pmcdoug99 (1) - USA - JAN 8, 2002 does not count
Had it straight from the keg in Scotland at several locations, and greatly enjoyed it each and evry time! alimcb (23) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
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! davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
On tap at the Oban Bay Brewery. Great beer, full of contrasts. Aroma is earthy, with caramel, nuts, fresh malt, and pine. Taste is sweet, with some bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a big frothy head. LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
This Scottish ale has all the classic tastes of Younger’s. The slight bitter felling and the dryness, everytihng you want from this beer you get and more. 1874 (1) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2007 does not count
Weaned on this beer in The Diggers bar in Edinburgh, lovely smooth beer when kept in good condition. Cracking after taste as well.
Aggie80 (828) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2003
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. Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Pint: Fife Arms Hotel, Dufftown,Scotland.
Slightly murky brown( some cascading effect),with a large creamy off white head
The aroma is pretty subdued, due probably to this being served a tad too chilled. As it warms pleasant malts appear.
Very very smooth beer the taste is of sweet malts but with chocolaty and nutty accents.Small taste of hops at the very end,.
wonderful mouthfeel, exceptionally smooth.
Exceptional drinkability, I had several pints..nice,
mr_h (5946) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
On tap at The Laurieston, Glasgow - clear dark amber, thick creamy off-white head, resin and barley aroma, creamy texture, fragile lacing, creamy malty texture, malty resinous flavour, refreshing, malty finish rauchbier (3933) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2002
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. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Rich and warming, malty brew but goes down easily. .........................