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

bottled
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RATINGS: 157   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
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, - NOV 18, 2012
Pours a dark brown colour with a medium white head which dissipated quickly. The aroma is oticeable caramel with a light salty notes i think goes together well. Flavour has a light sweetness of caramel then a bit of saltiness and a medium bitterness. Definitely better then i thought it was going to be not really a fan of sweet and salty but very enjoyable


3.4
Jabah (474) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Good resemblance of a Scottish ale. Caramel adds some sweetness to an already sweet medium caramel malt base. Nice contrast with the salt to balance out a bit. Semi-creamy texture. Was good to try, but I’d go other directions for this style.

4.6
george_sanchez (15) - - APR 5, 2017
Once again I was not disappointed by Parallel 49 Brewery. This salty scot is my new go to beer. Relatively dark, with heavy caramel malts and roasted flavours. Sweet, but not overbearing. A great beer.

3.7
Poobah (429) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2017
Reddish-amber with a thick head, some lacing, and a whisky, fruity nose. Malty and creamy mouthfeel with caramel noticeable early, and finishing with caramel, whisky, and salt.

2.8
sawyerpc15 (113) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2017
Another solid ale from the Brewers in BC. I liked the taste and the kick it had. Wasn’t overpowering withthe hops.

3.1
BelgianBeerGal (4039) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Can from Beach Liquor Fort Walton. Pours a nice caramel brown color with a thin khaki head. The aroma is pleasant malt with a hint of yeast and wet hops. Flavor starts with dark roasted malt then maybe a touch of sweetness and salinity and it finishes lightly bitter like burnt coffee. Okay.

3.6
rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2017
can @ Calandro’s / Baton Rouge LA --- Aroma of caramel malt. Hazy amber brown, beige head that sticks at a thick cover, hanging lace strands. Taste is malt, medium fizz, light hops, and then a gradual move toward sweet caramel as it moves through a long finish. Slight dip back to bitter at the very end. Maybe a little too sweet, but complex and easy to drink.

3.5
cmacklin (1127) - 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.

3.2
dmac (6206) - 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.

3.5
floydslip (392) - 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 (5096) - 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?


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