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Salty Scot | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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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 +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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

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Tastes like a salted caramel

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
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
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 268 ratings
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