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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very dark, strong predecessor to the stout. Creamy and chocolatey with roasted malts and a hint of dark fruits.
Gold Medal Winner at CBA 2012

Yeast: American Ale
Hop: Bravo
Malt: Vienna, Pilsner, Abbey, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (644) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
On tap at Bellwoods. Pours black with a one finger, mocha head. Aroma is a slightly sweet with a hint of roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Taste is a balanced bitter with big notes of roasted malts, chocolate, and a touch coffee. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly creamy in the mouth but with a, solid, vibrant carbonation to keep it light, smooth, and drinkable. Overall very, very good. Solid taste, aroma and texture. Will order again!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
On tap @ Barvolo during Bellwoods tap takeover Sunsplash event. Near black, hearty looking pour. Sweet roasty aroma. Sweet palate of rich roast, chocolate, molasses, hints of figs. Big bodied, sweet, delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Tap, pours a dark black, chocolaty and a nice nice roasty finish, good smoothness and a sold tasting offering

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1131) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Black colour with a huge roast and toast aroma mixed with a slightly whiskey note. Some sweet chocolate and roast with a big mid palate and a bitter roasty finish. classic stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tessic (844) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
This porter pored a deep black colour with a big, beautiful tan coloured head. To the nose there are scents of caramel, cocoa, anis and molasses. First taste was creamy and somewhat sweet with flavours of caramel, light coffee, little cocoa and sweet dark malts. Finish is thick and sweet with burnt flavours lingering...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Pours a dark brown with beige head and little lacing. Aroma has some liht cocoa, hint of smoke, roastyness. Taste has some roasted malts, light smoke again with some woody tones, molasse and little cold coffee. Medium body and medium to low carb. A bit chewy. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (565) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
650ml bottle from brewery. Pours dark, dark brown with a mocha coloured head. The nose has molasses, coffee, dried fruit, alcohol, a smell that reminds me of raw pumpkin, and faint spice. Medium bodied, with moderate sweetness, the taste is dried fruit, molasses, light chocolate, alcohol, light raw pumpkin, mild spice, and big coffee notes in a bigger finish. I’ll buy this again for sure. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4495) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Draft - Strong coffee and bitter chocolate. Jet black and thin brown head. Rich chocolate and mellow coffee notes. Very creamy on the tongue and mellow with little bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2172) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Black pour with a thin head and late. Bitter malt chocolate aroma. Roasted flavour. Sweet yet a very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (243) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Very creamy/chocolately/milky nose, smells great. Black color, can’t see through this one, and a long lasting bubbly brown head. Taste mirrors the aroma quite closely, first sip is dark chocolate, finishes with sweet milky chocolate with a little bit of bitterness in the middle. A bit of alcohol and more sweetness as it warms. Very light bodied, which is the main downside of this one. Medium carbonation. Aftertaste is a bit too sweet for my liking. A good beer.


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