sulawang (634) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours super dark coffee black/brown with a very small creamy head, some sticky lacing, thin ringed retention, a few active clustered streams. Toasted caramel malts on the nose. Drinks with a bright sharp-hoppiness up front, 7/10-sweetness, roasted-toasted caramel medium malts, clinging hoppy bitterness, coffee, dark fig/dates, grapefruit sourness in the mids and finish, ending with a mildly grapefruit sour hoppy light-med bitter finish. Overall medium bodied with a partially watery mouthfeel. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, good carry, good drinkability.
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, spruce, burnt toast, a little earthy. Smooth and roasted with a nice balance. The hops give a nice grapefruit flavour which lingers on the finish while the dark malts provide nice contrast in the body. Though, it’s surprisingly mellow and easy drinking.
microakes (159) - CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yes, this is black. And toasty, with the right amount of hops. Not much more to say, really.
LarryBeast (530) - - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours flat black with a pillowy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, corn syrup, spruce, cough medicine, caramel. Rich, hoppy taste with a light sweetness. Brings a warming alcohol burn. Medium bodied, bordering on thick, low carbonation, subtle bitter finish. Very tasty -- pairs well with pork belly tacos and truffles.
CapFlu (4589) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors for $6.60. Pours a quick dissipating beige head atop a black body. Nose of resiny pine hops. Good hop front with a cream dark malt flavour. My first bottled Parallel 49 brew, and I’m very satisfied.
Gerbeer (1947) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark red/brown with light head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, roasted malts and caramel. Flavors of citrus: orange and lime, roasted malt and a little coffee. Nice though a bit thin.