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Bellwoods No Rest For The Wicked

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: 24   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2131) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (130) - 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 (5987) - 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 (1393) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from brewery. Aroma coffee and sour cherries. Pours black with a tan head. Sharp sour taste with cherries, and undertones of coffee and chocolate. Medium-full body. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a mesh of elements, including brett, tart dark fruits, and a little roast. Flavour is well-rounded, with lots of brett, funky tart dark fruits, and light roast. Really high carbonation, with makes this feel lighter than it is. Moderate tartness, with light tartness. Very good stuff for a style I don’t usually like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6144) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size diminishing frothy beige head. Nice aroma of sour fruit, lactic notes and wood and way in the back, a hint of Stout. Flavour’s the same, sour and woody, followed by just a hint of a Stout in the background, if you squint. Medium bodied. This is a joy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1478) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Sammy’s treat- Brett dominates from the first sniff giving way to sour dark cherries and suggestions of woodiness. A deep dark brown hued pour with a one finger, rapidly deminishing tan head and no lacing. Humm… roasted malts, cherries, Brett funk, faint citrus notes and a wonderful sour finish lingering long into the aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a well crafted and very tasty sour. Stout and sour…how can you go wrong with that combination?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1276) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
(bottle) clear very dark brown with a very tall, short lasting brown head; aromas of sour cherries, wet wood; predominantly sour and refreshing flavour, nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2262) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Black in colour with a good sized tan head, light lacing. The aroma is acidic, lactic, some cherries, light roast. The flavour is of sour cherries, light roast, light green apple. Sour mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, some roast turning sour. Good balance between the tart and the roast, the sour stouts are very enjoyable.

500ml bottle from the brewery in Toronto, Ontario.


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