Salty Scot | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
parallel49brewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Building upon a Scottish "Wee Heavy", this unique beer was developed to provide a strong caramel malt flavour with enough salt to give it a bit of a bite. Stronger in alcohol, this beer starts off sweet but remains fairly light to drink.

Added by canucklehead on 11-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
264
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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4.92/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Delicious caramel, salt. Thick, full mouth-feel. Warming.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Tastes like a salted caramel

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4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: The body is a hazy amber, the head is a cream cold. Head retention is okay -- left with a film and lots of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Very light lacing, and I mean VERY light.

Aroma: Sea salt, pretzels, roasted nuts, caramel.

Taste: Very sweet caramel up front, but the salt comes in with a punch, and it tastes excellent. Some booze in the finish, but otherwise a salty caramel pretzel kind of feel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is so tasty. Could be a good dessert beer, but a bomber anytime is perfect. I love the salt and caramel, perfect amount of each.

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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Love the aftertaste. But no one else at this table likes it. :|

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Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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