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Cozy Sweater - Iron Horse Brewery

Cozy SweaterCozy Sweater

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BA SCORE
82
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34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.39%


Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goatxpower on 11-25-2010)
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Reviews by goatxpower:
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goatxpower

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- dark dark dark. very little head

S- Huge vanilla and chocolate milk aromas

T- taste doesn't quite live up to the smell. Little bit of roast. Prominent vanilla. Little hop bitterness. A little bit of sweetness, but I wish there was a little bit more. faint chocolate/mocha.

M- thinner then I like a stout with very little carbonation

D- all in all this beer is tastey and easy to drink, but I don't think that I would go out of my way to drink it again. They should do a bourbon-aged version.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 23:06:21 | More by goatxpower
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DaveRinn

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

01-10-2014 05:33:28 | More by DaveRinn
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-25-2013 01:00:45 | More by Seattle_Suds
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RJLarse

Washington

4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I bought a bottle of Cozy Sweater in a bottle shop, poured in to an Iron Horse Brewing Company pint glass,

Pours an opaque black walnut color, with a bubbly beige head.

Smell is a strong smokey coffee aroma.

Taste is a bitter charcoal flavor upfront with coffee notes along side, and then a mildly sweet chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with a thick but silky smooth texture.

Overall a really tasty milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 00:23:33 | More by RJLarse
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mndanika

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25%

12-18-2013 18:57:19 | More by mndanika
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Beerme5

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-12-2013 23:41:24 | More by Beerme5
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2013 07:21:20 | More by bernat1971
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with coffee brown edges and a small tight caramel colored head. Solitary drops of lace scatter down the sides.

Pleasant vanilla and roasty chocolate with a touch of sweetened milk.

Sweet vanilla and roasty chocolate. some caramel and sweetened milk. Bitter roasty aftertaste. Not overly sweet. Touch of herbal/pine in the background.

Lighter body than anticipated and desired. More like a dark ale, lighter porter in body and feel.

This was enjoyable, but could've been great with a fuller silkier body or on Nitro.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 23:56:26 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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HKUSPC40

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-13-2013 08:44:11 | More by HKUSPC40
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beertunes

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. According to the brewery, this years version is 5.2% ABV. The poured a nearly solid black color with just under 1/2 inch of tan head that decent retention and lacing.

The aroma was pretty much what's expected, sweet malts, light grains and just a hint of hops. I seemed to pick up a nice bit of vanilla as well. The taste was also pretty typical, soft malts, a bit of grain and a touch of sweetness. The vanilla was a bit more notable on the tongue.

The body was nice, smooth and even, with just a bit of a sweet finish. Drinkability was good, you could easily have a few of these. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Nothing special or notable, but worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2013 00:15:53 | More by beertunes
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

GIft from a buddy. Opened on 1.5.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a small dark tan head with good retention.

S - Lots of coffee and some vanilla. All pretty muted.

T - Creamy smooth chocolate, coffee and a nice touch of vanilla.

D - Low carbonation with a heavy body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel.

O - Nice chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. I was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 06:02:53 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-14-2013 00:39:43 | More by Hopmodium
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BeerNW

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-03-2013 18:57:04 | More by BeerNW
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harrymel

Washington

1.93/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

So, I'm a little confused....I was told at the brewery this summer that this years edition was going to be a "gingerbread stout". This is not true. The beer is labeled as "vanilla milk stout"

2012 vintage.

Pours opaque near black with a rim of light tan foam. Pretty disinteresting look. Smells of vanilla and sweet milky lactose. A bit of toasted malts and a hint of leather. Tastes like a milk stout with too much lactose - makes me feel like a weird sort of bovine. Lots of vanilla flavor and a bit of coffee and seasoned skillet. Medium bodied with low carb and a numbing finish. Not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 07:20:42 | More by harrymel
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adkieffer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-05-2012 22:49:20 | More by adkieffer
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Review from 12/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a very dark brown; appears black. Thin light tan head leaves a thin ring and no lacing. Nice chocolate and coffee aroma. Thin bodied with a light chocolate, very light malt and nice vanilla flavor. Finishes astringent with lingering vanilla. Vanilla is nice, but not quite a memorable milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 04:17:00 | More by LiquidAmber
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate and lactose, with some roasted malt and cream thrown in. The flavor is similar, with the chocolate and roasted malt standing out the most. There is also a cream-like character in the flavor. Thin to medium, sightly watery mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 19:43:35 | More by Mora2000
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sharpski

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

02-15-2012 23:11:11 | More by sharpski
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bespin15

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-01-2012 17:57:10 | More by bespin15
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is dark almost black holding up a moderate head that dissapates easily leaving sparse lace. Smell of coffee, raisons, roasted malt. Taste has the upfront dark roasted malt, dark fruits, coffee having a mild hop that makes it go down easy. Mouthfeel a little thin on the full side with mild carbonation. A little much on the roasted malt for me, could be more balanced to bring out other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 03:14:32 | More by Bookseeb
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beerandcycling88

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a mug.

A pours a black color with an off white head.

S sweet milk chocolate with some vanilla ice cream.

T more sweet milk chocolate with a bit of vanilla ice cream. Along with a lactose note.

M very thin for a stout. A huge weakness.

Overall this is a pretty good milk stout. It's sweet but far too thin.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 23:26:23 | More by beerandcycling88
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SirWilliam666

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Anew

Washington

5/5  rDev +38.9%

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Exiled

Texas

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Cozy Sweater from Iron Horse Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.