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

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aabean (17) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
A hazy light ruby color. No head. Sweet and salty, nutty aroma. A fun flavored Scotch, rich in toffee, caramel candy with that boozy kick.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Big bottle. Thanks to aabean bringing this back from California and sharing. Clear orange color. Ring of off-white head, kind of bubbly. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. A bit thinner than expected for a 7.5% scotch ale. Caramel malt, some mild dark fruit, and an interesting bit of saltiness, indeed. Moderate sweet taste taste accented by the bit of saltiness, and light to moderate bitter taste. Solid, easy-drinking scotch ale. Kind of refreshing for the style. Some actual caramel type flavor in the finish, too. Curious as to how old this is though? Probably much better fresh on tap, Iím thinking

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bahumat (138) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Itís alright. Appearance: A honey red-brown with no head or lacing. Aroma: Sweet chocolate, toffee, caramel, with a surprisingly spicy overtone. Taste: Mild salted caramel, and thatís... really about it. Sour in the back. A very simple, straightforward taste profile. Palate: Sour and spicy in the back, smooth in the front, with a lingering high astringency that burns the mouth and becomes a distraction. Overall: The fact that itís burning my mouth isnít very promising. That aside, itís a basically alright beer, and delivers on its promise of a gently salted scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1124) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Aroma is butterscotch, caramel, roasted malts, and sea salt. Light whiskey barrels notes with slight smokiness. Taste is thick, almost chewy mouthfeel with sweet malts. Caramel, vanilla, cocoa beans and toffee here aswell. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bomber to willibecher. Hazy golden brown with small offwhite head. Caramel malt, salt, high tone caramel. Bit of a mess.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and light dark fruit aroma. Caramel and light salt flavor with light red fruit. Medium bodied. Caramel and light red fruit lingers with light salt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SparhawkII (7) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Pretty much as others have said. Dark amber with light tan head. Clean, caramel in the aroma. First impressions in taste are deep caramel notes with pears or apples mixed in. Finishes lighter than I would have liked but there is no overwhelming aftertaste and ends clean. I would drink it again with friends to discuss, but it isnít a "go to" beer for me. *Note * Waaaaay better when drunk at at the recommended temperature. Let it warm up out of the fridge.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
650ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours an amber-brown color with a small off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with nuts, caramel and brown sugars. The taste is that of a big caramel malt bomb accented nicely with some pears and mildly spicy hops. The palate is uneven starting full but finishing thin, and the carbonation is soft. The finish was short and sweet. Overall: A lot of subtle nuances going on in this one, a must try for malt lovers fer sure, but not really my preference.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7682) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours murky brown with lots of floaties. There is a modest beige head and a toffee aroma. The flavor is mostly sweet caramel, but it is indeed quite salty with a rather bitter finish. This is a unique brew that is fun to drink, but wonít be on my top 10 list.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1299) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a tangerine-amber color with a short off white head. A more of a fruity nose than was expected. Some light caramel comes through secondarily. Moderately thick with sufficient carbination burn. A lot of caramel comes through. Some tart fruit underlies the caramel.


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