ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount Liquors. Dark brown and clear with a tan head. Aroma and flavor is caramel malt, roast, light fruit, medium plus sweetness. Medium body with a lingering finish. A little too sweet for me.
onceblind (3194) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown with a thin cap head of a light beige hue. Aroma is faint but kinda smells like light molasses and burnt caramel. Sultry smooth body with fine prickly carbonation and a sweet finish. Layered flavors of mocha java with an earthy caramel and nutty toast lead you through to a sweet scotch malty finish. Light booziness, drinks a lot easier than the 8% would lead you to believe.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights and a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, light peat notes, earthy hops and cooked apples. Flavor is malt dominant with light peat, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
ContemplateBeer (1353) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Slightly roasted caramel, brown sugar, chocolate. Appearance: Opaque black pour with a collar of bubbly light tan head. Flavor: Mostly caramel and brown sugar developing into Hershey’s syrup- seems sweeter than the nose, but not unpleasantly so; alcohol is well hidden. Palate: Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, average finish. Overall: A "comfort beer" type that has it’s moments; probably a nice dessert beer or winter warmer.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby/brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Earthy, caramel, and some caramel. Some chocolate and roastiness too.
ronaldtheriot (983) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
McEwan’s Scotch Ale has a medium, spongy, beige head and a very dark brown (yet, ruby under strong light) appearance, with a little thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet and spicy dark-roasted malt, dark bread crust, and maybe prunes. The taste is of all that, with dates, prune juice, strong, roasted malt, a touch of hop bitterness, and possibly a hint of chocolate. Brandy-like alcohol is present as well. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and somewhat velvety, and McEwan’s Scotch Ale finishes rich, sugary, and dessert oriented. Overall, this is really nice, and I am glad it was restarted. RJT
Vballnbeer (157) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a really nice scotch ale that is malty and strong with a really nice sweet finish. It has not changed over the years and is one of the best in this category.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet and fizzy earthy caramel nose, reminds of a Killian’s or similar other watered-down American Dark Ales. Pours deep, dark brown with a somewhat short-lived foamy tan head. (Very) sweet taste with nice fruit and lavendery hits with swirling peat smoke. Nice depth of caramel, light bitterness and even a dash of spiciness from the low hops. Lowish roast and nuts. Medium body, relatively smooth with well-hidden alcohol; despite the occasional sodapop aftertaste, really rather nicely balanced and repeatable!
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Tap at Stern 1, Pours ruby red with a nice head, aroma of toffee, caramel, butter cookies and some roastiness, flavor is sweet with malt, caramel, fruit and a bit of alcohol, medium bodied
erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby body with creamy tan head. Sweet sticky fruits, wort, caramel candy. Not complex but quite nice and sweet. Indeed it tastes sweet as well, thick malts with brown sugar, but I don?t mind. The low carbonation accentuates this further and provides a very smooth drinking experience. Much better than expected, can?t really fault this beer. Well it?s certainly sweet. (Pint on tap at L?Académie de la Bière)