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Salty Scot - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%


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

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-17-2014 15:42:42 | More by sclitch
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TruePerception

California

3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Parallel 49's Salty Scot, sea salted caramel Scotch ale. 7.5% ABV

A: Nice, bright red amber color to it. Yellow in the dimple. Not much head. Barely any lacing, and what is there, doesn't hold.

S: I am getting some caramel-ish notes, and just the faintest hint of salt. Some oak char. Molasses, perhaps. A touch of something spicy in the background (rye, perhaps?).

T/MF: Hmm. It does have a caramel flavor, albeit a very dry one! Again, just the faintest hint of salt. You really have to search for it. More charred wood. Compared to the other Scotch ale I tried, this is really light. Though nothing is offensive about it, I would have preferred stronger flavors.

Poured into a Belgian tulip glass, from a 22 oz. bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 09:30:22 | More by TruePerception
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-13-2014 00:14:15 | More by nmann08
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

04-11-2014 22:03:45 | More by andrenaline
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-10-2014 22:08:17 | More by RWLawman
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

04-07-2014 14:48:06 | More by FilumDee
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bomber into an English pub glass. A deep reddish bronze or brown brew with a shocking lack of head. Upon pouring, I get a fleeting inch or so of whitish bubbles that disappear almost instantly. Scottish ales are not known for good head retention but this was nevertheless interesting. Aroma is rich and sweet, tons of toffee and dark fruit (raisin, date) and maybe a hint of citrus/piney hops (foreshadowing things to come). Palate was where this brew lost me a little. Immediate effect is burnt caramel and boozy apple/pear cider, with some vanilla and a vague salty presence coming through. The hops are leafy and resinous, making this brew rather medicinal and bitter for the style. Usually I dig Parallel 49's hoppy excesses but not so much here. Citric and fruity is the main sensory impression for me, although a pleasant malty smoke does build over time. Thin-bodied for a "wee heavy" and comes across as quite fizzy despite the absence of head. I guess all the gas lurks in the brew. Finishes wet, with a mixture of toffee, smoke, sour fruit, and pine. Final assessment is that there is some merit but I'd pass on another opportunity. I am looking for a thicker mouthfeel and a richer sweetness with this style. This beer indeed malty but there are too many fruit and hop effects going on here that detract from the caramel flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 16:12:07 | More by CalgaryFMC
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scameron

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-20-2014 05:21:05 | More by scameron
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BradC

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish brown with a fluffy head and a lot of lacing.

Smells sweet and malty, nutty, caramel

Flavors follow the aroma pretty closely. Sweet Caramel up front, vanilla, almond and a little bit of salt, just barely there.

Moderately carbonated, smooth full bodied mouthfeel.

Overall, interesting take on a Scottish ale, not my favorite, a little too sweet but still a good brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 23:51:06 | More by BradC
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

03-15-2014 11:38:54 | More by jbaker67
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-11-2014 07:47:02 | More by artemh
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phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-05-2014 04:16:53 | More by phys1028
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-04-2014 06:17:14 | More by Erik-P
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Chazz_Chetly

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-15-2014 06:23:35 | More by Chazz_Chetly
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brown body with good head and lace with an aroma that is a little salty and dry but caramel, toffee and roasted malts come out. Taste is more sweet than aroma as sweet caramel seems to coat my tongue (the salt aspect is there I guess, but one could also describe it as a hint of toffee or bitter chocolate) and there's a smoothness to this beer as it's not light-bodied but goes down light-bodied all right. Not a complex beer but one that interests me as I've not had too many sweet beers like this. Not for everyone but I enjoyed my bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 14:29:43 | More by clayrock81
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

02-08-2014 13:57:40 | More by Mack
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.2%

02-02-2014 04:06:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Wee Heavy glass.

A real nice red copper and quite clear body color. Head forms about two fingers tan and a little soapy tall but settles slowly to one finger with some staying power. Nice glowing and shiny appearance quite solid.

Very nice simple toffee and caramel nose. Hints of soft maple syrup quality and chewy milked graham crackers also. Quite nice.

Palate is a little bit light on flavor. Fleeting mid palate of wet toffee. Very thin watery body with not much coating or hints of malt thickness. Some soda like carbonation, and sugar candied cola like finishing power. Slightly fizzy also.

Missing a lot of malt and toffee richness and thickness here. Says added with sea salt and caramel. Even that really didn't seem to help in the flavor department. It is however a much lighter scotch ale and is easy drinking, but nothing really exciting in the realm of this style which is normally rich and large.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 22:09:12 | More by smakawhat
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first stab at a Parallel 49 beer from BC.Pours a rich clear deep bronze with a thinner but well sustained slight off white head atop.There is alot of malty things going on in the nose,first off I pick up some caramel toffee and brown sugar, with a hint of butterscotch and whiskey,yeah you can tell it's gonna be sweet but it's inviting.It is sweet,vanilla and caramel are predominant,like a sweet caramel chew,the saltiness is starting to come into play after I swallow in the back of the mouth.This very well could be the best dessert pairing beer I have come across,even better than any chocolate stout.Different in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 22:24:04 | More by oberon
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-24-2014 15:15:20 | More by KStark
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

01-12-2014 01:39:01 | More by goalie35
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-31-2013 22:41:48 | More by schnarr84
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Parallel 49 'Salty Scot' @ 7.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5

A-pour is a light amber from the bottle to a dark amber in the glass with a small creamy tan head that is leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-salty , caramel

T-salty , dark & malty , slight burnt sugar/caramel on the swallow

MF-ok/mild carbonation , feels full bodied , slight dryness lingering on the palate

Ov-a thick , salty caramel , malty scotch ale , worth trying

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 20:51:34 | More by LampertLand
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-05-2013 18:29:04 | More by Eighty
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-30-2013 22:42:03 | More by ZachT
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Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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