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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tshane (5) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
First had this beer at a beer tasting party. This beer won amongst all of the beers that night. It was also my favourite of the evening. I can’t wait for this seasonal brew so be back on the shelf.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
giantsofwinter (6) - CANADA - JAN 6, 2014 does not count
Pours a rich caramel colour with small head. Aroma is toffee, toasted barley, mild alcohol. Palate redolent of a salt-water caramel candy. Lovely caramel flavour. This is one of my favourite beers ever. Will have again and again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dualsboo (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
Rich malty flavour combined with great salted caramel dance over the tongue, hops are very mild and that is what makes this such a great beer. Well balanced with quite a distinct nose, not a lot of head and just the right amount of carbonation for a silky smooth mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RD400F (180) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
650ml bottle to english pint, beer is a transparent dark red with an off white thin head. Aroma is faint but lots of candy, caramel, butterscotch, but no hint of booze. Taste is awesome...sweet and salty, kinda like eating chocolate covered pretzels with a bittersweet finish like licorice. Not much hop presence but the malt more than makes up for it. Palate is warming, full bodied, co2 medium, balanced well. Overall...very good beer, lots of character and a lot of fun to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
(650ml bottle) Purchased at The Strath. Pours a medium white head atop a brown body. Nose of sweet caramel almost a toasty toffee aroma. Very smooth, and little detection of the alcohol - its a tad thin but easily drinkable. I don't know that this will age well but it doesn't likely matter as your lap it up immediately. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

4.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FourJ (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Excellent beer, caramel flavour all over... pretty much pure scotch ale with lots of sweetness etc. Very mild salty backbone on the tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (50) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a nice warm amber color, with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel. The taste is very malty with caramel dominating throughout, and a salty note added. Very sweet, very drinkable. A work of art.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRatKing (114) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
Tried this at a tasting today and had to take a bottle home for an in-depth review. Pours a nice deep ruby, two fingers of frothy off-white head that lingers. Aroma reminds me immediately of those awesome hard caramels in the orange wrappers they used to give out at Hallowe’en. Tasting - tastes a lot like those caramels, nice sweet malt, a tiny bit of breadiness, a hint of salt, though I don’t know if that is just because it says it on the bottle or there actually is a bit of salt in here. Nice rich mouthfeel, lingering taste. A very good offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
Bright orange and caramel nose with saltwater taffee flavour, remains smooth and bright throughout the bottle. I was in the mood for a DIPA but didn’t have any in the fridge. I liked this at least as much. Nice, a beer I love that tastes like nothing I’ve remotely had before. That’s enough to tick it up from a 3.9 to a 4.

This brewery appears to be solid across the styles.


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