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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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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 00:57:27 | More by Derek
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Texas

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Cookeeman

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 00:46:51 | More by Cookeeman
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Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Washington

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California

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British Columbia (Canada)

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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 02:55:15 | More by leaddog
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass. Let warm awhile at room temperature to get close to the recommended 12 degree ~. Had with a sweet &salty chocolate 'salami' roll... nice dessert compliment or aperitif.

A: Reddish, brown colour, cloudy with some sediment dispersed throughout, micro bubbles, decent white 1-2 finger head, with good retention and lacing around the edge.

S: Lots of toffee, caramel as noted by others... lots of emphasis on the sweet malts here and a hint of nuttiness...also as it warms there is a light amount of alcohol on the nose...

T: Starts off with the sweet malt flavours, followed by a bit of salt, not overly so, but you can notice it, this is followed by the caramel/nut and more malt flavours, finishing with a slightly boozy, warming taste and a bit of ripe fruit.

M: Extremely smooth and well balanced. I'd almost say it tastes 'soft' or buttery... light to medium carbonation at first, which slowly disappears at the beer warms... slight bit of alcohol/heat also as it warms, which is typical of the style.

O: I hadn't had the chance yet to try any Parallel 49 beers until the Black Christmas and this is only the second I was able to find in store. That said, it came recommended and it was suggested it would be a good post dinner (dessert) beer which I found intriguing... As a Wee Heavy, I would say they've done a nice job with the style, and I would say they've taken a part of the Scottish Ale (slightly alcoholic/warming/sweet) and taken those characteristics and played on them by adding the sea salt which is noticeable, and turned this into a delicious dessert style beer not typical of this style. Everything is well balanced, making it not only easy drinking but making sure all the flavours stand out. I can see why people are giving cudos to this young brewery as they are already on the right track with a decent offering of beers out there. Worth trying, especially if you like Scotch Ales, and goes really well at this time of year....

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 07:42:42 | More by 4ster
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to 4ster for this one.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle (no freshness info) and split with my wife.

Appearance: A respectable head rests on top of a reddish brown body that looks very vivid. Good retention, a bit of lacing.

Smell: Mild salt but all caramel and some butterscotch which gradually grows stronger. Manages to not be too sweet, if there's such a thing ;)

Taste: Buttery caramel, more butterscotch. All starts from the middle to long after the sip. Mils wisps of peat. Very comforting.

Mouthfeel: This is pretty smooth and feels right at home. Low carbonation adds to the creamy texture.

Overall: This is quite good. Very glad to have tried this.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:06:52 | More by papat444
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Pencible

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2014 15:58:17 | More by Pencible
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StJamesGate

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Alibi Room, Vancouver.

Glowing oxblood with white trailers.
Smoke, maple + big caramel nose - sweet + enchanting.
Red berry, pear cake, and - sure enough - salty caramel before a leafy end.
Candy apple finish and dry linger.
Medium, chewy, round.

Hits the concept but is still a real Scot. Way drinkable; never cloys. Went back for more, which doesn't happen much in a pub with such a selection.

Whatever about adherence to style or gimmicky flavors, this is just darn tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 11:53:45 | More by StJamesGate
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thefullpython


4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First review.

A - Pours a deep amber. Nice finger-and-a-half head.

S - Caramel. I've got a bit of a cold coming on but I could tell that caramel is what they wanted the drinker to notice.

T - More caramel when it hits the palette. My favourite part though is the subtle sea salt that comes through in the finish. I'll be honest, I didn't think salt in beer would work out but Parallel 49 used just enough to offset the sweetness of the caramel and add a unique flavour to the finish.

M - Goes down smooth, nice medium carbonation.

O - The caramel and sea salt are both present without being overbearing which is really nice coming from something that easily could've been a mediocre novelty beer. Very impressed with this brew from Parallel 49 as I have been with everything I've tasted from the boys on Triumph Street. I'll definitely pick up a couple bottles of this before they're gone.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 08:15:10 | More by thefullpython
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Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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