jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 The first time I drank this I was shocked - I expected a hoppy - rip your face off - IPA. It isn't anything like that - smooth, mellow and is the best IPA I have found anywhere. Pours with a two-fingered off-white head that goes slowly and leaves a good lace. Nice clear amber color. Fahrenheit81399 (21) - USA - FEB 2, 2002
loved the taste of it when i drank it the other day...of course i had just downed a can of old e high gravity...so this tasted like heaven to me OldJack99 (114) - USA - FEB 19, 2002
Simply one of my fav's! Delicous, great aftertaste, great ice cold or moderately cold, a bit expensive but great for seafood dinner or to chill with, did I mention they taste fantastic? atiredblue99 (6) - huntington beach, California, USA - NOV 16, 2001 does not count
excellent, mcewans have yet to fail......................................... jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2002
Darker than normal version of an IPA. Hoppy but not to the point of curling your tongue.
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2001
.................................................. MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2001
Nice fragrant floral aroma accompanies the deep copper color and thick head. Also, decent brussels lace decorates your glass as your stomach fills with this fine libation. The flavor is very sweet and almost port-like but not overbearing, and also had a decent mouthfeel. Overall a wonderfull beer, and one to drink slowly for appreciation. raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Tastes more like an English Brown Ale along the lines of New Castle. In fact, it looks, smells, and tastes like a typical English Brown Ale. That's o.k. though, it's pretty good regardless. bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The foam is white, medium-thick and dissolves fast. The beer is quite dark amber-brown in colour. Its smell is sweet with notes of walnuts and metal.
The carbon dioxide is rich but not too aggressive.
The taste is sweet with some bitterness and lots of body. The dominating flavours are diacetyl-caramel and scorched bread, dried apples and some hazelnut.
Aftertaste is dry and short with some distant notes of bitter almond.
Yes, I consider this ale as the standard Scottish ale. Others may be more interesting, but this is they are to be measured by. clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2003
This beer poured a dark amber color with a moderate head and minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma was somewhat sweet, but nothing too wonderful to mention. The flavor was very sweet and, although not much of an IPA, it was very very good. I really enjoyed this beer and will have it again very soon.