Oct 9, 2015

Belo Petroleum

I purchased this bottle of Belo Petroleum on the same day that I snagged the tasty Colorado Guanabara, and much like that brew, this one also comes from a brewery owned by AB InBev. Brewed by Cervejaria Wäls, Belo Petroleum is a big, 11% ABV Russian imperial stout that’s been brewed with cocoa powder. The result is a decadent beer and, as its name would suggest, thicker than raw crude oozing from the earth.


The beer pours viscous and black with a dense cap of brown foam. It certainly matches its moniker well.

Belo Petroleum photo


Cocoa, roast coffee, molasses, soft raisin notes and a twinge of anise come together nicely.


Belo Petroleum is a rich, decadent beer with plenty of chocolate and sweetness. This is a full-bodied brew with a thick, viscous mouthfeel. Roast coffee, molasses, anise and loads of earthy cocoa glide smoothly over the tongue leading towards the drying finish that lingers for a good long while after each sip.


Who knew crude oil could taste so good. Regardless of who owns this Brazilian company, there’s no denying that Belo Petroleum is a good beer. It’s rich, tasty and just about as full bodied as a beer can get.

Rating: 4/5

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