Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Stout
Squamish, Canada


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A traditional oatmeal stout with an intense roast barley flavors and mildly hopped using Willamette and Nugget hops. The robust flavour is balanced with a smooth creamy finish. It is named for the razor’s edge ridge that comes off the south flank of Mount Garibaldi’s Atwell Peak
12.5 Plato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Black in color with a creamy khaki head. The nose is heavy on the roasted malt and coffee. There’s a touch of toasted bread, some cocoa, and maybe a little bit of ash. The flavor is a bit on the watery side. A fair amount of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate, though. Not as rich and creamy as most oatmeal stouts. A bit of ash and soy sauce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours a black colour with medium size head. aroma is roasted malts and coffee. flavour is a little light but has oats and roasted characteristics overall a good oatmeal stout which doesn’t have a overy strong alc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Solid black with a good sized beige head that leaves behind a nice lacing. Aroma is mushroom, wet straw, grain. Creamy mouthfeel, good body, very well balanced, smooth finish. Taste is smoke, licorice, soy sauce, oatmeal. A very enjoyable beer. 

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Black pour with a large beige head, left chunks of lacing as I drank. Aroma is slightly acidic and roasty, with coffee roastiness coming through. Tastes quite nice, with a smooth chocolate roastiness. Not much char present. The oats make an appearance and more of a light acidicness. Has a moderate feel to it, and no alcohol heat. Very easy drinking as stouts go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
I Love this beer. So I buy it as often as possible. Great pour with a nice cappuccino head that lingers and folds in on itself. Great great mouthfeel. Very nice carbonation. Roasted malts. My favorite Oatmeal stout to date. Love how its one of 3 styles of this category that the brewery puts out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2319) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JAN 15, 2012
Uhhhhh... when don’t I want to drink a litre of oatmeal stout??? Every time I fill the glass tonight I will do at least 6 push ups. Found a ruby red tinge up to a light. Big bubbly light brown skull. The aroma is kind of weak. Oatmeally chocolatey toasted nose with vanilla tagging on with the choco. The taste is pretty good with nothing too strong unless you give the roast the strong nod. Good malty flavour with a wonderful soft bitterness, faint fruit I think, a bit nutty with a smaller faint vanilla note. A bit drying, good smooth roasted malts on the finish. A pretty quick review but nothing changed from the early third of the bottle. Very easy drinking, no where near as interesting as I was hoping. This is a highly drinkable, simple brew consumable in mass quantities. I did a grand total of zero push ups. Popcorn is ready!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011
There really is a wide spectrum going on in this beer, not like I expected. Definitive coffee aroma, sweet and toasty malts and a musky yeast. Pretty thick head on the pout, nice and dark, flavours as they smell except you get a little smoothed out mellowness in the middle to end of it, oh yes, that’s right this is an ’oatmeal’ stout. Just where it should be in the flavour. Just a touch thin on the ending, could’ve used more hops... heh, I know that is a cliche on this site but the % and the thickness of the beer deserve just a bit ’stouter’ of a sendoff. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011
1L brown flip top. Pours deep brown-near black with deep red tints. Big 3 finger light brown head with a creamy texture, lots of lace. Nose has roast malts, some coffee, a bit of sweetness. Taste is of medium roast coffee and roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of caramel, nice hop notes add some bitterness on top of the roast. Medium bodied, average carbonation, some creaminess. Pretty solid stout, good session brew. 1L seems to be an ideal serving size for this particular brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
1L swingtop bottle pours black in color with a small beige head with a few spots of lacing. Aroma is intense roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Taste is roasted malt bitterness with some chocolate sweetness and a moderate hoppy bitter finish. A little light bodied for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
Diamond Head pours a purely opaque black with a finger of foamy tan head. The nose is robust and well roasted with a nice burnt note. Hints of cocoa, coffee, liquorice and nuts. The taste is roasty and heavy with a big burnished note, cocoa, coffee and oatmeal. A light English hop on the finish with a mild bitterness. A dry, prolonged finish with a lovely chewy mouthfeel. Overall, a great easy drinking stout.

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