Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: Scotch Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
McAuslan Scotch Ale is dark ruby red with a tawny headĖ sweet and malty, with hints of vanilla and butterscotch, and a long hop finish. With 7.2% alcohol, it is the ideal beer to fend off winter chills, but its full flavour makes it a favourite all year round.

After a few years off the market, this scotch ale was reinstated in the McAuslan lineup in late 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle, 2005 vintage. A long awaited opportunity is sadly disappointing. Ruby dark brown body with very little head. Sweet malt aroma is surprisingly restrained with muted notes of brown sugar and leaves you wanting more. Hints of plastic? Flavour is sweet yet dry alcohol is almost as powerful as the notes of sugary malt. Average palate. A let down for my high hopes, but pleasant enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle acquired in trade with MartinT (Thanks!). Poured a deeper brownish/amber color with a small sized off white head that quickly diminished. Aromas of peat, toffee, earthy and caramel. Tastes of toffee, light peat, caramel, and some roast. Cool packaging.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle (341ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev - blankboyís bottle. Deep mahogany, clear, with a small diminishing white head. Mild aroma - roast candy malt, slightly vegetal grain, irritating hints of PVC and sulfur. Taste is decidedly better, slightly sour grain, weak but okay roast malt, a hint of apple juice and not much alcohol presence. Thickish, grainy mouthfeel - pretty disappointing, but thanks for sharing it, Paul.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5780) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left no lacing on the glass. Aroma of peat malt, caramel, nuts, and faint citrus. Taste of more caramel and peat malts, nuts, a light roastiness, and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent reddish amber iwth an average off white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and light alchol. Flavor more toffee along with an alcohol burn on the tongue.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (10322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Nice head w/soap bubbles..not much aroma bleachy..alcholicy and Dark color. Well carbonated, Full mouthfeel Enoz salts. Marginally harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle 341ml. Appearance: Dark brown color with a beige small head. Aroma: sweet malt . Flavor: malt, sweet caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
341 ml bottle. Fruit aroma (light). Good carbonation. Excellent scotch ale taste (not light but not strong also). I usually donít like scotch ale but this one I recommend. I bit expensive but worth it once in a while !!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2006
Tiny columns of bubbles rising slowly through a sherry-like red ale. The head died off almost instantly and barely left any lace at all, even after considersble swirling.
Boozy nose, but with a strange atringency that reminded me of those first batches of homebrew kits I made. The vapors were some kind of weird fusel alcohol, not unlike acetonitrile.
Felt a little too tingly on my tongue, it had a bit of peated malt flavor but felt mostly oxidized. Yet another bad bottle? The two other previous times Iíve sampled this were worse than this, but still the alcoholic vapors would just hand around my throat and simply would not go down well.

This really sucks, because Iím usually a big fan of this brewery, and the old version of this Beer was probably the best example of the style Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle from Dumdumís cave, 1999, tasted 28/01/05 at Institut Scotch Ale tasting. Red copper ale with barely any head. Sweet malt and cherry notes, with sherry notes and roasted chocolate. Sweet malt and wine taste, with leather notes, pungeant and complex. Alcohol warmth present dropping quickly. Rich and warm with a quick finnish. 8-3-8-4-15
2001 bottle. Orange brown ale with a good off white head. Vinous aroma with more burned sugar and some barnyard. Thinner than 1999, yet interesting. Scotch malt in mouth, with peaty notes. 8-3-7-3-14

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