Central City / Parallel 49 2014 Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Calendar Day #23 – Vow of Silence

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Calendar Day #23

Vow of Silence Belgian Strong Ale 2014– Parallel 49 Brewing, 9.8% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

-Here’s a link to their 2015 whiskey barrel-aged edition if you’re interested.

  • Style: Belgian Strong Ale
  • Taste: Sweet toffee malt hint of caramel apple
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah, only decent

Visual: Pours orangish-brown with lots of suspended sediment, barely any head, very thin layer of retention, several varied speed streams.

Nose: candy sugar maltiness (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp, micro-tingly, underlying sweet malt

Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel apple, alcohol bitter-tangy, toffee barley malt, hint of nutmeg

Finish: residual toffee malt sweetness – clean.

Summary: Much cleaner in flavour and roundness than their whiskey barrel aged edition. Not particularly complex but solid. Very well-hidden ABV.