Howe Sound Brewing – Gathering Storm Cascadian Dark Ale


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Howe Sound Brewing – Gathering Storm Cascadian Dark Ale Review

Most people would say that the Howe Sound Gathering Storm Cascadian Dark Ale doesn’t even exist. This beer sold out before it hit the shelves of most craft retailers. The colour is a dark brown with 2+ fingers of head topping the glass. The head is thick and settles slowly. The smell coming off this beer is thick with chocolate and a crisp Northwest style “Cascadian” hop. The flavour is full and heavy with notes of coffee and chocolate masking the strong hop bitterness. This beer has a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness giving the palate something to be excited about. As a seasonal beer this combines the best of a dark and full flavour with the hoppyness of a crisp IPA. This is a great tasting beer.

Alcohol – 6.8%
Size – 1000ml
IBU – 76
Price – $10.75 per bottle (Cold Beer and Wine)

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  1. PabloD
    PabloD 6 February, 2013, 23:24

    This beer is top of the Bc beers for me. No other beer better represents this state better for me as a beer tourist. But that aside the taste of bitter dark malts balanced with the intense dryhopped aroma make this the indulgents beer of choice. The branding only intensifies the impending onslaught of flavour to come.

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