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


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   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

Crit's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3360) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (660) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (837) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4473) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4783) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (997) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
A very good scotch ale. Pours a bright ruby red with a thick white head. Smells of Carmel, sea salt and cherries. Taste is creamy, has lots of salty caramel and maple syrup right at the front, with some vanilla ice cream in the finish. Very good, and not as malty as many scotch ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1163) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Medium to dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has a lot of caramel. Taste is toffee, caramel. Not so much salt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2321) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Big bottle. Caramel brown pour. Toffee butterscotch and roasted malts. Lots of salt...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2014
22oz bottle pours out a hazy caramel color topped with a small sand head. Nose heavy caramel sweetness vanilla and a nice bread malt. Taste is as the nose with the caramel sweetness leading the way along with a nice malt to round out the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (2269) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Caramel colored pour. Small off white head. No lacing. Big aroma of caramel drowning anything else out. Taste is tons of Caramel with a slight note of malt. It is like they only wanted caramel.

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