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Parallel 49 Ugly Sweater Milk Stout

Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Sweet Stout
Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Editor’s notes:

Ugly Sweater Milk Stout and N2 Milk Stout are the same beers using different carbonations.

Some references to this beer are at 5% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1179) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Smoky malt nose, pours a dark brown color with a short lasting tan well laced head. Tastes of malt and smoke medium to light body with a smoked malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4772) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
N2 version: Charred oak nose. Mahogany, thin creamy tan head. Sweet coffee, mulberries, and raisins. Full body, smooth and creamy. Maybe a bit too sweet, but quite enjoyable if only having one pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3106) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Solid creamy and sweet stout with a big roasted barley. Milk chocolate and good roasted malt pair well and just a touch of lactose gives this a good sessionable sweetness. overall, this is a solid session stout. A easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
N2 bottle. Poured from 49F into stout glass. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with thick khaki N2 head. Aroma - roasted malts, some hop background. Taste - roasted malts, nuts, a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
On tap in Whistler Village. Pours black with a smooth brown head. Looks like a Guinness. Overall not bad, except a bit thin. Chocolate and roasted malts. Some vanilla notes and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1949) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Dark brown beer, small beige head. Roasty nose with malt and lactose. Flavor is slightly sweet and roasty, some lactose and hints at chocolate. Simplistic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1782) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle, 5% ABV. Shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours black with brown, the head stays for a moment. Aroma is roast, coffee, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, roast, coffee. Body is on the thin side. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2015
A decent milk stout. A bit thin in the body. Sweet and acidic. Thin head and a pleasant lactic aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (306) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Black. Tan head. Oat coffee molasses chocolate aroma. Smooth round mouthfeel. Chocolate carob vanilla. Tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerAndPonies (119) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
341 ml bottle from a six-pack from Sobeys Liquor outlet, served in a Guinness Draught-labeled nonic pint glass, yet another thrift store discovery. Pours a rich, deep chestnut brown with a puffy, mocha-brown cap that leaves a few lace rings. The aroma is somewhat savory and most definitely toasty, while the flavor strikes a careful balance of milky sweetness and roasted savoriness, with a gentle current of cocoa throughout. Smooth, creamy drinking, a touch chewy, and the flavor diminishes easily and pleasantly with each sip. Of course, being a sweet stout, this wouldn’t put anyone’s tastebuds in a twist - it’s a style that’s so innately gentle, I found it a bit difficult to find deScriptors other than "toasty, sweet, and creamy". Nonetheless, it’s a friendly new beer experience; a very relaxed and pleasant winter beverage.

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