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


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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!

DerWeg's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1495) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
Perfect espresso pour with a mild coffee-roast aroma showing hint of grassy hop, toffee, hay. Taste is complex and full with a lot going on… up front powerful hop dryness - not harsh but flavourful - makes for plenty of lemony fresh roasted espresso tang going on over a decent blanket of toffee, dark fruit and malt sweetness. Palate verges near parching dry but never tips over too far, alcohol is non-existent to palate. No acridity or bullying toughness here, for all the big well-put-together flavours the beer is actually fragile and poised. The elegant lemony hops might be ruined by near term aging, which is kind of a fragile flaw for a RIS - would it just fall apart? Long dry finish is grassy hop and mineral. Though there’s about enough malt body this is certainly a dry Impy, better than the extreme opposite. Enjoyable. 7 5 8 3 15 = 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
this was a little hoppier than i thought it was going to be. wasnt a huge fan, but it was decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (974) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a medium sized light brown head and a bunch of small spots of lace on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, licorice, and dark chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, cocoa, licorice, dark chocolate, medium bitterness, and moderate sweetness with a burnt malt type dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1226) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted barley, chocolate, cocoa, anise, fennel and sweet black licorice. Taste is black licorice, anise, fennel, dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Excellent full bodied imperial stout that has lots of black licorice flavor but very complex and balanced. Howe sound has done it again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle... Pours nearly black. Olfactory standouts are fudge and vanilla. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is an intermingling of roasty, sweet, dark chocolate malts and medium bitter hops. Finishes sweet and chocolaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pretty much black in color with a deep brown head. Roasty up front followed by a really nice hit of chocolate and espresso notes. Good hop flavor without being overly bitter. Oily body. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (805) - - FEB 19, 2014
Black pour, thumbs worth of mocha head. Good lacing. Rich chocolate/roast aroma. Taste of chocolate, char, toast, raisin, anise. Fuller body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours black with pillowy tan head. Aromas of campfire and black licorice. Flavors are black licorice and burnt toast. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2218) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Dark body brown head. Nice malty roasty aroma. Taste is a bit of sweet booze and roasty coffee and dark chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (783) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Dark brown pour with fluffy medium sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, molasses and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, espresso, unsweetened dark chocolate, faint molasses and slight hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation and a long heavy roastiness finish, slightly dry. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (521) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Poured from 1L bottle. Black with tan head. Medium coffee aroma with some leather and very subtle smoke. Not very aromatic overall. Taste is decently sweet with chocolate and roast malt, some mild coffee flavours come through. Medium thick, creamy texture.

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