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


on tap

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

rwgould's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 8, 2012
650ml bottle from the brewery. Appearance: Pours a thick black, no head, some visible carbonation. Aroma: malt, caramel, chocolate, raisins. Palate: thick bodied, not very fizzy, quite astringent, long oily finish. Taste: quite sweet. Coffee flavour really comes out in the taste. Very malty. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (847) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
Black, thick brown head. The aroma is coffee, whisky and smoke. The taste is bitter and not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (396) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (773) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hammy78 (918) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7403) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (325) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Sitting on the couch with my new little lad, after a satisfying family lunch of homemade mac and cheese. A black pour with just a scant ring of head. A nose of rich roasted malts with coco and coffee. Taste of heavily roasted malts, with a underlying sweetness that hints of dates, also persistent espresso and high coco chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3775) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
Une bouteille, merci Pat. Une robe brune foncée avec une belle mousse beige durable. Un nez de chocolat profond avec des notes fruitées fort agréables. La bouche est souple, chocolaté avec une finale pas trop sucrée. Beau produit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4340) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Porter très brun ou presque noir possédé par une mousse qui n’est généreuse que pour quelques secondes. Nez fruité et chocolaté qui montre une pointe d’alcool avec de la réglisse, une touche de noix et du charbon de bois. Saveurs de cerises à travers des malts noirs et chocolatés. Bouche de moyenne densité avec une texture huileuse et un pétillement bas. Finale amèrement noire sur un grain fumant ou de café avec une fine chaleur d’alcool.

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