tmalaher (304) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
From the 2016 parallel 49 seasons greetings beervent calendar. Nice bitter dark beer. Excellent bulldogops (2495) - 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. RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
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. Lagerboy (2206) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Darkest brown, no hue. Foamy mocha head settles. Piney hop, sweet malt aroma. Roasted dark malts contrast nicely with an abundance of piney hops. Average carbonation, medium bodied, medium hopped. Sweetens a bit as it warms, thick finish. Nice CDA/BIPA NFL (Not For Lagerboys) DuffMan (10434) - 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!
Oakes (17680) - 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. Gerbeer (3754) - 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. LarryBeast (616) - - DEC 8, 2012
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. 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. CapFlu (5127) - 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.