 5 year old bottle. Allowing it to soften more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (938) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Dark brown with a red hue. Aroma is dusty funk, sweet chocolate and red fruits. Milky chocolate, Brett, lightly tart. Neat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
(tap) very dark reddish brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of wine barrel, bit of funk; nice, slightly sour flavour with long, light sour finish

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