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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark rich black stout utilizing humongous amounts of roasted barley, black malt, flatted barley and Warrior, Green Bullet and Willamette hops. Thick enough to fill potholes!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vancookalex (13) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
Shared an aged (about 8 months) bottle with a friend. Pours jet black with a milk chocolate head, looks gorgeous. Aroma is roasty dark chocolate with hints of licorice (a sort of precursor to Howe Sound’s Megadestroyer). Dark chocolate malt flavour with more licorice, feels like everything is a bit muted due to the aging, but the mouthfeel is absolutely, brilliantly smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2602) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2012
Big ass bottle. Opaque, black liquid with mahogany edges and medium to big, thick foamy tan head with nice lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, caramel, molasses/raw sugar and some fruity hops. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with roasted, sugary notes and some ash. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite average imp stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
Pours pitch black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, a little chocolate and coffee and some alcohol notes. Taste is rich and sweet with an understated dryness and very slight bitterness. Full body, softer carbonation, smooth on the palate. Overall a very enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Pitch black with a fluffy tan head. The molassess are present on the nose. Full bodied and thick with sasparilla on the palate. A bit more fizz than I expected. Long, creamy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2262) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
1L bottle from a private order shared at jsprimes bday bash. black, tan head. fairly ordinary imperail stout. typical roasted malt and toffee cara flavours. hopped to balance. fine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2766) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2012
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Pitch black, super creamy brown head. Aroma: cream, chocolate, baileys, coffee, a little alcohol, malt, a little sour. Flavour: bitter, lots of coffee & chocolate, a hint of cocoa, simmering coffee, bitter dark chocolate again with a leather and mocha finish. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Black, medium small tan head that fades leaving some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, molasses, dark fruit, some earthy woodiness. Taste is mostly sweet, some bitter roast malt and wood. Thick texture, nice carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (569) - - APR 19, 2012
Aroma of roasted malts, day-old coffee and wood smoke. Pours a tantalizing pure black with medium brown foamy head. Decent roasty/oatmeal/cocoa taste up front with a hard alcohol finish. Lasting top-o’-the-mouth bitterness and lingering alcohol. A bit syrupy, but its liquid thickness couldn’t balance out the boozy aftertaste. Good for combating a grey and rainy day; didn’t pair particularly well with my toasted fried-egg, bacon and spicy monterey-jack-cheese sandwich .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Very dark black brew with 1 finger whiteish head. Nose was slight coffee roasted malts. Taste was the same coffee some chocolate, at 9% goes down pretty easy too! $10.25 where i live

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2139) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Almost done the litre and I’m gassed so here’s the details: smells: big smooth roast, weak coffee, warm dark non-bitter choco, marshmallow, pine, licorice. Taste: tons of malts, roasty toasty, bitterness, some mellow heat, deep roast, dark smooth chocolate, bit of licorice, pine, much much better when at room temp. At its finest at room temp for sure. Really quite smooth with just enough bitterness not to ruin it - when warm. This was average at cellar temp.


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