Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Howe Sound - Pothole Filler Imperial Stout

Howe Sound - Pothole Filler Imperial Stout

Ratebeer 3.64 77nd percentile
Beer Advocate A- (1 review)

Taste +5

It pours with a large, long pillowy tan head. The colour is as black as a coal mine at night. Oddly the nose is faint but carried some roast, chocolate and fruit scents. The mouthfeel was thick, molasses with a right amount of alcohol burn. The burn wastes no time and hits the lips at the start. Bitterness is delivered 1/2 from earthy hops and other 1/2 from roasted malts and bitter chocolate flavours. The bitterness barely contains this sweet and dry stout. Did I mention about the coffee, big roasted and chocolate bits? For those keeping stats it was 21 Plato and 65 IBU.

Aftertaste +2

It was not as long as I would have liked. The finish was just like the first sip with no new surprises. Eventually the dry, roasted finish just vanished clean. It did take a while.

Alcohol Content +1 9%

It is a session beer as long as the session lasts about 3 hours per one liter bottle.

Value +1

A wonderful, wonderful imperial stout. Buy one if you can find it.

Ingame Enhancement +1

It really did a number on my reflexes. I was about as sharp as a wet paper bag. At least I had a good time whacking zombies, even if they were a bit blurry.

Overall 10/10

Yay, the second perfect 10 of the year. This is a must for those who like big, roasty, chocolaty stouts. Make sure you share it with a friend.

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