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Bellwoods Grognard Session Stout
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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Stout
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1002) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. 3.8% July 29, 2013 release. Pours deep dark black opaque with a beautiful brown head. Nose of milk chocolate and coffee, and a decent earthiness. Smooth mouthfeel. Lots of roasted malts. Lingering pleasant bitterness. Salted caramel. Very good stuff. Needs way more alcohol to be any good ;)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Draught at the brewpub. In this dark light: Pours black with an average size lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cream, coffee, chocolate, a hint of metal (not in a bad way) and very light leafy hops. Flavour: Oh wow! So much flavour. Light toasted malt, light leafy hops, lactic notes, chocolate, egg shells and a moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. This is really impressive, especially for 3.8% -- great stuff!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (192) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Very roasty, coffee, chocolate aromas with a bit of smoke in the nose. Nice strong aroma. Looks very nice, completely black, can’t see through this one, with a long lasting brown head. Quite simple flavors but nice, roastyness and slight sweetness upfront, some coffee/chocolate and a gentle hop bitterness lingers. Light bodied and average carbonation. For a stout, this is very refreshing and full flavored, especially given the ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from brewery. Black pour, beige head. Great roasty smoky aroma with hints of coffee, soy and cocoa. The body is light, and refreshing. The finish is dry, lightly bitter, with a great solid roasty semi sweet finish. Incredible stout!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
On draught at Bar Hop. Very deep fairly non cloudy reddish black with a lovely creamy tan lasting creamy head - nitro? Taste and aroma are very well balanced with no alcohol at a - quite dry and minerally with plenty of roast, coffee, dark chocolate, herbal bitterness- solid solid stuff. Light ish body, a little astringency, mildly carbonated with a fairly long dry nutshell like finish. One of the best sub 4% ate outs I have ever had. Even die hard Guinness drinkers would love this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (329) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
(Draught at Barhop) Poured what appeared to be cloudy black with a decent-sized dense, creamy tan head (nitro?), left a carpet of lace. Aroma is roasted malt, light cocoa/coffee, slight nuttiness, just a bit of leafy hops. Flavour follows the nose, with added creamy flavour/texture, a hint of sweetness with the toasty malt up front but largely dry, slight sour hints (lactic?), finish is slightly chalky, a bit of leafy hop bitterness along with the roast. Light but creamy body with soft carb leads to a much fuller mouthfeel, but still fairly crisp and really easy to drink. Can’t believe the ABV given the flavour. This is a great dry stout with food, what Guinness should be.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Tip of the hat to Sammy for the great trade. Aroma of dark roasted malts, as well as, notes of roasted meat. Pours an opaque black with an rapidly disapearing tan head and minimal to no lacing. The taste follows the the nose. Dark roast malts, with hints of coffee bitterness, chocolate, and citrus. Nice balance. Big taste for such a low ABV. Medium body and carbonation. Overall, a very nice example of what a stout should be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft - Nitro - Roast malts and coffee. Jet black and that nitro cream head. Roast malts, little bit of dark fruit and coffee. Light and rich at the same time. On nitro this is great, likely thin otherwise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (975) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from brewery. Black with brown head, turning into lacing. Roast and chocolate aroma. Taste has roasted grains, oats, and a mild dry finish. Smooth creamy body. Made me feel like another one, which I guess is the point!


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