Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Stout
Squamish, Canada


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16642) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7407) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (298) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12747) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (4166) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3991) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (1000) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3967) - 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.

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