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


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   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!

Hooker's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8552) - 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 (8558) - 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 (705) - - 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 (1459) - 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 (1950) - 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 (664) - 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 (374) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ipaluvr082 (31) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a very dark brown to black with a lasting brown head. Taste is true to form for an Imperial Stout. Malty, caramel, chocolate, roast, with a resonant alcohol feel in the mouth. Not terribly aromatic compared to other styles, but nice. A solid beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (3811) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
pours very dark brown with a nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. dark fruity and doughy malts, cherries, slightly raisiny, spicy - almost belgian-esque, licorice, hint of wood, leather and smoke. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, grassy-slightly ashy finish. good balance. slightly above average ris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle shared by beerpig317. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted sweet chocolate, hop aroma. Medium to heavy dark sweet toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

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