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

bottled
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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

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3.5
floydslip (398) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Decent looking caramel colored beer with a thin tan head. Sweet nose of salted caramel, vanilla, and toffee--it smells like candy. Flavor is semi-sweet, but not over-powering, with salted caramel, toffee, and butterscotch finished with a hint of smoky bitterness. Definitely enjoyable brown ale.

3.4
KansaiBeerLvrs (5141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 25, 2016
Can from Taniguchi. A sea salted caramel version of a scotch ale that fills my thistle glass with amber brown goodness. The light beige heads doesn’t linger but does leave a ring of film behind. The aroma is syrupy caramel, bread pudding and salt. Medium to full bodied with a sharp burnt toffee caramel then a mouth-smacking salt edge melding into chocolate notes. This pretty much nails salted caramel with charred/burnt accents but it feels like it’s a touch cloying or artificial. Yep, I just checked the label and the salt is real but the caramel flavor is fake... well from some kind of concentrate. Shame but it’s still a pretty good brew. It definitely reminds me of a bunch of other of these "food" type brews but I can’t recall which one, maybe one of those Rogue voodoo donuts ones?

3.9
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2016
Tap at Wiz. Aroma is big caramel. But not overly sweet. Bit of cocoa powder. Taste is good. Caramel of course, can’t quite get the saltiness, but there’s definitely a little bite to it. Nice.

2.9
benpickens (511) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours brown with a compact head; aromas of burnt caramel; medium bodied with a sweet palate.

3.6
ryanhunter_4 (306) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
650 ml bottle poured at home. Pours red with a beige head. Good lacing. Smells strongly of malt. Taste is sweet with a malty and toffee or caramel like flavour. It’s too sweet, almost cloying. For what it’s going for it works, but I personally don’t care too much for it.

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Pours a red/brown. Aromas of dark roasted malt and fruity aroma sweet, malty flavors with a hint of smoke. Finishes with a touch of dry bite.

3.5
jamestulloch (4108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Can from The Beerhive. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of salted caramel, sugary tea and toffee. Flavour of stewed apple, brown sugar and fig. Thin to medium body with a slick texture. Lively fizz. Very sweet and flavoursome.

2.6
DeanF (2456) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 So you think B.C. will do it now that D.V. has waxed his wife? Haven’t seen this in ages, not sure yet. HEad is okay on this thing, dark copper body, aroma of that bad dark lager you got from the guy in front of the liquor store when you were 16. When getting shitfaced was considered cultural, when the Railway Club was still a thing, instead of another Asian condo development. But that’s Vancouver and that’s why we drink, eh? This is like sucking down a liquified bag of Christmas chocolates from Purdy’s holee wow this is sweet, like Oakridge mall’s chocolate store and liquor store put all their stock in a blender and sold the result in bottles. Super cloying, maybe good for a dark dreary Vancouver winter night but this is harsh stuff that needs serious sipping to appreciate.

3.4
Evilkniamhel (955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Can from dregs run. Pours clear deep amber. Charred wood, burnt toffee, butterscotch. Maple syrup, redcurrants, dry finish.

3.3
AshtonMcCobb (6581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Can thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run. Appearance - amber red and bright. Nose - burnt toffee and honey. Red berries? Taste - honey and a tangy fruit note again. Palate - light to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - solid.


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