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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2005
12 oz. bottle into tulip glass. Dark clear orange in the glass. Medium to large white fizzy/fluffy/firm head thatís mostly diminishing. Thick but oily lacing, good sluggish sub-surface "racing." Macroish hop smell with a little spice, and a vague whiff of caramel malt. Good malt sweetness. Not enough flavor, though. Some soft pilsner style hops, very faint. A trace of the advertised hickory smoke on the finish. In all, fairly weak and uninteresting, but drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Cask. Slight head, mellow gold. Very little aroma, slight malt smell. Creamy, fairly chilled for cask, smooth, light flavor, but the body does seem a bit more full than the norm for Empyrean beers...touch, just a touch, of spicy bitterness at the end...light quaffer with an odd predominant butter, carmel flavor that makes the malt character muddled instead of yummy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Poured a pure amber color. The head is sticky with average sustainment. The aroma is woodsy. On the first swallow, itís peaty and roasty. It becomes more caramel than anything as the drinking goes ... bit thin. Not what Iíd call a "Scottish", but a decent enough mild ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Color a tawny brown, orange around the edge. Head: short, small, white. Aroma: Deep and rich, smoky and peaty, full of earthy notes, some dark fruit, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Good initial hop feeling, nice buzz on the tongue, softly fades away into a roasty, toasty, even burnt feeling on the palate. Malt is very big here, too, and contributes significantly, giving off even more caramel character. Body is full, texture is good, and the beer is rewarding and easily and happily drinkable. All in all, a complex and very tasty Scottish ale from Nebraska.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Poured bright orangey color with zero head...smell is caramel, nuts, grass, and a little roasty...taste is thin, body is thinly malty with a little hop bitterness...didnít taste like the ABV was that high, but there was a little alcohol in the finish...drank very quickly...also at 6.4%, it goes down a little too quickly...

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Amber color, no head at all. Hops on the nose with a hint of citrus. Not much flavor, watered down hops with citrus. This drink needs some work.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Bottle) Pous a clear amber color with a small white head. Light citrus, caramel, and hops aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some hops.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weisinator (67) - USA - AUG 26, 2004
Itís not as sweet as I would like, but itís not overly bitter, either. Has an orange hue and a fine head that falls off quickly.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Bronze with no head. Has a very weak citrus hop smell to it. Taste is very watery with some SLIGHT citrus and hop taste. This would be a great beer to drink when you are moving up the beer ladder. A 6.45 ABV and a better taste than Bud Light this would be a good drinking game beer. After posting this I somehow drank 5 more just because it was so smooth and I was socializing. Great social drink, though that doesnít matter unless you live close to Lincoln, Neb.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2004
One more State ala Falconseye8. Amber color with a fine bubbled dissipating dark cream head. Very light aromas of sweet malt and nuts. Relaxed brew. Light malt caramel sweetness followed by touch of grassy hops and a whiff of peat. A brew for the midwest masses. Not many faults aside for the fact that it lacks any real depth. It certainly has the heft for a wee heavy but not the flavor. Call this and amber and at least my score would be higher.


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