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Bellwoods Grognard Session Stout

Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Stout
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery in Toronto. Near black in colour with a thin tan head, light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate coffee. Flavour is of lightly sweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Toasty mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes toasty and sweet. An excellent session stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5621-20130811] 650mL bottle. Toasted breadcrumbs aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Muted roasted wine barrel bread flavour. Medium-full body. Delicious, very drinkable. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Courtesy of Ferris
Black color with small beige head. Fire oven bread aroma, roasted malt. Rather dry mouthfeel, less weak then expected; good roasted malt flavor, with light presence of paper and ashes in the final, mild astringency. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Quick dissipating head atop a black body. Nose of roasted malt and bruised apple. Thin but surprisingly flavourful. Some grittiness and a toasted finish. Thanks Ferris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Salient fruitiness and bitter roasted malts move into an easygoing finish for a smooth pint of Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the blackness.
-Fieldberry fruitiness fits well with the sweetened coffee flavors.
-The nitrogenated mouthfeel works well in this case.
-This may not be all that memorable, but it is expertly made.

On tap at Bar Isabel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Nitro, dark brown, aroma is cocoa, with light citrus. A tart, slightly cocoa-ish, but refreshing. Light Irishy stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3718) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
500 mL bottle from the brewery via my bro, served cool in a tulip glass. Deep brown-black with a decent mocha head. Lots of roasted barley, black coffee and a little dark chocolate, a bit of grape jam, nice depth. Medium+ body with moderate, slightly prickly carbonation. Roasted barley, a little more grape jelly, a little less chocolate and coffee, more straight-forward; dry with moderate bitterness and a slightly weak, roasted barley finish. Quite nice, particularly for the reasonable abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
500 mL bottle from the brewery, served in a branded snifter. Pours black with a moderate tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of roast malts, espresso, smoke and earth, along with subtle hops. The flavour is dry with roasted malts, espresso and perhaps a touch of chocolate. The finish is long and roasty. On the palate, it is light in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, decent for what it is, a simple sessionable dark ale. WIth such a light body and roasty quality, however, it feels more like an English porter than a stout. 2014-02-17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (384) - - FEB 3, 2014
January 31, 2014. 500mL bottle from Craig and Lisa. Quite a nice session stout. Balanced; tastes like a more robust stout given it’s low alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Une surprenante session stout avec un côté lacté qui se laisse trancher par une acidité en finale. Chocolat doublé d’une torréfaction adéquate, buvabilité accomplie.

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