Local Craft Beer – Parallel 49 Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter – aged 6 months

 

Parallel 49 Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter

Brewed in craft central Vancouver, BC comes Parallel 49’s Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter (6.5% alc, poured at home from a 22oz bottle aged for 6 months).

Aroma and Appearance: Pours a dark brown colour with a half inch or so of foam and has an aroma of Chocolate, Coffee and of course pumpkin

Flavour: Not surprising it has a pumpkin and chocolate taste to it, melded together quite nicely with age and a rich dark chocolate finish with hints of coffee and smoke.

Overall Impression: Very intriguing taste with the aging as the chocolate and pumpkin go together surprisingly well and I was left craving more after finishing. The pleasant aftertaste sticks with you for a long time to the point where you start to pine for this again and again.

Rating: I would rate about 8/10 as in excellent, the aging (even for a short time) worked well with this, it has an awesome label and some good character to it. I was impressed with it, much better that the standard pumpkin beer that most places release. If released again this year, I recommend cellaring it for 6-8 months, but you do have to like pumpkin and chocolate beer to like this one.

Food Pairing: would match up nicely with pumpkin pie or as a dessert on thanksgiving.

2 thoughts on “Local Craft Beer – Parallel 49 Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter – aged 6 months

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