Cozy Sweater | Iron Horse Brewery

Cozy SweaterCozy Sweater
BA SCORE
42.3%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 52 ratings
Cozy SweaterCozy Sweater
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States
iron-horse-brewery.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by goatxpower on 11-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,684
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
52
Liked:
22
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
13.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: 3 finger brown head, black body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Dark chocolate, nuts, mild roast, a note of vanilla. Slightly disappointed with how little vanilla there is.

Feel: Medium carbonation and body, dry yet with a mildly sweet finish.

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken 02/23/17:

Dark brown to black, seemingly opaque. Dark brown for a head at least, fairly rocky and gelatinous throughout, with great retention. Smoky, roast sweetness on the nose, nothing too distinct beyond toast after it has sat for a while. Very roasty and smoke-tart beer, with rye toast and black coffee suggestions more subdued and vanilla flavor really only noticeable for me when sloshing it around until carbonation is reduced or in retro-olfaction (along with peppercorn) or saturated palate, but barely. Seems a fuller body, takes a while for CO2 to reach its full effect and even then it is only moderate and sparse though somewhat velvety. Highly astringent.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass

Appearance-The beer pours a dark brown, nearly black color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of roasted malt smell mixed with some big latte smells. Along with these aromas comes some other smells of caramel and a bit of a chocolate smell. Overall rather enjoyable.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet latte flavor mixed with some other tastes of roasted malt and a little bit of vanilla. A bit of an extra coffee surge and some chocolate tastes come toward the middle of the taste, leaving one with a rather sweet mocha latte flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the lower abv. of the beer the feel is quite exceptionally and is more robust then I would have anticipated, which suits the darker flavors quite well.

Overall – Weighing in at only 4.5 % this beer packs in a good deal of nice roasty-latte like flavor. A great winter time-light abv. brew!!

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Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can from Brewers Haven. Maybe it's the fact that I just drank Son of a Baptist, but this seems kind of light. Milk sweetness evident in taste, but all around seems kind of weak and thin. Woody aroma, thin body, overly sweet taste.

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Photo of 5EKF
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spw109
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Now in a can.

The beer offers rich amount of vanilla, not necessarily sweet upfront with a hint of extract action going on. Then with some milk stout sweetness, milk chocolate, then onto a roast quality of a stout/porter.

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The label art on the can is absolutely outrageous and I love it! A skeleton wearing an ugly Christmas sweater and a Santa hat! You gotta love it!

A moderate pour from the 12 ounce can into a shaker pint glass produces a small tan colored head that dissipates quickly. The beer is quite dark with low carbonation.

It has a fairly subtle aroma suggesting coffee and a whiff of vanilla. The flavor suggests coffee as well, with only a hint of vanilla. Dark fruit notes are detectable also, and maybe a little pine in the background. It's moderately sweet, with low bitterness, and no overbearing flavors. The body is on the low side for a stout, yet the mouthfeel is frothy enough.

This is a decent beer, and works well as a lighter bodied stout.

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Photo of elglueckert
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vienna_mantrap
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gouettn
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2013 edition, 22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, opaque, black color with a quarter of an finger of chocolate/caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with strong notes of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and vanilla, imparting aromas of biscotti.

Taste: Strong coffee notes up front, mellowed slightly by some caramel-like sweetness and some faint notes of vanilla, but not enough in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy and extremely smooth, as there is no carbonation present, what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty tasty stout, but a little disappointing in that it’s advertised as a vanilla stout, but not getting much in the way of vanilla. If the intent of the brewery was to create a stout that imparts flavors of biscotti dunked into coffee, they fell a little short. The beer got the coffee flavors spot on, and pleasantly so, but it needs more vanilla or almond flavor to get the biscotti flavors. Stout fans who like coffee flavors in their beer should like this but fans of sweeter stouts might not.

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Photo of DaveRinn
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of RJLarse
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Photo of mndanika
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Beerme5
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Cozy Sweater from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 42.3% out of 100 with 52 ratings
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