Here are my tasting notes on the other three Bellwoods brands.
Sails of Charon - Dunkel Weizenbock
This beer has a fascinating set of colours that include pomegranate and crimson. The foam reminds me of cappuccino foam and caps off a nice hazy body.
The nose is dark fruit (figs and dates, prunes) with hints of black licorice, marzipan and a good dose of port or sherry. The body of this beer is slightly different than the aromas with flavours like coffee, dark chocolate, molasses being dominant and a faint note of almond and licorice at the end. The mouth feel is slightly acidic but very well balanced and it leaves you with a nice warming finish.
Roman Candle - India Pale Ale
This IPA pours with a nice dark golden, amber (almost orange) colour and a great white foam that laces beautifully down the side of the glass.
The aromas are vibrant fresh pine needles and pink grapefruit with a touch of vanilla and some tropical fruits like mango and kiwi. The flavours big and bold and remind me of grapefruit skin, pine needles and kale. There’s a very large impact and the bold bitterness lingers for quite a while.
This unfiltered American Brown Ale has got a beautiful range of colours such as garnet, ruby and mahogany that is topped off by a coffee coloured foam that once again laces wonderfully.
Lots of pine and grapefruit aromas are accented by a hint of roasted grain. The flavours are dark chocolate and coffee with a hint of floral notes that reminded me of lavender. The impact was relatively soft with a nice dry mouth feel leading toward a longer, but not overly bitter finish.