Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Scotch Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
McAuslan Scotch Ale is dark ruby red with a tawny head– 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1594) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlites and a nice brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla, caramel, earthy and light fruity esters. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, nut, light smoke and a caramelized sugar bitterness into the finish. Such a great cloying effect done by the big Aroma and flavor yet it feels somewhat thin on the mouth and it really makes it great that it messes with you like that. Also some nice alcohol warmth on the finish... Solid scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
341 ml bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Deep mahogany brown colour, dark cream head. Strong aroma of clove, raisin and black liquorice. Sweet flavour, very smooth, with burnt caramel and a soy sauce finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
Mahogany in the glass, Carmel and butterscotch on the nose, a touch hot, little head, smooth with an after bite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a very deep clear brown with ruby highlights, small off white ring around the glass, and average legs. Aroma is malty, caramelized sugars, earthy and moderate fruity esters. Flavour is rich maltiness, caramelized sugars, faint smoke, earthy, mildly nutty, very mild bitterness, fruity esters(plums, raisins and cherries), goes from sweet to a slightly dry finish and a touch of alcohol in the mix. Nice beer to sip on, on a rather cool/wet day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle labeled St. Ambroise. Pours a dark mahogany, purplish hue, creamy beige head. Aroma is malty with prune juice. Some burnt caramel with feint port/dark fruit notes.Flavor starts heavy of prune, dark malty caramel flavors emerge more, and then the hops kick in. Hops come out and stay around for too long. It brings the maltiness to a screeching halt and is a bit confusing. Full mouthfeel with dark fruit and ethanol. I could do without the ethanol and the dull hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1865) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
(bottle) clear dark reddish amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of caramel and honey; balanced and drinkable flavour; nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1510) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Rouge rubis à la lumière, elle semble mi-épaisse et a des relents de caramel et d’alcool fort. En bouche, elle balance entre un goût prononcé de toffee, de sucre d’orge et de discrètes mais bien présentes notes de fruits rouges confits. L’alcool est mieux contrôlé au goût qu’à l’odeur, bien qu’il soit perceptibleà tous les paliers. Une bonne scotch ale, assez simple mais bien faite, une excellente introduction au style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (1168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
Bière brune aux reflets cuivrés avec un nez de réglisse... ROUGE (juré!)­. En bouche, c’est du gros caramel sucré avec une légère amertume en finale. Presque liquoreuse par moment, plus minces dans des moments d’inertie gustative. Une bonne bière avec un rapport qualité / intéressant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6483) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
En fût. Pinte dégustée au Randolph Pub Ludique (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité avec une pointe de vanille et d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4933)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (249) - - JUL 10, 2013
"Holy Mother! This one’s pretty thick! Taste’s like molasses on first sip/drink. Followed by some coffee/caramel duo/team up. Very nice. had this one on tap, which pretty rare apparently. Not sure if bottled will live up to this pint. Also feels pretty thick going down. Lots going on taste wise, that is a definite! Good stuff!"

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