Salty Scot - Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
3.23/5 rDev -17.4%
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...
T - Not nearly quite as cloying as I had expected... Some light brown sugar... A hint of caramel of toffee... Some toasted malts... A brief hint of peat on the finish...
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...
05-18-2014 02:28:49 | More by philbe311
3.44/5 rDev -12%
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.
01-31-2014 22:09:12 | More by smakawhat
3.49/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
04-15-2014 09:30:22 | More by TruePerception
3.58/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
04-05-2014 16:12:07 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.7/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
03-17-2014 23:51:06 | More by BradC
3.71/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't seem to be as full in body compared to ther beers in the style, but this makes it comparatively easy to drink.
05-17-2014 21:12:13 | More by metter98
3.74/5 rDev -4.3%
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel syrup, caramel candy, and toffee aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, and toffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid caramel and toffee presence that works quite well with the base beer.
05-02-2014 04:11:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.