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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


Lubiere's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUN 27, 2012
A deep dark porter with a thin brown head. In aroma a bitter chocolate with light boiled veggies notes. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate with molasses, ashes, charcoal and coffee grinds, alcohol warmth, licorice notes, oily mouthfeel. On tap at Sessions 99, June 23 2012.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (334) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a thick oily black with a huge cascading brown head. Aromas of chalk, cocoa, and roast. Tastes are roasty, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Plenty of carbonation, oily texture, and a long bitter finish. Nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Est-ce que j’ai un cousin d’Everett devant mes sens? Le nez m’indique que oui, un cousin vigoureux. Lait frappé de mélasse et petits fruits badigeonné d’un coulis de torréfaction. Structure maltée décadente, persistance des saveurs et clarté des composantes. Brillant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2014
500ml bottle in a stem glass. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, some light notes of bitterness, light dough, and hints of coffee. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A solid beer but not the best of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 10, 2014
Dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, touch of vanilla, herbal hops, creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and enjoyable porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
500mL bottle (mine says the ABV is 8.5%), sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours black with a small beige head. Nose brings out dry cocoa, lots of roasted malt, and small hint od dried dark fruits. Flavour brings out roasted malts upfront, followed by some dry cocoa powder. Very robust flavour profile, more so than usual for a porter. Great silky body, with high drinkability. Excellent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2548) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Drank on tap (12 oz) at the brewpub on Oktober 10, 2014. Black, thin head. Dark malt, licorice and tobacco aroma, a bit of sweetness. Meaty licorice taste, spicy herbs notes, dry herb bitterness. Unusual but very tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3062) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 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 black strap molasses, coffee, licorice notes, a touch of dark chocolate big stuff. Medium-full body with fairly full carbonation. Molasses, coffee, very rich, dark chocolate, nice stuff; somewhat sweet with fairly big bitterness, and a long, rich, dark malt finish. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a tall brown head; aroma of sweet stewed fruit, roast; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish, excellent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (202) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
12oz on tap into a chalice at Stillwell. Pours a silky jet black with a light fluffy tan head. Nose of coffee and roasted malts, with a flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits. Quite a bit of up-front bitterness, and some lasting warming. Glad I got I chance to try this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2501) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours silky black with a small brown ring. Aroma is rich roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is much like the nose, big roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, lacing of vanilla. Thanks to my sister for making this happen.


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