Bounty Hunter | Bellwoods Brewery

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71 Ratings
Bounty HunterBounty Hunter

Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jrenihan on 04-08-2014

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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by peensteen:
Photo of peensteen
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyBeers
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Black color with really nice, creamy brown head. Aroma has really dark chocolate with some toasted coconut in the background and a bit of rum. Taste starts slightly sweet with rum notes, continues with dark chocolate, not too much coconut or vanilla, just some hints on the background. More bitter and roasty on the finish. Heavy body, really smooth mouthfeel. Overall it's a really good imperial porter but I would like more coconut.

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Photo of GJKerr
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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


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Photo of StormAles
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Adamthornton13
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep brown with a short, creamy tan head. The nose is a fantastic blend of big coconut, chocolate, sweet roasted grain; almost an ameretto. The taste is big sweet roasted grain, dark chocolate, light coconut. Full round mouthfeel but not overly heavy. This is a really nice beer, but I love the nose!

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Photo of papat444
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

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!

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.09/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received in trade

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SebD
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of tyronegangsta
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

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!

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bounty Hunter from Bellwoods Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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