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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Squamish, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth, flavourful nut brown ale with hints of chocolate and licorice. Made with 100% barley, hops, water & yeast, it is named in recognition of the regionís strong railway history and Squamish BCís West Coast Railway Heritage Park - Home of the Royal Hudson and Western Canadaís largest collection of heritage railway equipment
12.4 Plato


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3882) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
1L bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of light coffee, caramel, and floral hops but very weak. Clear brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is light chocolate with hints of bitterness and licorice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Pours a really dark brown. Odd sight to see of the 1liter bottle with the pop stopper. roasty, coffee aroma is really strong. first taste is pretty porter-ish but lighter and more carbonated. not a bad little brown, I must say.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
Just opened up another one of these 1L flip tops from Howe Sound - a brewery that is putting out some quality brews. Deep deep reddish brown and clear with a brown cap of average size and has worthy surface coverage retention and messy lacing. Nice , welcoming aroma. Bakerís chocolate, dark caramel, ample fruit that works well and balances out the aroma nicely. Dare I say Iíve found a hint of smoke? Maybe... Very appealing aroma - nothing complex about it but it is just goodness for my nostrils. Light citrus and coffee filter round this sucker out. Tasty roasted malts - tons of íem but that doesnít mean that this is quality is sickly strong. Seems like the perfect amount of flavour with ample malts. Some sweetness, plums, light molasses, very light fruit, toffee, ash when warmer, dark something bitterness, light chocolate. With all that said this is still mainly malts malts malts. Good smooth carbonation that is in line with continuing to make this an enjoyable drinking experience. Almost medium bodied, just enough hops to add an extra quality to this beer. Finishes with a long roast and another sighting of ash. Mighty fine easy drinking beer that Iíll be going back to.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1758) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
Pretty solid brew. Pour is dark brown amber with medium head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate with huge malts. Hint of coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Cool bottle. Overall, pretty awesome.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2010
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark brown with a reddish tinge. Light aroma of hops and barley. Flavour is mostly roasted malt and nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Bought one of these the first time they came out, the unique one-litre resealable bottle format was intriguing and a good marketing ploy for the brewhouse. Smells all right and is significantly strong enough for a brown ale, lots of hops and barley on the nose, and a good sipping beer, but not very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
Convenient 1L bottle with swing top to reseal. Dark copper with a nice head. Aroma is kind of a mixed soup affair with some chocolate and bread notes and other curiosities. Flavour is dark malt with burnt nuts, chocolate and a hint of dark sugars.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2009
pours a dark brown with a red tint, a large tan head, and good lacing. smell is of spice, brown sugar, a little roasted nuts, and malt. taste is of malt, spice, roasted nuts, and some maple syrup, ends a little dry and a little bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Top marks for the one-litre swing-top (or as the brewery calls it, a "pot stopper") bottle. Pouring a tan, foamy head (perhaps two fingers worth) and producing some acceptable lacing, the "brown" colour was a luxurious dark copper. Aroma was chiefly of malt; Iím unable to detect any secondary scents here. The taste was of malt with a suggestion of the chocolate, and indeed there was also some licorice in play here. I like licorice most times, but not in my beer. However, mouthfeel was smooth and the aftertaste did not, mercifully, feature much if any licorice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a tan head that laces and retaind nicely. Aroma is very roasty. Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and a hint of boiled vegetable (seems to be their yeast). Tastes very roasty as well. There is chocolate, coffee, spice, malt and a bitter nutty finish. Mouth feel is decent. I like this, it is very sesionable.


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