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Ugly Sweater - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A case of the winter warm and fuzzies requires two things: a sweater that only a grandma could love and this sweet, creamy, dark milk stout

(Beer added by: Rutager on 11-21-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours a dark cola brown with a finger of frothy mocha head.

Smell- roasted malts, chocolate, nuttiness, and hint of dark fruit.

Taste- Similar to the aromas, with the roasted malts and chocolate taking centre stage with the nuttiness coming through in the end with a slight hint of dark fruit. Drinks like a porter rather than a stout.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

Overall- A milk stout that is weak in its delivery. Drinks more like a porter than a stout. This brew has elements there but needs to go back to the drawing board to make it more true to the milk stout style.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Found a six-pack at Oak & Vine on 16th avenue in Calgary. Also currently available in Parallel 49 mixed packs for winter. I have a soft spot for milk stouts so grabbed this one immediately. Pours a dark brown to black with reddish highlights, topped with a decent amount of mocha colored head. Aroma is immediately smoky and lactic sour with a little yeasty funk, biscuit malt, and yet very sweet like a mocha latte. Tastes of malted milk, chocolate, burnt caramelized sugar, and blonde roast coffee with hints of red berry. The smoky, almost peaty aroma carries over onto the palate. Very creamy and smooth as one would expect but perhaps too much carbonation, an issue I sometimes encounter with this brewery. A solid drinkable milt stout with the requisite sweetness and creamy body. Contains too much black malt ... Quite smoky and burnt, a plus in other stouts but a (minor) fault here.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

appearance - look's really thin and silky for a stout & has a little thin layer of head as well i love the little bubble's in my glass.

smell - not too much going on here you could generally smell what a stout would smell like.

taste - was what i expected a nice creamy balance of chocolate and coffee notes. the alcohol was well hidden in this 5% beverage. the after taste was very creamy wich is what i expect from a milk stout.

mouthfeel - this beer is very easy to drink my glass only lasted a couple of minutes because im a stout drinker. Almost feel's like i stuck of bar of Aero's in my mouth and let it melt.

overall - 13 dollar's for a 6 pack this beer is interesting as it's a milk stout wich can make it more creamy but stout drinkers might want a little more flavor were this one was more well rounded with chocolate, coffee and milk.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to biboergosum for this one.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Dark brown body, looks lighter in the pour. 2-3 fingers of foam that lasts a minute or two for disappearing, leaving a bit of lacing.

Smell: Charred wood, chocolate, lactic, bit roasted, milk chocolate.

Taste: Mild espresso, cold milk chocolate, cocoa powder, bit nutty. Lacks depth, a bit muddled.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, bit watery, lacks robustness but some smoothness to it.

Overall: Average offering, a bit too ordinary.

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Ugly Sweater from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.