zimbo (526) - - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Cask, very fresh at the Castle Tavern in Inverness.
Light yellow orange sparkle with starts malt forward and has a very smooth silk body. Soft tender fluffy head but not overly thick leaving an intricate patten of lacing.
Slight bitterness which marries beautifully with the toffee-ish maltiness which leads to a long complex gentle lingering bitterness. Firm.
Beautiful. The difference between the cask and bottle version is staggering.
Maxbier (152) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle version. Pours dark golden straw color with small white head. Light grassy malt aroma. Flavor and palate are creamy and oaty. When served at the correct temp (I.e., not too cold) it's like a golden stout. Easy to drink ESB.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 2014-07-02. Crisp dark yellow fizzy body large creamy white head and lace. 3+ Nitro? Aroma is mild. Muted pale malt. Flavour is mild dryish biscuit pale malt. Light bitterness, floral grassy touches are quite mild. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, golden ale meets lager? 6/3+/6/3/13-14 On tap as "Eilean Or" at The Bakur Bar/The Pier, Uig
2014-07-02. Crisp dark yellow body nice off white head and light lace. 3+ Aroma is mildly fruity, light lemon, mild musky earthy char. Flavour is pleasant up fruit lemony fruit, mild bitterness throughout. Light grassy touches. Smooth average to light bodied palate, light carbonation. Mild overall but okay. 6/3/7/3/13+ Cask as Skye Gold at The Bakur Bar/The Pier, Uig
DroolYeast (210) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle @ home.
Earthy hops in aroma. Little hazy golden with small white head. A tiny head is lasting.
Honey, moderate bitterness, earthy/spicy. Light sweetness.
Finish is dry. Body is light+. Watery texture. Light carbonation.
Godfather50 (45) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Hectors Cafe, Kyle of Lochalsh. This was served chilled to me in Kyke just off the Isle of Skye. The chill ruined any early appreciation of smell and taste. So while warming in it in the palm of my hands I wondered why the brewery donít tell the vendors not to serve it so cold.
That apart itís a pale ale with some biscuity, malty notes. Hopping is moderate and flowery. The head retention was OK. It quenched my thirst but there was nothing living about this ale. Probably pasteurised, I must check.
gowdy (721) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint in the Chlachain in Mallaig. Deep golden colour. Quite light consistency. Not much head.
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at local pub in lovely village of Plockton nr Skye. Amber looks with a small white head. Gentle malt and hop notes in the nose. Flavour was similar with some notes of yeast and grain. Fairly reserved bitterness. Drinkable and seemed fresh but on the whole unspectacular. Didnít really pick up on the Porridge factor !
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Bit of a floral aroma, watery and tangy taste. Nothing especially interesting about it.
Graham77 (230) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Floral aroma with honey sweetness. Flavour is a little biscuity. Pretty average.
Hanoi (361) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Nose is cereal, slight straw, worrying hint of egg. Taste, cereal, banana and an unpleasant sweetness I canít place. No finish. Mouthfeel is thin.
A nothing beer which is best avoided.
AshtonMcCobb (2357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ the Claymore Restaurant, Broadford, Isle of Skye. Pours golden, with a decent head. The nose has lemon and pale malt. The taste has more of the same, also some honey. The palate is light to medium bodied and very refreshing. Overall a very good session beer, if nothing special beyond that.