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Pothole Filler Imperial Stout - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 27
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a strong, inky dark ale, brewed with 6 malts and blackstrap molasses. It is a thick beer, with an intense roasted barley flavour, with notes of chocolate and licorice.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 09-07-2008)
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

Dark, malty and thick. Black, with brown head like chocolate milk. Very nice. I actually finished the litre by myself in a single sitting.

souvenirs, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

spinrsx, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jbdpsu82, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Cycle69, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Aggro, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

YamagamiTravis, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

KeeganRohovich, May 09, 2014
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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.

Scrylol, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Idrankthat, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

CurtisD, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

twj2000, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jsnoek, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jmccraney, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Hoppy_McMalt, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Niceroad77, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

JohnnieNepal, Jan 20, 2014
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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
Vintage: 2011
IBU: 65

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.

Jeffo, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

bumchilly25, Jan 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

DaveRinn, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

smekermann, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

byronic, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

bobsy, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

krankyjoe, Oct 03, 2013
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Pothole Filler Imperial Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.