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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 112   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2745) - 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 (556) - - 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 (2105) - Assat, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
Good solid black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, plum, coffee and a hint of pine. Reasonably full bodied, smooth on the palate and slightly bitter on the finish. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, toast, figs, orange rind.. Good but not outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (208) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
Big and black with a huge tan head. Maple, coffee. Some bitterness on the finish. Awesome brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lupurus (3) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012 does not count
Beautiful Stout aroma. Really evident roasted barley right out of the bottle. Pours an insane black with perfect marshmallow brown head. Thick and viscous mouthfeel, coffee and roasty chocolate. Second only to the Phillips barren-aged Hammer for my favourite Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
Jet black colour with small tan head. Robust coffee malt nose. Coffee malt taste with full mouth feel and lingering bitter coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Pours a rich oily black, with a creamy head. Tastes of Chocolaty malty, red fruit, and chocolate cake. As it opens up you get a touch of bitter hoppiness. Nice smooth finish. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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