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Bounty Hunter - Bellwoods Brewery

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 5.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrenihan on 04-08-2014

AKA “The Cocopo”: This strong porter received a healthy dose of raw coconut and vanilla during fermentation. The result is a maelstrom of bitter chocolate, dark malt flavours, with a subtle coconut/vanilla underbelly. We can hear you muttering “you had me at maelstrom…” already.
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by peensteen:
Photo of peensteen
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly jet black, ring of tan head, no lace. Smell is well roasted, lots of chocolate, vanilla and coconut as well but more present at warmer temps, a little bit of coffee, nose is fairly simple in execution but really quite nice. Taste starts off with a big roasted malt flavour, chocolate and vanilla, generous bitterness in a hoppy meets coffee kind of way, flaked coconut is understated which I apreciate, bittersweet chocolate aftertaste with some vanilla. A solid porter with some nice aditions, I likt that this is distinctly porter and doesn't fall into the "basicaly imperial stout" category of imperial porter.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DaveBar
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Sample at Bellwoods

A- 4- Very dark brown. Super nice precursor to a stout. Dark and brown LOL

S- 3.75- Lots of caramel and malt.

T- 4- Very good. Chocolate and coco. Very nice. Surprisingly light for the alcohol percentage.

M- 3.75- Surprisingly light for the alcohol in it. Rather thin

O- 3.83- This is what the score should be. Kind of thin believe it or not. Didn't even want a sampler for home from the shop it was so thin

Food Pairing

Sorry but no food on this trip


Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some nice lacing. Aroma of intense chocolate notes with light dry coffee notes is really nice. Taste of chocolate malt with some intense dry coffee and roasted malt notes veering in the astringency territory is quite intense. Body is full with nice creamy texture with good carbonation and light warming alcohol. Very enjoyable beer thought maybe a bit too much astringency for my tastebuds.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Adamthornton13
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of papat444
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

Very smooth porter with chocolate notes, vanilla is present without adding too much sweetness and ends in a prolonged coffee bitterness that is quite sustained. Nice one!

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to TheSevenDuffs for supplying this brew.

A: Pours a dense opaque black brown with 2 fingers of a toasted coconut coloured head. Very inviting.

S: Dry cocoa powder, molasses, ovaltine and toasted bread with a roundness from the vanilla. Background sweetness of dark honey. Hints of black cherries. I am not picking up any coconut in the scent.

T: Bitter cocoa powder and acrid black coffee followed by mild sweet honey malts, vanilla. Hints of a dustiness towards the finish.

M: Light to medium bodies with very low carbonation. A bit thin. Alcohol is well hidden.

O: Another well done Bellwoods brew. While I don't pick up the coconut in the scent or flavour, this porter is incredibly smooth with cocoa and vanilla highlights. Worth picking up, just don't expect coconut.

Photo of Mr_Rocca
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of SebD
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice dark tan head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee, vanilla, coconut and some earthiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Photo of byronic
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Thanks to Coronaeus for the trade!

Pours dark brown almost black, tiny little lacing of head remains. Lots of malt and a hint of vanilla in the nose. Rich chocolate and coffee followed with vanilla and a hint of coconut which makes it presence further known in the finish.

Very nice for a Porter, borderline on a stout. Loved the coffee and cocoa. Definitely up for having it again!

Photo of goalie35
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BakaGaijin
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jrenihan
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bellwoods.

The beer is black with a small tan head that fades steadily. Decent lacing.

Nose contains chocoalte and vanilla, a bit of malt.

The taste is lovely. Roast malt, vanilla and chocolate are all upfront. The coconut is not obvious to me, though I suppose it is there when you look for it. I wouldn't have noticed it if not looking for it. The vanilla is at just the right level, addding a very nice flavour without being overpowering. Alcohol is notable but fairly well hidden considering the high ABV.

Full bodied and moderately carbonated, this beer is super smooth and velvety. Really nice to drink. A touch of heat at the end.

Overall, excellent stuff. A first rate dessert beer.

Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ToddMopps
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Jerboat
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of KeKeKumba
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of wordemupg
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into tulip 3/6/14 thanks liamt07 for sending the bottle

A black liquid, deep cola edge, big mocha foam falls rather quickly ending up as a thin film that leaves just a couple random patches

S lots of chocolate syrup, vanilla, coffee, cinnamon, a little licorice, I don't get much of the coconut, sugar coated raisins, faint char, smells pretty good

T lots of chocolate, fudge, syrup, and dark bakers chocolate, some booze comes out, I getting some coconut but not a whole lot, a bit of chocolate bomb but that suits me fine

M fairly full, enough carbonation to give it some life, sticky on the lips yet oily on the palate, a little heat and plenty of dark roast on the finish

O could've gone above 4 once or twice elsewhere so a little jacked up overall, could use a little time to mellow out but I could easily crack another today

yet another winner from Bellwoods, I'd like to see this aged in a bourbon barrel I could see that blowing my mind

Photo of Hypersomnia
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jeffo
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from Peensteen this past summer. Cheers man!

From a 500ml into a snifter
Porter with coconut and vanilla

APPEARANCE: A syrupy black pour, a touch clear, yields a two finger, medium looking, creamier, dark tan head with very good retention. Not quite opaque but pretty close. Black body with almost no carbonation evident. Head fades to a full creamy cap and coats the sides of the glass. A ring and slight wisp remain leaving decent lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Some black malts, milk chocolate, vanilla and sweet cream. Some dark fruit and caramel under the milk chocolate and cream notes. Smells great, but could be a touch bolder.

TASTE: Burnt malts, milk chocolate and caramel sweetness up front. Big flavors at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of milk chocolate, sweet cream, vanilla, burnt malts, leather and chocolate bitterness. Burnt, chocolaty, with nice vanilla cream flavors. Coconut isn’t really there, but it’s plenty interesting and flavorful.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky on the palate. A bit of a scratch at the swallow and some heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is really, really nice. The coconut came out more as it sat, but it’s still rather faint. Otherwise, the aroma and flavor is excellent and there’s plenty of character worth pondering. Very glad I had the chance to check this out. These guys always seem to impress with their black stuff. Thanks again peensteen!

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Bounty Hunter from Bellwoods Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.