Brewed by Colonsay
Style: Bitter
Isle of Colonsay, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask & Bottles, Regular;
A traditional Scottish Ale brewed for export. In the old days ales were taxed in shillings per barrel depending on the strength – so this malty and flavoursome ale is at the higher end of traditional beer strengths. Some claim to find a hint of smoke in 80/- ales – our slightly peaty water may well bring that out more – discover for yourself.

mr_h's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4696) - Ayr, - DEC 30, 2012
500ml bottle from Peckham’s, Glassford Street, Glasgow - clear dark brown, rapidly disappearing off-white head, aroma is mild malty, hint of fruit, no lacing, high carbonation, caramel, fruity, bit thin, apply aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (467) - - MAY 30, 2016
Brown bottle, 500ml. Pours black with a medium tan head subsiding slowly with fat bubbles. Scent is fairly plain water and plain scotch yeast. Taste is medium dense scotch yeast. Mouthfeel is a little sweet and syrup but not sticky. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
Bottle@yesprs - dark brown pour with off white head. Aroma and taste is toasted malty with notes of caramel, toffee, twiggy and herbal hoppy into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
50 cl bottle. Pours dark brown From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted dark malty. Breadish, roasted and dark malty. Bitter and dry malty finish.ith a small tan head. Aroma is caramelish, toffee, breadish and dark malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, fruit and roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evilkniamhel (464) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear, deep amber. Aromas of molasses, toffee, resin. Taste is slightly spicy, sweet but quite thin on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle at the hanging bat. Pours deep brown, nose is fruity, caramel, dates, taste is sweet, fruity, thin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. My first from this brewery. Black with a small head. Malty and slightly thin. A good and pleasant example of this style which would be even more impressive with a bit more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2014
500ml bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours clear dark brown, thin off white head. Aromas of dark fruit, chocolate. Light nuttiness. Taste confirms. Sweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2777) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
Dark brown. Pale brown head. Aroma of dark caramel, dark malt and dark berries. Similar taste, balanced with subdued bitterness. Thin mouthfeel. Short, but good, aftertaste and high drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (4748) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
Flaske delt med importør Ovesen: mørkebrun med beige, kort skum. Aroma og smak av mørke bær, mørk malt og beskjeden humlebruk i ekte scotch ale-stil. Dette er ingen bitter. Lett munnfylde og behagelig lett å helle over drøvelen. colonsay is the smallest island in the world with its own brewery. Ten per cent of the island’s working population (Chris and Bob) are employed here!

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