Brewed by Isle of Skye
Style: Porter
Uig, Scotland


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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available cold filtered in bottles.
The dark one, brewed with rolled roast oatmeal and honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from the Bottle Stop.
Opaque black brown with a good beige head. Sweet malt aroma with bread and yeast. Nice lightly sour flavour with nice malty notes and some very slight but welcome bitterness. Hints of toffee. Nice and tangy and sharp. Not amazing but interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2007
bottle- pours nearly opaque with a tan foamy head with large bubbles smells smokey peaty and earthy tastes sweet with a balance of smoked malts. strong metallic tastes pervades the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (2031) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle: Dark brown colour, flat head. Aroma of coffee,dark choclate,and a fruity/citric nose. Flavor is a like the aroma,has also a smouth thin mouth feeling, with a medium coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9531) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle: Very dark amber coloured, medium-sized, lacing off-white head; distinctive roast-malty and fruity nose; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium-bodied; mild sweet-fruity finish with a malty bitterness and a smoked touch in the aftertaste. A very tasty and pleasant beer..........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown with a good sized off-white head. Roasted malt, coffee and a hint of smoke in the aroma. Medium body. Flavour is big and roasty, very nice, with smoky and sour notes around the edges. Very good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 7, 2007
Bottled. A near black beer with a nice creamy head. the aroma is of roasted malt. Tha flavour has a little sourness and is roasted with hints of chocolate. High sweetness and light body. The finish is quite dry. Drinkable but not exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Deep ruby in colour, with a sweet smokey nose, and lost of smokey roast malt fruit. flavours.3.4 cask at cloistrs ... deep brown black ... light smoke roast malts ... very sweeet berry fruits ... hint of sourness 3.7 cask at guildford arms ... deep brown ... thin tan head .. soft blackcurrant malt fruits nose... nice mellow roast malts ... soft chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 23, 2007
Bottle. Dark ruby, thin tan head. Nose is malty, toasted, liquorice. Mouth is slightly fruity, toasted malt, treacle. Palate is a bit thin, really, more liquorice and treacle that lasts for a long time. Slightly sweet, some bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Half pint on cask at the Maltings, York. Basically pitch black with a brown head that doesn’t last nearly through the first sip. Aroma is slightly roast malt but moreso a bit sour and sweet; a fruitiness develops that I wasn’t at all expecting. Taste is slightly lactic and marginally acidic in other ways, with a pervasive roast character and again a sweet, fruity note as opposed to the chocolate or toasted aspect I would’ve expected. Lacking in depth overall, the ale isn’t full on the tongue but isn’t necessarily slight either. Average in almost every respect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the burgundy black dusk.
-Faint fruitiness and leafy hops devise a convivial yet unmemorable aroma.
-Black grape vinosity and dry roastiness first approach the tastebuds.
-Carbonation’s very low, but the body’s well fed so there is no problem with the mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-Some sourness accompanies the supporting wooden and leafy hoppiness.
-This sourness is worrisome, but somehow fits quite well with the fruity flavors.
-This dusty sourness, coupled with the engaging fruitiness, would make a worthy old ale; but I’m not sure this cask is in good condition.

On cask at Prince of Wales, Aberdeen.

Note: a bottled version tasted later revealed no sourness at all, but instead a roasty and lightly fruity svelte porter.

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