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


on tap

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (602) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
pours dark ruby red with minimal head, ringed retention, lots of active CO2 streams. Medium-thick caramel malts on the nose. Drinks with a full-bodied richness, dense caramel, malts, light roast, notes of figs, slightly nutty, chocolate, finishing malty with 7/10 sweetness, medium bitter. Medium-high complexity, med-high depth, good transitions, good carry, good drinkability. A solid beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (427) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
St.Ambroise Scotch Ale 7.5% 2 finger head,red to light with carbination going up fast and on glass. Less redness away from light. Smell is like sweet malts,biskity?,sticky?,something else,ect. Taste is similar, itís medium to heavy bodied,sweet malts but there is way sweeter(thankfully)bisckity?,and like a littie hop bite,mabye you taste the scotch also eather way 6/10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielblake (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown with very little head. Smells surprisingly like a scotch. Also get dates, treacle and a slight bready aroma. Flavours of peaty scotch (like Highland Park), burnt malts, treacle maybe even rye (though AFAIK it is not made with rye malts). With this beer it somehow seems that only after you swallow do all the flavours sink into your tongue, like a more quaffable version of scotch. As you progress through the glass, the burnt flavour and smokiness become the predominant flavours. A little sweetness kicks in only after it has really warmed up. Thereís a lingering bitterness, but it tastes more like it is due to burnt malt rather than hops as the bottle claims. Fairly thin body, but esters nicely coat the mouth anyway. Warming alcohol. Not a bad drop if you feel like a peaty scotch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 From bottle pours caramel brown with thin head. Aroma is faint caramel. Flavour is faint caramel with a strong presence of peat malt. Mouthfeel is oily on the tongue, not a lot of carbonation. Good representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (661) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Pours dark brown with copper reflects. Aroma: malt, caramel, vanilla. Taste: Good balanced sweetness, slight bitterness. God carbonation and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4474-20120608] Tap. Light fruity toasted malt aroma. Clear, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sickly sweetened syrupy caramel toasted malt flavour. Medium-full body. Not a fan, quite a cloying finish, and Iím not shy to say this was seriously overpriced for the festival. (5/3/5/3/10) 2.6
Overheard: "Does it taste like a homeless man?" "I donít think Iíve tasted homeless man before." "You can speculate."
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Definite butterscotch aroma. Nice scotchy flavor. Surprisingly dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron! Dark reddish pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of rich caramel, toffee, biscuit, some smoke, hints of grain, spice, some nice dry bready yeast. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, toffee, biscuit, bread, some slight smoke, earth, touch of grain and grass, finishing fairly dry but with a hint of sweetness. This is pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle @ Danís house, courtesy of pushkinwow. Thanks! Clear, orangish brown appearance with a light brown head. Fairly sweet, candy, burnt toffee, butterscotch, roasty aroma. Somewhat roasty, butterscotch candy, chocolate, burnt caramel/toffee flavor. Pretty tasty but a bit buttery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2664) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Ruby-brown color with a small light brown head. Aroma is malt and caramel with notes of vanilla and berries. Flavor is sweet with caramel, malt and vanilla. Slight bitter and dry finish with acidic notes. A bit watery. Fair Scotch Ale but body is a bit thin.

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