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Salty Scot - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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88
very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 11-17-2012

Building upon a Scottish "Wee Heavy", this unique beer was developed to provide a strong caramel malt flavour with enough salt to give it a bit of a bite. Stronger in alcohol, this beer starts off sweet but remains fairly light to drink.
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Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcloud2
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 12packpoet
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ppoitras
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Winooski Beverage.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the clear toasted amber brew. Dense head lasts well, with thick lasting lace. Aroma is dark fruits.

Taste is caramel upfront, tart cherries in the middle and through the close. Smooth mouthfeel, and drinkability isn't as easy as I hoped. Lacks for me the melding of flavors. Maybe it'll grow on me as I finish the bottle.

Photo of Matonika
2.67/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: it is full of chunks of something. Being that they use caramel it could be milk solids or yeast.
S: Buttery, sweet malt like, smells like mashing in.
T: Is sweet but not over the top the caramel tastes kinda like diacetyl kinda plain it is not popping for me.
F: thick and chunky
O: I would pass on this it tastes artificial.

Photo of IanSpindler
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moheban
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SoleBriety
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppylaura
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imfinished
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with little to no head remaining.

Nose has caramel and malt.

Taste follows the nose but is not sickly sweet.

Great beer.

Photo of wanderingspirit
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice variation on the style. Caramel up front but with the sea salt lingering and countering the sweetness. Nicely done.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: The body is a hazy amber, the head is a cream cold. Head retention is okay -- left with a film and lots of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Very light lacing, and I mean VERY light.

Aroma: Sea salt, pretzels, roasted nuts, caramel.

Taste: Very sweet caramel up front, but the salt comes in with a punch, and it tastes excellent. Some booze in the finish, but otherwise a salty caramel pretzel kind of feel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is so tasty. Could be a good dessert beer, but a bomber anytime is perfect. I love the salt and caramel, perfect amount of each.

Photo of kjyost
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bg1691
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of FunkyReuben
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Immortale25
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Was hoping for more of a "dessert in a glass" type of beer since the salted caramel is more of a complementary addition to the malt. Still, solid for what it is.

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +2%

Rock Solid! Sweet nose, minimal head, lots of carbonation. The sweet caramel/malt flavours of this beer are greatly appreciated, because they are precisely what the label advertises. This is a fine beer, sessionable in spite of the high alcohol content. This tasting is part of my own personal supplement to the Beer Advent Calendar. Looking forward to further outstanding offerings!

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Vinster171
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Sampled on tap at BierCraft on Crambie street, Vancouver. Light brown to red brick color, with a salty, malty, seaside smell (without the fish). Taste of caramel and toffee, maybe slightly over carbonated, with a thick body. Hops are subtle and floral, in keeping with the style. Expected more of a kick considering the alcohol percentage, but goes down overall very (too?) smoothly. Would definitely have another one.

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Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.