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Salty Scot - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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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A: Caramel colour with an off-white head, thin ring of retention shows a bit of leg.

S: Light caramel and toffee sweetness in the aroma, golden raisins, nice fruity esters (figs, pear).

T: Great caramel flavour, slight saltyness in the aftertaste, though I'm not sure I'd pick it out if I didn't know it was there. Pleasant fruitiness, hints of cocoa and nuts. Slight earthy mineral. Some good bitterness to back up the sweetness. Slight warmth from the alcohol, though I wouldn't have thought it was this strong.

M: Light residual sweetness with a slightly drying finish.

O: Really well put-together novelty ale... it's not something I'd drink a lot of, but I'd be really happy to see this every season.

Derek, Nov 26, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

Wow, this beer smells like a Salted Caramel Latte from Starbucks! This is one of those beers that is all about the added flavour, not about the beer. What I mean is, there is pretty much zero beer flavour here. The taste is entirely dominated by an out-of-this-world extremely delicious caramel flavour, with a slightly salted aftertaste. The caramel is rich and thick, with hints of maple, brown sugar, and plum. The finish is mostly where I taste the salt, and it pairs perfectly with the caramel. I suppose what is making me rave about this beer is the intensity of the flavour. I was expecting a scotch ale with hints of salty caramel, but really this is salty caramel with a hint of scotch ale: beer and dessert all wrapped up in one great bottle!

Cookeeman, Dec 01, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +7.9%

Appearance - Pours a copper brown with a finger width of foamy cream-coloured head.

Smell - Caramalt, plum, cherry, toffee, slight hazelnut.

Taste - Caramalts and toffee take the lead and are well accompanied by the plum/cherry and hazelnut flavours. Sea salt comes in at the finish, giving a pleasant sweet and salty profile.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A unique twist on a scotch ale by adding sea salt. A very tasty beer and an impressive offering by Parallel 49. Worth a try if you see it on the store shelf.

leaddog, Dec 29, 2012
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Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.