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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


Crit's rating

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, - JAN 14, 2013
Sparkling amber,small beige head.Carmel nose.Slightly burnt cloying carmel palate,salty notes.Lacks smoke/peat for style


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCx240 (86) - 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 (7960) - 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 (4100) - Coxís 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 (5002) - 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 (712) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (899) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 15, 2014
Drought. Dark amber-red with creamy off-white head, sharp caramel aroma, slightly flat and salty cherry-caramel taste, low cArbonation, thin body, sweetish ending. Leaves a just-consumed candy taste in your mouth. Could be better.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4541) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours deep gold into a thistle. Creamy head quickly recedes to still. Uh oh... this is not a "Scotch ale.. itís a Scottish ale...". Salty caramel bullseye and candy corn aromas. Sweet, sticky candy corn and hot caramel upfront turning to bitter sour earth in the lasting finish. Yuk...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Rich copper and deep amber coloured body with a thinnish, tan one centimetre tall head. Aroma of nuts, earth, caramel, brown sugar, apples, figs, prunes and a lot of malt - very nice and rich smelling. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty flavours of pecans and walnuts with a very rich and sweet flavour of caramelised sugars, some light cream and a touch of malt. Aftertaste is all about the caramel, brown sugar and raisin flavours with a great balance of malt, alcohol and nuts - a very well-balanced beer. Overall, a nice beer with a great texture, complexity and depth and I donít like this style too much, but this is a very good representation of the style. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 02-June-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home here in Washington.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
The label wasnít too promising, but, you know... book... cover. I love Scotch Ales. And there arenít that that many out there, really. And Iíve not had too many Canadian craft beers that have impressed me, outside of Quebec. But hereís one! Really rich, full body and flavor. Granted, they achieve the caramel character through the addition of, well, caramel. Not caramelized malt, but actual caramel. Friends who were tasting it, too, commented, "Score Bar or Heath Bar." I agree. Not overly sweet -- but the perception of sweetness.


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