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Bring Out Your Dead - Bellwoods Brewery

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 33
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This decadent imperial stout was transferred to cognac barrels after a long primary fermentation. Aged for just over a year in the barrel, this velvety brew is one serious piece of work. Upgraded by our brewers this year to have a slightly lighter body and more pronounced barrel and original contents character.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 04-06-2013)
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2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dirty brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry bitter roasted malt with some black chocolate notes with very subtle Cognac notes. Taste is also dominated by dry bitter roasted malt notes with sweet undertones and black chocolates notes with light warming Cognac notes. Body is full with oily-like texture with good carbonation. Enjoyable though Cognac doesn’t really come out as much as I had anticipated.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle #844/1699. Bottled April 7, 2013.
Poured in to Bellwoods tulip.

A - Dark inky black. One finger of medium brown head with good retention.

S - A bold roast presence up front with some anise, charred oak and cognac. Lighter smoke and tobacco aromas in the background.

T - A massive roast flavour hits the tongue first that is followed by dark cherry, charred oak and cognac flavours and a huge overall sweetness. The sweetness becomes more and more prominent as I continue to drink the beer and eventually becomes a little overwhelming.

M - Full body. Thick and viscous. Low carbonation.

O - Another great beer form Bellwoods. Overall, this one was a bit too sweet for my liking but was otherwise complex and enjoyable.

Had this one a second time and found it much more enjoyable; not as overly sweet as the first time I had it. Ratings have been slightly adjusted to reflect an average of both times.

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4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

***Bottle 767 of 1699***
Big thanks to jrenihan for this one.

Poured from 650ml. bottle, bottled April 7, 2013.

Appearance: Thick as motor oil, 2 fingers worth of creamy head, very dark brown. As it pours, hue cascading effect in the head, fingers of lacing are left on the sides.

Smell: Strong alcohol, dark plums, cognac adds a spirited aroma. Base beer does shine through with some chocolaty malt.

Taste: Cognac immediately hits the taste buds, mixes well with chocolate and coffee flavors. Finish is reminiscent of red peppers, a bit spicy though not much, just to taste. You`d think it wouldn`t fit but i actually like it.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy, bit milky but quite aggressive with the barrel aging without overdoing it.

Overall: An interesting twist on a classic style. Very much enjoyed.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thank you to Liamt07 and Sammy for both getting a bottle of this to me!

Appearance. Pours a thick, deep dark brown that's pretty much black in the glass. Topped with a finger of creamy dark tan head.

Smell. Fragrant woody liquor (cognac, but I wouldn't have guessed that without reading the label). Also molasses and dark roasted malts with a little licorice and dark chocolate.

Taste. Dark chocolate and hints of licorice, fresh barrel wood and some light cognac with some dark coffee and dry roasty malts in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Full body with low+ carbonation.

Overall. A really nice, big RIS with tons of flavour and a nice level of barrel and booze, not too strong and very complimentary.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The first of two anniversary beers from Bellwoods. This is an imperial stout (not Hellwoods) aged for three months in Cognac barrels.

Beer is black with a small tan head. Decent retention, good lacing.

Nose strongly contains cognac, but also a rich bouquet of dark fruit (raisin, red grape). A rather vinous scent. Rich indeed. Quite nice.

Taste contains a strong cognac flavour, along with some oak. Roast malt, smoke and peat come through from the beer itself. Dark fruit (raisin) is there as well, but not as prominently as in he nose. Some chocolate. The cognac is strong but does not obliterate the base beer. Good mix.

Beer is full bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit boozy, to be sure.

Overall, very good. I prefer the Hellwoods to this, but this is very good.

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Bring Out Your Dead from Bellwoods Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.