zeek (175) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redish amber color with tight tan head. Aroma is all malt. Taste is mellow and finishes nicely at the roof of the mouth. Nice and smooth.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle consumed on 11/17/2010 in Whistler, British Columbia. Purchased from the Brewery. Colour was strikingly red with slight traces of brown. Nose: Apple, caramel, roasted deep malt, pecan, firewood. Quite nice. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Pot roast, hot caramel, cough syrup. Sweet but not overly, great mouthfeel and exploding with malt. Great stuff.
kinnikinnick (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried in bottle at ~15C. Pleasant but mute nutty nose. Smooth drinking red with enough (though modest) hops to liven things up.
mcberko (6876) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma of nothing but dry caramel malts. Flavour is much the same, with some dry fruits thrown in there as well. Not one of Howe Sound’s better brews.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather pleasant malt forward aroma has caramel and cereal with definite floral and earthy hop notes as well as a honey-like mustiness. Clear brown body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled off white-tan head that recedes to a thin but long lasting cover. Sweet round malt flavour has the same components as the aroma suggests - caramel, cereal, earthy, floral and musty notes. Bitterness comes on late but is quite strong and cuts through the sweetness very well. Medium light body is quite dry with very lively effervescence. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. 1L swingtop bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in December 2010.
Crit (3369) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut,lasting beige head.Sweet malt/light hop nose.Hint of earthiness in fore,good malt profile,hint of tartness in mid, medium strength lasting hop finish.Effervescent