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Bellwoods No Rest For The Wicked

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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Brett Barrel Aged Strong Sour Stout. Released on Draft at 8.7% ABV on April 24. Bottles at 9.2% ABV will be released in May 2014 - Bottle Conditioned. Mad tasty.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammyboyy (51) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Very interesting. The appearence is great, just like a nice stout. The taste is sour at first. Almost taste like a kriek, very nice balanced in my opinion and then it suddenly changes to taste like a good chocolate stout. It’s a great beer! I’m happily surprised that we can taste both sourness and then chocolate stout one after the other and not at the same time. Not a style we see everyday. Doesn’t do its 9.5 alcohol at all!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Thanks to nicklass for this. Interesting beer and so good. Pours black with a thin white wisp. Aroma is nice mild vinegar sourness with a hint of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is a nice soft sourness the overshadows the stout but the stout provides a great body and mouthfeel. Awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (888) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Bouteille 500ml, gracieuseté d’AlexGenois, merci Alex! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée riche mais fuyante laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de chocolat, malt torréfié, côté fruité, cerise?, cacao, alcool, légère touche florale. Goût de malt torréfié, chocolat noir, bonne acidité, céruse, café fin de bouche. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light cacao notes with dominant sour notes. Taste is also dominated by roasted malt with some sour and tart notes that are quite dominant and some light cacao notes also perceptible. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not a big fan of soured stout and this one is no exception as the sourness is really dominant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6310-20140504] Tap. Mild roasty sour yeast aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Roasted sour malt flavour has a sour base. Medium-full body is fairly sour. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2175) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with dark tan head. Roasted malt, Brett, oak, chocolate, well balanced, moderate+ carbonation and body, slightly sour with some lemon zest, smooth, dry, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2756) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Un stout bien tendre et moelleux vidé de ses attraits décadents. Minéraux, petits fruits acides et une touche lactique constituent la colonne du liquide.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deepeary (237) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Four month old 500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours opaque black with mocha head. Looks just like a stout but when you take a whiff it is oh so sour. Subtle hints of cocoa in the background. The taste is sour and more sour, vinegar, pickle brine, green olives, concentrated lemon juice. Wow, super sour. As it warms up and my palette adjusted I got more of the stout notes (chocolate, coffee, roasted malt), but they are minor characters here. 9.5% abv is well hidden. It’s a weird style combination, and the first I’ve tried. I am not a huge fan but I applaud Bellwoods for experimenting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
bottle 9.5% version, medium bodied black pour with wisp of a head. mild roast with light funk aroma. taste is sour upfront, touch of black licorice, with wierd tart grape cool aid finish. good, different but good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1721) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium beige head that leaves really nice lacing. Nose is of chocolate, roasted malt and acidic red fruits. Vinegar character is pretty concealed and comes out more vinous than anything. Some alcohol can be perceived by the nose as well but what do you expect from a 9.5% stout? Anyway, taste is gently tart and offers more red berries over a bed of roasted malt. Never over the top, never too much acetic. This is as good as this can get, really. Body is light to medium, carbonation restrained and mouthfeel ultra vinous. Some alcohol dries the mouth on the finish but it is never disturbing. Overall I didn’t expect to like this one very much and I am glad to be proven wrong!


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