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Salty Scot - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Seanb75, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ambruns1979, Aug 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

nerdzombiedisco, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DamienI, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

aflies, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Jlefa, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Cooker_stp, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

GTB, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

xdtfx, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Pencible
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Pencible, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

watchnerd, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Patches826, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

mbonugli, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

scruffwhor, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

cackalacky, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark copper with an off white head.

Smells of salt, caramel, and taffy.

Taste is salt up front giving way to a caramel malt middle.

This is a malt bomb without much to balance it out. The malt however is damn tasty. This is a delicious scotch ale, perhaps the only the problem is there is little to balance it out, but the salt is a nice interplay.

Chickenhawk9932, Jun 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

phlogiston, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Ken-Tapling, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

stortore, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

GRG1313, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jklecko2, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Docrock, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Aggro, May 18, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
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...

philbe311, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

dbrauneis, May 17, 2014
Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.