Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #5 – Old Boy Classic Ale

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #5

Old Boy Classic Ale – Parallel 49 Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“A pint of your finest, kind sir! A refined, balanced ale for the discerning beer drinker. Raise your glass.”

  • Style:
  • Taste: Malt cola chocolate very subtle hops
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours beer bottle brown with a smallish dissipating head, ringed retention, hardly visible sporadic streams in the center.

Nose: sweet caramel malts, light roast (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp, cola

Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-2)-sweetness, (MAIN) roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, light cola

Finish: malty-cola finish, barely detectable hops.

Summary: Mostly cola and chocolate malts, hops are super subtle.