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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (814) - Alberta, - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a lovely clear deep reddish bronze with creamy foam. Aroma is lots of caramel, toffee, molasses, slight tobacco. Taste adds lots of caramel again, with some preserved fruit added. Salt is there. Its principally sweet, as youd expect, but something about it (partial credit to the salt no doubt) gives it a savoury balance so it doesnt get cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (1010) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with red hue and a small, creamy, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, toffee and vanilla. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, light roast, chocolate and a hint of salt in a dry finish. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5905) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2016
12oz can from Xroads. Poured a clear mahogany body under a dense super light beige creamy head. Aroma is meh....notes of brown paper bag, dry caramel, sea salt, grainy chocolate malts. Flavor is all that plus earth, peat and a touch of older rotten banana. Medium body at best with stingy carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (373) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4847) - 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 doesnt 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 its 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 its still a pretty good brew. It definitely reminds me of a bunch of other of these "food" type brews but I cant recall which one, maybe one of those Rogue voodoo donuts ones?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (4027) - 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, cant quite get the saltiness, but theres definitely a little bite to it. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (491) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours brown with a compact head; aromas of burnt caramel; medium bodied with a sweet palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (236) - 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. Its too sweet, almost cloying. For what its going for it works, but I personally dont care too much for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3765) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (2404) - 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? Havent 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 thats Vancouver and thats why we drink, eh? This is like sucking down a liquified bag of Christmas chocolates from Purdys holee wow this is sweet, like Oakridge malls 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.

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