Like a cool indie band playing in a small venue in Seattle, lesser-known breweries often show bigger brewing talent than some of the more familiar headliners. McEwans Scotch Ale is an exception. While it might be the most recognizable example of this style, we are happy to report that it also turns out to be one of the best. With currant and raisin in the nose and a complex malt profile to back it up in the flavor, the experience is truly harmonious. Even though it is high in alcohol content, this beer is surprisingly easy to drink and has a pleasantly rounded profile that goes well with the clear, deep amber color.