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Vow Of Silence - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ericj551 on 02-15-2013)
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.02/5  rDev +5%

650 ml bomber poured into a tulip glass. A cloudy reddish brown with around a quarter inch of latte colored head. On the nose I am getting a burst of dark fruit, raisins and plums, caramels, cloves, and root beer, with a whiff of grassy hops. Palate is similarly dark fruit and candy sugar driven, sweet with a decent but not unpleasantly hot alcohol burn. A pleasing toffee and molasses undercurrent emerges along with some chocolate/coconut candy bar and peanut. More malt body than many Trappist-type brews, thicker and with more heft although still nicely drinkable. Carbonation hangs out just to the left of high. Booziness increases over the course of a pint and warms the belly nicely. A tinge of sour bramble fruit coming on late. Finish is an interesting blend of floral/medicinal elements and persistent chocolate brownie. Although this brewery can lose me a little at times (looking at you, Salty Scot), here they execute something true to style but with its own unique charms that yields enough complexity to be worthy of a mindful tasting session but that still manages to to yield just a flat out enjoyable drinking experience without the need for too much analysis. Who really knows what differentiates a Quad from a BSD, but if you want my take, this sucker is an even number all the way.
Postscript: This seems to age rather well.

08-20-2014 23:33:45 | More by CalgaryFMC
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-02-2014 23:09:30 | More by justinm4bama
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-13-2014 18:25:47 | More by GTB
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2014 21:55:19 | More by Ericbeech_87
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2014 13:58:07 | More by rogerdandy
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Ken-Tapling

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-11-2014 22:37:50 | More by Ken-Tapling
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-18-2014 08:17:31 | More by Aggro
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zookerman182

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2014 23:08:47 | More by zookerman182
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -9.7%

Hazy chestnut with minimal head. Smells of cloves, malted grain, and plum. It definitely tastes like it's almost 10% alcohol. Other than that, I'm picking up dark, rich fruit flavours. Medium-bodied with heat from the alcohol.

Overall? Well, I don't hate it, but I wouldn't get it again.

04-09-2014 03:24:42 | More by souvenirs
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-08-2014 01:47:20 | More by chickenm
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-05-2014 19:13:10 | More by canucklehead
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-30-2014 03:41:27 | More by ZachT
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scameron

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2014 06:33:53 | More by scameron
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-22-2014 05:11:31 | More by Boozecamel
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

01-01-2014 18:25:12 | More by harpus
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jbeervt

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-16-2013 04:26:29 | More by jbeervt
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-03-2013 01:47:56 | More by cbnz
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-16-2013 13:18:01 | More by fizzyted
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-06-2013 01:10:43 | More by andrenaline
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

A - slightly hazy deep ruby red, two fingers of tan head held its own well eventually settling at a consistent thin cover
S - big on ripe pear and mild cloves, touch of medicine phenol aroma on the tail end
T - big phenols up front, touch of pear syrup and some spices, finishes with sweetness of toffee and alcohol
M - medium body and very creamy, gets full through the middle with a touch of ABV bite
O - an ambitious undertaking from this brewer that is quickly becoming one of my new faves, not a traditional belgian but has its own character that is worth trying for sure

05-11-2013 02:54:49 | More by joemcgrath27
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -1%

Appearance - Pours a dark copper brown with two fingers of frothy cream head.

Smell - Belgian yeast, musty/earthy hops, dark fruits (ripe cherry and plum), caramel.

Taste - Strong Belgian yeast and earthy hops. Nice accompaniment with the dark fruits and a hint of caramel.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full bodied with light carbonation. A little sweet and sticky feel.

Overall - A valiant first attempt at a BSDA by Parallel 49. Good flavours overall, but was hoping for something bolder.

04-28-2013 02:31:08 | More by leaddog
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-21-2013 19:27:52 | More by zduerr
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LongRoad

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-21-2013 02:57:11 | More by LongRoad
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2013 22:12:40 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +9.9%

A: Deep mahogany, pours with a tan head which quickly dissipates, no lacing.

S: Intense fruit: golden raisins, maraschino cherries, figs, papaya; light spicing.

T: Fruit cake & banana bread, nuts, light spicing, modest bitterness, light alcohol warmth.

M: Nice body, carbonation is a little light for the style, drying alcohol finish.

O: I like it, but I'm partial to the fruityness over the phenolic spicing. It'd be nice to lay one down for Christmas.

03-22-2013 01:58:32 | More by Derek
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Vow Of Silence from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.