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Brewed by Islay
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Scotland

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kildalton Ale is brewed using pale, cara, crystal, and chocolate malts with fuggle and bramling cross hops.The Ale is enhanced with the addition of cinnamon and ginger. This combination of ingredients produces a dark and flavoursome brew with the spices giving a winter twist.

ABV varies from atleast 4.7 - 5.2 %.


omhper's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, - JAN 27, 2013
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown. Aroma is completely dominated by ginger and cinnamon. Fairly slender bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Flavour of sheer gingersnap dough with ginger, cinnamon and caramel ans components. Citric finish with some perfumy bitterness.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (383) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
500ml bottle. From the Brewery pours a ruddy brown ale with a tan head.. Aroma of ginger and spices., the taste had cinnamon with the ginger again with a dry finish. A pleasant winter ale I thought.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mighty_meadow (202) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2013
500ml bottle conditioned ale. Pours dark brown/black with nice creamy beige head. Aroma of slightly musty ginger. Tastes mainly ginger but with a very sour finish and slightly metallic aftertaste. Looks and smells better than it tastes unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2013
5.2% part of a Rakuten 12 pack. It is a nice looking beer pouring a very dark brown with a light beige head. The aroma is sweet ginger. The flavor is a zesty sweet giner which was unexpected but nice. Possibly a touch too sweet. I get lemon, ginger, some dark chocolate malt notes(very subtle) but no cinnamon at all. An interesting twist on a dark beer, it reminds me of Ichijoji Brewery’s Black Pearl Grapefruit Stout. Some roast coffee notes in the aftertaste. Not too bad but be warned it is mostly ginger in the flavor profile. After it had warmed up more of the chocolate malts come through and it balances out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Islay Ales. It pours darkest mahoganny with a medium beige head. The nose is ginger, cinnamon, Xmas pudding, light roast, coffee, faint malt vinegar and aniseed. The taste is sour malt, cola, ginger ale, cinnamon, roasted malt, sherbet, dark fruit and charcoal with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Interesting... not sure that the light sourness should be there, but drinks quite well at the mo.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnRMurdoch (3278) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2013
500ml bottle from The Whisky Trail. Very dark brown colour, not much head. Aniseed & vanilla aroma. Ginger & cinnamon flavour, sour aftertaste. Sorry I cannot drink this.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mr_h (2860) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear dark brown, no head, very fizzy, strong aroma of cinnamon and ginger, cinnamon and ginger flavour, possibly caramel, far too gassy, sour, dry finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh - 08/12/12. Opaque mahogony brown with a tan head that retains well. Nose is liqourice, dark toffee, medicinal tones, touch of plastic. Taste comprises spruce bark, medicinal notes, herbs, light roast malt, root ginger, touch of smoke. Medium bodied, light spritzyness in the carbonation, bitter finish. Quite a bit going on flavour wise but pretty average in its execution.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle at home ... dark ruby brown ... thin tan head ... soft spicy cinanamon and roast malt nose ... little spicy ... huge cicnamon and ginger ... soft malt roast ... i really like this but its too fizzy

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle at the Islay Hotel. Pours a dark amber colour with a fair yellow beige head. A big upfront ginger aroma with cinnamon, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nice ginger bite.


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