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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Arômes et saveurs de porto, de raisins... Houblon très floral soutenant magnifiquement bien le malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
Very nice pour. Lush brown colour with very little head and carbonation. Richly layered aroma, nutmeg, cardamom, roasted nuts, and hint of burnt malt. Very smooth and subtle flavour. Clean bitter finish. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2005
2005 bottle. Unfiltered orange-tinted golden-brown with a rusty hue to it. Good off-white head recedes slowly to foamy cover. Smells of caramel, toffee, dirty yeast, a bit of rusty/iron-rich earth, caramelized sugar. Flavor begins dry and rather attenuated. But as it warms it gets lightly sweet. Some deep barley flavors, light roast, dark, lightly tart blackberries, salty mineral water and tons of dry toffee and faint hints of baker’s chocolate. Good mouthfeel, carbonation a bit on the high side, though. Runs a tenuous line of being not malty enough, but in the end, I liked the flavor profile. Medium body, smooth, easy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
Sweet carmelized toffee aroma with herbal, leafy notes. Opaque dark brown with lighter highlights is topped by a dense, fine-bubbled tan head. Earthy, chocolatey, carmelized malt flavour that gets a slight farmhouse/smokey feel as it warms. Fair bitterness. Bittersweet chocolate lasts in the aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation feels somwhat full in the mouth. On tap at the brewpub with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
On tap at Mcneills. Copper hue, lasting beige ring. Mellow yet interesting candy bouquet, caramelic and cookiesh. Well balanced in mouth, not too sweet and rather light, but has pleasant touch of smoke and earth together with raw barley and bready undertones. The mouthfeel could be a bit fuller perhaps, this is a bit watery and strongly carbonated..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2005
brown in color with a medium off-white almost tan head. Aroma is very bready with sweet caramel. Sweet flavor,caramel,bready,butterscotch finish. Creamy mouthfeel and a very full body. A very good Scottish ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Bottle. Just a sweet version of a Scottish ale with some candied sugars, roasted malts and light grass. Not much peat taste but the body is extremely smooth. Just too damn sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Had this at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA gathering. Bottle courtesy of BuckNaked. Clouded brown. Nose is brown sugar, watery cocoa, light malt and old shoes. Taste is mild fruit notes, light malt, mild peatiness, some thinner hops, and maybe a hint of caramel. Body has a medium feel. Finishes with more light fruit hints, roasted malt, and some light sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Pours amber. Aroma of bread, marshmellows, and tabasco. Flavor is much the same. Odd but I am glad I tried it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Crystal clear, dark, caramel-colored ale with a large, tan, rocky head. Nice lacework. Terrific nose. Notes of dates, hazelnuts, molasses, earth, toffee, sweet bread and alcohol. The flavor doesn’t stand as tall as the aroma. A bit of caramel, hazelnut, smoke and cocoa. Fairly nondescript, but not at all offensive. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Moderately dry finish.

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