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


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RATINGS: 239   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.

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   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 doesn’t 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4057) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Aroma of earthy malt and apple. Clear, very dense ruby brown, creamy smooth deep tan head, lace bands. Taste is creamy malt with toffee, dark fruit, light apple, and a buzz on the tip of my tongue. Medium carbonation ushers in mild hops that keep things in check. Malt and toffee bring things to a creamy close. Big and complex, each ingredient flowing smoothly to the next. And light enough to be easy to drink. Recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to Phil. Pours a clear orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity malt and toffee. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, metallic finish, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
330ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, June 16, courtesy of purpledragons. Many thanks. Pours amber, off-white head. Aroma is light caramel. Taste has light swirling caramel, smooth malts.. nicely balanced but essentially quite a toned down, easy-going scotch ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (505) - - AUG 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 1/3 pint, cask. 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 (11345) - 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 (2886) - 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 (9448) - 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 (10594) - 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 (8398) - 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 (17278) - 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. It’s rather likeable. Lovely

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