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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (709) - Alberta, - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a lovely clear deep reddish bronze with creamy foam. Aroma is lots of caramel, toffee, molasses, slight tobacco. Taste adds lots of caramel again, with some preserved fruit added. Salt is there. It’s principally sweet, as you’d expect, but something about it (partial credit to the salt no doubt) gives it a ’savoury’ balance so it doesn’t get cloying.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SparhawkII (2) - - 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 isn’t 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 (2194) - 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 (6788) - 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 won’t be on my top 10 list.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1049) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCx240 (89) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Clear copper amber, tan head. Aroma is salt, caramel and bread. Taste is caramel, toffee, bread and nuts, finishing salty and lingering. Medium body, low carbonation. Not bad, but a bit odd.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7982) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Salty caramel malt and light hay aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Sweet and salty caramel and biscuit malt flavor. Nice body. Smooth. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy amber with a small, beige head. Caramel, salt aroma. Taste is salty-sweet, rich caramel malt, nuts, toast. Sweet..malty.... Nicely salted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel and salted taffy. Clear copper with a thin white head. Sweet salted caramel, kinda like the cheap caramels for Halloween. Not bad and a bit nutty throughout.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyclecat (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014 does not count
Nice winter beer, a little too fresh for a winter beer. Very smooth with a subtle scotch aftertaste. A touch sweet and salty but not overbearing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (716) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Cask Days 2014. Pours a ruby caramel with a one finger, bubbly head. Aroma is a big caramel with dark fruits. Yum! Taste is great. Bread, caramel, dark fruits, and just a hint of salt. Medium body with a smooth texture. Overall awesome.


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