Review: Parallel 49 Salty Scot Sea Salted Caramel Scotch Ale

Review: Parallel 49 Salty Scot Sea Salted Caramel Scotch Ale by Cody La Bière
Another beer from Buncy's Beer Fridge!. This is the first Parallel 49 beer I've had so here we go!

This is the Salty Scot Sea Salted Caramel Scotch Ale, which almost sounds like more of some sort of hot coffee beverage at Starbucks than an actual beer to me. I'm open to trying new flavours more than some, so I'm quite looking forward to seeing a bit of a saltiness aspected in this beer.

Appearance: The Salty Scot pours a reddish/peppery brown, hazy, close to no foam at all, it didn't foam at all as I was pouring it, but there's a slight cling of foam to the sides, a beige/cream foam.

Aroma: The aroma really is something to think about, it has a bunch of different flavours clashing all at the same time. First off, you get a nice big whiff of the scotch (barrels?) used for this batch, toffee and sweet irresistible caramel, and some breezy sea salt. It's so sweet that it has this sweetness that reminds you of homemade sugar fudge, syrup and a smidge of barley wine. That sweet.

Taste: More subtle than the aroma, it's slightly salty first of all, but it's not like they put a dump trunk of salt in this batch or anything (that would be nasty), it compliments the caramel scotch really well, just like if you were getting a salted caramel mocha. The scotchiness is more notable than in many Scotch Ales out there (aside from Innis & Gunn), I like it. The saltiness caresses the palate, which is a bit unusual for me, but hey.. this is damned good!

Overall Thoughts: Very solid, a very great mixture of sea salt and caramel and oh of course.. scotch all rolled up into a bottle of beer. The idea of salt kind of scared me when I read the label, but eff that.. I've had peppery beer before. It's a bit salty, but balances out with the caramel and scotch flavours in it. Easily an 8/10 on Cody's beer scale. It comes in 650mL bottles, and has 7.5% ABV.

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