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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Baltic porter aged in brett barrels with additional beasties.


Alpha10's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (547) - Ontario, - JAN 14, 2014
2014/01/14 - Pours an opaque, dark brown cola colour with a two-finger, fizzy, khaki coloured head that quickly reduces to a lasting surface film. Aroma is toasted/smokey malts, chocolate and sour brett funk (lemon and cranberries?). Taste is lemon, smokey malts, mild chocolate notes and a sweet and sour acidic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, with lively carbonation and a tart, drying finish. Interesting mix that plays well together. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (10751) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. I guess its an imperial version of one of those old-school porters. Its okay, don’t know what a brett barrel is but this had a medicinal funk to it, decent.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hidden_Pooch (502) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Well it poured like a porter and then you go in for a whiff and you get massive sour vinous notes, followed up by leather and chocolate cranberries. Tastes of wine, vinegar, and chocolate. Finishes way to sour for my liking. I feel like I could close my eyes and wouldn’t even know it is a porter the way the sour dominates all other expected flavours. This beer didn’t really work for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ncube (110) - - MAR 19, 2016
Aroma of very dark chocolate and sour. Taste is fruity dark chocolate up front with sour leather, earth and wood coming in pretty quickly to take its place. There is a bit of cheesy funkiness in there as well. The sourness can be quite punchy if you take a big gulp of this. Overall a fun beer. I wish it was just a little less sour though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3016) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4898) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3173) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7019) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin (556) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1702) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (405) - 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.


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