badgerben (4886) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glenalbyn, Inverness. Typical aroma from a scottish ale, nutty with a bit of caramel. Heavy on the malt taste. A good heavy.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JUL 29, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colour, no head to talk about. Caramel and nuts in the aroma. The flavour is smooth and malty with traces of caramel liquorice, with a smoked finish. A nice Scottish Ale.
alimcb (23) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can't comment on the bottled variety, but a few pints on draught in Edinburgh were enough to convice me that this is one of the best heavies available on draught in Scottish pubs. Pints of draught McEwan's 80/- are a quick and pleasant way to get drunk. On a calmer drinking session, this 80/- deserves a certain respect because frankly it's about the best pint you'll get in Scotland. Don't let the fact it's gas-powered rather than hand-pumped put you off. It's like Caffrey's Irish ale, but with an injection of depth, life and soul. I love McEwans 80 on draught!
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice head and decent lacing on this copper colored ale. A bit cloudy, but this might be due to the age of the bottle. Malty flavor that is very smooth. It was a bit pricey, but I liked it.
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
malty nose, dark bronze hue, creamy head, malty, the overriding sensation is of burnt toast, roasted barley is used in the brew - this is typical of a Scottish Ale, quite a creamy texture, dryness is prominent in the aftertaste.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourbon amber clear under a small lasting yellow beige head and broad fine mesh lace. Faint wooded hops aroma. Medium smooth body. Light wooded bitter with drifts of sour and lighter malt flavours. I also got that hint of peach flavour as it warmed up. Soft to blandish flat cola style light caramel finish and aftertaste. Quite easy drinking and could imagine having a few in one sitting.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
was served way too cold in an irish pub in leipzig and could barely taste a thing. but developed some pleasant stonefruit flavour as i left it by the fire
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich and warming, malty brew but goes down easily.
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Chestnut-brown, moderate head with good lace and a low fine carbonation almost like a cask beer. Big caramel nose, more caramel in the mouth with hints of vanilla and banana and asoft sweet chalky finish.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don’t know, but recently I seem to be finding beers without much to distinguish them. As has been said, ’Unspectacular.’