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Salty Scot - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

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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.

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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.

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Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.