boydmarq (53) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy amber color. Aroma of red wine vinegar. Thin, almost non-existent head. Thin, sour taste - a bit citrusy.. Overall, just a very bland and truly forgettable beer.
ozzy70 (177) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings. Amber with off white head. Aroma of nuts and orange. Tastes of malt with a slight bitter finish.
HuskerTan (983) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Subway bread, doughy, malty, subtle caramel, peat.
A- Amber orange color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Subway bread, malty, peat.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bready finish.
O- Tastes and smells like a liquid version of Subway’s wheat bread. Just odd. I’m really debating on whether I hated this or just thought it was alright. Either way I didn’t love it, but if you like liquid bread this may be a solid choice for ya.
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and light toasted malt. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt and light earthiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle form Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger white head, orange straw color, cloury, poor lacing. Aroma: bandaid aroma that dissipates as the beer aerates, fruity, light caramel. Palate: light body, average to soft carboantion, oily texture. Taste: sweet caramel and off notes of plastic, into fruity middle that lingers on the palate. Taste improves as it warms up a bid. Overall, much better after sitting in a glass for a bit, actually becomes pretty enjoyable. Not so much right out of the bottle or even right after being poured.
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light in color, light In flavor. This is supposed to be a Scottish ale? There is the faintest whiff of a Scottish ale here, but it's so muted as to be unnecessary. Bland, boring, and bad. Avoid.
crajun (1085) - , Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from billygoatbeard in trade. ok beer; problem is it isn’t the style it claims to be. that being said, malt, caramel, easy to drink.
jbuskirk (716) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2015 As a Scottish Ale, Burning Skye isn’t the best representation of the style. It doesn’t effectively capture the rich, malty flavor that is associated with the Scottish tradition. However, as a beer, Burning Skye is successful in my book. I find its slightly smoky taste to be quite pleasant and the malt profile to be smooth if not complex. Perhaps not the best beer by itself, but something that would be right at home with a meal.
Nsanders (766) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Medium orange with a tall white head. Malty, light smokiness, and bread aromas. Taste is moderately sweet followed by a light bitterness. Medium light body with a foamy feel. Color and flavor lighter than other Scottish ales I’ve tried.
BillHick420 (444) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Some white head, pours light brown. Lack of aroma and some flat maltiness, almost peaty. Not good.
ads135 (3564) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one of my least favorite Empyrean beers. The peaty smokiness is a little distracting. Could’ve used some sweeter malts to even out the balance.