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


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle share. This beer is exactly as described on the bottle. Heavy nose of caramel and salt. Taste is heavy caramel with sea salt cutting off/balancing the flavour. It's a fun beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (1618) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
appearance: clear cola brown with a short creamy tan head, minimal lacing. aroma: caramel, toffee, light brown sugar, vanilla, slightly vinous. taste: very sweet, full of caramel and vanilla, some raisin and fig. finish: lasting slick sweetness, with vanilla notes growing in intensity. notes: Didnít get much salt or even toffee notes in the flavor. It was a decent enough scotch ale, but I was hoping for more of the salt; that was the aspect of this I was really looking for. Palate was a little overly smooth; a little higher carb would have cut all that sweetness nicely. Bottle from Total WIne in Alexandria, Virginia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1769) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Salty very light. Malt and toast. Aroma is honey. Nice head. Slight clear darkness. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (323) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle pour. Very cloudy light brown with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, and some coffee aroma. Full body. A sharp bitter with a sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6411) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl, Momoís - 22 oz bomber. Murky, medium brown pour, very slight eggshell white head. Aroma has some caramel sweetness, some sea salt saltiness. Similar flavor profile with the same caramel and salty goodness, which is a flavor I seek out. A bit of booziness in the back end, but an enjoyable diversion. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
22 ounce bottle - $9.00 at Tasty Beverage Co. in Asheville, North Carolina. Appearance: Pours a clear, brown-amber body with a smallish, ring-forming collection of off-white bubbles. Smell: A sugary, sweet-scented nose atop caramelized maltiness, a vibrant fruitiness running throughout and a little sniff of alcohol. Taste: As implied by the nose, itís sugary, itís sweet with a strong candyish quality (though not an overtly rich-tasting caramel flavor) ahead of the toasty, bready malts. A little vanilla. Plump grape, red berry fruitiness, a little tangy and carried through the finish. Sugary, fruity finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, a wee bit sticky. Medium-plus carbonation. Overall: Iíd hoped for a fine scotch ale and hoped it to be bolstered by a tasty salty caramel bent. Iím not sure either hope was really well realized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2963) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2015
22 oz bottle pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and toast. Taste is grain, salt and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (327) - - MAY 17, 2015
Copper Amber with a white head. Had this on a nitro keg, strong caramel smell and taste. Definitely amuse have for the caramel lover. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (916) - CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Pours clear deep amber with a short, short-lived light tan head, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel, mild brine, lightly boozy. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, mild salt. (6/10) Medium body, low carbonation, fairly abrupt finish. (3/5) About what I expected - which is to say, something that could easily have come in an I&G bottle. Not disappointing, as such - because I had no heightened expectations. Not unpleasant, and mildly interesting with the salted caramel, but hardly exciting. (12/20)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bcBelgianbrew (106) - , British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
The lighter side of scotch ales. For me not the best that comes out of Parallel 49. Still proud to have this brewery in Vancouver.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (458) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
Draught @ The Beacon, Whistler B.C. Clear red copper, yellowy head. Spicy caramel, rosebud, pleasant booziness. Balanced, but bit one dimensional.

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