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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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LA International Beer Competition 2014, Silver Medal, Experimental Beers


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2015
a little thin on a palate, but otherwise a very solid stout with lots of great licorice notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3064) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
My 3000th rating. Luckily I enjoy licorice as a candy and as a flavor. the licorice is primary but its very strong. it lingers in the beginning and the end. the malts and hops are constant, but its the licorice that is the star. to one for the fan of the bitter. happy ratings everyone!! hereís to another 3000 and beyond!!!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
The aroma is licorice and burnt malt. The appearance is dark brown. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical for the site overall good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordGnome (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Iím rating a litre bottle I bought in a pack. I wasnít impressed at first and drank half of it then left the rest for three days, so this review is based on the "flat" version served at room temperature. Aroma: strongly licorice and caramel. Appearance: Jet black with a brown head that soon dissipates. Taste: Intensely licorice, coffee and caramel. Palate: Medium to full bodied, quite a thick texture. Carbonation originally lively but not at time of rating. Decent long licorice finish. Overall: Definitely worth trying. Itís a very distinctive beer from a brewery that makes some very distinctive beers. In my opinion it would benefit from less carbonation and being served at room-temperature as that allows the full flavour to be tasted. Doesnít come across anywhere near as strong as its ABV- alcohol probably masked by licorice. Decent imperial stout but definitely not a session beer. Iíd drink this again quite happily.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MunBro (788) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
I donít like black licorice but this was in a sample pack. Gorgeous pour and head, nice aroma but docking lots simply because I donít like the flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5240) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle: chouffe glass: Black beer brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, raisin, liquorice, bay leaf. Flavours of liquorice, bay leaf, some roast, mocha, bitters and some raisin. Aftertaste is bitter raisin, liquorice and some mocha. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2591) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Purchased in Vermont. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a light brown coloured head. Pure black licorice nose. Some in the taste, but not as much. Wow ! What a great beer with anise and loads more. Goes down nicely for a high alcohol brew.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Thanks to errl for sharing this growler. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of a ridiculous amount of licorice. The flavor is more of the same. This one is completely one dimensional. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Since I am not a fan of black licorice, I was not a fan of this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Errl (2013) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Growler..Pour is dark black with a tan head...Nose is licorice, licorice, chocolate. ..Tatse is chocolate, spice, licorice, licorice. .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Licorice nose and flavor is licorice, some malt, smooth. Good - not a wussy beer. The high ABV is hidden. $10.49 for a 1L flip-top bottle from Julioís Liquors Westborough, Ma.


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