Brewed by Isle of Skye
Style: English Strong Ale
Uig, Scotland


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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled. Skyes strongest ale, originally only brewed for the bottle but now available in cask. Its fruitiness, sweetness and dry caramel belie its strength. It was won many awards in competitions and at festivals throughout the UK. Sold bottled in America as Wee Beast.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Wow, this was a hard one to finish. Not my style. A sour scotch ale just doesnít seem like a good idea to me. Pours a hazy pink/amber/orange with medium creamy head that sticks around for a while. Aroma of alcohol, toasted malt, tart fruit, and caramel. Sourness does not lend itself well in the flavor and I was severely disappointed with this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (381) - - AUG 8, 2015
1/3 pint, Edinburgh real ale festival 2015. Pours medium amber chestnut with a thin bubbly head subsiding slowly. Scent is nonexistent. Taste is light, little bit sour, bubbly. Finish is clean and sour, little bit syrup. Dry, clean. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2015
500ml bottle. Shelton product so likely stale. Brown pour, off-white head. ARoma is savory yeast, dark fruits, herbs, savory, some oxidation. Flavor is okay, heavy english yeast character, spicy herb type, some marmite, dry and toasty, caramel and fruits. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at SRAF. Pours clear ruby. Nose is resin, caramel, dark fruits, sweet. Tastes sweet resin, caramel, red fruits. Quite sweet but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (8820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours amber with a light haze, thin head. Aromas of toffee and candied peel. Taste is sweet, toffee apples. Light sour note. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Cask and bottle. Pours pale golden, nose is chocolate, orange, taste is rich caramel, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2014
500 ml from ABV. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A sweet nose of berries and toffee. The flavor is light, smoke, berries, caramel, thin woody. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Clear pale brown lasting white head. Sweetish malty aroma. Sweetish in the mouth. Good condition. Surprisingly hoppy on the finish. Itís rather likeable. Lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in the 9th January 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head which rapidly vanishes. Strong pale malt present in the short aroma with hints of white peach. Thin and resiny mouthfeel. Poor lacing throughout. Pale malt base gives a sweet short bread base with creamy peach, honeydew melon, mango and toffee notes. Good prickle of earthy hop resins noted in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is strong and malty with alcoholic mead notes giving a warming burr to the throat. This is a decent Scottish Strong Ale and well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, big thanks to our host with the most (stairs) LKS, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs ! Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head. Nose is orange, light spice, bready malts, citric leanings. Taste comprises sharp citrus fruit, grass, straw, hint of tropical fruits, bread dough. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure. Ok but lacks a little depth for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1782) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Appearance: clear, pinkish amber with a reluctant, bubbly, soapy, near white "head" of a dozen bubbles. Aroma: brown sugar, raisins, cherry pipe tobacco, leather, with just a hint of wet cardboard when you take a hair dryer to it (donít ask). Taste: brown sugar, toffee, and caramel are most prominent, along with stone fruit, some herbal notes, and a lingering musty note. Finish: slightly sweet and boozy, with a malty undertone. Notes: Perfectly fine ESA. Buddy brought back from Skye. Good souvenir.

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