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Pothole Filler Imperial Stout - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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Pothole Filler Imperial StoutPothole Filler Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 55
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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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-02-2013 00:55:04 | More by irishkyle21
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

03-18-2014 04:10:05 | More by oso
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-24-2013 23:39:31 | More by Erik-P
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-25-2013 02:23:11 | More by ChugginOil
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-24-2012 14:12:07 | More by RedAleMan
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

04-10-2013 12:53:29 | More by beerhunter13
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%

Appearance -- Pours a deep, dark brown with slim chestnut higlights and a voluminous tuft of stiff cooca brown head.

Smell -- Bakers chocolate, molasses, patent malt, black leather, and a little bit of woodsmoke. Rich and roasty, but not as saccharine as a black strap molasses stout would have you believe.

Taste -- Molasses and dark cocoa sweetness, as well as leather, smoke, and anise. Earthy hops in the finish keep things from getting too saccharine. The alcohol is not well-hidden, but it's not a terrible distraction, either.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation. Feels thin, especially compared to the robust and boozy flavor.

Overall -- Overall, pretty good. It didn't wow me with it's complexity, and the mouthfeel needs a boost, but it works. Worth trying.

07-06-2011 02:12:18 | More by yeahnatenelson
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Howe Sound Pothole Filler pours an inky black with a nice brown head. The aroma is sweet, caramel malt with tons of rich chocolate and dark, roasted malt. A caramel sweetness pops up in the flavor first, but the chocolate character quickly takes over. The dark malts build on the palette and lead to a moderately astringent, burnt character. The astringency is amplified by a solid bitterness, with some earthy, herbal hops. The bitterness lingers with the astringent, burnt malt. Overall this is a really intense imperial stout, especially for it's abv.

On a side note, the copy on this beer label is a bit confused, at the begining they claim, "unfiltered 100% barley mash," but they describe the beer as containing wheat and molasses.

12-09-2012 04:33:36 | More by ericj551
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%

Howe Sounds "Pothole Filler" Imperial Stout @ 9%
A-served cold into a chalice , poured a thick black almost oily , big tan head with good retention and lacing
S-rich and malty , molasses , bakers chocolate , espresso
T-heavy malt taste , coffee and chocolate , light hoppyness
MF-medium body especially compared to the robust and boozy flavor
Ov-very drinkable , good balance throught , hides the 9% well , highly recommended

Cheers LampertLand

03-10-2012 19:26:43 | More by LampertLand
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

Appearance - Pour a dark cola brown/near black with a one finger width of creamy beige head. Leaves a nice lacing around the glass.

Smell- Dark chocolate, molasses, bready aromas and caramel malts.

Taste- Dark chocolate and roasted flavours are most present with the sweet sticky molasses and caramel playing a supporting role.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. There is a pleasant sticky characteristic to this one.

Overall- A very enjoyable RIS from Howe Sound. The dark chocolate and the roast flavours were pleasant. The molasses provides a nice variation on the style. The ABV is well concealed which makes this 1 L bottle even more dangerous. Definitely worth a try!

02-20-2012 01:51:49 | More by leaddog
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

01-28-2013 13:00:31 | More by ThinkAgain
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sukwonee

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

This bottle has been sitting on the shelf of this shop for at least a year. They were finally down to their last bottle, so I picked it up. $11.99 for one-litter swingtop half growler. Not too bad, since I can re-use the growler.

A: Black with two finger mocha head. Good lacing.

S: I can't really smell much after I pour it into my snifter but when I first opened the bottle I got lots of chocolate, coffee, molasses.

T: It's tasting great! Dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, roasty malt. Small hop bite but not much.

M: It's not bad but it's a tad bit thin. Good amount of carbonation.

O: Very very good classic Imperial stout. Smooth, relatively easy drinking.

01-21-2013 01:32:47 | More by sukwonee
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-02-2013 01:19:29 | More by Mersh
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bernat1971

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-15-2013 07:02:48 | More by bernat1971
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2013 03:06:01 | More by Smurf2055
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2012 02:26:38 | More by KalanM
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4/5  rDev -2%

02-12-2013 04:12:12 | More by KiMiRaiK
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-09-2013 00:15:18 | More by mpenning13
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-17-2013 23:14:05 | More by bigox420
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-25-2013 01:41:03 | More by IanSpindler
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-17-2013 13:22:48 | More by fizzyted
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

07-01-2013 01:50:46 | More by JandJMD
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-06-2014 03:30:58 | More by CurtisD
Pothole Filler Imperial Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.