fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 Bottle, advent calendarmcberko (19869) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Dark brown color, near black, medium sized beige head. Lean Brown Ale with bready malts, some rye bread, delicate fruity esters, and moderate resiny hops; yes, there are differences between CDA and Black IPA. Good beer.
650mL bottle, pours near-black with a small beige head. Aroma of light roast, caramel malt and some mild hop presence. Flavour brings out dry coffee, light roast, some woody hops and a bit of caramel. Quite dry and well-balanced, but lacking much depth or oomph. Solid stuff. Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Dark brown. Bubbly head. Chocolate, orange and a herbal note kind of like sage. Sweet up front, then turning to a bitter chocolate note. The hop flavour is understated, balanced pine and orange, allowing more nuanced malts like toffees to come through as well as chocolatey, roasty notes. I like the style in general, anyway, but this is a good example that maybe won’t get credit because of the small-bottle-in-a-seasonal-gift-pack format. Ferris (17107) - 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. DuffMan (10772) - 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!
reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
341ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with some grapefruit and pine. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a light chocolate malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A nicely done black IPA that needs to be sampled. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
(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 (4155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
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. Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Black,tan head.Nose of piney hops,light malt.Vague malt profile,light lasting hop finish.Lacks body & balance.Drinkable,but not memorable bulldogops (2874) - 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.