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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Thistle

bottled
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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We put the kettle on for a long boil and this Scottish wee heavy is what we got. Rich Caramel is complemented by sea salt for a complex intence flavour. Another? Aye


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2014
What size bottle is this? 22oz? Pours a murky brown with very little white head. Nose is fairly muted, some caramel, some malt, a little candied orange, some raisin, a little prune. Flavors are similar, sweet, malt, caramel, a little toast, raisins, orange. Medium bodied. Forgettable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Golden amber, sweet character...almost flavoured, i like the salty caramel notes, but it’s too sweet to drink too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2014
4/9/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Copper color with a white head. Caramel aromas with light fruit. Malty flavors with caramel being dominant. A hint of salt, but mostly caramel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
Deep reddish copper pour with a small ivory ring for a head. Only a single spot left inside the glass. Nose is subtle and sugary with toffee, butterscotch, caramel malt, honey, macadamia nuts, and maple syrup. Flavor shows all of the before-mentioned redeeming qualities with the addition of crunchy, coarse sea salt. The sweet and briny quality is reminiscent of incredible ice cream. Great combination of flavor and surprised by the average rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, sea salt, grassy hops, slightly burnt toast, dough and toasted cereal. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is chewy, rich caramel, dark fruits, raisins, cherries, toasted dark bread and toffee. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, raisins, dark fruit, toffee notes, hints of banana and a touch of saltiness. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate carbonation. Ends with more caramel, dark bread, raisins, cherries, figs, banana, toffee, sweet malt and candy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canuck_j (64) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Earthy malt raisin nose with a a hint of fruity esters. Has a caramel characteristic . Coppery coloured with a tan head and a good carbonation. Clear and inviting.. Big malty base with caramel characteristics and an interesting salty flavour, which fights to balance the crystal malt sweetness. Low or no discernible hop character , and almost cloying sweetness on the finish. No noticible peatiness. Somewhat doughy character to the yeast.. Medium bodied with a slickness on the tongue on the finish..carbonation at a farliy high rate fir style. Overall, a tasty 80 shilling with not much peat, but an interesting sweet/salt dynamic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (752) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Aromas of bread crust, caramel, and subtle dried fruit. Clear amber with a mostly lasting beige head. Off-dry, very savory, with hints of smoked meat in the finish. Medium bodied, quite refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (221) - Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Minor grape notes and biscuits and sweet caramel notes. Light off white head and beautiful copper Amber body. Tasty light berry some roasty sweetness and a meaty finish. Very juicy and smooth on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (392) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Poured as a taster at local shop. This smells of caramel and malt. Taste is somewhat anemic and not very full of flavor. There is a clear taste of caramel and salt, but it’s just not very fulfilling. Wanted to like it more, but just didn’t.


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