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


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Nice nose of brown sugar and nuts. Light body, very drinkable, Good flavor of caramel and nutty bready tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle, deep brown with a good size beige head. Roasty and malt nose with a faint hop presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
The flavour has a good amount of chocolate. There are some nut and licorice notes. Even some coffee in there nearing the finish. Itís not the typical flavour you think of when drinking a brown ale. As well it does have a bit of a thin feel too it. The aroma has good solid chocolate notes and some black licorice. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head with some very spotty lacing I am getting some earthy hops on the finish and it tends to linger on the palate.This is the first beer I have tried from Howe sound. I will most defiantly be trying the rest of there offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2010 Pours a dark brown colour, almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, toast, cereal and grains. Taste is malty throughout with bread, toast and nuts most present, nice dry finish, mildly bitter. Medium-full body, on the palate mostly smooth and thick with soft carbonation. Very nice brown ale, pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4111) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2425) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14649) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, 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.

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