Vow Of Silence - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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86
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ericj551 on 02-15-2013)
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Madbockman
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of souvenirs
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Vow Of Silence from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.