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


on tap

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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

Lubiere's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11586) - 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.

   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 (7113) - 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 (318) - 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 (3681) - 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 (4132) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (443) - HONG KONG - JAN 3, 2015
Draught at Bellwoods Brewery. Inky black with very small dark tan head and spotty legs. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, herbal hop and some very light raisin/soy sauce. Tastes very bitter, dark chocolate, bitter gently fizzy finish. A very bitter if otherwise ordinary porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (511) - HONG KONG - JAN 3, 2015
Draught at Bellwoods Brewery in Toronto. Rich dark pour. Tan head. Aroma not too strong - standard porter. Taste is very rich and deep - pleasant bitterness with caramel maltiness. Bigger, but fairly normal, porter. Good. Would get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Christmas Eve pour as 1950’s holiday lounge music spins on Internet radio is dark chocolate with a thin brown cap. Swirls velvet smooth in the mouth & offers hints of cocoa, dark fruit & a really interesting sea salt finish. Beautiful brew that makes for a relaxing & reflective sipper in a dimly lit room. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (420) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 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.

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