Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

Baldwin And Cooper Best BitterBaldwin And Cooper Best Bitter
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Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.95 | pDev: 10.89%
Jul 16, 2017
Aug 07, 2005
A smooth, malty well-hopped ale, with a full aromatic nose made with 100% barley, hops, water and yeast. The "best bitter" description refers to this beer's higher alcohol content and its depth of hop bitterness. It is named for Jim Baldwin & Ed Cooper, the first men to climb the Grand Wall of the Stawamus Chief (702 m) in July, 1961.

52 IBU
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Ratings by JanM:
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Reviewed by JanM from Sweden

4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured in a hazy, red-brown colour. Great smell, just like I imagine a good bitter. The taste was excellent. Bitter, with grassy hops and roasted malts, not too much sugar. Just enough carbonation. After 15-20 minutes the hops calm down and some breadnotes become discernible. This is a rich, fresh and one of the most well-crfated Canadian beers that I have tasted.
Aug 22, 2007
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.22 by Tpop1005 from Canada (BC)

Jul 16, 2017
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Reviewed by flyerzrule from California

3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on nitro. Pours amber with a thick creamy head. Nitro dulls the aroma a bit so its mostly bready cracker malt and some light caramel. Taste is more bready cracker biscuit followed by a light English hop bitterness and a touch of pineapple, mango and vanilla. Feels very creamy with light carbonation. Very enjoyable.
May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Offa from California

4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is a great best bitter-type beer.

It looks beautiful - red-copper with huge pale tan head steadily shrinking to thick foamy/rocky top with rich lace.

Aroma is nice strong caramelised whole wheat toast, hints of dried fruit and wood, bark, tea candy.

Taste is nice caramelised whole wheat toast, pepper, wood, tea bitterness with balancing sweetness.
Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by Jeremy7 from Canada (BC)

Nov 10, 2015
Rated: 3.42 by Drknight from Virginia

Jul 29, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by goalie35 from Canada (AB)

Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by Ericbeech_87 from Canada (BC)

Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Leftbob from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap in a well poured pint

A nice dark amber bitter.

Minimal head

Nice malty aroma with a bitter hint

Taste tracks with the aroma with the bitter finish stronger.

All in all a well balanced malty ESB

I could drink more that one with no problem
Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by YamagamiTravis from Canada (BC)

Apr 13, 2015
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Reviewed by founddrama from Vermont

3.06/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A bitter in more than name only. But a malty bitterness, not a hoppy bitterness. A sweet aroma and a coppery finish. Rich coppery color; big off-white head with big bubbles but it dissipates quickly.
Mar 22, 2015
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Reviewed by RStansel from Canada (MB)

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A solid English-style bitter, with biscuity, chocolatey, toffee-driven malts balanced by a woodsy hop bitterness. A truly sessionable ale that Canada should embrace.
Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Jan 08, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by AnthonyKW from Canada (MB)

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Jul 25, 2014
Rated: 4 by DeanMoriarty from California

Jun 30, 2014
Baldwin And Cooper Best Bitter from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 52 ratings