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Megadestroyer Imperial Licorice Stout - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 17
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 01-08-2011)
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

DrShakalu, Oct 16, 2012
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3.39/5  rDev -13.7%

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of liquorice with sweet malt backbone. Taste is dominated by liquorice with some sweet malt and black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Liquorice is an interesting ingredient but over-dominant in this case. Not sure why they insist in bottling this in 1 litre bottle.

Phyl21ca, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

BColton1, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

patrick802, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ericj551, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ZEB89, May 09, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

Thick, opaque, black pour. Two finger tan head. Lacing is decent.

Black coffee, dark chocolate and a huge amount of licorice. It's really potent.

Dark chocolate, coffee and copious amounts of black licorice. It's fairly one dimensional in the sense that the licorice dominates everything else.

Full bodied, low carbonation and sticky on the lips.

korguy123, Aug 06, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -7.6%

A litre of a story in licorice. Black with a large head, big lace. Black licorice and anise. Looks like a stout but overwhelmed by the licorice taste. ROasted malt in secondary.Significant carbonation. Jason's bottle from his BC friend. A fun beer, a novelty.

Sammy, Nov 25, 2012
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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%

A: Pours a nearly opaque dark black with a fair amount of tan head. A solid layer retains, leaving good lacing.

S: Sweet strong and nutty, with heavy notes of anise.

T: Again, sweet and strong, and the anise comes in at the middle through the finish. Nicely put together overall.

M: Full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a solid stout in a great bottle. Save some for later, because it will hit you hard!

seand, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

1stOffender, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

So this is my first real review, so sorry for any "amateur" terms or mistakes :P

Poured from a 1 liter bottle into a pint glass. My pouring hand wasn't used to pouring this amount of beer, so it definitely quivered. I should probably work out more often.

Appearance: Opaque black/brown body, with a mahogany head and some lacing, but not as much as expected.

Smell: Licorice smell is the most dominant, yet I sense another lesser smell, something along the lines of a nut of some sort. I'm assuming this could be roasted malts.

Taste: Right off the bat, a very smooth licorice flavor accompanied with a roasted flavor. Neither is over powering and are very balanced. Was pleasantly surprised by this, because I feared when buying this bottle that it'd be a liter of alcoholic licorice. Finishes with a great licorice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: The standard stout feel. I don't know how to describe it in any further details to be honest, other than that classic stout feel we all know.

Overall: Very content about this one. My first from Howe Sound, and I was a little skeptical about their line because of the liter sized bottles at the very reasonable price of 10 dollars. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a brew off the beaten path, or just a fan of stouts in general.

ZiggyPop, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

KevinGordon, Apr 30, 2014
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Megadestroyer Imperial Licorice Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.