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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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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Erik-P, Sep 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of strang
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

strang, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JMBSH, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of SGToliver
3/5  rDev -26.5%

SGToliver, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My brother picked this up for me when it was part of the LCBO Winter release. Split with a friend. From notes.

A - Black pour with a two finger beige head. Good lace rings and a finger of retention.

S - Chocolate, espresso, mild alcohol, leather. Nice.

T - Alcohol, roast, grain husks, chocolate.

M - Dry finish, full and creamy body with mild carbonation.

O/D - A big stout. And one of the better Ontario-made ones. Roasty and tasty while being ballsy and aggressive. Very 'to style' IMO. Enjoyed it.

tbeckett, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with coffee notes and some black chocolate is quite enjoyable. Taste is a mix between some roasted malt notes with light bitter aftertaste and some light dry coffee notes with some nice black chocolate with light lingering bitterness. Body is actually above average but not as full or creamy as I was expecting with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This is a good rendition of the style but lacks a bit of body and creaminess that would showcase more of the black chocolate notes.

Phyl21ca, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mjforres, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

icehawk, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

fizzyted, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Smurf2055, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mpenning13, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

JandJMD, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Groulxsome, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

IanSpindler, May 25, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Dark black opaque to any light, two fingers of light brown head, head reduces slowly

S- Dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, not a lot of malty hints

T- Piney hops mixed with sweet malt, malts are toasted, very creamy, lots of malts and little hops

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very creamy, dry finish, not much heat from the alcohol,

O- Very good RIS, the alcohol wasn't overpowering and the little hops and lots of malt was a good balance

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: inky black, brown head, spongy lace.

S: molasses, heavy roast, plums, dates, chocolate, tinge of coffee.

T: syrup, chocolate, roast, molasses, dark fruits, subtle booze.

M: thick, rich, full.

O: definitely a this, surprisingly drinkable RIS. Somewhat classic, and very solid.

EgadBananas, May 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Mersh, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

beerhunter13, Apr 10, 2013
Pothole Filler Imperial Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.