rader58 (864) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml (11.2oz) bottle. Pours dark, clear, cola-brown. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, peat. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, peat, roasted grain, with a sweetness that runs from beginning to end. The gold standard of scotch ales. Glad to see it is being distributed again.
I_LUV_BEER (57) - - APR 27, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Served in a snifter from a 330ml bottle. Deep ruby-brown colour with a thick tan head, leaving nice thick lacing behind. Aroma is of scotch, red berries, bread, roasted malts and molasses. Taste is moderately sweet with dark fruits, caramel and clear scotch notes present. Medium very smooth body with subtle carbonation, finishing off with a long sweet finish. Very nice ale and is worth having again, and again, and again!
sinte (475) - Udine, ITALY - APR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown body with ruby nuances; average, frothy, tan head, mostly diminishing with some lacing, though.
Moderate malty (caramel, a bit roasted) aroma with notes of red fruits (cherry liqueur), chocolate and light honey.
Moderate sweet and light-to-moderate bitter flavour with a nice mild roasted note in the finish.
Medium-to-full body with oily-to-creamy texture; soft carbonation.
Douberd (4313) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(McEwan’s Scotch Ale) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 8%
Mahogany brown coloured body, clear, with a small and thin tan head on top, average retention.
Aroma has light caramel, red fruits, faint spices.
Taste is mildly sweet with ripe red fruits, light caramel, hints of spices,toasted malts.
Medium body with soft carbonation.
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally rated on 8/13/08. McEwans scotch ale poured a deep brown body, when held to light a nice amber color appears, lightly carbonated the is a thin head. Aroma of sweet bread and malt. Flavors of the fore mentioned along with hints of chocolate, and brown sugar. Creamy mouthfeel smooth despite the 8% alc. Overall a pretty good beer.
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark opaque brown with some ruby hues. Aroma is some treacle with burnt sugar. Flavor is very dark crystal malt with some molasses and a slight tobacco note. Medium to heavy palate.
sawyerpc15 (28) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my Favorite ales and like the rich tastes and choc slaty smoky smell. Has an 8% alcohol content and fills you up very quickly. Great winter ale.
klm1 (772) - - JAN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours muddy reddish dark brown color, with creamy off-white stable head.
Visually medium carbonation.
Aroma: prevails aroma of malts, which takes on toffee, with hint of hop aroma in the background, which takes on dark fruits.
Flavor: rich malt flavor, which takes on biscuit, toffee, with hints of honey, very well balanced with hop flavors, which takes on dark fruits like plums, prunes, blueberries, etc.
Body is medium to full, texture is soft, carbonation is medium. Overall: very good, but still somehow onedimensional palate-typical for that style.
MiamiBarman (53) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with an off-white head that lingers on and forms lacing pretty well. The aroma is very faint and not intense at all, some caramel and a hint of raisins, but that’s about all. Where this beer shines is in the flavor and after taste. Very lush and thick, rich mouthfeel, medium-full body with a pretty well-attenuated finish. Only thing to complain a little about here is the relatively weak aroma.
Frothmeister (695) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear dark chestnut colour with a one finger creamy tan head. Raisin, dark rum, dates, brown sugar...well, basically everything in the realm of fruit cake on the nose with a light mineral note. As for taste, mildly sweet with mineral notes, molasses, light coffee, light plum, and raisin into dark bread-like notes, toffee, brown sugar, with some metallic bitterness in the finish. A favourite. An annual winter cellar staple.
zvsn (1427) - ISRAEL - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a small beige head. Smell of caramel, molasses, dried fruits and chocolate with light smoky notes. Sweet, caramel and roasted flavors, dry finish with some bitterness, quite boozy, medium bodied, decent sipping beer.