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


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RATINGS: 222   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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lowg (148) - Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from last year, think its still good. Nice earthy woodsy aroma; beautiful deep copper colour & rich robust flavour. Yeah, I think its still good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bretteux (176) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Une bière qui na pas de col et une mince dentelle qui glisse rapidement et sestompe.Le liquide est dun brun style coca-cola, mi opaque.Au nez ,on retrouve des relents de vin et vanille légère.En bouche,une sensation huileuse et un picotement dans le palet.Des saveurs de vanille et caramel se succèdent suivi dune touche alcoolisée et d une finale houblonnée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (542) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Late 2012 version. Aroma: Caramel with alcohol wrapping. Also toffee and brown sugar with some roasted accents. Nose power between light and average. Appearance: Brown with red glints, very clear, head is rocky, good quantity, long lasting but leaving a very little lacing that disappears fast. Taste: Attack is soft sparkling with alcohol giving all power. Caramel and toffee are dominant and covering all other flavors except a tiny bit of vanilla and cherries. Warming, mellow and round with a lot of body. A fairly good scotch ale, not too sweet and very warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours Cloudy, Brown, Dark, with Average Head and Sparce Lacing. Aromas of Light Hops, Resin, Perfume, Average Malt, Burnt, Nutty, Smoky, Toffee, Toasted, Cherry, Dust. Body is medium full, with a degree of sweetness. Big malt complexity. Lightly Bitter, Average-Long duration of flavour lingering post the moderate, near cloying sweet finish - almost a touch vinous. Malty goodness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
porte4 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
Hard to find this beer, especially at a decent price. I picked up the ’WinterFest’ 6 pack (LCBO) which included 2 of these along with 2 Oatmeal and 2 Blonde. I haven’t had one of these in a few years due to limited availability. I really enjoyed this one, and took a long while sipping it slowly. Caramel, slight peat and butterscotch flavour. Well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ILduce (208) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
355 ml bottle from mix pack, LCBO: deep red beer with bubbly biege head that dissipates rapidly. Aroma of heavy malt and (hey, it’s Christmas) vanilla peppermint sticks. Taste is bold and sweet. A unique and robust ale that offers a nice long bitter end. Pretty remarkable. They’ve done it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (632) - 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 (445) - 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, it’s 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. There’s 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.

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