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Parallel 49 Black Christmas CDA

Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Black IPA
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
We never saw the point of sucking up to Santa all year long for a couple of measly presents. If drinking this hoppy, toasted malt CDA puts us on the naughty list, where do we sign up?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Rating #1387 13.12.2014 341mL Bottle #13 in the CC/P49 Mystery Box Pours jet black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and floral piney hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness that disguises any alcohol on the palate and rounds out the hoppy bitterness, and is beyond refreshing. Unreal hoppy black beauty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a semi clear really dark brown with a small tan head and a few spots of lace. Aroma is grainy, cocoa, citrus, pine, roasted malts, and coffee. Flavour is pine, citrus, grainy, roasted malts, med bitterness, and a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours an almost opaque black with a frothy and lacey light brown head. Aroma of juicy citrus hops, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and pine...all in a good balance. Some grain huskiness present. Taste is roasted malts, juicy citrus hops, coffee, chocolate, pine and light nuttiness. Great cascadian that’s in good balance but the grain husk in the aroma is throwing it off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle, advent calendar 2014. Very dark brown, beige head, nice lacy retention. Citrus and hints of wood, dark roast, terrifically balanced, almost juicy hop character. A very pleasant surprise here!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
In bottle ... this was OK. Not really an IPA fan, so I found this to be more hoppy than I would like, especially in a darker beer. I would not buy again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours deep, dark black, almost opaque. Thin, foamy tan head, low retention and no lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, molasses, and fresh roasted coffee. Taste is bitter, resinous, and earthy. Finishes bitter,roasty and lingering. Body is medium, texture is slightly oily, carbonation is soft. Pretty good. I’m happy to see this style slowly become more common.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1528) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Aroma is clove, citrus, caramel, roasted malts and caramel. Taste is similar to aroma with some added bitterness that is fairly well balanced. Appearance is a black body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Noir avec un col moyen beige/marron. L’arôme du chocolat, même un peu de vanille, et houblon un peu floral mais surtout du pin. Le goût est du chocolat et malt torréfié. C’est super bien équilibré avec d’houblon centennial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a deep, dark black with a thin beige head. The nose is a bit floral and herbal with a metallic note and a moderate roasted malt and hints of toffee and nuts. A bit sweet and a bit malty with toffee and chocolate. The finish has a bit of bitterness and a nice lingering hop flavour profile. Overall a great little brew with some nice flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle - Roasty and sweet piney hops. Deep jet brown black with a rich light brown head. Roast and chocolate with some nice bitterness and hops in the finish. Decent.

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