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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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From the land of loch and stone comes our newest offering. Ruby-gold in color, Burning Skye is exceptionally smooth and mild. The use of a wee bit of smoked barley lends Scottish Ale a finish that is both unique and a little mysterious.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CanIHave4Beers (3534) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle, at home. Freaking gusher....
The beer pours a hazy orange color with a big fluffy white head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is sweet with some toasty malt, cherries, and b.o.

The flavor is a little brash, malty and lightly sweet, but astringent making it seem very unrefined. There are some fruit notes of cherry and apple, but this isnít really doiní it for me.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle: † Amber, slightly cloudy, thin sudsy sandy head, little lacing. † Malty nose, very soft fruitiness. † There may be a small smidgen of ash and charred wood, but oh boy is it minor. † Not peaty at all. † Seems like an Amber or Brown, both broken. † Minor fruity tootsie roll like malt sweetness up front. † Its also like a damn popsicle stick on the finish. † Hard to tell if its the purple, red, or orange that you have been sucking on... but I am leaning towards purple (grape). † What about this is Scottish I havent the faintest. † Really off-kilter, and forgetable. † Thanks for the bottle Trevor.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bigbish (592) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Not a good beer. I was hoping for more malts and some smokiness. Beer is hard to describe, but not very Scottish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours a cloudy amber color with almost no head. Smells of hints of caramel. Smooth taste with a clean finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1198) - Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2011
This kind of beer reminds me of some of our local brews.Pretty average.This fits into below average compared to some of the other scottish ive tried.I was expecting it to be malty . It is fairly smooth a little bit of creamy in the smooth then some citrus clashing with the english malt light sweet metallicy almost oddness..The citrusy finish seems to clash to awkwardness. the smoke is present in aroma and taste but doesnt do much for this beer. This is more citrus hop english accentuated rather than malty like a good scotish ale should be.Unbalanced to citrus forward not real good to its style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4350) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Thin in body compared to the best Scottish Ales, this had a bit of caramel and was decently malty. Not the greatest but not bad really, just a bit to thin in body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
[Tap] Part of a sampler at Lazloís in Omaha. Pours an even amber color with virtually no head. Sweet toffee and light alcohol in the nose. Caramel, molasses and very subtle hints of smoke in the taste. Sticky mouthfeel is mainly due to undercarbonation. Little balance. Not much going on as far as complexity here, just sweet and thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2011
I donít think this is as bad as the ratings give it. I had a six-pack while staying in the Black Hills, and it was perfectly drinkable. Thin in the aroma but decently malty in the tasting, with a light caramel and some very slight smoke. Not a great Scottish Ale but still a decent enough beer. Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2011
[Bottle] Pours deep amber with a small off-white head that lingers nicely. Aroma is toasted malt, brown sugar, and smoke. Taste is toasted barley, just the right amount of sweetness, alcohol (I feel it more than I notice it in the taste) notes of smoke, and a little earthiness. Medium-thin mouthfeel, smooth, finish length is average. Overall, I wasnít crazy about this at first (pegged it around a 2.9), but after letting it warm, it really grew on me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottel into a paper hotel cup...which makes it a little hard to evaluate the appearance of this beer. Nice off white fine head. Very slight nose with just a hint of malt and a faint whiff of smoke. taste is very one dimensional with a crystal malt sweetness. A little watery and a very quick finish. Good balance. A middle of the road Scottish Ale, not to bad on a very rainy day in McCook, NE.


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