Cozy Sweater - Iron Horse Brewery
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4.16/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
12-23-2013 00:23:33 | More by RJLarse
3.6/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-22-2013 23:56:26 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
3.25/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
02-22-2013 00:15:53 | More by beertunes
3.95/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
01-22-2013 06:02:53 | More by HuskyinPDX
1.93/5 rDev -46.4%
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"
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.
12-08-2012 07:20:42 | More by harrymel
3.45/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
07-03-2012 04:17:00 | More by LiquidAmber
3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
06-03-2012 19:43:35 | More by Mora2000
3.1/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
12-22-2011 03:14:32 | More by Bookseeb
3.33/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
12-20-2011 23:26:23 | More by beerandcycling88
3.83/5 rDev +6.4%
22oz bomber poured to a snifter.
A- Thick black, dark coffee hue with a light eggshell colored head. Moderately sticky lacing that lasted throughout.
S- Nose of raisin, chocolate, burnt toast, roasted coffee and a little salted caramel. I was surprised at the saltiness of this smell, as well as the darkness. As it warmed I kept getting notes of mild smoke and charcoal, dark fruit, and finally some vanilla.
T- Dark coffee and roasted malt textures that finished with a mild sweetness and lactose in the back of the throat. Vanilla extract with roasted nuts (almonds). Taste overall had mostly a sweet milk chocolate character with a hint of raisin and a little cream.
MF- Texture at first was a bit like cocoa powder, with a thin but drinkable mouthfeel. Not as creamy as I would have liked for a milk stout. Very small amount of charred / burnt toast textures that lingered on the tongue. Dry, coffee like astringency in the finish.
O- One of the more balanced beers Iron Horse makes. Definitely less weird and much more straightforward. Pretty tasty, nice sweetness and malt balance. Not sure why people aren't liking this one more.
This beer would be awesome bolder though, maybe aged in oak?
11-22-2011 03:13:09 | More by suncrust
Cozy Sweater from Iron Horse Brewery
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