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Howe Sound Baldwin and Cooper Best Bitter

Brewed by Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Co.
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Squamish, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A smooth, malty well-hopped ale, with a full aromatic nose made with 100% barley, hops, water and yeast. The "best bitter" description refers to this beerís higher alcohol content and its depth of hop bitterness. It is named for Jim Baldwin & Ed Cooper, the first men to climb the Grand Wall of the Stawamus Chief (702 m) in July, 1961
13.5 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1068) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
1 litre potstopper. Clear medium copper, tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Medium roast, toffee, English hop aroma. Roasted caramel/toffee malt taste, some earthy herbal hop. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottled sample. Pours a clear copper color with a thin foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, raisin, mild floral hops. The taste is raisin, toasted malts, caramel, bitter hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
On tap at Darbyís. Pours a slightly hazy amber with little to no cap. A swirl takes care of that, and leaves a sticky lace. Aroma of caramel, nuts, a touch of wood smoke, slight biscuit. Taste is a huge punch of bitterness, with a subdued sweetness. Medium-high carbonation. Long dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (365) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Poured from the tap. Clear medium brown with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Same taste, medium body. Starts sweet grassy, ends dry bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tformby (4) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Great bitter. Wonderful addition from Canada. More in the British tradition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Liter fliptop from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark translucent copper with a rather yellowish head. Aroma is malty in a mildly roasted way. Not getting a lot of understandable hop aroma. Med body at least. Roasty malt. Hop seems more fruity than anything else. But itís not light fresh fruit. This is fairly bitter ale. Seems to fit the style. Nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Where and how: Cask days 2013
Aromaclean malty feel with slight fruity hints, straight, easy going aroma.
Appearance :
Top: medium rocky top.
Base: murky amber.
Palate : softer base , medium bodied.
Taste: Nice malts with paired black tea. Felt classic and balanced.
Other notes very nice cask ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
2013-10-20. Dark amber brown body with a nice frothy tan head. 3+ Aroma is lightly metallic, notes of mild malt and muted green hops. Flavour is astringently bitter and a bit odd, earthy undertones, odd malt character in the base is lightly tangy. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Donít care for it, Iím assuming the cask is at fault and that this wasnít the intended outcome, if it was well then Iím just confused. Session 3, Cask Days 2013, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Thanks to Rejean for this. Pours a dirty reddish brown with a light beige top. Aroma is caramel, nutty and slightly metallic malts profile. Taste is caramel and earthy malts with an earthy hop bitterness that is well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours copper, off-white head. Nose is British berry hops, earth, malt shining through. Flavour is a bit toasty/biscuity, ekg, finish lasts with bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Exquisitely balanced. Holy crap this is good, a real bitter brewed out here -- not just an IPA with Morris Otter and Fuggles. Iíd like to do a head-to-head with Fullerís ESB. First beer Iíve had in a while where Iíve promised myself to buy more.

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