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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Scotch Ale
Squamish, Canada
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A rich, malty Wee Heavy style Scotch ale, brewed with 100% barley malt, hops, water and yeast. Peated malt provides a subtle smokiness to this beer, while medium toasted American oak imparts a silky smoothness and additional complexity. Named in honour of Scottish poet Robbie Burns’ famous poem, To A Mouse.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2164) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Tap at Jeffrey. Pours ruby brown with tthin head. Nose is rich toffee and malt. Tastes of caramel, malt, hint of pine, vanilla, wood, and chewy leather. Slightly slick palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft. Dark brown, thick beige head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel brownies. Taste is sweet buttetsocth, caramel, smooth milk chocolate. Nice body. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Cool to run into one of these beers in D.C. Hope more Canadian breweries begin to export, and would definitely like to see some King heffy show up around these parts. Pours brown with decent head and lacing. Some oak with some barley mash malt. Light citrus sour element in finish. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Nice bit of caramel and hop on this beer. Fruit from the hopping, along with a bread, amber profile. Smooth. Medium finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
On tap. Pours a dark brown with red hints and nice light foamy head. Aromas of dry roasted malts and buttered biscuits. Flavors of light caramel, subtle smoke, and lots of roasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (621) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Visual: Pours cola brown with a massive lasting foamy head, a bit of lacing, lots of tiny bubble streams. Nose: sweet caramel/toffee malts with some barley (lvl-7)-pungency. Attack: crisp fizzy, alcohol detection w/ caramel Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) deep caramel malts, cola, barley, mild smokiness Finish: roasted malt exhale, residual caramel malts, oaked malty sweet finish. Summary: It drinks quite heavy for a 7% ABV beer, but it does at least have good flavour and body in the mid to finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle - 1L swing-top. Murky copper-ruby with a medium, dense tan head. Aroma is slightly smoky but smells like cereal and caramel. Taste is slightly smoky malt, caramel, toasted grains, cereal and dark bread. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more smoky malts, toasted dark bread, toasted grains, cereal, toffee notes and caramel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12629) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Amber-brown, thin head. Aroma has butter, some crackery thin malts, and maybe a little woodiness. Woody taste, still catching the diacetyl, sweet malt. Gotta get rid of the butter to let the ingredients shine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (319) - USA - APR 14, 2014
Medium body. Smokey. Overall pretty good, but definitely one to share. Not sure if I will ever buy another, but a nice ale nonetheless

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2014
1 L. swing-top. Pours a nearly opaque mahogany and sports a thin, lasting disc of creamy foam. Nose is full of chocolate toffee and has touches of charred green herb and oak. Flavors of dark caramel, earthy spiced green herb, tart apple and some slight charred wood. Notes of oak, char and just a hint of smoke provide a balanced finish against the big malts. This medium-heavy bodied brew has a smooth, low-medium level of carbonation. Very nice dessert beer.


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