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

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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


samzim's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (367) - Ontario, - FEB 23, 2014
Scent of coffee and heavily roasted malt. Opaque dark chocolate colour. Mild bitterness on the front with slight sourness on the finish. Flavour of dark chocolate, coffee, and walnuts. Heavy body with medium carbonation. A very tasty porter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1013) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
500ml bottle bought at brewery by my brother. Thanks Guillaume. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, nutty, but at the same time there is to something not right in this aroma. Not enough strong lacking something like alcohol, some boozy notes. App: pitch dark with big brown head and some little lacing. Taste and palate: first thing I noticed is this feels watery.. This is smooth but watery. What a shame. Med body,med sweetness, really subtle bitter finish. Overall: it?s sad because not knowing ltm their porter baltique this could probably be something I enjoy a lot but I?ve been too used to drinking that ltm pb so this feels quite short. Maybe they should make a pimp version of it something much more stronger in abv?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
650ml bottle. Near black in colour with a thin but lasting tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, liquorice, dark fruits, some sugar. The flavour is lightly sweet, some roast at the end, chocolate, molasses, dark malts. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, roasty, sweet. An interesting beer. Roasty at times, sweet at times. Seems bigger then 7%.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1558) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle thx Alex A: lightly roasty, chocolate, light plum App: black small beige head some lacing. T/p: med to full body with medium long bitter finish. Soft to med carbonation. O: it lacks a bit of malt complexity but still remains highly drinkable. I really dig the light roastiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (867) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
500 ml from the brewery. Pours a pitch black colour with a huge tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste is roasted malts and chocolate. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1713) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
Black, thick brown head. The aroma is coffee, whisky and smoke. The taste is bitter and not too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
Winter 2015 bottling. 7.6% abv. Pours black with head approaching espresso crema. Nose is coffee, roasted, dark chocolate goodness. Wonderfully creamY mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced, deep roasted malt, sweet dark chocolate, some cola, creamy taste. Made we want to dunk a cookie into it (I didn’t). Let this one warm up. Extremely delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (913) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Robe bien noire avec un léger cerne de mousse. Arômes de malt rôti, café noir, mélasse et léger chocolat. Nez ordinaire et manquant d’intensité. En bouche, chocolat noir, mélasse, malt rôti, pain grillé, notes de café noir. Texture légère à huileuse, corps moyen. Bon porter.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hammy78 (949) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft at brewery. I was rather disappointed with this one. Dark pour, khaki head, that dies to a ring. Smell is off, it resembles a black IPA more than a porter, but these styles often blend into one another. It just smelt bad, with a touch of hop. Tasted worse. Didn’t like this one. Hope it was just a dirty glass or something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
benjamincroft (6) - - AUG 2, 2015 does not count
Au premier abord, la mousse généreuse est d'une belle couleur moka, mais disparait rapidement. Des aromes de chocolat, de petit fruit et de malt rotie s'émanent de la bière. Au goût, cette porter baltique est chocolatée avec une bonne pointe de malt rotie et fruité. Au final, très bonne porter baltique, bien balancé.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7741) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
500 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks Duffman). Looks good; a fairly opaque very dark (almost black) cola with foamy beige head. Smells and tastes good too; a nice balance of dark malt, loads of chocolate, and mild roast and a hint of plum alongside a well-balanced hop profile. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied and pleasantly bitter, yet smooth. Good stuff!


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