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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (864) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 On tap at Alibi room in Gastown. Pours black as the ace of spades. Not much aroma. Highly roasted malts come through here. Little hops. Very dry. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10765) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
One-litre swingtop brought back. Brown with a thick soapy head. Good roast aroma. Hits the spot on style. Lace dots. A sourish acidic edge and also well malted down. Still good drinkability.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (964) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
pours coffee black, ok lacing, semi-fine bubbles. Mildly roasted, deep malts, slightly sour, medium bitter with hints of chocolate. Light-medium bodied, medium depth, low-medium complexity, and low-medium length. Not particularly interesting flavours, but a decent stout nonetheless. Nothing wow here.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
Had a sampler glass at the brewery. Aroma: nuts, malt. Appearance: black, frothy head. Palate: smooth, full bodied. Taste: kind of bland, hints of nuts. mildly sweet, not bitter at all. It’s okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Draught at the brewpub
Very dark brown color, with nice red beams near the edges; creamy head; nice lace. Breadish aroma, and some roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor with character; late, light liquorice; correct bitterness. Overall balanced. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2011
1L bottle. Poured cola brown with a short, fluffy tan head.. looked good in the glass. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolate and biscuit malts, with hints of vanilla.. just a little earthiness on the back.. sweet and welcoming. The flavor found milky chocolates, vanilla, and a pinch of molasses, with tangy malt character around.. sweet oats were more pronounced on the back-end.. nothing un-enjoyable there. Lighter-bodied and sweet on the palate.. balance was solid, and this was easy-drinkin’. No problems taking down the 1L.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (306) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
1L flip-top bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of molasses. Taste: Roast malt, notes of toast, toffee. Some hop bitterness, a bit earthy. Finishes with an earth bitterness. Full-bodied. A pretty good stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13732) - 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 (4855) - 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.


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