Boscos Isle of Skye Scottish Ale
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Scottish Ale combines the flavor of seven types of malt along with three varieties of hops to create a rich, full-bodied brew. A touch of vanilla brings all those flavors together.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (1988) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Draft sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts. Taste is mostly roasted malt and only a hint of bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 On tap at Boscos Squared in Memphis. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, caramel, toffee flavors. Pretty solid scottish ale, a style that is not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft - Slight sourness and caramel. Dark clear amber with a thin beige head. Sweet toffee and a slight bitterness finishing toffee again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4009) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Clear dark nutty amber with a thin spotty head. The aroma is dark malty and peaty though not necessarily sweet, though there is a bit of raisin in there. The taste is clean and light with a sweet light molasses-like maltiness, a touch of peat, a touch of raisin, and an oddly dry dusty finish. It’s just not assertive enough, nor big enough. Needs more of ’something’ and not to be so ’middle of the road’, though I guess that’s hard to do with a scotch ale as it is...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On tap at Boscos. Dark brown pour. White layer of head. Aroma is light smokey and sweet. Watery for scotch, but okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at Boscos, Squared. Mild roast underneath toast and light chocolate. Dry and mildly earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 On tap at Boscos in Memphis, TN. Poured a dark brown with white to off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts and nuts, maybe some smoke. Taste is very smooth with caramels and nuts. This is actually one of my favorite Scottish Ales. Almost like an Imperial or Porter. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Copper color, tan head. Sweet, fruity scent. Malty, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Tap. Dark amber. Rich sweet malts. Caramel and slight vanilla. Dry finish. Decent for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Appearance: Dark brown body, some amber tints, too, and fair clarity. Medium-small, light beige head.

Smell: Markedly malty with notes of toasted nuts, pleasing Munich malts, and fire-licked turbinado sugars. Little sniff of background smoke. Slightly fruity with a touch of dried herb.

Taste: A start of cola nuts, deep, resounding toastiness, and caramelized burnt sugars. There’s a faint background smokiness. Hint of raisins, maybe a little date. Low herbal-toned hops, very soft bitterness. Malty, nearly dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: My favorite of the Boscos brews I’ve had over the past few days. Congrats, Isle of Skye Scottish Ale. Congrats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (935) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2012
On draft at the little rock brewpub. I asked for their best beer, and I think I got it! It pours off the co2 tap and was cold, not room temp, fine with me. Enjoyable aroma, actually, coffee and chocolate, roasty. Full body, opaque, full of taste, pretty good. As good as I’ve had of the style.

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