McEwan's Scotch Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights, with a one finger light tan head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma is sweet and has caramel malt, peat, dark fruit, and toasted malt. Very nice.
Has a nice sweet flavor with caramel, peat, toasted malt, dark fruit, toffee, and a little earthiness. The sweetness is not overly sweet. There is not much bitterness for balance, but I don't think it is needed for this style of beer.
Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Has a caramel and peat aftertaste. Well worth drinking over and over again. I'm glad to see this beer is back in the states.
08-27-2014 02:23:15 | More by hardy008
4.11/5 rDev +8.4%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Thin tan head.
Smell: Brown sugar, toffee and lots of very overripe dark fruit.
Taste: Very sweet with brown sugar and dark fruit that has been sitting on the counter for a few days. Some light toffee and chocolate. The finish has some counterbalance from spicy hops, but this still stays in sweet territory. The mix of overripe fruit and spice really reminds me of Dark Belgian Ales.
Feel: Full body that is fairly sticky. Low carbonation. Slightly warming.
Overall: This was one of my favorite beers from many years ago and I am thrilled to try it again. It actually tastes somewhat similar to what I remembered but, at the time, I did not recognize that there were Belgian elements to this Scotch Ale. Overall, it is sweet and decadent but not quite cloying. Good stuff.
07-15-2014 04:06:43 | More by bsp77
3.94/5 rDev +4%
Pours dark black with no head and decent lacing. The smell is solid. Sweet and malty with chocolaty notes to the nose. I found the taste a bit underwhelming. It starts a bit bland and watery but finishes sweet. It tastes very sugary, almost like chocolate milk. The aftertaste is unique-- it's sweet. The booze is almost undetectable which is impressive for an 8.0% ABV. Overall, I wasn't overly impressed. It's a solid beer with a sweet finish but the flavor doesn't blow me away. It's worth a try though.
06-12-2014 01:27:21 | More by Ryan_Graham
McEwan's Scotch Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.