boydmarq (50) - 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.
HIGHB4LL (775) - 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 (292) - - 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 (1035) - , 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 (534) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 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 meal.
Nsanders (638) - 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 (438) - North Dakota, NORWAY - 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 (3216) - 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.
jcnielsen (2398) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Caramel, malty flavors. Boring.
RobertDale (3920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, and bread. Nothing stands out.