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


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dmschefke (571) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (6031) - 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 (6166) - 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 (7172) - 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 (14979) - 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 (1457) - 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 (12567) - 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 (1516) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at the Night of Garbage - thanks to the Internet. Pours clear, amber-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds candied fruits, toasty malts, dry caramel. Medium sweet flavor with dry bread, dried berries, some dirty hay, faint leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with average tonlively carbonation. Sweet finish with grainy, dry bread, some toast, orange, dried berries. Fair play.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (453) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle pours a reddish amber with a slim head and sweet malty aroma as for the taste - sweet malty and hoppy with a mild bitterness to its finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1676) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
This beer was dark and potent. Lots of sweet malts to balance the high alcohol. Caramel, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. An interesting beer. Heavy and probably best when the weather is a bit colder.

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