LarryBeast (445) - - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. This suffers from the inevitable comparison to Driftwood Singularity -- itís closest B.C. contemporary. The P49 is sweeter, not as dark, not as complex, not as balanced, not as strong. Itís syrupy, dark and tasty, true, but itís also raw, very bitter and overly dry. I donít have the patience to cellar my beer, but this might improve if you leave it alone in a dark place for a few months.
MrFecesious (733) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bomber. Pours almost black with faded ruby edges. Initial pour showed a promising, sizzly, airy caramel cap, but 83 seconds later, nothing more than 2 zits (large ífaceí whiteheads w/ surrounding irritation) and a thin edge ring. No lacing. Aroma of a mud-pie, molasses, vanilla, cocoa, over-ripe plum, bourbon, wood, alcohol. Taste is sweet. Low carbonation and chewy.
Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 Bottle, big thanks to Jan! Pours dark brown with small, light brown head. Settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is vanilla, caramel bourbon, oaky, toasty, smells fairly sweet, mildly fruity. Flavor is fairly sweet up front, plum, fading smoothly into a vanilla, sweet bourbon finish. Not much stout roast remaining, mostly sweet bourbon. Very soft carbonation, medium-full body, smooth texture, and warm finish.
dslam (11) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a chilled 650 ml bottle. Extremely dark pour with mocha colored creamy head that disappeared fairly quickly. I have no idea why, but I smell something oily, coconut oil, maybe from the wax coating that was put outside. I smell sone whisky as well. The first sip of this dark elixir, fills your mouth with a variety of complex tastes. Very smooth liquid that coats your entire mouth. Initial taste is of smooth chocolate and burnt malts.
It leaves a slight taste of smokey whiskey with a hint of something subtle, maybe vanilla.
pictoman (312) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Black with minimal tan head. Aroma of tobacco, whiskey, mild dark chocolate and vanilla. Taste of tobacco, chocolate, and mild whiskey, mild alcohol. Nice complexity. This just took the spot of my favourite Parallel 49 beer (Toques of Hazard a very close second).
dresden (725) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with a short tan head. Aroma is nice and wrist with some lightly smoky malt. Taste is gadfly bitter with lots of woody barrel, and some burnt chocolate. Body itís medium thin
Lagerboy (1013) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Parallel 49 Beer Tasting Dinner at The Brownstone, Round Four:
Shared bomber. Hueless darkest brown, firm foamy mocha head settles and fades. Chocolate dark roast aroma and taste, sweet and malty, caramel and coffee, oaky vanilla and a hint of whiskey. Soft carbonation, medium-full bodied, light spicy herbal floral hop presence. Bittersweet finish. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys) Paired with íVladmir Poutineí Deep Fried Pelmeni with Cheddar Curds, Foi Gravy and Truffle Oil.
stantheman (558) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 650 ml bomber from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. An oily black beer with a moderate head that resembles in color the crema of a good espresso. The aroma is of heavily roasted malts, whereas the flavor is a glorious coffee and chocolate bomb. A real sipper, this one!
ljthiessen (139) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, brown head. Milk chocolate aroma. More chocolate flavour, malt and light booziness. A nice RIS.
Countbeer (3866) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks Gothgargoyle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized long staying beige brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of bourbon, butter, vanilla, tea herbs, hay, malts, malt roast, wood, cream and toffee.
Flavours of bourbon, meat, roast, dark chocolate, tea herbs, malt roast, coffee, hay, bitters, cream, some marzepin, light bay leaf and spice touch. Overall creamy vanilla and roast.
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, meat, whiskey, wood, malt roast, light bitter and marzepin.
Low carbo, creamy to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
ansjelaah (1040) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken met countbeer en dutchdrebus. Dankzij countbeer. Ruikt zoet, chocolade. Smaakt zoet, roasty, whiskey, chocolade.