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

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RATINGS: 102   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (3260) - 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 (3985) - 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 (1544) - 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 (12460) - 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 (2216) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille courtoisie de Johnsense, dguste le 7/9/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : opaque.
Arme : Bois (cognac), fruit (fruits foncs), malt rti, lger de chocolat, notes de tabac et danis.
Got : Entre de bouche : Got fruit (fruits foncs et petits fruits foncs) avec des notes danis ainsi que quelques traces de tabac. Une dominante de malt rti assez bois (cognac) et de chocolat noir est bien prsente avec des notes de caf, de caramel brl et dalcool trs doux.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-rond. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : riche, lgrement huileuse et crmeuse. Finale : longue-moyenne et aux notes sches, compose dune lgre amertume de rti, de caf avec des notes boises et dalcool.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 6, 2016
On tap @ RateBeer Best 2016. Black in color with some tan foam. Really strong roast, black licorice, and ash on the nose. I get a lot of brandy, too. Some sweetness of vanilla, chocolate, and molasses on the flavor, at least. Still a lot of roasted malt and coffee notes. Some barrel, chocolate syrup, and burnt sugar. Its not bad. Not my favorite of the day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
500ml bottle. 2013 release. Pitch black in colour with a thin but lasting tan coloured head, light lacing. The aroma is very roasty, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, some smoke, wood, light alcohol. The flavour is lightly sweet, lots of wood, moderate alcohol, dark chocolate and huge roast, some dark fruits. Warming mouthfeel, medium/large body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, warming, rich. Really nice stuff. Not many beers transfer well from the barrel for me but this is really nice. As a great richness to the Hellwoods.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
[1/31/16] Draught sample at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Black. Wonderful aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, cookies. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, roast, bitter finish, a bit boozy. Full-bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (7454) - Utah, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap at RB festival
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and sweet chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee and woody
Nice and smooth. My first beer of the fest and one of the better ones of the day.


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