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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Stout
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11391) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
1L swingtop from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours black with a foamy dark tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and perhaps treacle. Med body; foamy carb. It’ got gritty burnt malt, sweetish chocolate and decent coffee. Not getting treacle. Finishes dry. Drinks pretty well. Reminds me of what a regular stout can taste like.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nautwerks (3) - , Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2010 does not count
Picked up a 1l bottle at Haggen’s in Mt. Vernon, WA. On pour nice beige head and a stellar aroma. Roasty, toasted notes, smelled outstanding. Taste was roasty but lacking that robust mouthfeel that I crave in an Oatmeal Stout however it was not an unpleasant beer in the slightest. Thinner than I expected, less mouthfeel but nonetheless I had no quams about draining the whole bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3444) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Rich aroma is smoky with tones of quality coffee and molasses and just a hint of burnt caramel, somewhat sweet but not cloying. It pours an oily sable that is nearly opaque but does let a little light get through at the edges. Light tan head is thick, fine-bubbled and frothy, and sticks around for a while. Flavor, unfortunately, does not quite live up to the promise of the aroma. Although it has good tones of roast coffee, unsweet chocolate and molasses, as well as a hint of hops, it is a bit on the thin side. Texture is fairly fizzy and a little watery. Overall, though, this is a decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3808) - - NOV 13, 2010
1 liter bottle. black with a frothy, creamy beige head. aroma of milk chocolate, creamed coffee, maple. surprisingly light bodied. creamed coffee flavors. mildly bitter and ashy. not sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
Colour: Dark of course, medium-low yellow tinted head. Nose: raw beef, mochacino, burnt toast, oatmeal. Taste: light sour and burnt notes with a medium bitter dominance late. Aftertaste has traces of celery and coffee grounds. Really not as thick and heavy as I personally would have liked.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4695) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
1L bottle. Black with light head. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Nice flavour coffeeish with roast notes and a bit of sourness. Not bad in chili either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3872) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
1L bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of oats, chcolate, and light roastiness. Clear dark brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is peppery, chocolate, and roasted malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3564) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
1L swingtop bottle thanks to Arbitrator on BA. Pours darkest brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma is nice and roasty with a little rubberiness and some chocolate. Flavor is roast, rubber, and chocolate with mild sweetness and slight hops. Medium-bodied and fairly dry on the palate. Pretty solid stout overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6887) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, oats and some coffee notes. Flavour of smooth roasted malt and oats - pretty one-dimensional, but still well-made.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6239) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
1000, capped, swingtop. Schmancy bottle. Pours black with a dense, creamy, surging dark tan head that really sticks around, despite leaving essentially no lace. Milk chocolatey nose with a slight hint of tin, along with some chalk. Appealing, but smells a little stale, like maybe it smelled even better a few weeks ago. Perhaps. Creamy, silky, soft medium body with soft carb. Very gentle and easy drinking. Roasty, chocolatey mid palate with a little tiny coffee tang. Not a wildly inventive oatmeal stout, but solid and certainly beautifully presented. Essentially has no serious production flaws, drinks well, and shows tons of flavor for the abv. Hard to give it "only" 3.5, hard to go higher, too. Might have to continue the research on this one; it’s a session stout for sure anyway.


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