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


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
LA International Beer Competition 2014, Silver Medal, Experimental Beers

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2602) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Licorice nose and flavor is licorice, some malt, smooth. Good - not a wussy beer. The high ABV is hidden. $10.49 for a 1L flip-top bottle from Julios Liquors Westborough, Ma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1984) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: From a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is black licorice and the taste is coffee and some licorice notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Licorice and rich malt aroma with light roast. Licorice flavor with light caramel and chocolate. Medium bodied. Licorice and caramel lingers with light chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (457) - - JUL 25, 2014
Deep dark brown, pretty much black in colour. Frothy head that is a light brown colour. Aroma of liquorice. Taste of liquorice and nuts with a sweet and bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Woah now! What a name! I love it. Jet black pour. Hints of anise, sugar, booze, roast, and caramel on the nose. Flavors are strong in the thick molasses department, singing on anise and alcohol. Hints of cocoa in there somewhere as well. While its not all blended perfectly, its loud and smooth enough to where my palate found this apparently much more appealing than a lot of raters out there. YuM!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1687) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a deep black color with a dark beige foam. Aroma is distinctly black licorice and dark malt, a little skunky. Taste is full of dark nuts, licorice, and imperial malts. A heavy mouthful beer that doesnt make any excuses or tries to hide its alcohol content. A hint of dark chocolate in this beer that packs a punch with every swallow leaving a tolerable bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Aroma is dominated by black licorice and some rich sweet maltiness. Taste is a nice rich sweet rich profile with licorice, caramel and slight smokiness. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Mostly licorice and sweet malt here. Appearance is a dark amber / black with a beige / pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6821) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle at the Beer Head BBQ in Falls Church VA. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Licorice nose. Flavors of chocolate. Bitter roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mrnoluv (348) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
You can smell the licorice, coca, chocolate, the appearance is dark brown, you can see light through the glass, very light head, the taste is a huge disappointment! You taste licorice and spices, but brown sugar and molasses are almost non-existent! There is almost no sweetness to it and in fact this is a salty beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is heavily roasted malts, molasses, and licorice, licorice, licorice. Flavor is big black licorice. It just overwhelms anything else this beer might have going on. Very unbalanced.

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