Pothole Filler Imperial Stout - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -18.4%
Black body, one finger beige head, bit of lacing.
Sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee.
Roasty caramel malt backbone. Lots of dark chocolate and black coffee notes. Decent amount of bitterness balanced by strong malty flavor. Can detect quite a bit of alcohol flavor and burn unfortunately.
Okay carbonation, but it feels watery.
Didn`t really enjoy this one.
04-21-2014 06:37:28 | More by Scrylol
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
Got this one from Rutager a while back. Cheers man!
From a 1L capped swing-top bottle into a snifter
APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a two finger, thicker looking, fluffy, tan head with great retention. Clear black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a full foam cap and some chunky, sticky lacing is left on the glass. A swirly wisp and ring remain until the end leaving lots of good lacing. Nice head and all, but not dark enough for top marks.
SMELL: Big nose on this one. Lots of roasted barley, dark chocolate and caramel on the nose, Cocoa powder and still some light citrus hops too.
TASTE: Pretty good. Roasted barley, sweet caramel and dark chocolate up front. A roasted and caramel-sweet middle into more roasted and burnt grain with plenty of bitter coffee, dark chocolate lingering on the palate. Quite good.
PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, enough weight, goes down smooth and finishes a touch mouth coating. Good feel.
OVERALL: This is really quite good. Good flavors and aromas with a solid feel to support the show. A little light in color but the head and lacing worked really nicely. Something worth checking out if you get the chance; was easily able to finish the whole 1L myself over the course of an evening. Thanks again Rutager. Recommended.
01-17-2014 13:23:12 | More by Jeffo
Pothole Filler Imperial Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.