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Salty Scot - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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87
very good

87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 11-17-2012)
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed red oaky amber, suspended particles. Tall foamy off-white head at first that settles rather quickly to a thin cap.

Intense caramel aroma juxtaposed with some brine--unique.

Rich toasty caramel up front in the flavour, the sea salt helps intensify it while keeping things from becoming cloyingly sweet. Clean finish, with some toasty, slightly woody notes in the aftertaste. Lips end up coated with light brine.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, light silky texture, medium carbonation that helps keep everything in check.

An interesting take on the style, wasn't sure what to expect, but am impressed with the results, this totally works and holds its own on its own merits. I'm normally not a huge fan of this style due to excessive sweetness, however this has easily become a quick favourite, and one worth revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 04:25:05 | More by IronDjinn
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a clear dark copper with a little off white head.
S: It smelled like salted caramel and roasted barley malt and rich toffee.
T: It tasted like salted caramel and sweet toffee, with some roasted barley and honey biscuit. It had a clean mostly sweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a really nice scotch ale, with scent and taste just as advertised. The body was ok, and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink. Not quite top tier, but still a solid brew.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark copper with an off white head.

Smells of salt, caramel, and taffy.

Taste is salt up front giving way to a caramel malt middle.

This is a malt bomb without much to balance it out. The malt however is damn tasty. This is a delicious scotch ale, perhaps the only the problem is there is little to balance it out, but the salt is a nice interplay.

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A - A finger's worth of audibly fizzy of milk ball malt colored head... Limited retention... This one quickly fizzes away leaving a minimal lopsided quarter moon of lacing and an uber slim collar... The color is a pale to medium caramel brown... Mostly still with just a stray carbonation bubble here and there...

S - Liquid desert in a glass... This one is a glorious malt bomb... Caramel... Toffee... Malted milk balls... Milk chocolate... A bit of maple syrup as well... Butter scotch... Quite lovely and intoxicating...

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M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Limited carbonation... A bit thin throughout... The finish is a bit chalky...

D - As a lover of the style, I can't help be be a bit disappointed in this offering... This is a pedestrian at best Scotch Ale... Other than the aroma, this one is sub par in every category... I can't recommend and wouldn't partake again in the future if I saw this one sitting on the shelf...

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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New York

3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down leaving only a thi collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of toffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste is mostly dominated by flavors of toffee and also has some hints of caramel and vanilla. These flavors become a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
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Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.