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Pothole Filler Imperial Stout | Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.02/5
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192 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
howesound.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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

Added by BDTyre on 09-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,364
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
192
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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24
Gots:
37
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exeter
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wedge
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep black color with a very creamy head that sticks well. Aroma is full of malty goodness: cocoa, molasses, smokey roast, prunes, nuts, and caramel. Pungent, in a way, but so easy to sniff and enjoy. Flavor has less of a fruity element...thick malts, char, espresso, and nuts. Thick, creamy, and smooth. This surprised the hell out of me. Very tasty, very dark, very smooth and just a delight to drink.

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Photo of mcloud2
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imfinished
1.99/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Too intense for my taste.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Pothole Filler is a black beauty, the color of dirty motor oil capped with a mocha colored head. Nice foamy lacing leaves a world map foamy picture on the glass initially.

The aroma is rich with roasted malts, black licorice, and sweet black strap molasses.

The brew tastes much like the aroma. The molasses really sweetens this beer and works well with all of the roasted malts, making it one of the easier drinking imperial stouts I've had.

Mouthfeel is pretty silky, with a lactose sugar coating the mouth, seemingly.

Overall: A high price tag at $13 for 1 liter, but it's rich and definitely well crafted.

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Photo of valianes
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jet with a sepia head that fades fast. 3.75
A whiff of oxidation, then fig, wood smoke and chocolate liqeuer. 3.75
Cocoa nibs up front, some boysenberry, a bit of char, and woody end. 3.75
Just about medium, oily, some chew, hot. 3.5

-- Chocolate is there, but there’s no hiding that it’s 9%. And the body isn’t there for the ABV. There are better example of such a competitive style. 3.75

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Photo of atsir
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SudoDrinkBeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StanV
3.9/5  rDev -3%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StoneCrow
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of souvenirs
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Cycle69
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Aggro
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of KeeganRohovich
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Scrylol
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Idrankthat
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Pothole Filler Imperial Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 192 ratings
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