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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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Black beer with a small brown head. Chocolate, vanilla, licorice, dark dried fruits and cognac aroma. Chocolate, vanilla, dried dark fruits and caramell flavour. A nice one :-)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
2014 version.This beer is amazing!. Smell the cognac right off the bat. Nice choc malts. Mouthfeel is smooth! So smooth! Flavour is nice dark malts followed by some dried fruit, cognac and chocolate. Fantastic job! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3347) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours inky black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and sweetness from the barrel treatment. Taste is so delicate for a stout. The cognac is great, subtle but adds to the great balance. So nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1634) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
dark black pour, tan head. big syrupy mouthfeel, oily shimmery look. Huge roast, chocolate, cognac all competing to dominate, they work well with each other. very full flavored, complex.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
(Bouteille 1587, 7 avril 2013). Une grosse noire avec sa bonne mousse qui fond tranquillement. Mes narines sont vitement bombardes par la rglisse, le cognac en fleurs et en fruits, le chocolat et la mlasse. Une petite fume de torrfaction se rvle aprs quelques plonges. Le got nest certainement diffrent. Les saveurs de rglisse sale, de chocolat, de fudge en friandise et de mlasse sont enrobes par une eau-de-vie grasse et bien fruite. En bouche, le corps est fort et le ptillement modr bas. La texture est lgrement collante. La finale est bien chocolate avec un caf amrisant et un cognac adoucisseur. Succulente.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5637) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Noirceur impntrable, mousse mocha bruyante et phmre, chocolat noir et petits fruits rouges. Lenrobage du cognac intensifie la scheresse invitable, apporte pommes et poires et son lot de rchauffement.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Whatup14 (1874) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Bouteille 500ml, 2014, 1463/2100, gracieuset de wilco, Thanks Mike! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka fonc crmeuse mais fuyante laissant une lgre dentelle. Arme de lait au chocolat noir, cognac, bois, malt torrfi, noix de pcan, caramel brl. Got de cognac, chocolat, bois, malt torrfi en fin de bouche, caf en arrire-got, lalcool est invisible. Carbonatation faible, corps dense, lourd. Un autre chef duvre de la part de Bellwoods.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oakbluff (447) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at brewery. Black motor oil in the glass. Wispy mocha head. Nose of boozy dark chocolate. Taste powdered chocolate , raisins, almost seems oxidized but likely barrel treatment making it seem that way. The booze and chocolate are the main notes of this brew. Solid supper

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (1140) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 2014, 500ml bottle. Pours a near black with a ring of a mocha head. Aroma had a big boozy barrel cognac, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is huge. Big roast, dark chocolate, boozey alcohol, and a strong, coffee bitter finish. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation with a big, dry finish and a tinge of tart on the end. Overall awesome great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2014 release. Dark brown black body, slightest tan head, sparse lacing. Nose is intense fruity cognac with dark chocolate and light roast. Flavor profile carries over with heavy barrel character and modest malt profile. Medium bodied with smooth, slick carbonation, some earthy bitterness and a touch of boozy heat.


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