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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Stout
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 69   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2010
Howe Sound Brewing Company--Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout 2010 1.0 Liter Bottle. 5.00% ABV--22 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Dark black with Ruby edges. Lacy tan head. Rich roasted mild chocolate front. Dry burnt sweet black cherry mildly oatmeal creamy rich flavorful body. Clean tart dry end. Spring Beer & Wine Fest 3 oz. Taste. Sampled 4/2/2010. 1 Liter $6.99 Each.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown with scant tan head. Nice rich mild chocolate and oatmeal aromas are pure. The palate is light with slight fizz. Slight tang in the flavors makes this not as sessionable as it could be. Otherwise has decent cocoa and carob flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 Great stout beer. Drinks like a meal. Comes in 1.1L swingtops. One of my favorites from Howe Sound brewing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 27, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: City Center Liquor, Surry, BC
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, light roasted, enriching carmel sweetness
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted flavor, caramel sweetness adds richness, bittering from the roasted, long roasty finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2071) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2009
pours a jet black with a small khaki head, and very good lacing. smell is of cocoa, weak coffee, a touch of vanilla, and some roastiness. taste is a little watery, some sour malt, bakers chocolate, some some, and some roasted oats, end is dry and sour.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
No, not THAT Diamond Head. This poured probably the darkest head I’ve ever seen, almost grey, and two pinky fingers thick. The body was impenetrably dark, and the aroma was surprisingly faint; there might’ve been some malt/coffee/dark chocolate going on but it was hard to discern. The taste was much, much more satisfying, with certainly some burnt coffee flavour. The aftertaste is okay as well, and the mouthfeel was not as thin as expected. This beer went well with a BBQ’d ribeye and pickled beets. Mmmmmmmmmmm! Kudos to Howe Sound for the 1-litre swing top bottle, too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
Black with tan head. mild coffee chocolate aroma. medium roasty and chocolate flavor. not very complex. dry finish Medium bodied. a decent stout. If you like stouts then definitely try this out, if not then maybe not. Nevertheless big props to howe sound for actually trying this style out. They have balls...unlike some of the microbreweries around here.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lumikuuro (26) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
1 litre bottle with new artwork for 2009. Appearance: Almost completely opaque black with only slight hues of brown around the edges if you look closely. One finger dark beige head when poured into English pub style pint glass, which recedes more quickly than expected for the style, leaving a ring and not much lacing. Aroma: Roasted malt aromas of coffee and some chocolate, along with a rich treacly sweetness from the oatmeal. Taste: Very much like the aroma. Coffee and chocolate flavours are easily detectable, especially the coffee, and they are balanced by a masterful treacly sweetness from the oatmeal in this sweet stout. The balance is just right; the oatmeal does not overpower the bitterness of the roasted malt flavours, and the beer is nicely tempered with some hops to help smooth the flavour without creating a bitterness of their own. There is also some subtle vanilla here. Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rich, smooth, and creamy. Very silky with a dry finish. Drinkability: Very drinkable as a result of the cleverly brewed harmony between the malt, hops, and oatmeal. The treacle flavour entices the drinker back for more as this is what really makes this oatmeal stout stand out from many of its competitors. Excellent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Rich dark roasted nose, thin bodied, rich dark brown. Creamy and soft, sessionable stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6901) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
1L swingtop, shared with Parksy. Pours black with a brown foamy head. Rich cocoa and roast aroma, very inviting. same delivery on the palate, moderately full bodied, dry and roasty finish despite the sweetish entry. Really terrific!


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