N2 Milk Stout | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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N2 Milk StoutN2 Milk Stout

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LampertLand on 12-28-2013

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Photo of tigg924
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is coffee, toasted malts, and big vanilla sweetness. Sweet even for the style. Although I prefer other milk stouts, this one is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of kissmybunniebutt
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty to look at, with a creamy dark color, but the head was almost missing. Maybe I just sucked at pouring it (which I will admit, happens sometimes). It was very creamy, very true to a milk stout. It had an interestingly creamy nose, which I haven't experienced much of. Milky nose sounds almost like an oxymoron but it's the best I can do to describe the nasal appeal. Creamy air.

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Photo of jsh420
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkazemi
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Parallel 49 Brewing's 'N2' a Nitrogenated/Milk Stout @ 5.0% , served from a 6pack of 341 ml bottles purchased for $14
(heard some horror stories regarding the first attempts at making this brew)

A-big noise on the opening of the bottle , pour is cola brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with some crimson red peeking thru a small tan head that is leaving a fine lace film along the pint after every sip

S-sweet malts

T-sweet tasting malted milk at first , dry blah finish

MF-lots of carbonation , weak medium body , seems to go flat quickly

Ov-definately not as sweet as 'Ugly Sweater' , lacks something still

prost LampertLand

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Photo of Aggro
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured into an Irish tulip glass.

Look: Cascading bubbles settle into a black body with a ruby tint coming through in the light. A frothy, creamy tan head remain on top of the beer without receding much as the beer goes down. Light random patches of lacing are found on one side of the glass.

Aroma: Lactose sugar comes out a lot, with a creamy, milky note mixed with some chocolate.

Taste: Definitely tastes milky with a slightly sour lactose sugar finish. Leaves a bitter aftertaste. Tastes kind of metallic as well.

Mouthfeel: Paper thin and metallic, watery.

Overall: Really disappointed with the lack of body and taste in this. It smells alright but the aroma does not translate to taste.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose of milk chocolate, malt, cocoa, faint lactose & coffee. Taste cocoa, lactose, malt, sweet cream.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass.Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet roasted malts, milk chocolate, and a hint of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted malts and sweet dark malts. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of milk chocolate and a moderate amount of lactose sweetness. Hints of earthy hops in the finish with just a hint of bitterness which fades away quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.

O: Smooth and creamy, easy to drink and very enjoyable. I could easily have a couple of these.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown, almost black in thw depths, with a foamy, creamy, light tan head. Aromas of heavy roasted coffee and creamy highlights, with nutty notes. Flavors are supersweet, with a heavy lactose character forward, tangy cream notes, and subtle coffee bitterness. Smooth and creamy bodied, but incredibly light. The aftertaste is tangy cream sweetness with chocolate and coffee highlights. Smooth, light, sweet cream lingering finish.

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Photo of Tone
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, roasted malt, slight chocolate, hint of hop, hint of alcohol, and a hint of oatmeal. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, hint of liquor, roasted malt, slight chocolate, hint of alcohol, hint of hop, and a hint of wood. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, blend, complexity, and feel, but the liquor taste is unfortunate.

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Photo of WestHam973
4.74/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Milk Stout, Chocolately, Creamy slighty sweet nicely matched with a smooth bitterness

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grogsky
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you have the opportunity, I recommend trying Parallel 49's N2 Milk Stout. Nice dark colour, fragrant notes of dark malt typical to a stout, good feel, and fantastic light, sweet, lasting flavour.

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Photo of rogerdandy
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of smekermann
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of McBastard
2.65/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Firstly, let me preface this by saying that Parallel 49 is my favorite new(ish) brewery. They have colorful, distinctive packaging, they aren't afraid of experimenting, and most importantly, they make some damn fine beers. Unfortunately, N2 is not one of them. This is definitely a stout that did not benefit with the addition of nitrogen. The 180 degree pour produced about a half-inch of head, which dissipated almost instantly. It had a rather watery, tepid mouthfeel. Almost flavorless, if not for a subtle, sweetish maltiness at the finish. Maybe I have the refined palate of a saltwater crocodile, but this one was a swing-and-a-miss for me. Possibly my least favorite stout. Not much in the way of body, or flavor.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 31/7/15

A dark cola liquid, even a dump down the middle didn’t do much for head or lace, beer looks pretty dead let alone for a nitro

S faint coffee and smoke, faint licorice, burnt brown sugar, some chocolate liqueur, smells a little sweet but to be expected with the style, what’s there smells decent but there’s not enough of it

T sweet roasted grains, some milk chocolate, not really far from the nose but lacking intensity for sure, just a little weak

M watery, almost dead flat, slick after the fact, room for improvement here without doubt

O pretty basic stuff start to finish, smells and tastes OK but its missing plenty

Maybe they forgot to pump my bottle full of nitro? Pretty still liquid not a whole lot to write home about

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N2 Milk Stout from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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