McNeills Tartan Export Ale
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
A sweet malt-dominated 80 shilling ale made from imported Scotch malt and a special heat caramelization in the kettle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy amber with a thin head. Sweet malts, toffee, and faint apple like fruity notes. Ehhh not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel, toffee, sweet malt and candied dark fruit. Heavy malt. Full body. A bit too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4239) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours brown with a thin khaki head that leaves a lot of lacing. Has a slight tartness on the nose. Fruity and tart on the tongue. Finishes clean Do they brew anything to style here?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2012
This had a slight sweet/tartness that isn’t usual yet I loved. Deep and malty. Easy to drink. Really a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours a rich mahogany (like Ron Burgany’s office) with a fair amount of off-white head. Aroma is tons of smoked peat. Taste is slightly sweet with some smoke and hints of dried figs. A decent beer in this style, but far from the best I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2479) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
The label has a funny drawing of a pair tough highlanders on it. Surprisingly fruity aroma, with some yeast too. It is sweet and malty all right, like a good SA should be. The noticeably fruity flavor conjures up thoughts of sweet cider and even sweet wine. There are some nice complexities around the edges too. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
22oz bottle @Brewers Jam-pours a thin light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is fruity, medium malt. Taste is fruity, medium malt, spice hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Bomber. Poured medium amber with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up artificially-sweetened caramel and fruity notes with a definite sour kicker.. a touch smoky. The flavor was strong with sourness and apparent infection.. fruity and caramel sweetness at the core were overrun by the sours.. a pinch of smoked peat on the edges.. tacky sour fruits and residual sugars on the finish. Grainy and sour on the palate with lots of carbonation.. not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Dirty copper amber with thin head. Rich scent of caramel, toffee, bit of chocolate. First taste is overly sweet. Then there is a too strong sourness that melds into boozy marmelade. Something fishy in the tartan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Dark red-brown, beige cover. Aroma is sweet cocoa, caramel, a bit of that typical scottish metallic maltiness. Taste is more cocoa, caramel, sweet chocolate.

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