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


on tap

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RATINGS: 68   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (671) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2281) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Shared bomber, poured to snifters, showing a hazed, copper color, with a modest layer of off white head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma was light grain, malt, and extremely sweet, and caramelized. A very dessert-like nose. A little less than medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste offered low bitterness, hints of brine & peat toward the finish, and hidden alcohol. Not wee-heavy, but a tasty treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2014
650 ml. pours clear darkish copper with a creamy disc of foam on top. Nose is dark toffee with bits of earthy orange and sourish apple. Tastes of earthy orange toffee, toasted walnut, sourish berry and apple. Some late notes of cocoa and wooden hops. The saltiness doesn’t show up at first, but definitely sticks around once it appears. Medium-heavy body has a medium-high but smooth carbonation. Very nice balancing act with the light touches of roast, salt and acidity battling just enough to check the big malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Clear amber with a one-finger off-white head that dissipated quickly to a thin film and left minimal lace. Faint aromas of toffee, caramel and vanilla. Taste is dominated by sweetness of aforementioned caramel with toffee and vanilla making a strong presence. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a brown carmel color with a caramel and molasses flavor. Taste is sweet malt with a small hoppy aftertaste. The sea salt mixture is evident throughout the beer and it lingers on the palate. A scotch flavor enhances the alcohol but is minimized by the sweetness of the caramel. Overall a decent beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Reddish-copper caramel color, there’s little to no head here. True to its name, the beer gives off a meaty caramel aroma. The beer does have an interesting salty hint in the background, as if it were made with slightly desalinated sea water. It’s a unique twist worth it’s salt (ha!). Else, a sturdy caramel-heavy beer. (#5538, 6/5/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle and served in my thistle: Pours a nice amber with a lasting head. Plenty of caramel candy overtones and a bit of corn. The salt is very much a background player sadly, faint dark fruit... some plastic notes too. Left disappointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Corker444 (12) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Poured from 22oz bottle to pint glass. Head is simple and creamy but dissipates soon after poured with some lacing. The caramel is there but not overbearing. I was surprised that it was not sweeter, pleased that it was not sweeter I should say. The salt on the finish cleared the palate. Munching on roasted salted peanuts made this beer an amazing break to the day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8851) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10688) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - 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.

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