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


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
LA International Beer Competition 2014, Silver Medal, Experimental Beers

dfearnley's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1141) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1248) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Finally will try this got it on tap because I will not pay that obscene price for that big bottle. Looks black in my glass..... no cap. My Wilbur taste fantastic today. Smells like black liquorice and Guiness. Taste the same...... Some alcohol heat. I do not enjoy black liquorice but this seems to work. It really works....... Dam do I have to go buy a bottle now? Review is shit the beer is good...... not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2553) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Interesting combo, the licorice is much more pronounced than I would have thought, taste more so than aroma. Pours out like black motor oil, nice fluffy beige head, slick body. Aroma is combo of chocolate licorice and burnt toast. Taste is more robust, tons of anise/licorice. A bit sweet, and lots of lingering burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2403) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Loved it capped bottle with a swing top pours deep black in color with a massive mocha colored head with great retention eventually settling to some spotted lacing. Aroma is dominated by licorice with some roasted notes. Taste is also licorice dominant with some roasted grains and chocolate underneath. A solid imperial stout, but would be better if the licorice didnít dominate so much

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6601) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Dark fruit and liquorice. Jet black with a thin brown head. Lots of liquorice and nice roast malts. Light bitterness and a long nice finish. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bahumat (131) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Huh. This is quite an experiment, and itís going to be polarizing. Do you like black licorice, especially the slightly salty allsorts candy kind of licorice? Does the idea of one of those being dropped in your beer appeal to you? Because thatís more or less what this is. As a fan of black licorice, this is nice. Strange, but nice. I can see this pairing very well with a bowl of allsorts candy within reach! But Iíd be hard pressed to suggest what else you might pair this with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4318) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Strong licorice nose. Mahogany, medium tan head. Licorice on the front and back end. Charcoal at midpalate and beyond. Chewy medium to full body. I like it, but I love licorice and anise. Warning: donít drink it prior to romancing your partner. Both licorice and beer are libido inhibitors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1160) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at the March Libertine Bottle Share. Pours a deep brown/black with no head. Aroma is anise through and through. Slight chocolate. Taste is more licorice which you really have to like to enjoy this. Not overwhelming but there in enough capacity to make it a big turn off to me. Probably shouldnít go further.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Boris1353 (1) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
The licorice finish is strong no coffee or chocolate notes overcoming that, with a creamy tan head and lacing that lasts to the bottom of the glass. You gotta like licorice to like this beer, thatís why I bought it, I do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1847) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3024) - 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!!!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50