Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Stout
Squamish, Canada


on tap

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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3734) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10109) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6821) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
On tap pours rich black with tan head. Bitter coco, smoke, coffee and a hint of rolled oats. Rich bitter flavor with burnt caramel and smoke in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy. A nice oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. 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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2089) - 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.

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