Lost Souls | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Lost SoulsLost Souls
BA SCORE
71.4%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 77 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
parallel49brewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
All treat, no trick: the rich and robust Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter is so good, even the living dead will indulge.

Added by canucklehead on 09-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,787
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
77
Liked:
55
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
10.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of EspressoGuy
2.61/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

650ml
A: dark brown
S: vey muddled: earthy, vegetal, caramel malt, cola
T: I don't get any pumpkin character at all and the maltiness is sharp and not clearly focused. Very little richness and not well balanced. Simple, aggressive, dark, straightforward. Finish is not very pleasant.
M: medium full bodied.
O: not a very likeable beer except maybe with big tasting food.

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Photo of Long813
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of gwiedman1
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

flat fizzy taste like old cork from wine.

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Photo of hotmailmsn
2.94/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

6.5% ABV, 11 IBU, 650ml bottle (2015).
A - dark brown almost black with less than half finger head, which fade out really fast.
S - pumpkin, nutmeg right away, pumpkin pie sweetness, can't really get the porter characteristic from it.
T - reasonable carbonation. decent pumpkin taste, vanilla sweet lingering, dark coco bitterness, surprisingly hoppy as of 11 ibu.
O - it sounds like a very good combination of pumkin ale n a porter, no big expectation so no disappointment. average beer, but it's pumpkin season, gotta have one or two locally.

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Photo of CWVegas
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle into a teku glass.

Dark black pour, no head. Smell has something wrong with it..extremely off smell of burnt rubber. Not excited to sip this one by any means. Taste isnt quite as bad, I get no chocolate at all but maybe a tad of pumpkin. The blend definitely doesnt work and though its drinkable it's still not anything i would ever seek out. Body is mild and carbonation is very low.

Overall avoid this. Just not a good beer.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of speedonthis
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of suzychesser
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of --weezl--
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

this is a pretty solid beer, sadly what it is not is a solid PUMPKIN beer. i bought it with my seasonal pumpkin splurge, looking for pumpkin flavor, pumpkin spices, anything that says pumpkin, nothing, i got chocolate, i got porter, but no pumpkin. i am giving this a 2.25 overall because of the missing pumpkin flavor!

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Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slongie
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of rickcrip76
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Dizzy242
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BINGEBOT
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into tulip 16/10/13

A black enough with a edge that goes halfway to the other side under the foam, three fingers of mocha foam quickly falls to a thick film leaving no lace, looks pretty basic

S strong on the ginger, not much spice or pumpkin but there's some in there, lots of root beer and chocolate

T a little cold coffee and slightly more dark roast then the nose, root beer's still strong, spices are more noticeable then the nose but I can't place them, and heaps of ginger with faint pumpkin

M not quite the body I was expecting for the color, its somewhat light for a dark stout, foams up just a little, slick on the palate

O decent beer but perhaps a little more ginger then desired and pumpkin only plays a small part, has a fair bit of root beer going on almost overwhelming the dark roast

I liked it but I didn't love it, worth a try but not worth going out of your way for it, not your typical pumpkin beer but its a strange mix of flavors nonetheless

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Lost Souls from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 71.4% out of 100 with 77 ratings
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