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

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RATINGS: 71   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 intense flavour. Another? Aye

LA International Beer Competition 2014, Gold Medal, Experimental Beers


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
WEIRD. Amber colored pour, light head. Ok at first the taste of caramel is interesting. But as you get into the beer further its artificial, plastic, flavors of caramel, peat, overripe fruit. ODD.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10804) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at West Coast Brew Fest 2014. Pours dark copper. Aroma is sort of winey malt. Med body. Flavor is rather vanilla roast malt. Smoke? Not for me. Not a lot of hop.Nice taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2014
So, I kind of expected this to be awesome or a complete disaster, and was really...neither. Not much salt character, and just a little caramel, it seemed like a slightly above average Scotch Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2988) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2014
650 ml bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Clear brown with an amber hue without any head retention. Aroma is dead on caramel candy and a light hint of sea salt. <br
Flavor is just like the aroma. Thick syrupy caramel, with a salt water taffy chewy character. The carbonation is flat with a hint of salt showing in the finish with lingering caramel sweetness. The brewer does deliver what is advertised, interesting concept. Sweet for sure, makes a nice desert brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1586) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Odd saltiness distracts when it’s cooler but blended in better as it warmed. Plenty of caramel malt with some dark fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
Pours a transparent orange-brown with a fine beige head. Aroma: Strong scotch notes, very sweet. Some caramel. Hops. No hint of saltiness. Palate: Medium bodied, very smooth, a bit syrupy, very clean finish. Taste: Fairly sweet, subtle hints of saltiness. Nice scotchy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4621) - 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 (12234) - 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 (2185) - 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 (2780) - 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.


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