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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Squamish, Canada
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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LA International Beer Competition 2014, Silver Medal, Experimental Beers


dfearnley's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1046) - Alberta, - JAN 31, 2013
Howler to goblet Licorice, molasses, maybe nutmeg. Deep reddish brown with a bubbly brown head. Taste is sour with black licorice. Nice full bodied with a nice bite at the end.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2363) - 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 (5834) - 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 (1679) - 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 (2418) - 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 Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1051) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: From a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is black licorice and the taste is coffee and some licorice notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Licorice and rich malt aroma with light roast. Licorice flavor with light caramel and chocolate. Medium bodied. Licorice and caramel lingers with light chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (160) - - JUL 25, 2014
Deep dark brown, pretty much black in colour. Frothy head that is a light brown colour. Aroma of liquorice. Taste of liquorice and nuts with a sweet and bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1718) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Woah now! What a name! I love it. Jet black pour. Hints of anise, sugar, booze, roast, and caramel on the nose. Flavors are strong in the thick molasses department, singing on anise and alcohol. Hints of cocoa in there somewhere as well. While it’s not all blended perfectly, it’s loud and smooth enough to where my palate found this apparently much more appealing than a lot of raters out there. YuM!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1026) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a deep black color with a dark beige foam. Aroma is distinctly black licorice and dark malt, a little skunky. Taste is full of dark nuts, licorice, and imperial malts. A heavy mouthful beer that doesn’t make any excuses or tries to hide its alcohol content. A hint of dark chocolate in this beer that packs a punch with every swallow leaving a tolerable bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (736) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Aroma is dominated by black licorice and some rich sweet maltiness. Taste is a nice rich sweet rich profile with licorice, caramel and slight smokiness. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Mostly licorice and sweet malt here. Appearance is a dark amber / black with a beige / pearl head that retains fairly well.


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