Ugly Sweater Milk Stout – Parallel 49 Brewery (Vancouver, Canada)

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  • My Rating: C+

Ugly Sweater Milk Stout – Parallel 49 Brewery, 5.0% ABV – 341ml, (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

  • Style: (Milk) Stout
  • Taste Profile: sweet fizzy -> roast coffee/chocolate/malt/creamy -> light coffee bitter/thin finish.
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $12/6pack, December 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no cause you have to buy 6
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours a very dark brown with a small head, thin retention, some activity near the surface. Coffee and sweet dark malts on the nose.

Attack: 7/10-sweetness, tingly/fizzy mouthfeel

Mid-palate: coffee, chocolate, malt, creaminess, persistent sweetness brought out by the lactose, light roast

Finish: partially thin finish, light coffee bitter

One of their better ones from this brewery. It goes quite nice with beef but not much carry on its own.