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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2013 version was aged for 3 months in first use cognac barrels and released on April 6th 2013 to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Bellwoods. 2014 version was aged for 12 months in first use cognac barrels and released in Nov 2014. This will be annual release.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2016
I wasnt gonna drink this tonight but once I found out Season 7 of Walking Dead had started it was just such a perfect beer to crack and pair it with: Bellwoods Bring out Your Dead 2015 Vintage Imperial Stout Aged for 12 months in Cognac Barrels. Inky black with a rusty head that verged on purple but didnt stick around. If the dead are coming you tend not to linger I guess. Awesomely intense aroma: Cacao, treacle, sweet berries & stonefruit from the cognac but the stout mellowed that out though theres still some of that 13% boozy heat apparent. Body as thick as motor oil but with a somewhat sharp carbonation. The stout gives you coffee grounds, tobacco, coarse cooking chocolate then the cognac throws in some berry syrupy sweetness, heat and charred wood character. Am I drinking a beer aged in a coffin that was doused in cognac and charred to a crisp? Could be... awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1413) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
2015 bottle from trade with Jeffrey. Aroma: strong licorice, candied fruits, raisins, some barrel notes of wood and alcohol. App: black with a tiny burgundy tint, small brown head, not much retention. Taste and palate: medium to full body, lots of those candied fruits are back in mouth, liquoreux, alcohol and really subtle bitter finish. Overall: as soon as I poured it in my glass I could smell strong barrel notes but those faded away really fast and the candied fruits took the 1st place in this aroma which is kind of sad since I dont appreciate that much in any kind of beer. Its good, really good but not exactly the kind of aroma and taste I would have expected from an imperial stout aged on cognac barrels for 12 months. Reminds me more of a baltic porter than an imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Draft at RB Best Fest 16: Poured a pitch black with brown head. Aroma is cognac boozy. Taste is boozy, cognac, coffee, super roasty malt.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (680) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
2016/08/26 - Pours black with a soapy tan head that quickly reduces and leaves no lacing. Aroma is amazing. Milk chocolate, roasted cereal, heavy caramel, wood, burnt brown sugar, molasses, marshmallow and cognac. Taste is more milk chocolate, wood, brown sugar, molasses and heavy cognac. Mouthfeel is full and slightly oily with smooth carbonation and a long, drying slightly warming finish. ABV is apparent, but not distracting. Really nice cognac and barrel notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
Un fabuleux imprial stout que je dois avec toute ma reconnaissance mon ami Nick. Cheers mate! De loin, ma bire prfre de cette brasserie et qui est, soit dit en passant, de loin suprieure nombre de grands stouts amricains vieillis. Je suis merveill. Le liquide qui coule dans mon verre est noir comme la nuit, sirupeux, pais et lourd. En tombant dans mon verre, je suis hypnotis par cette mousse brune qui se forme en surface et qui se dissipe lentement en laissant de belles dentelles sur mon verre. Des armes qui se manifestent moi avec force. Des armes de torrfaction, de caf fort mais jamais de grains brls. Une torrfaction chaleureuse et lgre mle une rglisse, des pices, une cuillre mlasse, de la vanille et un caramel roux en cuisson. D?une complexit dconcertante et aussi chaleureuse qu?elle est quilibre. Une texture des plus soyeuses en bouche alors que l?alcool rchauffe ma gorge pendant sa descente. Du caramel, une barrique rchauffe par le soleil, un alcool fortifi digne des grands chais de Cognac Franais. Je plonge dans cette douceur vanille tel les marins de l?odysse soumis au chant des sirnes...

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (3061) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle from ruddick. Many thanks! Dark brown/black colour, roasted malts, some fruitiness, lots of cognac. Very cognac-like beer. But well balanced. Good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3856) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Brown bottle, 500 ml, 2015 vintage, via Billy Hamilton -CANBIF 2016 (thank you!), savoured on July 4 2016 eye: black, opaque, nice dark brown head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: roasted malt, woody, cognac, molasses, brown sugar, slight burnt malt; mouth: roasted malt, woody, cognac, molasses, brown sugar, slight burnt malt, alcohol, alcohol warmth, light astringency, finale in molasses with light presence of cognac, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly velvety and lightly silky texture; overall: quite likable FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, millsime 2015, via Billy Hamilton - CANBIF 2016 (thank you!), savoure le 4 juillet 2016; il : noire, opaque, belle mousse brun fonc qui se transforme en un anneau, trs lgre dentelle; nez : malt torrfi, bois, cognac, mlasse, cassonade, trs lger malt brl; bouche : malt torrfi, bois, cognac, mlasse, cassonade, trs lger malt brl, alcool, chaleur dalcool, lgre astringence, finale en mlasse avec lgre prsence de cognac, corse, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucre, texture lgrement veloute et lgrement soyeuse; en rsum : bien aim

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (1433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
[2015] 500ml bottle. Black with a foamy tan head. Flavors are cognac, roasted cereals, milk chocolate, alcohol, molasses, caramel and smoke with fruity and spicy notes. Full body, soft to moderate carbonation, oily texture.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
500ml bottle. 2015 13%. Pours a decne black, light tan head. Aroma is cognac, cocoa, sweet malt. This is not hugely boozy one of the better barrel aged beers ive come across in a while. This put me on my ass though at 13% for a 500ml. Wish it wouldnt have but oh well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (2153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2016
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. Pour is black with a very small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate malt, grape vines, wood, and booze. Finish is very boozy and bittersweet.


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